Amy Swihart begins her first year as a graduate assistant in the athletic training program at Cumberland.
The Lincoln, Neb., native graduated from Olivet Nazarene in Bourbonnais, Ill., in May 2012, serving her final two years as the lead student athletic trainer for women’s volleyball, men’s basketball, ONU spring football and high school football. She was responsible for set-up and breakdown for practice and events, provided pre- and post-practice treatments and performed initial evaluations of student-athletes.
She was also part of six-week rotations with ONU women’s soccer, men’s basketball, indoor track and field and high school sports, assisting in set-up and breakdown for practice and events, contributing pre- and post-practice treatments and assisting with evaluations and rehabilitations.
Swihart also gained experience as a student lecturer in First Aid and Emergency Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries. She is certified as an American Red Cross Professional Rescuer in CPR, First Aid and AED.
She worked one summer in the Geary Rehabilitation and Fitness Center in Junction City, Kan., assisting in patient treatments, creating rehabilitation programs under supervision, assisting in patient evaluations, serving as co-leader for Sports and Agility camp for female youth and assisting with in-home care visits. Swihart also spent three summer breaks at Trinity Chiropractic in Lincoln, Neb., completing new patient paperwork, handling first level insurance information and taught patients Home Stretch/Exercise Program.