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Athletic Training FAQ's

 


Frequently Asked Question about Athletic Trainers.

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What are the responsibilities of a Certified Athletic Trainer?

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What are the major responsibilities of student athletic trainers?

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Will I be able to travel with the team?

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When I leave Labette Community College can I go to work as an Athletic Trainer?

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How much money do Certified Athletic Trainers make?

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Where in Kansas can I continue pursuing my degree in Athletic Training?

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Where can you get a job as an Athletic Trainer?

What are the responsibilities of a Certified Athletic Trainer?

A certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) takes on a wide variety of responsibilities depending on the work setting in which they are placed.  There are six basic domains to which athletic trainers practice:

  1. Prevention of Athletic Injuries

  2. Recognition, evaluation, and assessment of athletic injuries

  3. Immediate care of injuries or illness

  4. Treatment, rehabilitation and reconditioning of injuries

  5. Health care administration

  6. Professional development

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What are the major responsibilities of student athletic trainers?

A Student Athletic Trainers main responsibility is to learn! Students will be taught a wide variety of information in the classroom setting and then be expected to perform techniques taught in class during experience hours so skills become perfected. Students Athletic Trainers will be responsible for helping to maintain the training room, perform taping/bandaging of athletes before practice and games, and also be a crucial part of the emergency response team.  All students must be certified in CPR. Some traveling is required.

Will I be able to travel with the team?

Traveling with a specific sports team is required for individuals on an Athletic Training Scholarship. Traveling with the sports team to which the student is assigned is an important part of being part of the Sports Medicine team and can be a lot of fun.

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When I leave Labette Community College can I go to work as an Athletic Trainer?

No. Students wishing to become a Certified Athletic Trainer must earn a Bachelors Degree from an accredited institution with an ATEP accredited athletic training program.  Several Universities in Kansas offer Athletic Training as a Major.

How much money do Certified Athletic Trainers make?

There are many answers to this question. Salary is dependant upon the work setting in which an ATC decides to work.  In general ATC's make about the same salary as teachers.  In Kansas, A full-time certified athletic trainer with minimal experience can expect to earn approximately $30,000 annually.

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Where in Kansas can I continue pursuing my degree in Athletic Training?

Benedictine College, Bethel College, Emporia State University, Ft. Hays State University, Kansas State University, Kansas Wesleyan, MidAmerican Nazarene University, Southwestern  College, Tabor College, University of Kansas, and Washburn University all offer Athletic Training as a degree.

Where can you get a job as an Athletic Trainer?

Athletic Training is an ever-expanding profession. Jobs can be found in the traditional settings such as a College/University, Therapy Clinics, High Schools, and professional Sports teams.  Non-traditional settings such as business/industrial settings are becoming more and more popular amongst certified athletic trainers as well.  An Athletic Training Degree opens the door for a number of jobs in a variety of fields.

For more information contact:
Ben McKenzie
Head Athletic Trainer
(620) 421-6700 ext. 1027 

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