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Careers in Athletic Training

Athletic training has taken a new role in the world of health care systems. An athletic trainer with the advice of a physician takes care of the physical condition of individuals dealing with sports and physical activities. An athletic trainer can be in an academic setting or in a practical environment, but in any case athletic trainers provide services such as rehabilitation of injuries, injury awareness and prevention, immediate care of injured individuals and also coaching if necessary. Athletic trainers can be found in many settings such as universities, high schools, sports organizations, gymnasiums, hospitals and other medical facilities. 

Employment Settings

  • High schools
  • Colleges and universities
  • Professional sports
  • Hospitals
  • Private medical facilities
  • Sport medicine clinics
  • Fitness clubs
  • Business
  • Industrial
  • Health and safety
  • Wellness centers

Expected Salaries

(Average)

  • Bachelor's Degree -$39,096
  • Master's Degree - $44,707
  • Doctorate - $65,333

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Kinesiology and Recreation
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250 McCormick Hall
Normal, Il 61790-5120
Phone: (309) 438-8661
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