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Athletic Therapist

Simon Fraser University

Simon Fraser University

Burnaby, BC, Canada
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024

Who We Are

We are a leading research university, advancing an inclusive and sustainable future. Our purpose – the essence of SFU – is to create and connect knowledge, learning and community for deeper understanding and meaningful impact.

We are committed to fostering excellence, innovation, belonging and community in all that we do.

SFU is an outstanding university with a proud athletic tradition and robust recreation program. SFU is committed to providing an excellent experience for our students, student athletes, and the campus community. SFU is unique in being the only university in Canada that offers over 300 student athletes, the NCAA athletic experience combined with the benefits of a Canadian education at the top comprehensive university in the country. Our recreation programs and sports clubs are first class in engaging students, our campus and our community by promoting participation, fitness, healthy living and community engagement.

About the Role

The Athletic Therapist is active in the prevention, assessment, and treatment of athletic injuries in the Sports Medicine Clinic and in the varsity sports environment. The incumbent of this position assists in the prevention, assessment and treatment of injuries for SFU varsity athletic teams at home and away; provides medical support for visiting teams; assists in ensuring compliance between clinic policies and NCAA guidelines; participates in the oversight of the student trainer programs. The Athletic Therapist follows protocol to screen and test for serious injuries, such as concussions, and makes decisions regarding an athlete's treatment and readiness to safely return to activity. The incumbent of this position is also responsible for coordinating and reviewing pre-season medicals and ensuring incoming and returning athletes are appropriately cleared for participation.

Full Job Description


Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology, Science, or a related field, with certification as Certified Athletic Therapist through the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association (CATA) and certification as a Sports First Responder and two years of working experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

  • Good knowledge of NCAA governing rules and regulations.
  • Good knowledge of medical record keeping using database software.
  • Excellent organizational, administrative and time-management skills.

What We Offer

At SFU, our goal is to ensure our people are valued and supported by promoting a healthy work-life balance, professional growth and development, as well as a safe and respectful workplace. We offer temporary employees who belong in the Administrative & Professional Staff Association (APSA):

  • An additional 7% pay in lieu of benefits & 8% vacation pay
  • Employer paid extended health & dental plans
  • Professional development funds (minimum contract period of 1 year)
  • Hybrid-work program for eligible positions

Additional Information

The assignment end date is 12 months from start date.

Please include your cover letter and resume in one attachment.

SFU is an equity employer and strongly encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, Indigenous Peoples, visible minorities, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university.

We are committed to ensuring that the application and interview process is accessible to all applicants. If you require any assistance or accommodations, please contact