Athletic Trainer Interview Questions

28 Athletic Trainer Questions and Answers by on February 25th, 2021

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Why should we hire you to be our athletic trainer?

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Athletic Trainer Interview Questions

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    Why should we hire you to be our athletic trainer?

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

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    What are your salary expectations?

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

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    Are you keen on documentation and report writing?

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

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

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

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    How do you respond to sudden changes in your schedule?

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

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    What types of work environments are you used to?

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

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

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

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

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

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    What three words would you use to describe yourself?

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    Why do you want a career as an athletic trainer?

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

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

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    Have you ever developed a client training program from scratch?

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

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

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

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    What type of training program do you use for yourself?

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

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

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