Athletics Sports Performance
Responsible for the health, strength, conditioning, mental, physical, and social well-being of student-athletes through training and education. This role is often the first line of intervention and refers student-athletes to appropriate practitioners as warranted. This role may supervise the work of others; however, this is a secondary function of the role. Competencies for this role are usually gained through formal education, specialized training, certification, and/or experience in a program or specialty area specific to the position responsibilities.
Typical functions listed below are examples of work performed by positions in this role and are not intended to be all-inclusive. Some duties may overlap levels; however, the preponderance of the work will be assessed when assigning positions to specific levels.
- Works with student-athletes within a designated sport.
- Meets with coaches and practitioners on the physical status of athletes to develop and implement a standardized treatment plan.
- Evaluates athletes, develops exercise programs, and advises athletes on proper techniques.
- Schedules and implements rehabilitation and treatment plans as needed.
- Attends practices and games to observe performance and respond to incidents, injuries, or emergency care.
- Assesses and/or evaluates the need for referral for further assessment of injuries.
- Maintains treatment databases.
- Maintains documentation of illnesses, injuries, and progress notes.
- Travels with team to athletic events.
- Develops educational programming for holistic athletic growth.
- Assists with practice and game day set up.
- Accompanies student-athletes referred for specialized treatment.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSAs)
Listed below are the minimum requirements for this role. KSAs will become more advanced as the level increases and will vary depending on the requirements of the position.
- Knowledge of specialized sports performance area and applicable professional standards.
- Operational knowledge of applicable specialized equipment.
- Verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to remain calm and provide care in emergency situations.
- Ability to mentor and motivate others.
- Ability to work with a variety of constituents.
- Ability to think critically and make sound decisions.
Athletics Sports Performance 1
- Performs diverse activities requiring analysis and judgment in alignment with broad principles, practices, and professional standards.
- Work is guided by objectives and expected outcomes with limited direction; refers complex problems to a higher level.
Typically requires a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and two years of relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
Applicable state license/certification may be required.
Market Ranges: MR07, MR10
Athletics Sports Performance 2
- Oversees the work of others.
- Makes determination to get care from an outside practitioner.
- Analyzes complex situations, evaluates courses of action, and makes independent decisions; may decide to do so in opposition to decisions made by other sports performance staff.
- Typically works independently on assignments.
Typically requires a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and four years of relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
Requires applicable certification and may require state licensure.
Market Ranges: MR10, MR12
Effective Date: January 4, 2021