Overview

The program will offer twelve (12) two-year graduate assistant positions for the fall. Primary responsibilities include performing athletic training duties for a team(s) at WVU, Waynesburg University, Fairmont State University, local High Schools in WV and PA and club and intramurals sports. 

Benefits

  • An assistantship consists of a stipend that varies between $12,402 – $16,534 depending on the GA position offered and health insurance.
  • All GAs will receive basic health insurance. Four of the WVU positions are 12-month positions, while the education GA is a nine-month position. Club sports/intramurals is a nine-month position and all other positions are 10 months.
  • A tuition waiver scholarship is available for the semester for up to 12 hours. Students pay the special and college fees each semester.

Academic requirements

  • Regular admission to the WVU graduate school and the graduate athletic training program.
  • BOC certification or eligibility to sit for the exam. NOTE: You must posses BOC certification before beginning your position.
  • A minimum GPA of 2.75 (on a 4.0 scale) is required, with GRE scores recommended for admission. (New GRE normative data, verbal 150 and quantitative 150 for a total of 300.)
  • To be considered for a GA position you must be accepted into the two-year graduate athletic training program. The two-year graduate athletic training program requires completion of 38 hours of graduate coursework, which includes a research (thesis or research project) or concentration option. Upon completion of the coursework, the student will receive an MS degree in athletic training through the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences. 

Application procedures

Applicants must be admitted to the graduate school at West Virginia University and to the graduate athletic training program. Only students with complete files will be considered for admission and GA positions. Applicants are encouraged to apply and complete files by December 15. Selection process for candidates begins in December. Interviews begin early January and continue until all positions are filled.

2017 Graduate Assistant Positions

West Virginia University (1)

Shell: Track and Field/Cross Country

This position is involved with WVU Women’s Track and Field/Cross Country under the supervision of Simon Gomez. The responsibilities for Track and Field/Cross Country include: injury recognition, evaluation, management, rehabilitation, appropriate physician referral, documentation, practice and game coverage, travel and effective communication between coaching staff, players, physicians and staff athletic trainers. The GA will aid in budget, inventory, insurance claims, physician clinics and other daily operations. Coverage is based on whether teams are in or out of season and may include morning, afternoon and evening hours. The position serves as a preceptor for the West Virginia University ATEP and qualified candidates serve as preceptors.

ContactSimon.Gomez@mail.wvu.edu


HealthWorks Rehab and Fitness (8)

There are eight GA positions with HealthWorks Rehab and Fitness in Morgantown, WV. The primary responsibilities include performing athletic training duties for a local high school, middle school or WVU club sports/intramurals, exposure to HealthWorks Rehab and Fitness one morning a week and academic inservices as specified by the director of athletic training services. Two of the high schools and club sports/intramurals are clinical sites for the CAATE accredited WVU undergraduate athletic training program The high schools range in size from AA to AAA. Five high schools are in West Virginia: Clay Battelle HS, East Fairmont HS, Morgantown HS, North Marion HS and University HS.  The middle school position is with Marion County with the opportunity for high school coverage. Club sports/intramurals coverage entails providing services to WVU club sports (i.e., Women’s Soccer, Men’s and Women’s Rugby, Men’s Lacrosse and Ice Hockey) and various intramural events at the Student Recreation Center and other locations across campus and in Morgantown. HealthWorks Rehab and Fitness has more than 24 years of experience in supervising graduate athletic training students at the above locations. In addition there is a well-defined and easily accessible network of physicians to contact for follow-up evaluation of high school, club sport and intramural athletes. 

Contact: Mike Casselman, Director of Athletic Training Services: casselmanm@healthworksrf.com


Waynesburg University (2)

This is a Division III university located in Waynesburg, PA. The two GA positions will allow students to gain experience with the following athletic teams including cross country, football, men’s and women’s soccer, softball,  tennis, track and field, women’s basketball, winter rehabilitation clinic, and volleyball. There will be one other GA from WVU, two staff athletic trainers/instructors (Andy Palko and Erin Leaver) and the CAATE ATEP program director (Joe Shaffer). The responsibilities include: injury recognition, evaluation, management, rehabilitation, appropriate physician referral, documentation, practice and game coverage, travel and effective communication between coaching staff, players, physicians and staff athletic trainers. Coverage for these teams is primarily morning, afternoon or evenings based on whether in or out of season. The position entails serving as a preceptor to the CAATE accredited Waynesburg University undergraduate athletic training program. There may be also an opportunity to obtain teaching experience. 

For more informationhttp://www.waynesburg.edu/web/athletictraining


West Greene HS (1)

This is a single A high school in Waynesburg, PA. The primary responsibilities include performing athletic training duties for all teams at the high school, including: football, volleyball, cross country, wrestling, boy’s and girl’s basketball, tennis, baseball, softball and track and field. There exists a possibility to serve as an approved preceptor to the Waynesburg University CAATE accredited undergraduate athletic training program along with an opportunity to obtain teaching experience in athletic training at Waynesburg University.  

For more informationhttp://www.wgsd.org/


Waynesburg Central HS (1)

There is one GA position at the high school open for this AA high school in Waynesburg, PA. Two other GAs from WVU are assigned to that school district. One is at the high school and the other, even though assigned to the middle school, covers football and other sporting activities based on schedule and on an as needed basis. The primary responsibilities include performing athletic training duties for all teams at the high school, including football, volleyball, cross country, wrestling, boy’s and girl’s basketball, tennis, baseball, softball and track and field. The position entails serving as an approved preceptor to the Waynesburg University CAATE accredited undergraduate athletic training program. There is an opportunity to obtain teaching experience in athletic training at Waynesburg University.

For more information: http://www.edline.net/pages/Waynesburg_Central_High_School