Minor League Athletic Training Intern

San Diego Padres

Minor League Athletic Training Intern

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TITLE: Minor League Athletic Training Intern — Peoria, Arizona

DEPARTMENT: Player Development

REPORTS TO: Minor League Athletic Training Coordinator


STATUS: Part-time

We are looking for an Athletic Training intern to assist in the health of professional baseball players at our spring training complex in Peoria, Arizona. You will work under the supervision of a team of Minor League Athletic Trainers and Physical Therapists within a team of medical, strength, and on-field coaching staffs to coordinate the healthcare of professional baseball players. The ideal candidate will be team focused, open minded, driven, of good character, and demonstrate leadership qualities. The contract expires 6 months after start date.


Medical Duties:

  • Consult and collaborate with other members of the Padres medical, strength, and coaching staffs
  • Prevention, evaluation, treatment, rehabilitation, and management of athletic injuries
  • Identify and meet the goals and needs of our players through a wholistic and total body approach
  • Develop individualized, player centered care plans, baseball progressions, and throwing progressions
  • Administration duties of the training room
  • Timely, effective, and concise communication of injuries and illnesses with Minor League Athletic Trainers and the Minor League Athletic Training Coordinator, and other members of the medical and strength staff
  • Implement health and performance screening
  • Provide quality, personalized, and evidence-based care with best available interventions
  • Be able to provide mental/psychological support throughout the rehabilitation process
  • Provide emergency aid (basic wound care, BLS/CPR/AED) when necessary
  • Promote and provide an example of a healthy lifestyle, fitness, and wellness
  • Promote, facilitate, and be an example of lifelong learning, critical thinking, and creativity in your practice
  • Demonstrate an eagerness to learn from peers within the organization and to execute organizational evaluation
  • techniques, treatments, and therapeutic exercise principles
  • Follow professional guidelines, laws, and standards set by Professional, Federal, and State Licensing board
  • Organize and maintain a professional training room:
    • Availability to players and staff to render treatment and assistance prior to daily schedule o Maintain a clean and safe training room
    • Organize and inventory medical supplies and rehabilitation equipment
    • Maintain professional dress code and behavior during work and travel
    • Adhere to OSHA & MLB medical facility/training room rules and polices
    • Be aware of Emergency Action Plan with Affiliate and Local EMS

Administrative Duties:

  • Maintain player and staff electronic medical record and hard file
    • Daily documentation of objective findings, treatments, doctor appointments, correspondence from doctors, diagnostic testing, and any other relevant medical information pertaining to individual
    • Update and maintain accurate daily treatment reports that will be sent daily to appropriate medical and front office staff
  • Establish and maintain rapport with local and organizational team physicians
  • Collaborate with Research and Development Department regarding player performance-related projects

JOB REQUIREMENTS – Must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Current NATA BOC Certification/ Athletic Training Licensure
  • Demonstrate the ability to work within a team approach to player health
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to relocate to the Phoenix, Arizona area upon hiring
  • Consistent, punctual, and regular attendance
  • Have a positive professional image and demeanor
  • Valid passport
  • Have a positive professional image and demeanor

Physical requirements as per that of an orthopedic/sports, manual physical therapist including, but not limited to:

  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to provide manual intervention and resistive exercise to professional baseball players o Ability to demonstrate complex movement patterns and exercises
  • Ability to throw/play catch
  • Ability to transfer and lift patients independently


  • Experience working as an athletic trainer with collegiate and/or professional baseball players
  • Desired continuing education coursework: SFMA, PRI, DNS, ART
  • General baseball knowledge and exposure to professional and/or baseball culture
  • Strong desire to model and influence positive, winning clubhouse culture


  • The intern will work under the supervision of a team of Minor League Medical personnel, thus:
  • The intern will not individually direct player care
  • The intent will not make changes to treatment plans, exercise programs, activity progressions, or strength and conditioning programs without consultation with supervising ATC or PT.

The San Diego Padres are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Paul Porter – pporter@padres.com.

Resumes accepted until filled