Becoming an Athletic Trainer

All Of The Steps You Need To Become An Athletic Trainer

What an Athletic Trainer Does in Detail

Athletic trainers help hurt or injured athletes get back up and going into their sport. They help athletes avoid unnecessary medical treatment. If you are injured, athletic trainers are trained to work with your provider of healthcare to keep you moving and training.

Salary: $35,000-$75,000 a year
-Athletic Trainers work an average of 40 hours per week with a total of 2080 hours per year

Education Needed to Become an Athletic Trainer

To be an athletic trainer you need 4 years of schooling after high school. 4 years of college is a Bachelor’s Degree. Most people with this career have a bachelor’s or master’s degree. In most of the 50 United States, athletic trainers need a license of certification. Most athletic trainers majored in athletic training in college.

Experience Needed

HNES 111 - Wellness
HNES 180 - Athletic Training Profession
HNES 181 - Practical Applications of Taping, Protective Devices and Taping
HNES 260 - Medical Terminology
HNES 291 - Seminar in Athletic Training Anatomy
HPER 210 - First Aid/CPR
An overall grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.
Successful completion of 27 semester credit hours.
Thirty hours of observation.

Skills Needed To Be An Athletic Trainer

Why I Chose This Career

I chose the career of an athletic trainer because I am very athletic. I wanted to have a career that had to do with my love of sports. Also most people can't say they help people make their life complete, and with this career I can say I do. Athletic trainers also get a close-up of what goes on at a game or meet when someone gets hurt and guides them back to success. I want to make people happy and proud.

Branch Of Science

The career of an athletic trainer falls under the Life Science category. It is that category because athletic trainers help hurt athletes, (athletes are living, which means it is in the Life Science category).

Interesting Facts About Athletic Training

- if you are working for a professional team, you can meet and get to know professional athletes

- get front row seats to games or meets

- you can meet many new students and/or coaches

- have the fun of living your career

Person Who Looked My Smore Over

Morgan Andre