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Athletic Trainer . Lucero Lopez Period 2 March 7, 2014. What is an Athletic T rainer and what do they do ?. Athletic directors are health care professionals who interact with physicians Athletic trainer prevents injuries and they give immediate care when a person is injured .

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Athletic Trainer

Lucero Lopez

Period 2

March 7, 2014


What is an Athletic Trainer and what do they do?

Athletic directors are health care professionals who interact with physiciansAthletic trainer prevents injuries and they give immediate care when a person is injured.


-An Athletic Trainer can work almost any time of environment: A high school, college, university, sports clinics, NBA, and health programs.

- You may often see an athletic trainer in athletic gear such as yoga pants, sweatshirts or sweat pants.


Daily Routine

An Athletic Trainer does not really have a daily routine but they do have to be ready and prepared for any injury that comes their way. Athletic trainers work at games, practices, etc.

Question

Video

http://www.hokiesports.com/football/blog/20120810aaa.html

What Do you think is the hardest part of being an athletic trainer?


How do I become an athletic trainer?

To become a certified Athletic trainer, you must graduate from a masters or bachelors degree program given by the Commission of Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).


To meet the examination requirements for licensure as a certified athletic trainer, you must obtain satisfactory scores on athletic training examinations acceptable to the State Education Department.


  • Personal Qualifications:

  • Be at least 21 years old

  • Meet educational requirements

  • Meet exam requirements

  • Skills Required:

  • Critical Thinking

  • Active Listening/ Learning

  • Speaking

  • Social Perceptiveness (being aware of others reactions and understanding why they react the way they do).


Salary

How Much We Making?

Median expected salary for athletic trainers in the U.S. is $39,985.

Hourly wage is $24 or higher.


Job Lookout

There are currently 2,602 Athletic Training jobs available.


Famous Minorities

Bob Bowman

Michael Phelps Trainer


Why is it important to be an Athletic Trainer?

They are often one of the first health care providers on the scene when the injury occurs and therefore must be able to recognize, evaluate and assess injuries and provide immediate care when necessary.


Take A Look Back

  • What is the CAATE?

  • Name a famous Athletic Trainer

  • What type of degree do you need to become an Athletic Trainer ?


Conclusion

  • An Athletic Trainer has a lot of responsibilities

  • They have to be prepared for anything that happens on the field.

  • How do athletic trainers manage so many things? (waking up at 6am and finishing at 10pm)


Citations:

Google Images for athletic trainers

http://www.hokiesports.com/football/blog/20120810aaa.html (Video)

http://www.nata.org/node/645

http://explorehealthcareers.org/en/Career/57/Athletic_Trainer


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