Careers in Athletic Therapy

Athletic Therapists are employed by private injury rehabilitation clinics; other public and private medical facilities including the corporate sector; professional, national, and/or recreational sport organizations; and high school and post-secondary educational institutions.  Some roles function as:

  • Clinicians
  • Emergency first responders
  • Educators, lecturers, and instructors
  • Non-physician experts
  • Insurance case managers
  • Ergonomic assessors
  • Rehabilitation exercise experts

Athletic Therapists may work in conjunction with other healthcare, fitness, and wellness professionals such as physicians, orthopaedic surgeons, chiropractors, massage therapists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, dentists, optometrists, pedorthists, nurses, biomechanists, homeopaths, osteopathic manual therapists, acupuncturists, psychologists, nutritionists/dieticians, personal trainers, and strength coaches.