Micah Gerhart ’12 knows the importance of what happens behind the scenes in professional football.
When the Philadelphia Eagles claimed their first Super Bowl title on Feb. 4, 2018, Olivet alumnus and professional athletic trainer Micah Gerhart was celebrating, too. His career began with a Chicago Bears internship in 2012 and hit an unmistakable high point at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis this past Sunday.
Living out his dream career, Micah is an assistant athletic trainer for the Eagles. In a previous interview, he shared: “My job is to help the players stay as safe as possible. Even when I’m tired, I give my best. My goal was to work in a professional sports setting. Olivet prepared me up to accomplish that goal.”
Dr. Brian Hyma, director of the CAATE-accredited Athletic Training Education Program at Olivet Nazarene University and one of Micah’s professors, reflects on Micah’s career success.
“We couldn’t be happier for Micah. To see him succeed with his team at such a high level really makes our athletic training staff proud.
“Micah’s work ethic during his undergraduate years was incredible. He had excellent grades, gave extra effort when caring for his athletes in his clinical rotation and completed an internship with the Chicago Bears.
“Micah has never shied away from hard work. I truly believe that is what has allowed him to take his career to the next level. Because of his hard work, we can express to future athletic training students that they can achieve such a level in their career through an Olivet education here.”
To learn more about Olivet’s accredited athletic training program, contact the Office of Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-648-1463.