Athletic Trainer

Position Summary

Mount Mercy University is currently accepting applications for a full-time, 12-month, athletic trainer.  Responsibilities to include providing athletic training coverage at practices and competitions; evaluation of injuries; recommendation for proper care or medical treatment; supervising the rehabilitation of a student-athletes with athletic injury; serves as liaison between the injured student-athlete, sports medicine physician, and physical/occupational therapist; educates and counsels student-athletes on injury prevention,  nutrition and exercise to improve overall student-athlete health; ensures compliance with university and conference policies and procedures; keeps up-to-date on current developments in athletic training methods and technology and will travel to post-season events with assigned athletic teams.

There also may be an opportunity to teach within our Exercise Science department for those that meet qualifications.

A Master’s degree in Athletic Training, Kinesiology, Exercise Science, or related field is preferred.  Exceptional candidates with a Bachelor’s degree will be considered.   A minimum of one to two years of athletic training experience is preferred.

The following licenses are required: Licensed Athletic Trainer in the State of Iowa; National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) certification; and CPR or EMT certification.

A valid driver’s license is required.

The successful candidate must also demonstrate a willingness to support Mount Mercy University’s mission, which is a Catholic university providing student-focused education in the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy. Mount Mercy University welcomes those of different faiths and is committed to excellence in education and community service.

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references. Application materials should be emailed to hr@mtmercy.edu with the subject line “Athletic Trainer.” Paper application materials will not be accepted. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.


Mount Mercy University is an equal opportunity employer and smoke-free campus.