An athletic trainer 's job is to prevent, treat, and rehabilitate injuries. They make their patient 's well-being their number one priority. The decisions they make while on the clock can be life-saving. Athletic trainers are heroes in disguise and are prime examples of heroes that do not wear capes.
Are NFL Careers Good or Bad? There are many good and bad things about NFL, National Football League, careers, for example “most National Football League (NFL) players suffer concussions, ligament damage, or broken bones. However, for many young men, the perceived benefits of an NFL career – fame, high salaries, medical and training services, and utility from playing football” (Williams). This quotation shows that there are many advantages and disadvantages to an NFL career.
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.
Students who want to become a successful athletic trainer must graduate from a bachelor’s degree at minimum and they may also need a master’s degree. To become an athletic trainer you must graduate with a degree in Athletic Training from an accredited athletic training program and successfully pass the Board of Certification Exam. Three colleges that I can attend that would allow me to obtain this degree would be Kean University, Montclair State University, and Seton Hall University.
For my networking assignment I chose a professional in my field whom I know very well. The professional is my previous athletic trainer, who is the reason I wish to pursue this line of work. Her name is Jaime Aji, she has her Masters of Science in Athletic Training as well as Athletic Trainer Certified (ATC). Jaime has been working as the Athletic Trainer at Nutley High School for the past eight years. Before asking some general questions about Mrs. Aji’s job, I thought it would be best to start off with the pros and cons of the career field.
I am out for a run training with my friend from the track team. The air is crisp and dry, like any other winter day in New England. We are training for an upcoming indoor meet where Coach is hoping to dominate the distance events. The two of us are forced to run outside because our school only has three treadmills, which which are reserved for the girl’s team. We take the usual route following various side streets until reaching the trail.
• To do stomach breathing, get your stomach unwind. Take in profoundly, and afterward inhale all the let some circulation into. Let your lungs fill • Hone this "tummy breathing" at whatever point you have extra time (for instance, while you are driving). • At whatever point you are focused on, stressed, or strained, utilize you're breathing to quiet yourself down. Take a full breath and discreetly release it out totally, then let your mid-region grow as the air returns into your lungs.
All good things must come to an end. There will be a day, when an athlete has to stop playing ball. That transition to stop being an athlete, will be the toughest game they play. They must be prepared for the day they have to stop attending the workouts, meetings, and playing the games. Many student-athletes are depressed when they don’t make it to the pros.
“Did you know that female high school athletes are 92% less likely to get involved with drugs? (Sports Statistics)” Kids are less likely to purchase drugs/alcohol because of athletics. Many people disagree with sports, and believe that they’re too dangerous for children to be involved in. Children who participate in sports are at risk to sustain an injury in some way, but kids can receive an injury doing other activities besides sports.
From one person to the next, physical fitness means different things. The workouts and routines that an individual will need will vary. With all of the different exercises, equipment and techniques out there, you may be confused as to where to start. This advice will help you get started on your journey.
My career goal in the exercise science and wellness field would be becoming an athletic trainer. I enjoy playing and watching sports and have some knowledge about certain things that needs to be done when an injury occurs to an athlete. In ten years, I would expect to see myself working as an athletic trainer at Penn State University. My result of the Kiersey Temperament Sorter does support my career goal because the result showed my personality type is that of an artisan. An artisan has natural ability to excel at jobs that require hands on operations such as an athletic trainer.
Athletic participation at all ages has increased tremendously over the years. Student-athletes are working harder to become bigger, stronger and faster. As the number of athletes rise in schools, so does the chance of athletic related injuries. This is leading to the increase number of athletic trainers at the high school level across the country. Athletic trainer is defined as a “health care professional who collaborates with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation” (AMA 19).