Top 25 Athletic Trainer Interview Questions
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?
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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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