How to become an Athletic Trainer:

Many people out there dream of training athletes but have no idea how to go about making it a career. Well, that's why we are here, to help you, step by step, make your dreams come true.

What is an Athletic Trainer:

An athletic trainer is a certified health care professional who practices in the field of sports medicine and specializes in the treatment of sport injuries.

How to become an Athletic Trainer:

1. Get Your Degree: Find an accredited college and obtain your bachelors degree in Athletic Training. In order to even be considered as an Athletic Training employee at any professional company/organization, you are required to have a bachelor's degree.

2. Study: There are certain fields that you need to study in before you can become an Athletic Trainer. They are as follows:

- Human Anatomy

- Psychology

- Physiology

- Therapeutic Exercise

3. Gain Experience: It is also required that, under an approved instructor, you gain clinical experience for at least two years. These two years include the following:

- Internship

- Lab Work

- On-The-Job Training on sports fields during games.

4. Find Work for a Sports Team: You should consider finding a job for a sports team. You are most likely able to find a position with ether a football, hockey or baseball team, depending on your experience and training. This position usually requires travel, constant team injuries and interacting with different people. It consists of a lot of pressure.

5. Find Job Opening: You can also contact organizations of Athletic Trainers and find out about job openings that may be available, although your college can also assist with this.

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