R.T. Floyd ASMI Athletic Training Residency Program

Program Background

The R.T. Floyd ASMI Athletic Training Residency Program was established with the intent of impacting athletic trainers in the clinical sports medicine field. Our goal is to lay the foundation of providing residents with the educational and clinical knowledge to create life-long learners and the ability to provide quality patient care.


This 12-month residency program will entail clinical and didactic experiences as well as scholarly curriculum. Residents will rotate with surgical and non-surgical orthopedic physicians at the world-renowned Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center. Education and training will augment existing knowledge of athletic trainers and will further focus on developing clinical and technical acumen in the sports medicine specialty. The resident will receive a $35,600 salary with benefits.

Residency Program Mission Statement

To foster comprehensive, effective and optimal patient care through a deeper understanding of orthopaedic sports medicine through evidence-based clinical practices.

Residency Program Vision

To provide a renowned residency program for post-graduate certified athletic trainers focused on producing proficient clinicians with an excellent fundamental experience and knowledge base in orthopaedic sports medicine.

Residency Program Goals

  • Expand and enhance the athletic trainer’s aptitude in the clinical specialty of orthopedics.
  • Integrate the athletic trainer into the operating room setting and further the athletic trainer’s role and skills in pre-and post-operative patient management.
  • Advance the athletic trainer in administrative knowledge and leadership skills through collaboration in an interdisciplinary team.
  • Engage the athletic trainer in evidence based research within an orthopedic specialty.

Learning Objectives

  • Provide organized didactic learning in conjunction with a clinical experience focused on orthopedic sports medicine.
  • Expose the athletic trainer to operating room procedures, aseptic technique and surgical skills.
  • Obtain experience, mentorship, profession development through interdisciplinary collaboration.
  • Participate in case studies and literature reviews as well as evidence-based research.

Residents’ Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Clinical patient evaluations
  • Imaging and medical records review
  • Clinical case discussion, treatment plan development with supervising physician
  • Patient communication and education
  • Casting, splinting, and brace application
  • Administrative duties including clinical documentation & pre-certifications
  • Operating room first assist; graft preparation, retraction, and wound closure
  • Clinic procedures, including injections, suture removal, and ultrasound

Education Programming:

  • Weekly sports medicine conferences
  • Cadaver dissections
  • Journal club
  • Grand rounds
  • Musculoskeletal radiology rotation and quiz
  • Suturing course
  • Monthly case study
  • Athletic Training in-services
  • Article reviews
  • Year-end research project
  • Pre and Post examination
  • OTC examination


  • Sports Medicine
  • Hip Preservation
  • Joint Arthroplasty
  • Wrist/hand
  • Foot/ankle
  • Spine
  • Primary care sports medicine
  • Musculoskeletal Radiology
  • Physical Therapy
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

Admission Requirements:


  • NPI Number
  • Athletic Training Licensure in the State of Alabama
  • BOC Certification
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Master’s degree required
  • Two years’ experience as a Certified Athletic Trainer (preferred)
  • CPR/AED Certification (must be completed through the American Heart Association)


  • NPI number
  • Two years’ experience as a Certified Athletic Trainer (preferred)
  • Proof of CPR/AED Certification (must be completed through the American Heart Association)
  • Cover letter
  • Resume/ Curriculum Vita
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • $25 application fee, made out to ASMI

All application materials need to be mailed to:
American Sports Medicine Institute
Attn: Kirby Kelley
833 St. Vincent’s Drive, Suite 205
Birmingham, AL 35205

Applications will be accepted starting January 1, 2021 and must be postmarked by February 15, 2021.
Applicants will be reviewed and selected for phone interviews, then virtual interviews.
Resident will begin program July 26, 2021.