Rob Alfheim has been an Assistant Athletic Trainer with the Academy since 2004 after serving as an intern with USMMA in 2001. As an Assistant Athletic Trainer, Alfheim is responsible for evaluation, prevention and rehabilitation of athletic injuries for all Varsity Mariner athletic programs.
Prior to returning to USMMA, Alfheim served as a graduate assistant at Northern Illinois University, where he received a M.S.Ed in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Physiology. At NIU, he was responsible for the evaluation, prevention, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries for 16 Division I sports, specifically, Women's Volleyball, Baseball, Football and Wrestling.
While obtaining his Bachelors degree in Human Movement and Sports Science at Sacred Heart University, Alfheim worked as a student athletic trainer. He learned his craft while working with the Football, JV Hockey, Baseball and Track and Cross Country teams.
A licensed athletic trainer by the State of New York, Alfheim is certified by several organizations including the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification (NATABOC) and is a member of several groups including CPR for the Professional Rescuer & First Aid and the National Safety Council CPR Instructor.
In addition to his athletic training duties, Alfheim is responsible for the instruction of all USMMA Midshipmen in First Aid and Ship’s Medicine for their Coast Guard Licensing exams.
Alfheim currently resides in Sea Cliff, NY with his wife, Mary.