How to become an athletic trainer for a professional sports team?

Athletic trainers for professional sports teams must hold at least an undergraduate degree from an accredited program and it is often the case that a Master’s degree is required. You will also need certification and state licensing. Experience, in addition to education, is required for athletic trainers that work with professional sports teams. Like many other professions, the best way to work for a professional team is through amateur or minor league franchises first.