Is it possible to become an Athletic Trainer and a Physical Therapist?
My goal is to be a professional in sports medicine field. I came from another country to learn sports medicine as I want to become an Athletic Trainer. I know it is pretty hard since I am a second language learner, however I am also interested in nutrition, physical therapy, and orthopaedic/sports doctor. Becoming a sports doctor might be impossible, so I was thinking about majoring in kinesiology and have a minor in nutrition (4 year university), but if it is possible, I would like to become both an athletic trainer and a physical therapist. I am currently in Community College with Kinesiology major. The hardest point here is I am 23 yrs old and have a 2 yrs old son. I really want to be woking for patients and athletes. Is it possible for me to get double licenses? If so, after I finish BS in Kinesiology, can I apply for DPT? Sorry for complicated details.
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I went to Indiana University where you could become a certified athletic trainer through an undergraduate program: http://www.publichealth.indiana.edu/program-areas/athletic-training-undergraduate/index.shtml
After completion of that program you could apply for a DPT program Indiana University School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Of course you can spot my bias because its my alma mater but you would be looking at the minimum of 7 years combined.