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Sports Medicine – Federal Work Study

Position Title: Sports Medicine Work Study

Department: Sports Medicine

Number of Vacancies: 1

Work Location: PAC Athletic Training Facility

Purpose of Position: Assist the Sports Medicine Department and Athletic Trainers with daily tasks

Description of Duties & Responsibilities:

Work Study individuals are expected to follow the William Penn University Sports Medicine Department policies and procedures manual. These rules will include but are not limited to:

  •  Abide by the IA Department of Public Health Board of Athletic Training regulations and NATA position statement for high school athletic training student aides
  • Regular attendance as discussed by the student and the Athletic Trainer
  • Proper dress as discussed by the student and Athletic Trainer
  • Appropriate and suitable behavior both inside and outside the athletic training room

Iowa State law states that under NO CIRCUMSTANCES is an athletic training student aide to evaluate and/or treat injuries. Under the direction and supervision of the Certified Athletic Trainer, the work study individual can complete the following tasks as it pertains to athletic training:

  • Maintenance of the hydration stations (i.e. Filling coolers and water bottles with ice and water, and cleaning of the equipment after use)
  • Cleaning of the athletic training facility
  • Laundry
  • Assistance with administering ice to athletes
  • Assistance with set up for game days and practices

*Please note that these duties and skills may only be completed and utilized if under the DIRECT  SUPERVISION of the Athletic Trainer. William Penn University, nor its Department of Sports Medicine, will be held liable for Sports Medicine work study individuals that practice beyond what they have been approved to do. The certifications and state licensure of the site Certified Athletic Trainer can and will likely be revoked if they are found in breach of the law by allowing interns to perform skills that they are not educated enough to and not authorized by the IA Board of Public Health to do.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Exercise Science major or planning to apply for athletic training/physical therapist school after WPU preferred
  • Open afternoon/evening availability preferred

Work Schedule (Days & Times): 

  • Monday through Friday 4-6 availability preferred
  • Occasionally evenings and weekends available depending on home athletic events

Hourly Wage: $10.00

Employment Start Date: 01/16/2023

Employment End Date: 04/28/2023

WPU Sports Medicine Work Study Application

Job Supervisor & Contact:

Natasha Schmitter
(319) 461-3617
natasha.schmitter@wmpenn.edu