Second Assistant Athletic Therapist

The Whitecaps FC mission is To Unite and Inspire Our Communities. We are looking for a new team member to join Vancouver Whitecaps FC in the position of Second Assistant Athletic Therapist.

The Second Assistant Athletic Therapist will be responsible for the day-to-day sports medicine operations within the club. This role will be working collaboratively with the technical coaching staff, physicians, physical preparation coaches, other therapists, and the clubs entire medical/sports science team in aspects of injury prevention, evaluation, treatment, administration, and rehabilitation.

This role reports to the Head Athletic Therapist and works along side the Chief Medical Officer and the Director of Therapy.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Manage the healthcare of Players including, but not limited to: first aid/emergency care, on-site injury evaluation, application of appropriate modalities, development of rehabilitation and prevention programs, as well as conducting rehabilitation and making medical referrals
  • Maintain a complete and up to date roster of Player health and participation records in the League-provided electronic medical record (EMR) system
  • Order, maintain and inventory supplies and clinical equipment as needed
  • Maintain a safe, clean, and organized athletic training room and clinic area
  • Assist the Club Medical Staff regarding Player’s health and safety
  • Comply with all MLS medical policies and protocols
  • Comply with OSHA standards with regards to blood borne pathogens
  • Attend all activities/meetings/programs as required by the League


In addition to bringing a commitment to Vancouver Whitecaps FC vision and values, the ideal candidate will require degrees of demonstrated experience as follows:

  • Minimum of two (2) years certified athletic trainer/therapist experience (for 2023, the requirement will remain two (2) years)
  • Soccer experience preferred
  • Minimum four (4) year bachelor’s degree
  • Preferred Master’s degree in a health-related field
  • NATABOC (or CATA) Certified Athletic Trainer/Therapist
  • In good standing with NATABOC
  • State or Province License in the state/province in which the Club calls home, if required by the state/province 
  • CPR certification for Health Care Provider
  • Maintain personal professional liability insurance
  • Prefer certification: CSCS, PES, LMT, and/or NREMT Must be proficient with the MS Office software suite
  • Must complete a Vulnerable Sector Check and additional background screening
  • Must successfully complete MLS Safe Sport training
  • Must possess a passport and be able to freely travel internationally


  • The chance to work in a fun, non-traditional workplace that truly cares about people and communities
  • First class facilities at the National Soccer Development Centre
  • Training and support available to help develop your career 
  • A generous extended health and dental plan 
  • Heavily discounted game day tickets 
  • Become involved with Vancouver’s most exciting sporting environment 

Whitecaps FC believes that diversity and inclusion is critical to our success, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. This includes but is not limited to people of colour, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Should you require any accommodation throughout the recruitment process, please do not hesitate to contact our Human Resources department.

If you feel you have what it takes to contribute to our team, please email your resume and cover letter indicating how you meet our qualifications, to with the position title as the subject line.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

No recruiters or agencies, please.