Ryan Hughes joined Caltech on August 31, 2015 as an Athletic Trainer, covering all 19 intercollegiate sports. He spent the previous year splitting his time between working for UCLA Club Sports and Glendale Adventist Physical Therapy Center.
His primary sport responsibilities at UCLA Club Sports were both men’s and women’s lacrosse, rugby and soccer, in addition to providing game coverage for non-traditional sports such as ultimate Frisbee and quidditch. At Glendale Physical Therapy, he spent time rehabilitating patients under the direction of the licensed Physical Therapists and providing high school coverage for local high schools in the Burbank and Glendale areas.
Hughes graduated with his Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training with a 3.6 GPA in 2014 from California State University, Northridge. He then went on to complete his Master of Science degree in rehabilitation science with a 3.92 GPA in 2015 from California University in Pennsylvania. Hughes also was a part-time faculty teacher at CSUN during the spring and summer semesters in 2015, teaching intro to Athletic Training labs to undergraduate students.
Hughes is certified by the National Athletic Trainers' Association and holds the following additional credentials: Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA), Corrective Exercise Specialist (NASM) and Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT).