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19 Mar 2024

Assistant Athletic Trainer

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Saint Paul, MN, USA
Full Time
4+ years exp.

The Minnesota Wild Hockey Team is seeking a dedicated and skilled individual to join our organization as an Assistant Athletic Trainer. This role will work closely with our Head Athletic Trainer/Director of Player Health to provide high-quality healthcare and injury prevention services to our professional hockey players. The ideal candidate will possess strong clinical skills, a solid understanding of sports medicine principles, competencies in various manual therapy techniques (such as massage, myofascial release, instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM), dry needling, etc.), and a commitment to supporting the overall health and wellness of our athletes.


  • Assist the Head Athletic Trainer in providing medical coverage during practices, games, and other team events.
  • Evaluate and treat athletic injuries, including implementing rehabilitation programs and coordinating with team physicians and specialists as needed.
  • Maintain accurate medical records and documentation of injuries, treatments, and progress.
  • Assist in the implementation of injury prevention strategies and protocols, including prehabilitation exercises and wellness initiatives.
  • Collaborate with the strength and conditioning staff to ensure seamless integration of rehabilitation exercises into players' training programs.
  • Provide education, guidance, and clinical support to players on injury prevention, recovery techniques, and proper nutrition both in and off-season.
  • Assist with the setup and maintenance of the team's medical facilities and equipment.
  • Stay current with the latest developments in sports medicine research and best practices.


    • Bachelor's degree in Athletic Training, Sports Medicine, or a related field. Master's degree preferred.
    • Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) certification from the Board of Certification (BOC).
    • Licensed (or eligible for licensure) as an Athletic Trainer in the state of Minnesota.
    • CPR/AED certification is required; additional certifications in emergency care and sports medicine are a plus.
    • Previous experience working with elite athletes, preferably in a professional hockey environment.
    • Strong clinical assessment and rehabilitation skills.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively with players, coaches, and medical staff.
    • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.
    • Dedicated to the team's success and willing to adapt to the needs of the organization.
    • Thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced work environment, under pressure while maintaining a high level of professionalism.


  • A flexible work schedule is essential.
  • Required to be present at all home and away practices and games throughout the NHL season.
  • Attend all team camps and be available for off-ice training sessions at the practice facility in Minnesota.


  • Competitive salary based on experience, qualifications, and potential for adjustments based on performance.
  • Competitive benefits package which includes:
    • Health insurance
    • Dental coverage
    • Vision benefits
    • 401(k) retirement savings plan, with employer matching contributions
    • Continuing education and relevant certification support.
    • Relocation assistance.
  • Our organization values the contributions of our employees and strives to provide competitive compensation packages.


  • In addition to applying on this platform, you must also submit a resume, cover letter, and references to This LinkedIn Posting. In your cover letter, please highlight your relevant experience and qualifications for the role of Assistant Athletic Trainer with the Minnesota Wild Hockey Team.
  • We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
  • We are aiming to have the Assistant Athletic Trainer position filled by early July.
  • Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their applications promptly to ensure consideration in our selection process.
  • Our company is committed to complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. If you require an accommodation to participate in the application process or perform the essential functions of the job, please contact the People Team to request an accommodation. We will engage in an interactive process to assess your needs and provide appropriate accommodations to enable you to perform the essential functions of the position unless it would cause an undue hardship.
  • We are an equal-opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other legally protected status. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment. We value diversity and inclusion in our workplace and promote a work environment that respects and supports individuals without bias.


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