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Transcript of Athletic Training
(“Athletic Trainer Job Description”)
(“Athletic Trainer”) Nature of the Work: Athletic trainers work with doctors to provide physical therapy for athletes who are recovering from injuries.
(“Athletic Trainer Job Description”) Nature of Work: Athletic trainers show athletes how to build their strength and avoid further injuries.
(“Athletic Trainer Job Description”) Working Conditions: Athletic trainers work indoors and outdoors depending on the sport, and they have to work in all weather conditions
(“Athletic Trainer Job Description”) Work Conditions: They are often required to travel for long hours, work many nights, and work on weekends.
(“Athletic Trainer Job Description”) Duties: Athletic Trainers have to:
~Apply injury preventative items such as tape, wraps, or braces
~Provide first aid/emergency services
~Writing reports on injuries
(“Occupational Outlook Handbook”) Duties: Athletic trainers sometimes have to:
~Suggest special diets or exercises
~Order equipment and supplies for the athletes’
~Keep records of the athletes’ they work with
(“Occupational Outlook Handbook”) Colleges Offering Program California, Florida, Illinois, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas all have more than 14 colleges offering athletic training programs.
(“College & University Athletic Training Programs”) College Admission: Colleges look at your GPA of all four years of high school, and they prefer you to maintain a B average.
("College Admission Requirements and Your GPA") College: North Central University: Programs:
Doctor- Education: Sports Management
PhD- Education: Sports Management
Master- Education: Athletic Coaching
Master- Education: Sports Management
Education Specialist: Sports Management
("Popular Schools") College: Walden University: Programs:
Doctor of Nursing Practice: General
Master- Healthcare Administration
Bachelor- Health Studies: General
Bachelor- Health Studies: Health Management
("Popular Schools") College: University of Phoenix: Programs:
Doctor- Health Administration & Nursing
Master- Health Administration: Sustainability Management
RN to Bachelor: Nursing
("Popular Schools") Required Classes: All the courses that are required to become an athletic trainer involve science and health-related classes such as: Human Anatomy and Physiology, Kinesiology, Sports Psychology, and Nutrition.
("Athletic Training Program Overview Human Anatomy and Physiology: In this class, you learn about the structure of various parts of the human body. The class looks at the human muscular, circulatory, and skeletal systems.
("Athletic Training Program Overview") Kinesiology: In this class, you learn about the science behind human movement. You discover how the many types of exercise affects the human body, especially the musculoskeletal system
("Athletic Training Program Overview") Sports Psychology: In this class, you examine how someone's exercise habits can affect their overall emotional well-being and health.
("Athletic Training Program Overview") Nutrition: This course shows you how different types of nutrients and your nutrition affect your body and overall health. You will learn the types of food you should take in to maintain a healthy weight.
("Athletic Training Program Overview") Educational Standards: Requirements for athletic training degree:
Risk management and injury prevention
Pathology of injuries and illnesses
Nutritional aspects of injuries and illnesses
("Profile of Athletic Trainers") Requirements: Many athletic trainers have a bachelors or masters degree.
In 46 of the 50 states, you need the National Athletic Trainers Association certifications.
("Profile of Athletic Trainers") Industry Employment: Colleges or Universities: 27%
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers: 11%
Elementary and Secondary Schools: 9%
Offices or Physicians: 6%
Spectator Sports: 4%
("Occupational Outlook Handbook") Salary/Wage: The wage of an athletic trainer can vary widely depending on the department you are in.
In 2004, the median wage for an athletic trainer was $33,940 per year.
Trainers working for professional teams made more than $75,000 per year.
("Occupational Outlook Handbook") Salary/Wage: In 2010, the median wage for an athletic trainer was $41,000 per year.
The lowest earnings are less than $25,750 per year.
The highest earnings are more than $64,390 per year.
("Occupational Outlook Handbook") Athletic Training: By: Hailee Richardson
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Work Cited For it is the game of life that I want them to always play
And sometimes that means you must sacrifice today
I laugh when someone says the extra money must be nice
For the endless hours here I spend, oh what a price
Yet I know I’m touching the future with all that I do
I’m helping people make their dreams come true
The real reason I do it comes from deep in my heart
For of something remarkable I do play a critical part
—Marguerite Murer And there are times when their body is screaming to take a break
It gets to the point where it quits and says no more can I take
Then there are the injuries that happen clear out of the blue
I must be careful with everything that I do
In a few seconds I must decide if they can stay in the game
I must focus on the athlete so in the long run they are not lame
Under the hot lights I must block everything out
The coaches, the parents, and the fans that do shout
I ignore the score and after deep thought make my judgment call
I see anger in the player’s eyes and from my shoulders let it fall
And for a week on the bench they will have a seat
I stand firm in my decision even if the team must see defeat
Finally into my golf cart I do jump
After my heavy bags into the back I did dump
And I do a lap around to each and every field
People jump out of my way because they know I won’t yield
Like superman I can make it from soccer to football in a single leap
Ready to check out the injury and make them not weep
From years of practice I can tell when an injury is real
I know every muscle and bone and exactly where to feel
And I’ve found magical words to help them calm down
As they recover from their shock a smile can be found
For sometimes an injury is more a matter of pride
It gives them a few seconds to gather their thoughts inside
Often they need their shoulder patted and to be told it’s O.K.
They just need reassurance that they can continue to play
For some they just want to know that someone does care
My door is always open and they know I’m always there “The (Athletic) Trainer”
A critical role in athletics I do play Without me there would be no game today
Beyond medicine, I find that I am the jack-of-all-trades
I can’t even count all the ice coolers and med kits I’ve made
I’ve cleaned the press box and the locker room floor
I’ve straightened up benches and locked every door
To the coaches, I’m someone to who they can blow off steam
For I know the athletes and parents understand what they mean
I’ve seen my budget grow and I’ve seen it shrink
I’ve learned how to be creative, resourceful and on my toes I think
I’ve sat the A.D. down to explain the difference between deluxe and cheap
I’ve shown him how one won’t protect and after a lawsuit he would weep
If I could duplicate myself then life would be great
Instead I run from event to event and am always late
For the line to tape wrists and ankles is always so long
Combined with new ailments and explanations of what’s wrong Poem "I hated every minute of training, but I said, Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion."
-Muhammad Ali Reason Why: I want to be an athletic trainer because I love being around sports, but I really want to be in a nursing role. I feel that athletic training gives me that balance between them. 1. What drove you to become an athletic trainer? She wanted to be a nurse and be around sports at the same time. 2. What is your favorite part of the job? "I like to help athletic recover from their injuries and get back to playing as so as possible. I also love to see athletes succeed."
-Bre VanDeer 3. What is your least favorite part about the job? She doesnt like when athletes dont listen to what she has to tell them causing them to not get better. She hates having to tell an athlete that their injury is a season ending or career ending injury. 4. What would you recommend to someone that wants to become an athletic trainer? Start to take a lot of health care classes as soon as possible and get a lot of observation hours. 5.What was your favorite college class you took? Human Dissection, you learn more by actually dissecting someone rather than looking at pictures. 6. What would you recommend when choosing a college for athletic training? It has to be an accredited program. She said, "to go to a college that has small classes, and you get a lot of hands on work." 7. What are some words of wisdom? "Keep you mind open. The career that you start out wanting to do may not be the one you actually do."