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Athletic trainers are sports medicine specialists who focus on the prevention, evaluation, management, treatment, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. Athletic trainers care for physically active individuals in secondary schools, colleges and universities, professional athletic teams, hospitals, private clinics, and industrial settings under the direction of a physician. They are the ones who get the athletes back into the game.
|Athletic Trainer||Requiring Further Specialized Certification/Education:|
|Wellness Coach||Emergency medical technicians and paramedics*|
|Conditioning Coach||Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses*|
|Athletic Trainer||Massage therapists*|
|Certified Athletic Trainer*||Occupational therapists*|
|Assistant Athletic Trainer||Physical therapists*|
|Athletic Instructor*||Physician assistants*|
|Clinical Education Coordinator*||Physicians and surgeons*|
|Physician Extender*||Recreational therapists|
|Resident Athletic Trainer*||Registered nurses*|
|Sports Medicine Coordinator*||Respiratory therapists*|
Positions that may require additional education or training are indicated by a (*).
Job qualifications are based not only on degree program, but on skills and experience. Students should seek out as many experiential opportunities in their fields of interest as possible, including Co-op and internships.
|College and Universities||Professional Sports Teams|
|High Schools||Outpatient Sports Medicine Provider Organizations|
|Gyms||Health Care Provider Organizations|
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