Contact Info


  • Room 107
    Athletic Training and Exercise Science Facilities
A head shot of Wayne Rodrigues, faculty member in the Department of Exercise Science and Sport Studies
  • Master of Education, Springfield College, Springfield, Mass., 1985
  • Bachelor of Science, Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, Mass., 1983

Wayne Rodrigues has been an assistant professor and certified athletic trainer in a dual role position at Springfield College for the past 32 years. Currently, Rodrigues is the coordinator of the Sports Injury Rehabilitation Clinic overseeing the sports injury rehabilitation for the College student-athletes. He also serves as a preceptor for athletic training students completing their fieldwork in sports injury rehabilitation and the other athletic teams. As a faculty member, Rodrigues currently teaches courses in Emergency Medical Response and Therapeutic Modalities. In addition to his duties at Springfield College, Rodrigues has worked as an EMT and paramedic for American Medical Response in Springfield, Mass., for the past 19 years. Rodrigues has been a CPR/first aid instructor for the American Red Cross for the past 35 years. Rodrigues also is certified as a Wilderness EMT and serves as an instructor for Stonehearth Open Learning Opportunities where he teaches courses in wilderness emergency medicine.

Courses Taught

  • Emergency Medical Response
  • Therapeutic Interventions

Certifications and Memberships

  • National Athletic Trainer's Association
  • Eastern Athletic Trainer's Association
  • Athletic Trainer's of Massachusetts


Presenter: Rio Valley Athletic Trainer’s Association “Assessment & Management of Respiratory Emergencies,” 2019. 

Panelist: Association for Applied Sports Psychology – NE Regional Conference, March 2019. “Issues in Applied Sports Psychology Training in a Multidisciplinary Sports Injury Rehabilitation Clinic.

Presenter: Eastern Athletic Trainers Association Annual Meeting and Symposium. “Assessment and Management of Respiratory Emergencies” Evidence Based Practice –Three Hour Workshop, 2018.

Presenter: Athletic Trainers of Massachusetts Young Members and Student Symposium. "Important Considerations in Airway Management and Oxygen Administration with Respiratory Emergencies."

Presenter: Athletic Trainers of Massachusetts Spring Conference. April 21. 2015 "Assessment of Medical Conditions: A Problem Based Approach."

Facilitator: Eastern Athletic Trainers' Association Annual Meeting and Symposium "Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization" January 10, 2015.

Presenter: Eastern Athletic Trainers' Association Annual Meeting and Symposium "Assessment & Management of Medical Conditions Workshop" January 10, 2014.

Facilitator: Eastern Athletic Trainers' Association Annual Meeting and Symposium "Positional Release Therapy" January 10, 2013.

Guest Lecturer: Dublin City University, Dublin Ireland — March, 2010 "Preparing for the Board of Certification Exam" "Aquatic Therapy and Rehabilitation."


Rodrigues, W. (Fall 2011) "Clinical Outcomes Research Education for Athletic Trainers". Athletic Training Practice-Based Research Newsletter.

O'Beirne, A., Jarosik, S., Rodrigues, W., Dodge, T., Van Raalte, J. L., & Brewer, B, W. (2016, September). Standard psychological consultation in sport injury rehabilitation: Progress of a pilot program. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, Phoenix, AZ.