Stuart Schmidt, Athletic Trainer Supervisor
Stuart joins The Center Foundation as the Athletic Training Supervisor after having spent the past six years as an Assistant and later Head Athletic Trainer at Methodist University in Fayetteville, North Carolina. A native of the Pacific Northwest, Stuart attended Oregon State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sport Science with an option in Athletic Training. After graduating from Oregon State University, he worked as the Athletic Training Fellow at The Center and The Center Foundation where he divided his time between working in the cast room and as the Athletic Trainer at Sisters High School. Stuart left Bend to attend graduate school at The University of Florida where he received his Master of Science in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology. During his time at UF he served as the Head Athletic Trainer at Santa Fe College in Gainesville, Florida.
Stuart is excited about being back in Central Oregon and contributing to the excellent care and services provided through The Center Foundation to the local community.
Scooping ice cream at Baskin Robbins
Something quirky/interesting about you?
My summer job in college was working at the Salmon Fisheries in Alaska. I enjoy cooking, spending time in the outdoors, and am a very passionate Oregon State Beavers fan!
What’s one thing you would like people to know about athletic trainers:
Certified athletic trainers are highly trained allied-healthcare providers who are especially qualified in evaluation, treatment, and prevention of athletic injuries. We are qualified to treat the full range from acute emergencies to chronic overuse injuries, and everything in-between.