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Pursue your passion professionally.

Athletic trainers work with athletes who have a need for injury prevention, evaluation and rehabilitation, and return to activity. But you can also work with non-athletes with a variety of injuries, illnesses or disabilities. Wherever you work, you can help people get healthy and lead their best, most active lives.

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Athletic trainer helps injured athlete on the field
Student intern works with UWGB altheteStudents practice techniques on injured athleteStudents practice on injured football playersStudent works on student athlete

Career Options

Because of the range of organizations that need your athletic training expertise, you can work with patients in settings like these:

  • Public and private schools, colleges and universities
  • Professional and Olympic sports
  • Physician practices
  • Clinics with specialties in sports medicine, wellness and physical therapy
  • Occupational health departments in commercial settings
  • Performing arts including professional and collegiate level dance and music

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Professor Gear

Want to Learn More?

Professor William Gear has real life experience as an athletic trainer in addition to his years as a professor. If you have any questions about career opportunities, get in touch with him.

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