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Investigate Careers - Athletic Training 

Typical interests and values of athletic training majors

  • Training, instructing, and providing physical care
  • Interest in athletics and exercising
  • Planning, decision-making and counseling
  • Leadership
  • Interest in contributing to society

Knowledge gained from studying athletic training

An athletic training major's knowledge is comprised of many areas of expertise, including athletic injury, biomechanical kinesiology, exercise physiology, mathematics and biology. Athletic training students learn important skills such as how to treat and rehabilitate the injured. Students also receive training in CPR and First Aid.

Skills gained from an athletic training major  

  • Appropriate judgment
  • Responsibility
  • Tact and patience
  • Ability to make critical observations and appropriate decisions
  • Leadership skills
  • Poise and confidence

What are athletic training graduates doing?

Athletic training graduates can use their education in a variety of fields. Employers of athletic training graduates include four-year colleges and universities, high schools, and professional teams. They also work at athletic establishments, such as health and fitness clubs. Read about the career paths of some UW- Eau Claire athletic training graduates in Blugold Success Stories.

Entry-level positions reported by recent graduates:

  • Drake University-Assistant Athletic Trainer
  • Mayo Clinic-Athletic Trainer
  • Sauk Prairie Memorial Hospital-Athletic Trainer
  • UW-Whitewater Athletics-Assistant Athletic Trainer
  • Minnesota Twins-Minor League Athletic Trainer
The Athletic Training Department has additional information about career options.

Research job titles and descriptions on credible websites


Visit the Health Careers Center


Visit Career Services

  • Schedule an appointment to discuss career options in athletic training with a career advisor by calling 715-836-5358.

Conduct Informational Interviews

After researching some of these jobs students may begin informational interviewing. The Blugold Success Stories site is a great way to find contacts with whom you can conduct informational interviews.

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Professional associations provide some excellent career exploration resources

Explore Health Careers is a free, multi-disciplinary, interactive website designed to explain the array of health professions and provide easy access to students seeking information about health careers: