Margaret Johns came to FAU in June of 2017 for the opportunity to earn her Master’s degree while serving as the athletic trainer for the Owls’ softball team and assisting with the swim and dive team.
Prior to FAU, Johns served as the head athletic trainer at St. Maria Goretti High School in Hagerstown, MD, a position she served from September 2014 until joining FAU. While at St. Maria Goretti, Johns was the first responder for all medical emergencies and injuries during practices and home events. She also created the school’s concussion protocol and created rehabilitation and strengthening programs while working closely with the physicians.
A brief stint was served at Wesley College as an athletic training intern after she obtained her bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware in 2014. While at Delaware, Johns also held a three-year position as a student trainer. In that position, she traveled with teams, worked with women’s lacrosse (2011), football (Spring 2012), track & field/cross country (2012) and field hockey (2013-14), a team that won the CAA Championships. She also gained experience at Hodgson Vo-Tech High School (2013) and with Christiana Care Physical Therapy (2013).
Johns also has oversight experience, as she worked as a head lifeguard in Bethany Beach, Delaware where she supervised lifeguards and acted as a first responder to all medical emergencies among 11 resort pools. She is a certified athletic trainer through the board of certification, is licensed in the state of Florida, and is CPR/Red Cross Certified. Additionally, she is a member of NATA and DATA.