Head Athletic Trainer - Higher Ed. plans and directs the athletic training program. Oversees the training room and supervises a team of physical therapists. Being a Head Athletic Trainer - Higher Ed. coordinates medical coverage at sporting events. Requires a master's degree. Additionally, Head Athletic Trainer - Higher Ed. requires Athletic Trainer Certification. Typically reports to a head of a unit/department. The Head Athletic Trainer - Higher Ed. manages subordinate staff in the day-to-day performance of their jobs. True first level manager. Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets. Has full authority for personnel actions. To be a Head Athletic Trainer - Higher Ed. typically requires 5 years experience in the related area as an individual contributor. 1 - 3 years supervisory experience may be required. Extensive knowledge of the function and department processes.