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Q & A: a day in the life of a student athletic trainer

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Junior Jules Bourgeois has been a student athletic trainer since her freshman year. She loves supporting the sports teams in anyway she can. Bourgeois works closely with Head Trainer Erin Abbate, and fellow student trainer sophomore Olivia Pugh.

Q: What does a student athletic trainer do?

A: “We mostly help with getting the teams water before every game, and help out anytime someone gets injured. I usually get to help ice people and rap their injuries.”

Q: What does a typical game day look like for you?

A: “We hang out for about an hour, then forty minutes before a game starts we’ll start filling up water and bringing athletic training kit and first respondent kit that has an AED. The AED is really cool. It stands for automated external defibrillator ad it sends electric shocks to the heart.”

Q: What events are the most fun to prep for?

A: “For basketball and volleyball we bring out towels, which we don’t do for other teams. For wrestling we wear black gloves and sit there waiting for someone to bleed. We call it “blood duty” because of how often wrestlers bleed. Football is the most fun to prep for because we travel with the team to their away games. We set up a table for people who are injured to lay on, and we have to keep a first aid kit handy because football players always get injured.”

Q: What do you enjoy about being a student athletic trainer?

A: “It’s fun learning how to heal players, wrap ankles, and properly ice people. I also love watching the games despite how much work it takes to get ready. I’m interested in medicine and the human body so that’s why I enjoy it so much. The tennis team also gives us good food at their home matches.”

Q: What’s the hardest part about being a student athletic trainer?

A: “It takes time to prepare for games, and some games last a really long time and we have to stay the entire time. However, the hardest part by far is filing physicals. We have to go through every single one.”

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