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What are my job opportunities with a major in Athletic Training with a concentration in Exercise Science?

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Whitney’s Answer

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Hi Elias!


I actually was a Kinesiology major and am familiar with the field. As an Athletic Training major you can do athletic training for a career at various places and levels. Athletic trainers can work for schools such as colleges and universities, but they can also work at various healthcare facilities. With this route, not only will you need a degree but also certification through the National Athletic Trainer's Association.


There is also the option for graduate school with this degree and concentration. You could go on to get your Master's in Athletic Training, or perhaps get your doctorate. This major and concentration would relate to many different occupations such as a physical therapist, strength and conditioning coach, or personal trainer. Athletic training is a very specific major but there are also other ways you can put it to use.

Brian’s Answer

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Athletic Trainers work in a variety of settings. The traditional settings include high school, college, and professionals sports. However, since ATs are healthcare professionals, they are also employed in just about any setting where there are physically active people/patients. Physicians' offices, sports medicine centers, hospitals, corporations, industrial settings, fitness and human performance centers, performing arts groups, law enforcement academies, the US military, etc. also employ ATs. To become a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC), you need to pass the certification exam offered by the Board of Certification (http://bocatc.org). The National Athletic Trainers' Association is the professional organization, but the BOC handles the credentialing process.