Career Research Project

Athletic Training
Kayleigh Kruger

Necessary Job Skills

*Utilizes logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions.

*Attains good attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made by them and asks appropriate questions.

*Addresses others to obtain information easily.

*Actively aware of others' reactions and understands why they reacted in such a way.

*Establishes the performance of themselves, others, and even organizations to make improvements by taking action.

Education Requirements

In order to be an athletic trainer, you have to graduate a college or university with an accredited athletic training program, and then take and pass an exam administered by the Omaha-based Board of Certification, also know as the BOC.

Lora's College

Lora's College is a small college in Dubuque, IA. This college also has 40+ majors. One of their most popular majors are Athletic Training and Sports Science. All students have the opportunity to study abroad and several majors come with internship opportunity's within the state. Despite the main concept of college- education- they have a fantastic campus life! The campus provides housing with a campus diner on-campus. There are 100+ clubs and 22 sports at Lora's. Last, Lora's college is a very strong catholic school that provides spiritual opportunity's throughout the school week and try's to connect every student with their Faith as much as possible.

" Don't make up excuses, just do it." - Kurtis Kruger

There are dozens of people in my life that I look up to, but the one that comes to mind when people ask who my role model is would have to be my father, Kurtis Kruger. My father is a very strong man. I've seen him at his worst and at his best and through everything he has been through, he has always been a positive supporting individual. He has helped me through very sticky situations in the past year and we have gotten through it all together. He is the type of person that would put others before himself.

Why exactly is my father my role model? This may sound very cheesy, but I truly want to be like my father when I'm older. I would like to be a caring individual and succeed in what I put my mind to. My father has always had this mentality that if you believe you can, and you work hard enough, you can achieve anything. This mentality has stuck to me in the past year and I honestly know I can do anything I want to do. My father is the one that has brought me this far in life- even thought it's just in High School- and I now know I can achieve anything.

Athletic Training Article

Athletic Training is a misinterpreted profession and should be recognized for what it truly does. Athletic Training is often taken as a job that only provides care to athletes before games, such as taping ankles. As said in the article, Diana Miller explained, " '''We get, 'Oh, you work in the weight room.' ... If I didn't know anything about it, and I heard 'athletic trainer,' I would think somebody that trains an athlete. And it's not really what we're doing."'( Gary Mihoces 1). What Athletic Trainer actually do is a variety of task from wrapping athletic ankle before games to responding to athletes with heat stroke. In between there are so many more tasks they have to deal with in this profession. Athletic Training is a growing in several High Schools in order to keep athletes safer. In order to do that, athletic trainers need more knowledge than just wrapping athletes up to prevent injuries. Athletic Training is a misinterpreted profession and should be recognized for what it truly does.

Citations

Sports, Gary Mihoces. "Use of Athletic Trainers on the Rise in High Schools." USA Today. Gannett, 24 June 2013. Web. 19 May 2014.

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