Philip Stevenson begins his first year as the Head Athletic Trainer at the University of Saint Joseph this fall, serving as the primary athletic trainer for the Blue Jays’ eight varsity sports. His primary responsibilities will include: injury prevention and rehabilitation, musculoskeletal injury diagnosis, care and management of acute and chronic injuries and strength and condition for all USJ student athletes.
After earning his undergraduate degree in athletic training from Grand Canyon University in 2015, Stevenson interned as an Athletic Trainer for a year at GCU before going on to earn a master’s in Exercise Rehabilitation from Bangor University in Bangor, Gwynedd, Wales, United Kingdom in 2017.
While at Bangor, Stevenson worked as a Course Representative for the School of Sport, Health, and Exercise Sciences (SSHES) while carrying out an original, independent research project in pursuit of his master’s degree.
During his time as a certified athletic training intern at GCU, Stevenson worked primarily as the lead Athletic Trainer for the Lopes’ Men’s and Women’s Track and Field teams. While at GCU, in addition to providing athletic training services to 120+ Division I student athletes, he also assisted in the development of an eating disorder/disordered eating protocol for inter-collegiate athletics.
As an undergraduate athletic training student, Stevenson primarily worked with the men’s basketball, men’s soccer, men’s volleyball and baseball teams at GCU. Additionally, he was a member of the Lopes’ Track and Field team and Rugby team.
Originally from Phoenix, Ariz., Stevenson currently resides in Wethersfield and is BLS certified.