Athletes participate in competitive sports events on an amateur or professional basis. They play team sports such as hockey, baseball and football, or compete in individual sports such as figure skating, track and field and boxing.
Athletes perform some or all of the following duties:
Train under the direction of a coach or trainer to qualify for competition.
Attend scheduled practice and training sessions.
Participate in local, regional, provincial, national or international competitions and sporting events.
Assess performance after an event to identify strengths and weaknesses.
Here are some schools that have programs related to this career: