I talk to a lot of athletic trainers every week. Often, I see athletic trainers dealing with really tough situations that go on for months or years. To the outside world, they look amazingly capable, but privately they feel depleted by the enduring strain of having to cope well. John Henryism John Henry is a […]
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Lack of time is a challenge that many athletic trainers face. All of us want more hours in the day – be it for family time, working out, training, recovery or simply to spend on ourselves. However, life seems to always ‘get in the way’ and force us to skip the things that are important
The National Institute of Mental Health estimates one-fifth of all Americans have a mental illness (AMI), which it defines as “any mental, behavioral, or emotional disorder” that can range in severity from none to mild, moderate, or severe. Between 15 and 20 percent of Americans will experience depression at some point. An NCAA study found
It’s becoming more and more common to talk about mental health in sports. The world is slowly realizing that depression and anxiety can affect anybody, including our top athletes, whether it’s Simone Biles withdrawing from the Olympics or Michael Phelps talking about his depression. What role do athletic trainers play in mental health? When an
One of our favorite TikTok stars is Laura Whaley, better known by her handle @loewhaley. The Toronto, Ontario native has more than 2.8 million followers on TikTok as of September 2022. While Laura works as an IT consultant, her “How do you say professionally? videos are applicable to any athletic training job setting. In Laura’s
There are lots of ways to deal with a difficult colleague as an athletic trainer, but the strategies differ depending on the person. Here are 5 types of difficult coworkers and how to handle them.
You can build positive relationships and get ahead in your career by learning a few simple conflict resolution tactics.
The practice settings we are most familiar with are just the beginning – athletic trainers (ATs) can pursue many exciting pathways spanning many different industries. From preventing injuries and rehabilitating performers, musicians, and vocalists to keeping active military members healthy, in every setting, ATs care about the patients’ growth, development, and well-being. Learning about the different settings in which ATs work is the first step on the path to this rewarding career.
Becoming an athletic trainer takes a lot of hard work, but your degree can open up doors in your career and qualify you for better jobs. Being a parent makes balancing college, work, and parenting a little more difficult, but plenty of parents still decide to go back to school and make it work.