Athletic Trainer Interview Questions

Athletic Trainer Interview Questions

"To become an athletic trainer, you must first gain your ATC credential and pass an examination from the Board of Certification. Employers will then be looking to hire trainers with the medical knowledge to be able to diagnose and successfully treat athletes. Make sure to highlight your interpersonal skills, decision making abilities, and close attention to detail. You should also be prepared to discuss what motivates you to work with athletes, your previous experience, and how you'll field criticism from athletic coaches."

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San Diego Christian College
Assistant Athletic Trainer was asked...October 25, 2015

What I felt the best strength from my skill sets would be for this job

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The ability to size up an athlete's injury empirically and make wise decisions for acute into rehabilitative care, reconditioning and return to play. To manage an ever changing patient load and conduct planning and response in diverse environments. Less

ATI Physical Therapy

What do you want to get out of this job

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I stated I wanted to get quality experience from a good company and to further my therapeutic skills in a friendly and encouraging environment that was focused on patient goals. Less

Syracuse University

How do you handle criticism?

Confluent Health

Give an example of a difficult situation you have been put in.

Lehman College

Inquired as to if I was looking around and was pursuing other interests.

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I said yes, I had 1 other interview coming up (in reality I had 3 but was afraid to inform him). Since he seemed like he was interested and was about to offer me the job, he was requiring an answer in 3 days; My interviews were taking place over the next week. I did get an offer but then he needed t think about it. In the end, I did not get the job. Less

That is actually pretty common. You have to think of it from the Employers point of view; they have a list of potential employees. They start with #1, then move down the list as needed. So in order to be sure they fill the position best, they ask that you let them know either on the spot or within a few days so they can send out another offer... Sucks for the interviewer, but its business sense from the employer. Less

Orlin & Cohen

A why should we hire you type of question.

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I am a hard worker i open to learn more about things

I am good for the job

Plano ISD

How do you motivate athletes during periods of recovery?

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The well-being of my athlete is my top priority. Before we make return-to-play decisions, the team physicians and I work together in our assessment of an athlete's condition. This involves a thorough clinical evaluation, functional testing and a subjective assessment of the athlete's general progress. Certainly always consider and evaluate the athlete's emotional and mental state to the best of my ability.” Less


Mostly questions about my background in this particular setting

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Rehashed my successes from the various positions that I held in this line of work Less

Stanford University

Why Stanford?

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Growth opportunity

Select Medical

How would you instruct a patient to perform a certain task?

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I ask patients about their information and I follow them to right place!

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