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Careers in Sports Medicine and Athletic Training

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STuDENT ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES
Answer the following questions.
1. It is now time to start a professional career. How many years of college does it take to become a:

A. certified athletic trainer?
B. physical therapist?
C. physical therapy assistant?
2. What is needed to become a:

A. physical therapy aide?
B. enhanced personal trainer?
C. certified strength and conditioning specialist?
3. In planning to go to or continue in college, what is the true cost of college per year? Include books,

tuition, grants, scholarships, the GI Bill, computer/technology, housing, transportation,
and incidentals. (See http://collegecost.ed.gov/ for the most up-to-date figures.)
4. What is the average annual starting salary for the following professions? (See http://

physicaltherapysalary.org and www.nata.org/nata-salary-survey for the most up-to-date figures.)
A. High school certified athletic trainer
B. College certified athletic trainer
C. Physical therapist working in a hospital setting
D. Physical therapist working in an outpatient setting
E. Physical therapy aide
F. Physical therapy assistant
5. What is the best Internet site to find more information about being a certified athletic trainer?

Complete the following exercises.
6. Search an online business telephone directory and write down possible places for employment in the

health care careers. Do not forget sales of health care supplies and services.
7. Visit area businesses and describe how the following professionals dress for the job.

A.
B.
C.
D.

Employees at a workout facility
Physical therapists
Athletic trainers
Sporting goods salespeople

8. The strength and conditioning specialist could have a variety of other titles, depending on the work

setting. What might some of them be called, such as in a high school or local health club?
9. Which profession do you think you will pursue and why?
10. Goals

A. It is now time to plan your career path. Write down a timetable, the cost to get to each step, how to
or who will finance each step, some of the problems that could arise and how you will get by them,
and the salary you expect at the end.
B. Write down the ways you learn and remember best.


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