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Become a Student Trainer

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 3 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.

Congratulations to the newest graduates of the student trainer course! Keep up the hard work this summer. We are looking forward to working with you next school year.

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

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.

We will be accepting applications as of September 2017. The deadline to submit an application (resume and cover letter) is November 1st, 2018.