The landscape of careers in athletic training is as diverse as the injuries we treat. Our graduates are equipped to work on the sidelines of collegiate and professional sports. If you like working with children or young adults, consider employment in educational settings, youth camps, or youth sports programs. Hospitals and specialty clinics also employ athletic trainers for their expertise in rehabilitating active individuals. Athletic trainers employed in performing arts settings provide specialized injury prevention and rehabilitative care to dancers, musicians, and vocalists. Certain companies and governmental agencies maintain athletic trainers to attend to the needs of their employees and clients.
Whatever path you take, your future looks bright. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment of athletic trainers is expected to grow by 30 percent from 2010 to 2020. We want to be a supportive partner along your professional path.
Keep in touch with us and remain involved with or join one of the field’s many professional organizations:
National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA)
Board of Certification (BOC)
Great Lakes Athletic Trainers' Association (GLATA)
Indiana Athletic Trainers' Association (IATA)
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)
Contacting us is the best way to keep in touch with departmental happenings as well as fellow alumni and friends. The Ball State Alumni Association connects you with a global community of Ball State supporters. Regardless of your next steps, we wish you the best as you continue to build upon the solid educational foundation you forged at Ball State.