Jeremy R. Searson, PhD, ATC
EDUCATION AND/OR CAREER BACKGROUND
My educational background includes a PhD in Educational Leadership from the University of Alabama, a MS in Exercise Science from Syracuse University, and a BS in Athletic Training and Fitness Management from Baldwin-Wallace University. Experiences as an Athletic Trainer include work with the Cleveland Browns, New York Jets, and the National Champion Syracuse Basketball and Lacrosse Teams. He has also served as a Director of Sports Medicine for Champion Sports Medicine. Additional work included patient care for various high schools, Division I institutions, Division II institutions, and Division III institutions. In addition to athletic training, he has served as a content expert in the design of Electronic Health Records for the NFL and NBA drafts.
SUBJECT/COURSE YOU TEACH
I am currently an Instructor in Health Science Technology which includes courses in Health Science & Sports Medicine.
YEARS AS AN EDUCATOR
I have been an educator for the past 15 Years. During this time I have been an instructor at the University of Alabama, University of South Carolina, and now here at the Lexington 2 Innovation Center.
YEARS YOU'VE BEEN TEACHING IN LEXINGTON TWO
I have been an instructor in Lexington 2 for 4 years.
Describe the course(s) you teach.
The lower level courses I teach are centered on exploring the healthcare field. Students are encouraged to sample a number of healthcare settings as they explore, and hopefully expand, the options that exist in their future careers. Higher level courses focus on empowering students with the experiences and knowledge necessary to succeed beyond the Innovation Center.
Who should take this course?
The courses are designed for any individual that is interested in healthcare. This may included traditional students that are interested in medicine, pharmacology, sports medicine, physical therapy, and/or nursing. Often times students overlook that the heath science technology programs include fields such as bioengineering, research, health informatics, and many more areas.
What makes this a great career field to consider right now?
The field of health science technology is a great field because of its continued growth and need for qualified individuals ate each level of care. Students leaving our programs to start their careers or continue on to additional training and education as they continue to reach for their career goals.
How do you define success?
John Wooden defines success as being "peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming". This is evident in my students as they leave the Innovation Center ready to conquer their next chapter.
What's one (fun/interesting) thing your students might not know about you?
My students know all about my obsession with star wars and my fur babies, but they may not know that in my real passion is in landscaping. I have a bizarre love of mowing lawns.
What's the one piece of advice you'd offer to your students?
In the words of Yoda, "Do or Do Not There is No Try."
What else would you like us to know?
I also am currently the President Elect for the South Carolina Athletic Trainer's Association and secretary for the South Carolina HOSA.