There are several steps involved for those who wish to become this type of professional. According to the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), it is first compulsory to have a bachelor’s degree in a recognized athletic training program. This can be determined by viewing the list of universities approved by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). For those with a recognized degree, the final option is to obtain a master’s certification that is approved by the aforementioned commission. Once these have all been conferred, the next step is to take the BOC (Board of Education) test to become a certified trainer.
Each state has its own requirements that you will need to meet in order to be recognized as a certified Athletic Trainer. Use the map or links below to find out how to become a certified Athletic Trainer in your state:
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