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1. Being an athletic trainer can be a stressful position. How do you handle stress and pressure?
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List of Athletic Trainer Interview Questions
  1. Being an athletic trainer can be a stressful position. How do you handle stress and pressure?
  2. Why do you think you are the best athletic trainer for us?
  3. Tell me about a situation where you had to quickly adapt to inevitable changes as an Athletic Trainer.
  4. What are the general assessment steps that you take with a new patient?
  5. Are you able to adapt to a wide variety of people, situations and environments?
  6. What three words would you use to describe yourself?
  7. As an Athletic Trainer, what do you believe is your best asset?
  8. What is your top diet or nutrition recommendation to your patients?
  9. Why do you want a career as an athletic trainer?
  10. Who would you say inspires you?
  11. How do you evaluate if an athlete is ready to be back in the game?
  12. What type of training program do you use for yourself?
  13. What type of physical therapy equipment are you best versed in?
  14. What are your salary expectations?
  15. Do you feel that you are currently paid what you are worth?
  16. Describe your three greatest accomplishments to date.
  17. What is the riskiest decision you have made? What was the situation? What happened?
  18. Where do you see yourself five years from now?
  19. Do you think honesty is always the best policy?
  20. How can we motivate you on the job?
  21. What do you know about our organization?
  22. While attending university/college, what was your most challenging course, and why?
  23. While attending university/college, what was your favorite course, and why?
  24. In your career as an athletic trainer, have you ever come across an injury that made you queasy? Or, any situation where you could not service the athlete?
  25. Give me a time when you went above and beyond the basic requirements for a patient.
  26. Is there any form of therapy or a specific type of situation that makes you uncomfortable?
  27. How well do you work in conjunction with other athletic trainers?
  28. Ten years from now do you still see yourself in the athletic training industry?
  29. Tell me about the most severe injury you have come across in your career as an athletic trainer.
  30. Tell me about your post-secondary education and how it prepared you for a career as an athletic trainer.
  31. Are you experienced in collaborating with physicians and other health care practitioners in order to create a strong rehabilitation program for a patient?
  32. Have you ever developed a client training program from scratch?
  33. Have you ever worked with patients who have disabilities or unique challenges?
  34. As an athletic trainer, you need to assess a clients' progress carefully and regularly. Are you strong with documentation and report writing?
  35. Have you ever worked as part of a team with a head coach or another trainer?
  36. As an athletic trainer are you able to recognize the signs of steroid or other performance enhancement drug use?
  37. What makes you a great problem solver?
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Rachelle Enns
Athletic Trainer Information
January 28th, 2017

Career options for an athletic trainer are vast. An athletic trainer can work on a multitude of patients ranging from the general public in need of physical rehabilitation to amateur and professional athletes. An athletic trainer can work in a hospital setting, a rehabilitation clinic, a school/university, for a particular sports team, or for the military.

The tasks of an athletic trainer vary greatly and they include tending to minor injuries such as twists and sprains. An athletic trainer will properly fit the athlete to their athletic equipment and ensure that any physician recommended regimes are followed by the individual in their care. If the athletic trainer is working for a sports team, they are required to be present for every game, practice, and training session.

Athletic trainers should be strong and fit as they will be required to assist, and be an example to, their patients and athletes. This includes heavy lifting, supporting another persons weight from time to time and giving exercise demonstrations. This is a physically demanding career.

If an athletic trainer is working for a sports team they may be required to give presentations and training in regards to the dangers of performance enhancing drugs and other forms of drug and alcohol abuse.

An athletic trainer is considered a healthcare professional so a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in a health related field is required for most positions. In addition to a Bachelor's Degree, most states have their own licensing requirements for athletic trainers.
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