Essay on Athletic Training At The University Of Miami

1346 Words Dec 12th, 2016 6 Pages
In the past few months, I have had the invaluable opportunity to observe one of the Athletic Trainers at The University of Miami and see firsthand what it is like to work for a Division 1 athletic program. Many people never see what goes on behind the scenes in order for their favorite athletes to perform at the highest level during sporting events. Being in the Athletic Training Facility gave me this exposure and helped me to understand just how essential the role of the athletic trainer is for a program. I was able to apply the information that we covered in class in order to get a better understanding of why the Athletic Trainer made certain decisions in regards to their athletes’ health. Every moment I spent in the Athletic Training Facility, I was learning information that would help guide me into becoming a great healthcare professional. Throughout the semester, there was always a chance for me to practice taping techniques and receive constructive criticism from some of the best athletic training staff in the country. Overall, my observation experience was amazing and has instilled me with a new love for the career field. My primary rotation for this semester was women 's rowing and men 's tennis. The duties and responsibilities the athletic trainer, Josh Mckinney, includes maintaining the training room, setting up coolers for practice, and performing evaluations and treatments for the athletes. Our days started early in the morning as the rowing team came in for…

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