Most of the time when we think of care providers, we
think of doctors or physical therapists, but have you ever considered a career in athletic training?
Athletic trainers don’t just work with athletes, but
pretty much with any active person.
As seen in the video above, athletic trainers work
with all of the same modalities used by physical therapist, just in a different, more specific setting.
COURSE DEGREE & MODALITIES
After getting an Athletic
Training degree at a school like the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), Athletic Trainers get to work at state-of-the-art training buildings with the injured athletes of our collegiate
Athletic Trainers have tons of
fun equipment to work with like ice baths, pools, and the basic exercise equipment.
Even as an undergraduate,
students get hands-on training working with athletes going through rehabilitation for a variety of health issues.
ultrasounds and electric stimulation (e-stim) treatment, to being out on the sideline of a sporting event, even the students aspiring to be Athletic Trainers get to be in on all the
The scope of this career is
growing from being able to work with people in the armed forces, NASA, and debilitated active people, to the typical athlete.
As previously mentioned, not many
people are aware of the many similarities between an Athletic Trainer and a Physical Therapist.
Even for those of us who are
unsure of which path we would like to take, it is fairly easy to gather a wide scope in both in an undergraduate health science degree program.
passion for sports has you interested in this field or if you are simply looking for a fun career in the medical field, Athletic Training is an up and coming field, with growing popularity by