Career Resources by Discipline/Major

Athletic Training

What can I do with this Discipline/major?

Common Career Titles for Althletic Training from the Occupational Outlook Handbook:

Athletic Trainers
Fitness Trainers and Instructors
Massage Therapists
Physical Therapists
Physician Assistants
Physicians and Surgeons
Recreation Workers

Additional Resources - Careers in Athletic Training

Vault Downloadable Guides

  • Career Launcher: Professional Sports Organizations
  • Vault Career Guide to Physical Therapy

Follow these instructions to download the guides listed above:

  1. Log in to (The first time you log in, you will need to follow the "New to Vault?" instructions. You must use your TU email address to create an account.)
  2. Click on the "Guides" tab on the far right
  3. Click on "All Guides (A to Z)" and scroll through the list to find the title you want.
  4. Click the "View Guide" button to access the guide

Internships and Research Opportunities

Getting applied experience in your field is critical. The following resources will allow you to learn more about your department’s opportunities and process, as well introduce you to other major-specific internship posting resources.


TU Athletic Training Department Internship Coordinator:

Research/Internship Opportunities:

Careers and Jobs

The resources below are a starting point for your job search. In addition to making use of the Internet to do research, we encourage you to talk to people in the fields you are interested in (don’t forget to use TU’s Career Mentor Database) to learn more about specific opportunities and organizations.


The sample resumes are provided for your information. We encourage you to look at the resume sample for your major in addition to the other samples that are included in our resume sample database.

Below are sample interview questions for your field. In preparing for the interview, you’ll also want to review common interview questions (PDF) asked of all majors, thoroughly research the organization, dress professionally, and visit the Interview Skills section of the Career Center’s Web site. You can practice your interview skills online via Big Interview or schedule a mock interview with a Career Center staff member.

  • Tell me about a time when you set a goal for a patient and they did not meet that goal.
  • What are the steps you would take to effectively treat a twisted ankle?
  • How would you approach an injured athlete?
  • How would you introduce yourself?
  • What type of questions would you ask the athlete?
  • We've had to treat "non-athletes" such as piano and flute players. How would you handle an introduction to them, would you do anything different?
  • How would you deal with a patient that was not motivated to participate in treatment?
  • How would you deal with an angry or upset athlete or patient?
  • A soccer player kicks the ball and falls to the ground... what do you do?
  • If a patient or athlete began bleeding profusely, what would you do?
  • If any emergency occurred and you were the first person on site what would you do?
  • Describe a time of conflict you had with a classmate, coach, ATC, student-athlete, or physician and how you handled it.
  • How do you handle an athlete who is non-compliant with a rehabilitation program? What about an athlete who is overly ambitious with his/her rehab program?

Professional Associations



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