Athletic Trainer

Athletic Trainer


Professional athletes are known for being in top shape, but who helps keep them that way?  Jen meets a professional baseball athletic trainer to find out how he’s a part of the game. 

Sitting in the stands, with a hot dog in one hand and popcorn in the other - nothing beats America’s pastime…baseball! But keeping these professional athletes in tip-top shape is no small job. Our host Jen hangs out with Chris, a professional athletic trainer, to learn what he does off the field to keep these players at peak performance on the field.


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Discussion Questions

  • What’s the difference between a physical trainer and an athletic trainer?
  • Do all sports teams have athletic trainers?
  • What sports team would you like to be able to travel with?
  • What questions would you ask Chris?
  • Why do you think it’s important for athletes to have trainers with them all the time?

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