Athletic Trainers


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Athletic Trainers

Athletic Trainers - Physical Demands

Athletic trainers frequently:

  • Stand for long periods of time.
  • Use their hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
  • Walk or run for long periods of time.

It is important for athletic trainers to be able to:

  • Understand the speech of another person.
  • Speak clearly so listeners can understand.
  • See details of objects that are less than a few feet away.
  • Move two or more limbs together (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while remaining in place.
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  • Hold the arm and hand in one position or hold the hand steady while moving the arm.
  • Use fingers to grasp, move, or assemble very small objects.
  • Use one or two hands to grasp, move, or assemble objects.
  • Use muscles to lift, push, pull, or carry heavy objects.
  • See details of objects that are more than a few feet away.
  • Use stomach and lower back muscles to support the body for long periods without getting tired.

It is not as important, but still necessary, for athletic trainers to be able to:

  • Coordinate movement of several parts of the body, such as arms and legs, while the body is moving.
  • Be physically active for long periods without getting tired or out of breath.
  • See differences between colors, shades, and brightness.
  • Focus on one source of sound and ignore others.
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  • Use muscles for extended periods without getting tired.
  • Make quick, precise adjustments to machine controls.
  • Determine the distance between objects.
  • Hear sounds and recognize the difference between them.
  • Bend, stretch, twist, or reach out.
  • Keep or regain the body's balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.
  • Choose quickly and correctly among various movements when responding to different signals.
  • Move arms and legs quickly.
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.