Hello everyone! I am super excited to be posting my first blog! Today I am going to be writing about a very interesting occupation; athletic trainers. This has been a big interest of mine every since I got really involved in sports. There always was trainer on hand ready to help and their level of expertise on any injury or general human body knowledge always amazed me.
To become a trainer is a lengthy yet rewarding process. According to NATA, in order to become a certified athletic trainer one must graduate with a bachelors or masters degree accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Next, the candidate must pass the certification examination conducted by the Board of Certification (BOC).
Ever since I got a severe back injury, I have not been able to play soccer anymore. Ever since I was super young, my whole life revolved around soccer, so it was an extremely difficult transition when I had to quit playing. I instantly thought of other ways to keep soccer in my life; I started coaching younger girls and I volunteered with my old club. A huge reason why I would love to be a trainer is because being an athletic trainer would quench my thirst for sports and activity while keeping my body healthy.
Here is a great site that helped answer any questions I had about being a trainer, maybe it can help you too! : http://caate.net/becoming-an-athletic-trainer/