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If an athlete is injured on the court, on the ice, or on the field, it's an athletic trainer who comes to the rescue.

March is National Athletic Trainer Month.

In this week's Eye on Health, Carla Burbidge tells us about their job.

When you attend a sporting event, you see them on the sidelines. They are always prepared to take care of an injury. The Trinity athletic trainers have contracts with all of the Minot schools, plus several area schools, plus Minot State, colleges in Williston and Bottineau and the Minatourus. In fact, the trainers know the athletes well.

Robyn Gust, Coordinator, Trinity Athletic Trainers "they open up to us sometimes more than their coaches.

This is a growing field across the country. Minot State began offering a 4 year degree in athletic training three years ago. Right away as freshman, students get hands on training. Senior Eric Rochholz says its sometimes difficult and intense, but job opportunities are good.

Eric Rochholz, MSU Senior, I think athletic training gives a strong base"

With March being national athletic training month, Gust wants people to know the scope of the job. Yes, they wrap ankles, but there is so much more. And being an athletic trainer has its rewards.

Gust "watching them go back on the field, that's a personal reward"

Once these students graduate from MSU, they will need to take a test and become certified, from there they have to become licensed by the state, Then, they will be part of this health care profession, trainers who's job is about prevention, managing and rehabilitation of sport injuries. For Eye on Health

I'm Carla Burbidge

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