Olivia Vita-Farnsworth currently serves as the Assistant Athletic Trainer for the St. Bonaventure Women’s Basketball and Cross Country/Track and Field programs. She joined the St. Bonaventure Sports Medicine staff in July of 2017.
Before joining the Bonnies staff, Vita-Farnsworth served as an athletic trainer for Binghamton University (Binghamton, NY) from 2016 to 2017. There, she was responsible for the sports medicine needs of the Softball and Track and Field programs. Prior to her time in Binghamton, Olivia served as a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer for Texas State University (San Marcos, TX) from 2014 to 2016. During her time in Texas, she was responsible for the sports medicine needs of all varsity and sub-varsity teams at Jack C. Hays High School. In this capacity, Olivia provided daily sports medicine care for student-athletes while acting as a preceptor for the undergraduate students enrolled in the Texas State Athletic Training Education Program.
While working as a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer, Olivia earned her Master of Science Degree in Athletic Training from Texas State University. Her degree work focused on conducting research identifying biomechanical disadvantages in adolescent athletes. She also developed a culminating project focused on improving student retention and persistence rates in entry-level athletic training education programs. She completed her graduate work in May of 2016.
Olivia is originally from Baltimore, MD. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Athletic Training from Towson University in May of 2014. She became a certified Athletic Trainer upon graduating from Towson. Olivia is currently licensed in the State of New York and is a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), Eastern Athletic Trainers’ Association (EATA), and the New York State Athletic Trainers’ Association (NYSATA). She is a certified American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) Instructor and is certified in Graston M1 techniques.