Linfield College Athletic Training Program Essay

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I would like to become a certified athletic trainer through the Linfield program because of my love for sports and medicine. I was involved in a number of sports throughout my life and have gone through a number of injuries. One injury in particular sparked my interest in athletic training and that was when my foot had a stress fracture when I was playing soccer at Chemeketa Community College. I spent many hours with the athletic trainer Julie Speck (PT/ATC/R) while my foot was healing. She gave me the opportunity to work with her in the training room. She also sparked my interest in getting my dual credentials in athletic training and physical therapy. I see myself using both degrees in the future like my mentor Julie Spark (PT/ATC/R). She works in a hospital as a physical therapist and is contracted out to Chemeketa Community College as an athletic trainer. I would like to follow in her footsteps. I really enjoyed the time I spent working under her. As an athletic trainer there are many qualities you must possess. The one that comes to mind first is I am naturally ...

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