Amanda Pruden

Amanda Pruden

Job Title: Senior Athletic Trainer
Company: University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Industry: Sports - Sports Medicine
Mentor Since: 2018
Will Mentor: Graduate Students

Job Description

Senior Athletic Trainer, working with UCLA women's soccer and women's water polo programs. Charged will all medical care and associated administrative duties associated with the care of these teams. Co-Director of the Sports Medicine Internship Program, 1st-year supervisor within the program, competency supervisor, staff mentor to interns and younger ATC staff, and additional roles w/in the SMIP program

Company Description

The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), is a public research university in the Westwood district of Los Angeles. In 1919 it became the Southern Branch of the University of California, and to this date it is the second-oldest undergraduate campus of the University of California system. The Athletic teams are known as the UCLA Bruins, men's and women's teams participate in NCAA Division I as part of the Pac-12 Conference and the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF). UCLA offers 11 varsity sports programs for men and 14 for women.

Employment History

UCLA - August 2016-Present.
Seattle University - July 2008- July 2016


  • Master in Sport Administration and Leadership (MSAL) - Seattle University, 2011.
  • BS in Athletic Training, minor in Health and Human Performance - Canisius College, 2008

Mentoring Objectives & Scope

Help young professionals to network, develop professional relationships, learn from someone who has been in their shoes, give advice on how to navigate tough situations, help with resume reviews, etc.

When and where do you hold meetings with your students?

Phone calls as needed.  Skype meetings once a month.