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Sample Athletic Training Interview Questions 

  • What would you say is the biggest challenge you will face entering this field?
  • How would your supervisor describe you?
  • What are you doing to stay current in the field?
  •  How would you rate a job that required you to be making quick decisions on a daily basis?
  • Describe an instance when you had to think on your feet.
  • What do you think is the toughest part of this position?
  •  Tell me about a situation in which you led a team. What was the outcome?
  • Do you prefer clear job tasks, or freedom to direct your own work?
  • Briefly describe the most significant responsibility that you have had in this field thus far, and what it taught you.
  • Tell me about a time when you set a goal for a patient and they did not meet that goal.
  • What are the steps you would take to effectively treat a twisted ankle?
  • How would you approach an injured athlete?
  • How would you introduce yourself?
  • What type of questions would you ask the athlete?
  • We've had to treat "non-athletes" such as piano and flute players. How would you handle an introduction to them, would you do anything different?
  • How would you deal with a patient that was not motivated to participate in treatment?
  • How would you deal with an angry or upset athlete or patient?
  • A soccer player kicks the ball and falls to the ground... what do you do?
  • What do you have a low tolerance for?
  • If a patient or athlete began bleeding profusely, what would you do?
  • If any emergency occurred and you were the first person on site what would you do?



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