Josh's tenure with the Sports Medicine department at NC State University began in 2008. Originally from Woonsocket, R.I., Josh attended High Point University, the first program in the country to be accredited by the Commision on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), and graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training in 2003. In June of 2003, Josh passed his Board of Certification exam becoming a Certified Athletic Trainer. He then attended graduate school at North Carolina State University's Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management, the first nationally-accredited degree program of its kind in the United States, and graduated with a Master of Science degree, concentrating on sports administration. In order to fulfill the extensive requirements of his degree program, Josh completed his thesis entitled "Job Satisfaction of Full-Time Atlantic Coast Conference Board of Certification Certified Athletic Trainers."
As a graduate assistant at NC State, he worked with men's and women's swimming and diving, women's soccer, men's and women's golf, rifle, co-ed cheerleading, and gymnastics. Following his stint as a graduate assistant, he joined Elon University as an assistant athletic trainer for men's soccer and softball, a position he held for two years. Josh then returned to his alma mater, NC State, as an assistant athletic trainer with men's and women's soccer, men's and women's swimming and diving, and wrestling.
Josh is a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) and a NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES), credentials both endorsed by the exclusive National Basketball Athletic Trainers' Association and grounded in evidence-based science. He has studied the injury prevention oriented Functional Movement Screen, offered by the ground-breaking company Functional Movement Systems, as well. Building upon his strong belief in continuing education and a multidisciplinary approach, he became a National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), as well as a Sound Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (SASTM) technician, a pioneering certification in the Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) industry. Additionally, he is an American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED and CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers instructor. He is also a Certified Pool/Spa Operator (CPO) through the National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF), as he is charged with maintaining water chemistry and safety of the hydrotherapy equipment.
Throughout his career, Josh has been fortunate to work with countless ACC champions, NCAA All-Americans, NCAA regional champions, multiple NCAA champions, professional athletes, national team members, and Olympians, including gold medalists.
Josh was a letter winner is three sports during high school and continues to play soccer and softball competitively in the Triangle area. He currently resides in Knightdale, NC.