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what are the steps after college in trying to have a career in athletic training?

what are the steps in becoming a athletic trainer for pros such as baskerball, football and baseball #career #sports #career-path #trainer #athletic

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Colin’s Answer

A career in athletics as a trainer or therapist sounds like it is what you're looking for. Typically a path would be to get a degree or certification in sports medicine and/or physical therapy. There are a lot of schools with good programs, do some research online and find a program that suits your needs and situation. LinkedIn is a great place to start - just do a search for 'athletic trainer' and you'll find profiles of plenty of trainers for pro teams, colleges, and private clinics. See where they studied and worked and you'll get a better sense of the path to take to achieve your career goals.

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Colette’s Answer

There are a couple of options you could consider:

- pursue a personal training certification to start getting experience working with clients and athletes. there are multiple pathways that you can branch into as well as you complete each certification.
- practical experience is going to be key
- volunteer or find an internship at a local sportsclub / school
- look at a program such as kinesiology to add a layer of specifically restorative / rehab
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