Athletic Training/Trainer

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About the Athletic Training/Trainer Major

If your dream is to work closely with athletes like Derrick Rose, Adrian Peterson, Michael Phelps, and Derek Jeter, then you should consider a career in athletic training. For this major, an interest in both medicine and sports is a must. Athletic trainers understand how an athlete is injured and decide the best way to treat them while taking into account the athlete's training and work schedule. That information is easily determined if the trainer knows the ins and outs of the sports the athletes play.

As an athletic training major, you will learn all about the human body and its movements through courses dealing with biology, chemistry, physics, kinesiology, anatomy, and nutrition. Graduates work for colleges or universities, recreational sports centers, private practices, or professional sports teams. If you decide to pursue a career as an athletic trainer, be prepared for the possibility of working evenings and weekends and frequent travel. A bachelor's degree is generally required, and some states require a license or certification.
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