Athletic TrainingAthletic Training
If you’ve ever seen a sports game on television, then you’ve seen athletic trainers in action. They’re the Rangers of sports medicine; the first ones on the field after an athlete takes an especially bad hit, falls, and lies waiting to be carried off of the field. Athletic trainers aren’t doctors, but you can bet that almost any sports doctor has one nearby. As an Athletic Training major your primary focus will be on the injuries—the bruises, broken bones, and pulled muscles—sustained by athletes in the heat of combat. If you’ve ever played a sport, or injured yourself while playing one, then you’ll know that the expertise and skills that an athletic trainer uses to help mold you back into shape are invaluable. Athletic Training majors are trained in the art and science of healing our bruised and broken bodies. They work in high schools, colleges, and, of course, professional sports organizations.
Experience playing a sport may be fun, but what’s really going to count is a strong background in the sciences, especially chemistry, biology, physics. Don’t neglect math. It will serve you well in college.