Traveling and Schedules

Athletic trainers work evenings and weekends usually. They often travel with sports teams to their events. While trainers enjoy their job it also takes a lot of time away from their families. While they are traveling with a team they can be away from their families for days at a time. Also, while working in the evening, when most families are at home, could be challenging for some families. When taking care of the athletes is their job injuries are their top priority. Injuries are not on a time schedule. The trainer may have to go in to work early or stay late due to injuries that need to be taken care of.

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Why Athletic Training?

I have grown up very involved in sports. As an athlete I understand how important it is to take care of your body. I have always liked to watch coaches tape ankles, shin splints, wrists, you name it I wanted to watch it. Knowing that I do not want to play sports the rest of my life, athletic training is the perfect match for me. I love to be in the gym and be around athletes which is exactly what an athletic trainer does.

If you are a person who love to be in the gym as much as I do, I urge you to consider athletic training as your major and career! 🙂

Writing in the major Exercise Science with a pathway to Athletic Trainer

Obviously every student in college is going to have to write research papers and take notes. The writing you are actually going to have to do in the occupation athletic trainer is minimal. You have to fill out reports on an athlete’s injury. You also need to know how to write professional emails, just like any profession. You are going to have to take a lot of notes in this profession because you have to pay very close attention to detail so you don’t miss anything when dealing with an injured athlete.


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