Athletic Burnout Persuasive Essay by Writing Specialists

Athletic Burnout
An investigation of the incidence, causes and treatments for burnout among American high school athletic trainers.
# 91873 | 4,500 words | 21 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Feb 07, 2007 in Education (Physical) , Education (Jr High/High School) , Sport (General)

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The paper provides an overview of burnout in educational settings in general and in physical fitness settings in particular. The paper provides a discussion of the various causes of burnout among high school athletic trainers. The paper offers an analysis of the available and recommended interventions that can be used to help athletic trainers who experience burnout. The paper concludes that there is a very real risk that the importance of a well-balanced physical fitness regimen may be overlooked. The paper contends that Americans owe it to the schools, the teachers and the students to ensure that physical education professionals, including athletic trainers, are provided with the resources they need to do an important job in 21st century high schools.

Review and Discussion

From the Paper:

"Unfortunately, though, physical educational professionals in general and athletic trainers in particular may be susceptible to the problems associated with the condition termed "burnout" by the experts, to denote people who have experienced more than they can handle in the workplace. Certainly, there may be (and usually are) other factors involved in these cases, but the teaching profession has been found to be a particularly stressful one, and the stressors associated with the profession in general are especially concentrated in high school physical fitness settings where athletic trainers may be under constant pressure to win sporting events because of the importance of these events for some high schools."

Sample of Sources Used:

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