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Overview of Athletic Training:
Athletic trainers are the men and women who assist all types of athletes with injuries, as well as injury prevention. Athletic trainers, as one of the first healthcare providers on the scene when injuries occur, must be able to recognize, evaluate and assess injuries and provide quick and precise care when needed. They also specialize in preventing injuries by educating people on how to reduce the risk of injury by advising them on the proper use of equipment, exercises to improve strength and balance and therapy programs.
 
Athletic Training Staff for 2013-14 -- Front Row (Left to Right): Brittany Fajardo, Nora Mitchell, Elizabeth Coti, Kymber Adams, Kaylan Brown & Courtney Jenkins (Head Athletic Trainer). Back Row (Left to Right): Jessica Boodreaux, Yasmine Escobedo, Victor Garcia, Dakota Osborne, Tony Adkins & Patricia Williams.
 

Program Goals:

  • To provide an atmosphere for individuals to develop intellectual, professional and social skills which are essential to entry-level athletic training students.
  • To provide a comprehensive perspective of the athletic training profession through cognitive, psychomotor and clinical instruction.
  • To assist students in the admission process to a four-year Athletic Training Education Program.

What do Athletic Trainers do?

Most graduates of the program will continue to a four-year college or university to get a Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology with a major in athletic training. Also, almost 70 percent of athletic trainers have a master’s degree or higher. It is also a myth that athletic trainers only work for sports teams—athletic trainers can be found employed at hospitals, rehab centers and most other healthcare facilities.

What degrees are offered?

Students completing the two-year curriculum will receive an Associate of Science degree with emphasis in athletic training.

How long does it take?

Two years (four semesters). Students completing the two-year curriculum will receive an Associate of Science degree with emphasis in athletic training, preparing them to continue toward a Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology with a major in athletic training.

What advice should I follow for enrollment?

Students who enter the program must have good social and communication skills. The successful athletic trainer is a person who is a sharp thinker and someone who can deal with difficult situations and the stress that comes along with it. It’s also extremely important that a prospective trainer has a strong desire to help people.

What is the job outlook?

Employment of athletic trainers is projected to grow 37 percent from 2008 to 2018, much faster than the average for all occupations, because of their role in preventing injuries and reducing healthcare costs.

What kind of salary can I expect?

Median annual wages for athletic trainers were $39,640 in May 2008. The middle 50 percent earned between $32,070 and $49,250. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $23,450, while the top 10 percent earned more than $60,960. (Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Are there any courses offered online?

Not at this time. This program is offered on campus only.

How do I apply?

Click here to apply for the KC Athletic Training Program.

 

» Contact Information

Courtney Jenkins, MSS, ATC, LAT
Athletic Trainer
E-Mail: cjenkins@kilgore.edu
Phone: (903) 983-8628
Office Location: Parks Fitness Center

 

 

7-3-2013


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