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What is an Athletic Trainer?
Certified athletic trainers (ATC) are medical experts in
preventing, recognizing, managing and rehabilitating injuries
that result from physical activity. They can work in conjunction
with physicians and therapists as part of a sports medicine
What kinds of job opportunities are there?
Certified Athletic Trainers can work on the field or behind
the scenes with professional, collegiate or high school
athletics, as well as clinical or hospital settings. Other
areas can include corporate health programs, health clubs,
clinical and industrial health care programs, and athletic
training education programs.*
How do I become Certified?
Attend a College or University with an accredited
Athletic Training Education Program such as Methodist University.
Upon graduation with a bachelor's degree, you can take the
Board of Certification
What qualities are needed for success?
The extensive knowledge gained through a good curriculum,
coupled with strong decision- making skills learned through
practical experience will help you succeed.*
How can I get more information about
You can contact the Methodist University Athletic Training
or the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) at
*Information courtesy of the National
Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) Public Relations Packet.