Have you ever witnessed an athlete get injured on the field and felt like running over to help?
Then a student trainer work experience might be for you!
- Be enrolled in a health-oriented program; preferably Human Kinetics or Physiotherapy
- Have your First Aid and CPR/AED certifications
- It is also recommended to have done the ‘Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries’ (APA 3125/3525) as it covers the basics that you will need to know
Student Trainer Class
The required class to become a student trainer is from January to April for 2.5 hours per week. It costs between $40 and $50 and is meant to train you to work for the following school year as a student trainer with a varsity team. This is a competitive course (14-16 spots) to get into and only some are selected for a student trainer position based on the performance in class.
Being a Student Trainer
- Great experience but also demands a high level of commitment (you are an integral part of the team!)
- You get paid through the work study program per semester
- Every team has at least 2 student trainers (you are not alone in this!)
Becoming a Student Trainer
To become a student trainer or if you have any question, please email Crissy McPhee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will need to do 2-3 volunteer clinic hours with one of our Athletic Therapist as well as shadowing with a current student trainer.