The Pros And Cons Of Athletic Training

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I interviewed Dr. Lee Weidauer; he has a Ph.D. in nutrition, exercise, and food science, a master’s of science in exercise science, and a Bachelor’s of science in athletic training all from South Dakota State University. He is an assistant professor. His certifications and professional memberships include ATC, ACSM, and American Society for Bone and Mineral Research.
When he was considering the career, what he wanted most was to help people. He began as an athletic trainer and through this, he discovered that research can also help people. His main goal was always to help people increase the number of the quality years that they have rather than specifically increase the number of years they live. With doing research, it indirectly helps people towards this goal.
In his job, there is no typical day, and that is something he really likes about his job. To generalize what he does daily, he said that he checks emails
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It makes sense that athletic training is likely to lose some of its possible candidates to fields like physical therapy that pay a lot more for not much additional schooling. There is definitely something that should be done within the athletic training field to combat this from happening or to decrease the effect that this change will have on the whole field of athletic training.
The overall outlook for the preventative medicine field is really good, but it does vary some in different areas of the country. Relating to whether there is a surplus or shortage of jobs, it really depends on the specific field and area. For example, there is a surplus of athletic trainers in this area, but overall there is not a shortage or oversupply. There are shortages of physical therapists in many areas. There is an oversupply of exercise specialists in this area, but there is a large demand for them near big
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