• Professional Sports
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Secondary Schools

In addition to the above traditional practices of Athletic Trainers, there are emerging opportunities in the profession:

  • Industrial/Occupational - Athletic Trainers develop and manage programs designed to keep employees working at full capacity, improving company productivity and help reduce health care and insurance costs.
  • Military - employed by the various Armed Forces to assist in the health and welfare of both active duty soldiers and their dependents.
  • Performing Arts - Performing Arts Athletic Trainers provide specialized injury prevention and rehabilitative care to dancers, actors, musicians, and vocalists.
  • Physician Extender - provide value to the practice through: skills in triage, taking patient histories, performing evaluations, providing instruction on exercise prescriptions, rehabilitation, and general patient education.

Visit the National Athletic Trainers’ Association website at for more information.