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                                                                   Books in the UCC Resource Library:

                           Athletic
                                                                   Careers in Sports Medicine
                                                                   Opportunities in Sports and Fitness Careers
                                                                   Careers for Health Nuts and Others Who Like to Stay Fit
                                                                   Careers for Sports Nuts and Other Athletic Types


                          Training                                 North Carolina Health Careers
                                                                   Health Care Careers for the 21st Century

                                                                   Career & Academic Planning Weblinks:
                                                                   UNC Charlotte B.S. in Athletic Training
The Certified Athletic Trainer                                     www.chhs.uncc.edu/index.php?option=com_content&task=vie
                                                                   w&id=103&Itemid=44
is a highly educated and skilled                                   Allied Health News and Resources (AMA)
                                                                   www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/category/2322.html
professional specializing in athletic                              Athletic Trainer
health care. In cooperation with physi-                            www.athletictrainer.com
                                                                   Sports Medicine
cians and other allied health personnel,                           www.sportsmedicinejobs.com
the athletic trainer functions as an inte-
                                                                   Professional Association Weblinks:
gral member of the athletic health care                            National Athletic Trainers’ Association
team in secondary schools, colleges and                            www.nata.org
                                                                   American College of Sports Medicine
universities, sports medicine clinics, pro-                        www.acsm.org
fessional sports programs, and other
                                                                   How can I know if an athletic training career is
athletic health care settings.*                                    right for me?
                                                                     Complete a career self-assessment such as the Strong Inter-
*Taken from the National Association of Athletic Trainers
                                                                     est Inventory or the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator to see how
website
                                                                     your interests, values, and personality match this major
                                                                     and related career fields. Register for an Exploring Majors
                                                                     and Careers Workshop, MBTI Workshop, or schedule an
Specialized Skills
                                                                     appointment with a career advisor to get a professional in-
Prevention of athletic injuries; recognition, evaluation, and
                                                                     terpretation of your results.
acute care of athletic injuries; injury rehabilitation and
reconditioning; athletic health care administration.                 Obtain direct experience by participating in the Career
                                                                     Prospector Job Shadowing Program. Meet with the Assis-
Athletic training is part of the sports medicine field. It is
                                                                     tant Director for Career Exploration to discuss a suitable
specialized health care for physically active populations.
                                                                     site and sponsor so that you may interview and “shadow” a
Athletic training is not fitness, personal training, or
                                                                     sponsor
strength training.

Types of Employers
College & University Athletic Training Centers
High School Athletic Training Centers
Professional Sports Teams
Sports Medicine Clinics
Corporate and Industrial Rehabilitation Clinics

Preparing for your career:
Obtain the Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) credential.
(See www.bocatc.org)
Develop excellent interpersonal skills to work with ath-
letes, coaches, and medical personnel.
Attend state, district, and national meetings, NC and Mid-
Atlantic Athletic Trainers’ Associations.
Look for jobs in the minor leagues to gain entrance to pro-
fessional sports industry.

Participation in experiential learning (internships, summer
job) in a relevant setting, e.g. physical therapy clinic, hospi-
tal, rehabilitation center.


                                                                      The University Career Center
                                                                      150 Atkins Building      704/687-2231    www.career.uncc.edu
 Books in the UCC Resource Library:                               Books in the UCC Resource Library:
 Job Opportunities for Health & Science Majors                    Job Opportunities for Health & Science Majors
 50 Coolest Jobs in Sports                                        50 Coolest Jobs in Sports
 Careers for Health Nuts & Others Who Like to Stay Fit            Careers for Health Nuts & Others Who Like to Stay Fit
 Health-Care Careers for the 21st Century                         Health-Care Careers for the 21st Century
 North Carolina Health Careers                                    North Carolina Health Careers
 Career Planning Guide for the Allied Health Professions          Career Planning Guide for the Allied Health Professions
 Opportunities in Sports and Fitness Careers                      Opportunities in Sports and Fitness Careers
 Careers in Sports Medicine                                       Careers in Sports Medicine

 Career & Academic Planning Weblinks:                             Career & Academic Planning Weblinks:
 UNC Charlotte B.S. in Athletic Training                          UNC Charlotte B.S. in Athletic Training
 www.health.uncc.edu/academic_programs.cfm?pname=bsat             http://www.chhs.uncc.edu/index.php?option=com_content&tas
 Allied Health News and Resources (AMA)                           k=view&id=103&Itemid=44
 www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/category/2322.html                      Allied Health News and Resources (AMA)
 Athletic Trainer                                                 www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/category/2322.html
 www.athletictrainer.com                                          Athletic Trainer
 Sports Medicine                                                  www.athletictrainer.com
 www.sportsmedicinejobs.com                                       Sports Medicine
                                                                  www.sportsmedicinejobs.com
 Professional Association Weblinks:
 National Athletic Trainers’ Association                          Professional Association Weblinks:
 www.nata.org                                                     National Athletic Trainers’ Association
 American College of Sports Medicine                              www.nata.org
 www.acsm.org                                                     American College of Sports Medicine
                                                                  www.acsm.org
 How can I know if an athletic training career is
 right for me?                                                    How can I know if an athletic training career is
 Participate in the Career Prospector job shadowing pro-          right for me?
 gram. Job shadowing is a way to gain first-hand knowledge        Participate in the Career Prospector job shadowing pro-
 about the career you are considering. It’s your opportunity to   gram. Job shadowing is a way to gain first-hand knowledge
 spend ½ a day to a week shadowing or an hour interviewing        about the career you are considering. It’s your opportunity to
 someone working in a field that interests you. The Univer-       spend ½ a day to a week shadowing or an hour interviewing
 sity Career Center maintains a database of over 160 spon-        someone working in a field that interests you. The University
 sors, and will work with you to find a suitable sponsor. For     Career Center maintains a database of over 160 sponsors, and
 registration information, see a UCC staff member.                will work with you to find a suitable sponsor. For registration
                                                                  information, see a UCC staff member.




The University Career Center                                         The University Career Center
150 Atkins Building      704/687-2231      www.career.uncc.edu
                                                                     150 Atkins Building      704/687-2231     www.career.uncc.edu

								
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