Athletic Trainer Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Athletic Trainer interview, here are 28 interview questions and answer examples.

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Being an athletic trainer can be a stressful position. How do you handle stress and pressure?

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List of 28 Athletic Trainer Interview Questions & Answers

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    Being an athletic trainer can be a stressful position. How do you handle stress and pressure?

  2. 2.

    Tell me about your post-secondary education and how it prepared you for a career as an athletic trainer.

  3. 3.

    What type of training program do you use for yourself?

  4. 4.

    Have you ever worked with patients who have disabilities or unique challenges?

  5. 5.

    Are you keen on documentation and report writing?

  6. 6.

    How do you evaluate if an athlete is ready to be back in the game?

  7. 7.

    While attending university/college, what was your favorite course, and why?

  8. 8.

    What are the general assessment steps that you take with a new patient?

  9. 9.

    Do you prefer to work on your own, or as a part of a rehabilitation team?

  10. 10.

    As an Athletic Trainer, what do you believe is your best asset?

  11. 11.

    Why should we hire you to be our athletic trainer?

  12. 12.

    As an athletic trainer are you able to recognize the signs of steroid or other performance enhancement drug use?

  13. 13.

    Tell me about the most severe injury you have come across in your career as an athletic trainer.

  14. 14.

    Why do you want a career as an athletic trainer?

  15. 15.

    Give me a time when you went above and beyond the basic requirements for a patient.

  16. 16.

    What types of work environments are you used to?

  17. 17.

    What is your top diet or nutrition recommendation to your patients?

  18. 18.

    How do you respond to sudden changes in your schedule?

  19. 19.

    What three words would you use to describe yourself?

  20. 20.

    Are you experienced in collaborating with physicians and other healthcare practitioners?

  21. 21.

    Have you ever developed a client training program from scratch?

  22. 22.

    Have you ever worked as part of a team with a head coach or another trainer?

  23. 23.

    In your career as an athletic trainer, have you ever come across an injury that made you queasy?

  24. 24.

    While attending university, what was your most challenging course, and why?

  25. 25.

    What type of physical therapy equipment are you best versed in?

  26. 26.

    What are your salary expectations?

  27. 27.

    When you suffer a setback with a client, how does that emotionally affect you and your work?

  28. 28.

    Would you say you are a better verbal or written communicator?