5 Reasons to Earn an Athletic Training Degree

athletic trainer and a patient

Do you have a desire to help others, while also working in an exciting and dynamic field? Earning a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training may be a great choice for you! You do not have to be a former or current athlete to pursue this degree, so keep reading to see if an athletic training degree is the right fit for you:

Help Others

Athletic trainers are constantly helping others by working with clients and their healthcare providers to prevent, diagnose and treat injuries/illnesses occurring within the muscles or bones. While earning your degree in athletic training, you will get an in-depth look into anatomy and physiology. In doing this, you will be provided with the knowledge to apply care and treatment for emergency and acute injuries, health and wellness plans, therapeutic modalities, pharmacology and more.

Increase Knowledge and Awareness

Earning an athletic training degree can help increase your knowledge of multiple aspects within the overall field of healthcare. You will receive training on prevention, clinical evaluation, diagnosis and treatment, among other things. Not only does this healthcare degree advance your education, but it also allows you to pass on your knowledge to clients so that they may apply it to their daily lives to become healthier and happier.

Join a Growing Industry

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment rate of athletic trainers is expected to grow 21 percent from 2014 to 2024! It is a great time to pursue a career as an athletic trainer. Once your program is over and you have passed the Board of Certification Examination, you will have the necessary qualifications to play an active role in a career field that is in high demand.

Work in a Variety of Settings  

In addition to athletic training opportunities rising, the job position can make for a flexible career in terms of location. In this career field, you can be qualified to work in a wide variety of settings, such as high schools, colleges and universities, professional sports facilities and clinics.

Work with Athletes

One of the most obvious reasons to become an athletic trainer is the unique opportunity to work with athletes of all ages and skill levels. Whether you are an athlete or you just love the game, you can pursue your passion of sports and a rewarding career. As athletic trainer, you help athletes stay in top shape so they can continue doing what they love.

If a degree in athletic training excites you, visit our website or contact us today using the Request More Information button at the top of the page, to see how you can become a part of Grand Canyon University’s College of Nursing and Health Care Professions.

Written by Jessica Meyer, a senior earning a marketing degree at GCU.

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Grand Canyon University. Any sources cited were accurate as of the publish date.