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NMSU’s Athletic Training Program is an educational program that prepares students for athletic training with hands on experience. Students in the program are placed with one of the sports offered on campus and assist the head athletic trainer of that sport. Celeste Gomez and Krysteen Cruz are two students in the program and have been placed with the football team this semester. They are tasked with anything from loading a semi with supplies, cleaning water bottles by hand, washing used football garments and they even assist with injuries. Getting into the program is competitive and only a select few are chosen. Gomez and Cruz are passionate about sports and enjoy studying anatomy and physiology (two major subjects studied in the program). Their passion is seen as they take on some dirty tasks with a great attitude.