School of Nursing & Kinesiology

Qualifications

First and foremost, the athletic trainer must have a genuine interest in athletes and active individuals and have a sincere concern for the total well being of the athletes. The athletic trainer must have confidence, integrity, a sense of humor, good communication skills, and common sense. They must be skilled in the areas of taping, wrapping, padding, injury assessment, injury rehabilitation, and have knowledge of first aid and emergency procedures. The athletic trainer may also be involved in such areas as development of conditioning programs, nutritional counseling, equipment purchasing, equipment fitting, classroom teaching, budgeting, and administrative duties.