- Work with team physicians, exercise physiologist, physical therapists and coaches in the care and prevention of illness and injury related to sports and exercise.
- An undergraduate degree from an accredited program is required to sit for the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) certification exam beginning in the year 2004.
- In most states licensure is required
- One of the requirements for licensure is to successfully pass the NATA certification exam.
- Athletic trainers typically work with athletes at the high school, college, or professional level as well as sports medicine clinics.