ATP Graduate Assistantship


Position Announcement

Valdosta State University is offering graduate assistantship positions in athletic training beginning August 1 though we ask you to report the last week of July.   Valdosta State University is a member of the Gulf South Conference in NCAA Division II scholarship athletics. Valdosta State University also has a CAATE accredited undergraduate athletic training program. The contract term is August 1 to May 31.  The position includes a stipend and tuition remission.


Graduate assistants are assigned to a variety of VSU Athletic Teams, including football and work along with certified staff athletic trainers.  During the two year assistantship duties  include: specific team coverage and travel responsibilities, coordinate the weekly Orthopaedic clinic with the team physician, travel duties, assist the head athletic trainer with inventory, and the possibility of teaching opportunities.  Second year graduate assistants may also supervise students in the CAATE accredited athletic training education program.  This graduate assistantship offers the opportunity to obtain an advanced degree, team coverage in intercollegiate athletics, athletic training room operation experience, exposure to administrative duties, supervision of athletic training students, and close interaction with the team physician.


Successful candidates must be accepted into the Valdosta State University Graduate School and be eligible for BOC certification upon application and must be certified by start date. GRE scores of 350 on verbal and 750 total (with either quantitative or analytical) or greater and GPA's above 3.0 are strongly advised.  Applicants must be eligible for Georgia licensure.

Admission to the VSU Graduate School must be confirmed prior to an applicant being offered the position

About Valdosta State University

Valdosta State is a regional university serving 41 counties in South Georgia. The College of Education includes eight departments and is accredited by NCATE with the University accredited by SACS. VSU enrollment is approximately 12,000 with nearly one-third majoring in education. Valdosta is a city of about 50,000 and is located just north of the Florida state line on Interstate 75.

Degrees Offered

Within the Kinesiology and Physical Education Department there are two tracks available for graduate assistant athletic trainers. Degrees are offered in the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education in one of two tracks: teacher T5 Physical Education certification or teacher T4 and T5 Physical Education certification (entry level). Also athletic training graduate assistants are encouraged to consider the Masters program in Higher Education, or the Masters in Technology Applications.

 To Apply

Send a letter of application, resume, three letters of recommendation, and official transcripts to:

Katy Steele, ATC
Assistant Athletic Trainer
1500 N. Patterson St.
Valdosta State University
Valdosta, GA 31698
(O) 229-333-5848
(F) 229-259-5565

Please note that letters should address success as a student and potential as a graduate student and clinical athletic trainer.

Application and acceptance to the Valdosta State University Graduate School is also required.

Accepting applications until the position is filled.