Graduate Assistantships – Athletic Training

There are 4-5 graduate assistantships available for certified athletic trainers enrolled in the Post-Professional Athletic Training program.

Professional Qualifications

One year of experience as a BOC certified athletic trainer (preferred) and current CPR/AED certification. Applicant must be in good standing within BOC and NATA, as well as fulfill requirements for state licensure.

Clinical Duties

A graduate assistant (GA) working for Plymouth State University or at a local private school falls under the supervision of the Head Athletic Trainer, team physician, and graduate athletic training Clinical Coordinator. Duties include, but are not limited to, athletic event coverage, implementation of a comprehensive program for injury prevention, as well as injury care and rehabilitation for the athletes.

Athletic Training Student Supervision

Approved Clinical Instructor (ACI) training will be provided for all graduate assistants. As an ACI, the graduate assistant will be assigned team coverage throughout the academic year. Additionally, the graduate assistant will assume the guidance responsibilities and performance evaluation of athletic training students during their clinical rotations.


The graduate assistant stipend ranges from $8000-$12,000 each academic year. A tuition waver will be granted for 18 credits per year.  Funding is available for professional development.  


Graduate Assistantship Application (PDF 208 kb)

  • Two individuals will be assigned to Plymouth State University team coverage.
  • Other assistantships provides experience at public high schools as well as private schools.

For more information please contact:

Liesl Lindley, Director of Clinical Instruction – or


The state of New Hampshire requires that all athletic trainers be licensed. Information on licensure, as well as license application information can be found at:

  • 121 South Fruit Street, Suite 303
    Concord, NH 03301
    Billie Jo Richardson
    (603) 271-8389 (telephone)
    (603) 271-6702 (fax)