Major Monday: Athletic Training

Good, quick read on what to look for in a college if you’re considering a career as an athletic trainer!

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Soccer WomanIf you’ve been playing or interested in sports for all of your young life, you may want to continue your involvement with them. A career in Athletic training, whether at the high school or college level, allows you to interact with athletes on various teams and levels.

Education
According to The College Board, this major is complete with a Bachelor’s degree. You may start your athletic training career upon passing the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification (BOC) exam, the entry-level standard for athletic trainers. Exercise physiology, human anatomy, nutrition and strength and reconditioning are typical courses within this college major. You will learn about parts of the body and how they work so that you can assess injuries of athletes by touch.

What to know before you apply
It’s important to see if the colleges you’re looking at are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training…

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