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Assistant Athletic Therapist (Football)

University of Waterloo

This is a Contract position in Waterloo, ON posted July 31, 2022.


Term: 3 Years


This position is accountable to the Manager, Therapy & Performance Services to provide therapeutic treatments involved in the prevention, immediate care, rehabilitation and reconditioning of sports injuries sustained by student-athletes at the University. The incumbent also provides in-service training, scheduling and management of all student therapists assigned to their sports. The incumbent makes available all therapy services necessary for student-athletes and others participating in the varsity program environment while also treating general patients who utilize the Athletic Therapy clinics at the University.


Injury prevention/care

  • Provides all applicable care including injury prevention, education, acute and non-acute injury management, and rehabilitation for any injuries related to any varsity sports, as determined by the Manager, Therapy and Performance Services
  • Required to attend practices for varsity sport programs, as determined by the Manager, Therapy and Performance Services
  • May be required to attend home and/or away games, as determined by the Manager, Therapy and Performance Services
  • Required to treat a number of paid clients. Goals set in consultation with the Manager, Therapy and Performance Services
  • Use of secondary health care certification skill set when applicable


  • Provides regular updates to coaches related to pertinent injury information about their respective student-athletes
  • Collaborates as needed with Strength and Conditioning staff in regards to injury status of student-athletes
  • Communicates with various members of the Health Care team, including Sports Medicine Physicians, surgeons, chiropractors, etc,
  • May need to communicate with other members of the department as it relates to facilities, scheduling, booking, and invoicing


  • Collaborates with AHS/Kin to recruit and train student trainers
  • Provides monthly learning sessions to further educate current student trainers
  • Assists with the yearly Student Trainer Orientation, to train and improve skills of new and returning student trainers
  • Oversees student trainers volunteering in the clinic

Clinical Administration

  • Completes any pertinent paperwork required to record major injuries requiring activation of EMS for care of injured student-athletes
  • Completes daily injury notes for all student-athletes seen in the clinic
  • Provides statistical reports reflecting injury rates, epidemiology, clinical revenue etc, to the Manager, Therapy and Performance Services

Clinic Promotion/Support

  • Collaborates with department marketing team to develop and implement strategies to increase clinic revenue
  • Utilizes social media as a promotional tool for the clinic
  • Maintains and expands relationships with community partners
  • Communicates with on-campus organizations to increase clinical access for students
  • Actively involved with the promotion of the clinics to clients from the community


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a health-related field
  • Diploma/Degree/Masters in the field of Athletic Therapy from an accredited institution required
  • Maintained status in the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association
  • Minimum First Responder certified
  • Secondary certification in health care an asset (ie chiropractic, occupational therapy, registered massage therapist)
  • Maintained status in applicable secondary governing body
  • Experience in a USports institution as an Athletic/Student Therapist preferred
  • Experience with contact sports (hockey, rugby, football) is an asset
  • Experience mentoring/teaching is an asset
  • Current in the area of clinical modalities, equipment, therapeutic techniques, and supplies related to therapy
  • Ability to communicate with all members of the Sports Medicine team, various coaches and athletes, and other members of the Department in a professional manner
  • Time management skills are essential
  • Maintain a clear Police Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Required to work evenings and weekends as needed

Vaccination Requirement Statement

Effective May 1, 2022, the University suspended its Vaccination Requirement. Prior to May 1, pursuant to this Requirement, all University employees were required to submit proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 (subject to the University’s obligations under the Human Rights Code to accommodate employees who were unable to receive a vaccination). The University’s Vaccination Requirement website can be found here:   


The pandemic is ongoing and public health advice continues to evolve. Accordingly, the University reserves the absolute right to reinstate the Vaccination Requirement on short notice, and upon such reinstatement you will be required to comply. You shall also be required to comply with any new health and safety policies/requirements implemented by the University from time to time, including new policies/requirements related to mandatory employee vaccination. As the University may need to reinstate the Requirement on short notice, it will continue to collect and maintain up-to-date information on employee vaccination status. Please submit your Covid-19 vaccine status (QR code) to:   



Failure to comply with the Vaccination Requirement if it is reinstated, including failure to comply with any future amendments to the Vaccination Requirement, or failure to comply with new health and safety policies/requirements implemented by the University, including those related to new mandatory employee vaccination, shall result in discipline up to and including termination of employment.


The requirement to be vaccinated, if reinstated, will be subject to the duty to accommodate pursuant to the Human Rights Code. If you are unable to be vaccinated for reasons related to a ground protected under the Human Rights Code, you may submit a written request for accommodation with an explanation of the reasons and/or any supporting documentation. If you request accommodation, the University may follow up with you for further information if necessary.

Equity Statement

The University of Waterloo is committed to implementing the Calls to Action framed by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. We acknowledge that we live and work on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. The University of Waterloo is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River.


The University values the diverse and intersectional identities of its students, faculty, and staff. The University regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. The University of Waterloo seeks applicants who embrace our values of equity, anti-racism and inclusion.  As such, we encourage applications from candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including applicants who identify as First Nations, Métis and/or Inuit/Inuk, Black, racialized, a person with a disability, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


The University of Waterloo is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. If you have any application, interview, or workplace accommodation requests, please contact Human Resources at or 519-888-4567, ext. 45935.