Curtis Self is in his seventh year with Creighton University after serving as associate athletic trainer at the College of Charleston in Charleston, S.C., for six years. While at Charleston he was the facility coordinator of the Patriots Point Athletic Training room with sport assignments to the baseball and women’s tennis teams.
Prior to his stint at the College of Charleston, Self served as an athletic trainer for the Texas Rangers Minor League Baseball Club for two seasons. While with the Texas Rangers he was responsible for the evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation associated with the rookie classification Gulf Coast Rangers. During his stint with the Rangers, Self was also a graduate assistant at Western Michigan University where he earned his Master of Arts degree in physical education and recreation with an athletic training emphasis in 2002.
Self graduated from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts degree in physical education and athletic training in May 2000. While an athletic training student at Coe College, he was also a member of the men’s swimming team.
Originally from Grand Island, Neb., Self and his wife (Kristine) reside in Omaha. He is a certified athletic trainer and has been a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association since 1998. He is also an approved clinical instructor through CAAHEP as well as CPR and AED certified.
The Creighton University Athletic Training staff works in cooperation with and under the supervision of physicians to provide the best possible care for student-athletes. It has a staff of four full-time certified and state-licensed athletic trainers and two graduate assistants that are certified and state-licensed athletic trainers. Athletic training students also gain clinical experience as they help serve the sports medicine needs of Creighton student-athletes.
The mission of Creighton University Athletic Training is to serve as the initial allied healthcare provider for Creighton University student-athletes and to provide access to other healthcare professionals as needed. Services include prevention, assessment, management and rehabilitation of athletic-related injuries and illnesses.