My Career Goals: Athletic Training Outline

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My Career Goals: Athletic Training Outlined
Any sports fanatic has heard about Athletic Trainers. Anyone who has watched, or has been to a sporting event, has seen the person who runs out and tends to the injured athlete on the field. That person is the team’s Athletic Trainer. While being strong and having skills are definitely needed to be a great sports player or succeed in keeping your body healthy and strong, it goes much deeper than that. Being an athlete or trying to maintain a healthy body weight requires knowledge of how the body works. Injuries are common for athletes, and those injuries require treatment. These are just a couple of things that require an Athletic Trainer. This scholar will give insight into their career goals and a further overview of the Athletic Trainer profession and why they are so very important to, not only athletes, but to anyone who may need help recovering from injury and learn how to prevent injury in the future.
Overview of Athletic Training
Athletic Trainers are responsible for preventing, diagnosing, and treating muscle and bone injuries and illnesses that athletes may face (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2008). Athletic trainers have a wide variety of duties. Some of those duties include applying braces or tape to help prevent injuries and provide emergency care or first …show more content…

After completing my bachelor’s degree, I will take the necessary classes required by my state and the National Board of Emergency Medicine, so that I may obtain my Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certification. Obtaining my EMT certification and working in that field will be beneficial to me when it comes to being an Athletic Trainer. I have always had a passion for helping people, and a passion for the healthcare field. I know just how important it is to have a dedicated Athletic Trainer when you are trying to recover from a sports injury and when trying to prevent future

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