Nick Seiler joined the University of Alabama Sports Medicine staff on July 11, 2008, making him the first full-time Athletic Trainer in the softball program's 12-year history. Seiler, a Kalamazoo, MI native, is entering his fourth season with Alabama Softball. Prior to accepting a full-time position, Seiler worked with the softball team for two years as a graduate assistant athletic trainer while pursuing his master's degree. In May of 2008, he graduated with a Master of Arts in Health Promotions with a concentration in Athletic Training.
Managing the daily health care needs for the softball team, Seiler is in charge of on-site emergency medical response, injury evaluation, as well as non-surgical and post-surgical rehabilitation programs. He also coordinates student-athletes' doctor appointments and manages communication between doctors, coaches, players and their families to ensure the most efficient health care possible.
In addition to Seiler's duties with the softball program, he also serves as an instructor in the Athletic Training Education Program. In his classroom role, he teaches upper and lower extremity evaluation skills as well as coordinates the program's Clinical Proficiency Lab. Seiler has also worked with colleagues to implement an educational in-service program for graduate assistant athletic trainers and assists in the instruction of graduate level structural diagnosis, clinical evaluation, and manual therapy classes.
Seiler received his bachelor's of science degree from Central Michigan University in 2003. After graduation he worked for Frye Regional Medical Center in Hickory, NC and served as the head athletic trainer at Alexander Central High School in Taylorsville, NC from January of 2004 to August of 2006.