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What Is an Athletic Trainer?

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What Is an Athletic Trainer?
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A Short Reader

Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 6 to 8
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   6.59

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    rehabilitate, best, military, schooling, doctorate, additional, interact, workout, educate, career, health, jobs, occur, condition, recover, schools


What Is an Athletic Trainer?
By Jennifer Kenny
Rewritten as a short reader by Cindy Grigg
  

1     Think of your favorite sports team. Whose job is it to prevent injuries to the players? Who helps the players recover if they are injured? Athletic trainers do.
 
2     Job Settings: Athletic trainers might work for large high schools. They may work with college or professional sports teams. They may work for baseball, football, basketball, hockey, or soccer teams. They may work in health clubs or gyms. Athletic trainers might work for large companies. Athletic trainers can also be found in the military. Some work with performing arts groups. Many athletic trainers work in sports medicine clinics. They see a range of people of different ages and abilities.
 
3     Job Duties: Athletic trainers may teach classes. A trainer might educate students about proper exercise habits. A trainer might set up a workout room for employees. In factories, a trainer might train workers in the best way to do their jobs to prevent injuries. Trainers collect data and recommend exercises. Trainers look after athletes during the playing season. They help condition or rehabilitate injured athletes during the off-season.

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