Athletic trainers diagnose and treat injuries to bone and muscle under the direction of licensed doctors or other healthcare professionals. They prevent injury using devices such as tape and braces, recognize and evaluate injuries, and provide emergency care. They rehabilitate hurt athletes and plan programs to prevent injury and illness. They perform administrative duties such as meeting with executive officials, keeping records, and managing budgets.
The current minimum entry point into the profession of athletic training is the baccalaureate level, however it was recently decided by the AT Strategic Alliance that the minimum professional degree level will be a master's, a change to be implemented in the next several years.
Obtain Certification and Licensure by passing the Board of Certification for Athletic Trainers or by licensed by state.
Bachelor's - 4 years
Elementary and secondary schools
Professional sports teams
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