Josh Johnson, a native of Utah, enters his second year as an assistant athletic trainer at Northern Arizona University. He will work primarily with the NAU women's soccer team.
As a graduate assistant athletic trainer at Utah State for two years, Johnson served one year as the head athletic trainer for women's gymnastics before assuming the role of assistant athletic trainer for Utah State football for 2011-12. He earned a Master's of Science in Health and Human Movement with an emphasis in Sports Medicine while working with the Aggies for two academic years.
Johnson completed his undergraduate degree as a dual major in athletic training and biology at Southern Utah in May 2010 while working as a student athletic trainer for all four years of his undergraduate study. He worked with Southern Utah football, men's basketball, and baseball as a student assistant while also assisting with medical coverage for SUU football, basketball, and soccer camps and Utah high school state football and wrestling championships.
For the last academic year Johnson was also a host of the World of Sports Medicine radio show. He is a member of the National Athletic Training Association (NATA) and has American Red Cross First Aid and American Heart Association CPR/AED certifications. Johnson is also a Utah State Licensed Athletic Trainer and has been a NATA-BOC Certified Athletic Trainer since June 2010.