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Become a Student Trainer

Have you ever witnessed an athlete get injured on the field and felt like running over to help? Then a student trainer work experience might be for you!


  • Be enrolled in a health-oriented program; preferably Human Kinetics or Physiotherapy
  • Have your First Aid and CPR/AED certifications
  • It is also recommended to have done the ‘Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries’ (APA 3125/3525) as it covers the basics that you will need to know

Student Trainer Class

The required class to become a student trainer is from January to April for 3 hours per week one evening. It is not for credits and will cost between $40 and $50 and is meant to train you to work for the following school year as a student trainer with a varsity team. This is a competitive course (14-16 spots) to get into and only some are selected for a student trainer position based on the performance in class.

Being a Student Trainer

  • Great experience but also demands a high level of commitment (you are an integral part of the team!)
  • You get paid through the work study program per semester
  • Every team has at least 2 student trainers (you are not alone in this!)

Becoming a Student Trainer

To become a student trainer or if you have any question, please email Crissy McPhee at

You will need to do 2-3 volunteer clinic hours with one of our Athletic Therapist as well as shadowing with a current student trainer.

We will be accepting applications as of September 2019. The deadline to submit an application (resume and cover letter) is November 1st, 2019.