Academic Program Spotlight: Athletic Training

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This is an excellent story and is very relevant to Saint Louis University students. The article describes how St. Louis area fire protection districts employ athletic trainers to help firefighters in shape by putting them through intense workouts that imitate what they do on the job. Athletic trainers also work with high school athletes and in area industrial sites like Boeing.

The Spring 2012 Bureau of Labor Statistics quarterly report projects a 30 percent increase in jobs for athletic training through 2020. SLU’s Doisy College of Health Sciences offers a program in athletic training that interested students can pursue with the confidence that their major is in a growing field.

While athletic training may not seem like an obvious career choice for veterans, it is actually a great fit for the military skill set. The extensive fitness training that all veterans go through gives them a great background for a career in athletic training. To learn more about the athletic training program at SLU, click here.

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