Why Masters Programs in Athletic Training Is Not Popular

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It is time to enroll for masters programs in athletic training if you intend to go professional and be able to train others using modern techniques and approaches. This is because athletic training is dynamic and sport-specific that general strategies are no longer efficient and don’t work at all. If approached to develop a workout program for various categories of gym users, you need to have that knowledge of what is required, what is effective and what will not work out in the schedule. That is why you need the knowledge to be able to point out such. Despite the benefits of such training, very few people want to take up the courses. Even with many people wanting the professional training, no one is ready to learn the necessary skills and teach others. The following three reasons have contributed to few people wanting to enroll in masters programs in athletic training because of the negative perception.

Long Working Hours:

The dynamic nature of athletic training makes learning a continuous process that makes takes up much of trainers time to learn and pass the knowledge to their learners. On a typical day, the coach can attend to several athletes who come in as per their schedule and timetable. That means you can work throughout the day at weird hours, unlike other professions that got particular working timelines in a week. As other are enjoying their weekend, it is now the busiest day of your schedule.

Inadequate Salary:

Factoring in the amount of time athletic trainers work, it is not equated to the salary they earn. At first, athletic training was regarded more like a passion over a career that makes you gain something in the end. Very few are willing to pay something decent as they still picture it as a passion and not a profession. It is regarded as a part-time gig, and you won’t survive long if you are relying on it alone. No one considers that you paid fees to be trained as an athletic trainer and people can’t get the clear picture of why you should pay for something regarded as passion in the first place.

Family Conflict issue:

With long hours in the field and the gym, little is left to spend and focus on your family. Active trainers are only available before getting married when they have to balance the available time now, or risking destroying the family fabric.

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One thought on “Why Masters Programs in Athletic Training Is Not Popular

  1. It is now being enforced by the BOC that you HAVE to get a masters in athletic training. I have mine and yes you work some crazy hours (especially if you work college athletics) but you should probably have an understanding about that before entering the program. Pay is eh like you said but high schools and clinics in some areas pay well. Plus what makes the job is the love for sports and athletes. I get no greater joy than helping someone recover and seeing them back out in their sport playing at their ultimate level of fitness. This is such an up and coming field it stinks it gets such a bad rep sometimes, plus who wouldn’t want to train athletes or watching sporting events and get paid to do so?

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