Michael Shields

  Assistant Athletic Trainer / Instructor
Station 14
Homer Field House 220
(205) 652-5485
Degrees: M.A.T., University of West Alabama, 2010
B.S., Georgia Southern University, 2009
B.S., Georgia Southern University, 2009
Professional Biography:

After completing a two year Graduate Assistantship at The University of West Alabama, Michael became a full time Assistant Athletic Trainer/Instructor in January 2011.  Michael works primarily with Football and Baseball in addition to instructing the Introduction to Athletic Training course.

Michael began his Athletic Training career at Georgia Southern University, a CAATE accredited athletic training education program and graduated in May 2009 with a Bachelor's degree in Athletic Training and Exercise Science.  While at Georgia Southern, Michael worked with Softball, Menís Soccer, Statesboro High School, Volleyball, and Football.  In August 2009, Michael began working at The University of West Alabama as a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer while earning his Masters of Arts in Teaching.  While working at West Alabama as a Graduate Assistant, Michael worked primarily with Menís and Womenís Tennis and Football.  He also worked as a Rehabilitation Technician for Champion Sports Medicine Physical Therapy during the summer of 2010.  Michael hopes to continue to grow as an athletic trainer/instructor at West Alabama and plans to obtain his Strength and Conditioning certification in the near future.

Employment Date: January 2011
Classes usually taught: Introduction to Athletic Training
Additional UWA Assignments: Assistant Athletic Trainer for Football and Baseball
Recent Grants AED (Automated External Defibrillator) for High School Outreach