Careers in Sports Medicine and Athletic Training

Session #1 9:00 to 9:45 a.m.

Session #2 10:00 to 10:45 a.m.

Sports or athletic trainers are part of the allied health profession, and work in a variety of ways to either help athletes and clients heal from injuries or to help prevent injuries from occurring while athletes practice or compete. In the US, in order to be an athletic trainer you must complete a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in athletic training. Many people in this field also hold master’s degrees and PhDs. Athletic trainers practice under a common license issued by the Ohio OTPTAT Board which defines the professional scope of practice.

The athletic trainer tends to work alongside other medical professionals, and usually works with doctors, especially those who specialize in sports medicine. When an athlete is injured, the athletic trainer helps to carry out any plans and methods for healing injuries and hopefully helping athletes to continue their sports careers when they have fully healed.

Join us as our guests discuss their backgrounds, the skills, training and education needed to succeed in this exciting and ever growing career field.

Schools interested in participating in this program should contact my office by February 2nd.

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