graduate assistantships – athletic training

there are 5 graduate assistantships for certified athletic trainers enrolled in the post-professional athletic training program. positions are filled on a rolling basis with two or three of the positions available annually.  the ga positions will support the ga for two years.

professional qualifications

one year of experience as a boc certified athletic trainer is preferred.  current emergency cardiac care certification required. applicant must be in good standing with the boc and must fulfill requirements for new hampshire state licensure. personal professional liability insurance is recommended for all graduate assistants and is required for off-campus graduate assistant placements.

clinical duties

there are three ga positions at plymouth state university  and currently two additional ga’s at public and private high schools.  a graduate assistant (ga) working for plymouth state university or at a local public or private school falls under the supervision of the head athletic trainer, team physician, and clinical coordinator. duties include, but are not limited to, athletic event coverage, implementation of a comprehensive program for injury prevention, as well as injury care and rehabilitation for the athletes.

athletic training student supervision

preceptor training will be provided for all graduate assistants. graduate assistants who act as preceptors will be assigned entry-level athletic training students along with athletic team coverage throughout the academic year. additionally, the graduate assistant will assume the guidance responsibilities and performance evaluation of athletic training students during their clinical rotations.

stipend

the graduate assistant stipend ranges from $10,500-$12,000 each academic year.  a tuition waiver will be granted for 18 credits per year. funding is available to support professional development.

application

for more information about the ga positions, please contact: liesl lindley, director of clinical instruction – llindley@plymouth.edu

licensure

the state of new hampshire requires that all athletic trainers be licensed. information on licensure, as well as license application information can be found at:

  • 121 south fruit street, suite 303
    concord, nh 03301
    billie jo richardson billie.richardson@nh.gov
    (603) 271-8389 (telephone)
    (603) 271-6702 (fax)