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Vanderbilt Athletic Training Graduate Assistantships 2008 “Team-up with the Commodores!”. Developed by: Patrick Violette MS, ATC Clinical Coordinator Vanderbilt Athletic Training Room Vanderbilt Sports Medicine. An Introduction. Do you want to work with a nationally renowned Medical Center?

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Vanderbilt Athletic TrainingGraduate Assistantships 2008“Team-up with the Commodores!”

Developed by:

Patrick Violette MS, ATC

Clinical Coordinator

Vanderbilt Athletic Training Room

Vanderbilt Sports Medicine

An Introduction

  • Do you want to work with a nationally renowned Medical Center?

  • Do you have an interest in Women’s Lacrosse or Women’s Swimming and Diving?

  • Do you want to be a part of a Southeastern Conference football team?

An Introduction

  • Vanderbilt Sports Medicine invites you to experience an unrivaled learning environment over the next two years in the Vanderbilt Athletic Training Room.

  • Vanderbilt University is looking for two hard working, responsible and self-motivated applicants for two Graduate Assistantships.

    • Position 1 – W. Lacrosse & Football

    • Position 2 – W. Swimming/Diving & Football

The Vanderbilt Athletic Training Staff

  • Vanderbilt utilizes a team of nine Staff Athletic Trainers and two Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainers.

  • We have a total of three Athletic Training Rooms on campus, with the majority of time spent in the Pinky Lipscomb Athletic Training Room. It is located in the main Athletics Building, the McGugin Center.

Eight taping stations

Nine treatment tables

Nine-foot deep exercise pool

Six staff offices

Two G.A. desks

Currently meeting with Vanderbilt Architects on expansion plans!

The Pinky Lipscomb Athletic Training Room

Vanderbilt Orthopaedic Institute

  • A modern multi-level facility located at Vanderbilt Medical Center.

    • Physician clinics

    • Physician offices

    • X-Ray

    • Flouroscopy

    • Fitness Center

    • Physical Therapy

    • Occupational Therapy

Dr. Kurt Spindler

Head Team Physician

Key founder of Multicenter Orthopaedic Outcomes Network (MOON) Group, researching ACL reconstruction outcomes.

Football physician

Dr. Jed Kuhn

Only member of American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons in the state of Tennessee

Football physician

The Physicians of V.S.M.

Dr. Warne Fitch

Attending E.R. physician at Level I trauma center

Splits time with E.R. and V.S.M.

Swimming and Diving Physician

Dr. Andrew Gregory

Pediatrician with Sports Medicine Fellowship

Works with U.S.A. Volleyball

Lacrosse Team Physician

The Physicians of V.S.M.

Your Master’s Degree

  • Enroll at Belmont University

    • Located less than two miles from Vanderbilt University.

    • 2007 US News and World Report ranks Belmont as the top Graduate School in Tennessee!

      • 11th out of 119 Universities in the Southeast

Complete Autonomy.

Primary coverage responsibility.

Travel during the fall and spring seasons.

Supervise a curriculum student from Middle Tennessee State University.

Become an ACI!

Affiliated with the American Lacrosse Conference.

Vanderbilt Lacrosse

Complete Autonomy.

Primary coverage responsibility.

Be a part of a Southeastern Conference Swimming and Diving program.

Travel with the team.

Vanderbilt Swimming and Diving

Be an integral part of a five person sports medicine team working football.

Establish a professional network within the Southeastern Conference.

Travel with the team.

Vanderbilt Football

Summer Responsibilities

  • Co-Manage and coordinate Gatorade Sports Camps in the summer months.

    • Travel to Chicago for Gatorade Training

Quick Facts

500,000 people living in Nashville.

1,000,000 people in the mid-state.

Quick Weather

Summer avg. 89°

Winter avg. 39°

Nashville, TN

Photo taken by Bill Penn 2/27/04

Music City, USA

CMA Music Festival

CMT Music Video Awards

Schermerhorn Symphony

Grand Old Opry


At Sommet Center

Municipal Auditorium

Local Establishments

Things to do in Nashville

Other Activities

Frist Center for Visual Arts

Tennessee Performing Arts Center

Country Music Hall of Fame

Nashville Ballet

Belle Meade Plantation

Nashville Zoo

The Parthenon

The Ryman Auditorium

Things to do in Nashville

Outdoor life


Biking Trails

Jogging Trails

Percy Priest Lake

East Nashville

Old Hickory Lake

Northeast Nashville

Things to do in Nashville

Tennessee Titans


Nashville Predators


Nashville Sounds

AAA Baseball

Things to do in Nashville

The Basics of your Assignment

  • Get a Degree!

    • Pursue a Master of Sports Administration at Belmont University.

    • All classes are offered in the evening.

  • Work in the Vanderbilt Athletic Training Room during the day.

The Basics of your Assignment

  • How am I compensated?

    • Sign a two year contract beginning 6/1/08 and ending 5/31/10.

    • You are paid a yearly salary of $29,785.60.

    • You are responsible for your tuition payments at Belmont.

      • Payments due by first of August.

Master of Sports Administration

  • Belmont Master of Sports Administration

    • 33 total credit hours.

    • Take 8-9 credit hours per semester.

    • Summer classes?

      • Not required, and there is an extra fee.

The Vanderbilt Clinical Experience

  • Vanderbilt Athletic Training Room

    • Learn valuable time management skills.

      • Construct a treatment schedule for your autonomous sport.

      • Work with Staff Athletic Trainers on the football schedule and injury report.

    • Communicate with our Vanderbilt Sports Medicine Physicians.

    • Learn from all Staff Athletic Trainers.

Clinical Education

  • Other responsibilities.

    • Participate in monthly GA Skill Sessions.

      • Learn new techniques to enhance your clinical skills.

    • Attend Evidence Based Medicine Courses.

      • Done during your first year.

    • Meet with Clinical Coordinator on monthly basis.

To Vanderbilt

Cover Letter

Why Vanderbilt?


2 Letters of Recommendation

3 Professional References

Official Academic Transcripts

Vanderbilt Mailing Address

Patrick Violette MS, ATC

Vanderbilt University

Athletic Training Room

McGugin Center

2601 Jess Neely Drive

Nashville, TN 37212

Application Procedures

To Belmont

Application Form

Application Fee

Official Transcripts

GRE Test Scores

Two completed Recommendation Forms

Cover Letter


Belmont Mailing Address

Belmont University

Office of Admissions

1900 Belmont Boulevard

Nashville, TN 37212-3757

Application Procedures

Belmont University Admissions Policies and Procedures information is located at:

More Information

  • For more information, please see the following:




      We look forward to you

      Teaming-up with the Commodores!

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