WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – The University of Saint Joseph (USJ) and Director of Athletics Amanda Devitt have announced the hiring of Megan Bosworth as USJ's new head athletic trainer.
"We are delighted to welcome Megan Bosworth to the University of Saint Joseph as our new head athletic trainer," said Devitt. "With Megan's extensive background she will be a great asset to our team and the health of our student-athletes will be her top priority."
"I'm thrilled for the opportunity to join the Blue Jays during an exciting period of growth and development at the university," stated Bosworth. "There are so many great things happening at USJ and I'm looking forward to being a part of it. I'm thankful to Amanda Devitt for entrusting me as a member of her team."
Bosworth joins the Blue Jays after serving as an assistant athletic trainer at neighboring Division I University of Hartford for the past seven years. There, she was primarily responsible for working with Hartford's men's soccer and baseball teams.
Prior to Hartford, Bosworth spent one year at the United States Coast Guard Academy (USCGA) where she worked with the women's soccer, women's basketball, sailing, crew, and men's & women's track and field teams. Before assuming her position at USCGA, she attended the University of Connecticut, earning her graduate degree in Kinesiology in 2011 while working as a graduate assistant at Bloomfield High School. As Bloomfield's head athletic trainer, Bosworth was responsible for providing injury prevention, treatments, rehab and coverage for all sports.
Before attending graduate school, Bosworth was an assistant athletic trainer at St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia, Pa. for the 2008-09 academic year. With the Hawks, she worked with women's soccer and baseball while serving as an ACI for international physiotherapy students.
Bosworth is a member of the National Athletic Training Association as well as the Connecticut Athletic Training Association and Eastern Athletic Trainers Association. She also serves as a clinical supervisor for the University of Connecticut athletic training students.
She has twice been published, including her graduate thesis, Individual and Combined Effects of Hyperthermia, Dehydration and Fatigue on Balance. During the 2012 National Athletic Training Association convention, Bosworth presented her second publication entitled Hypohydration and Hyperthermia Impair Neuromuscular Control after Exercise, which is published in the Official Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine.
Currently residing in Simsbury with her husband Alex, Bosworth's hobbies include hiking, working out and reading.