I would like to know more about athletic trainers/personal trainers because that's kind of what I would like to pursue.
I am involved in lots of sports. I love to work out, I love to help people and interact with others. I like to socialize and help out as many people as possible. #sports #athletic-training
Athletic training and personal training are two fairly different professions. Atheltic training has a deceptive name, we do not really focus on training at all. Athletic trainers are healthcare providers who provide on site therapy, treatments, and injury evaluations to athletes. We also specialize in emergency medicine such as splinting and CPR. Personal trainers and strength coaches focus primarily on fitness and the actual training of athletes and are very beneficial to an athletic program from a performance and injury prevention standpoint. Both professions have their strengths and weaknesses.
Athletic training: You will need to graduate from a CAATE accredited university with a Master's degree in athletic training and pass the BOC certification exam, then you can apply for state licensure. As an ATC you'll be responsible for the healthcare of athletes on site and making appropriate referrals to physicians and other professionals. In a very dire situation you may be responsible for basic life support until EMS arrives. You'll most likely be salaried and see many 12 hour days during intense seasons. Many ATCs complain of being underpaid and overworked, however, I am fortunate that this is not the case for me.
Personal training/strength coach: You will need to graduate with at least a Bachelor's in exercise science/physiology and pass a certification exam (most likely the CSCS exam if you'd like to work with athletes). You'll be responsible for the fitness, strength, and conditioning of your athletes or clients. You may also be involved in fitness testing of athletes such as VO2 max testing. You'll most likely be paid hourly or maybe commission (not too sure as I am not a personal trainer, I have friends who are).
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Identify and assess injuries.
Assist with first aid or other emergency situations.
Create and implement injury rehabilitation programmes for athletes.
Athletic Trainer Competencies & Skills
Listening and verbal communication skills: You must be able to comprehend what patients and coworkers say to you, as well as communicate information to them clearly. Interpersonal skills: You must be able to read nonverbal clues from patients.
Try to deliver training on that particular sport/athletics.
MMA, Athletics, Games, Swimming, Running, Many things are there in Sports and athletics.
Visit any training center and help the students
In case of badminton we need to approach the Badminton sports academy and they would have different trainers. The training can be hourly based on class based or small group based. We can choose whichever fits us.
Similarly for the table tennis also needs to a trainer and even the trainer robot to help in our free time.
Exploring every type of sports is gonna be fantastic experience.
All the best.