Athletic Training Gains National Spotlight
An Expanding Variety of Workplaces are Discovering “There’s an AT for That”
After Buffalo Bills’ safety Damar Hamlin’s cardiac arrest on the field in January, most people know that athletic trainers do far more than ice or bandage players’ injuries during a sporting event. The Bills’ athletic trainers’ life-saving intervention for Hamlin brought high-profile attention to this usually low-profile medical profession.
Even before that notoriety, the occupation was seeing exponential growth and increased interest. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that jobs in athletic training will grow by 17% through 2031, much faster than average for all occupations. Awareness continues to grow with March designated as National Athletic Training Month.
- LARRY MUNGER, Ph.D. - ASSISTANT PROGRAM DIRECTOR, MASTERS OF ATHLETIC TRAINING
- Frank Perez, MAT - Assistant Director of Sports Medicine, Texas Tech Athletics
- Athletic Training Program B-ROLL
- Frank Perez B-ROLL