Athletic trainers prevent and treat athletic injuries from practices and games. They help ensure that athletic games are safe, morale is high, and athletes do their best.
• Advise athletes on the proper use of equipment.
• Apply protective tape, bandages, or braces to body parts such as ankles, fingers, or wrists.
• Report the progress of recovering athletes to coaches and physicians.
• Care for athletic injuries using physical therapy equipment, techniques, and medication.
• Develop training programs for athletes.
• Show people how to play sports in a safe way.
Where and When:
• Athletic trainers work with athletes almost everyday.
• They may work outdoors or indoors, depending on the sport.
• They attend games and practices with the team.
What or Who They Work With:
• Face shields
• Mouth guards
• Injury equipment like splints, wraps, and ice packs
• Sports equipment
• Exercise equipment
Education and Training:
• Bachelor's Degree
• Taking classes in first aid is important
- Professional Athelete
- Physical Education Teacher
- Sports Coach
- Physical Therapist
- Physical Therapist Assistant
- Exercise Physiologist
Related School Subjects:
• Physical Education