Amanda Pruden is within her fifth year on the Seattle University athletic training staff as an assistant athletic trainer. She currently serves as the primary athletic trainer for the men's soccer, men's and women's swimming, and softball teams.
Pruden received her Bachelor of Science degree in athletic training with a minor in health and human performance from Canisius College in Buffalo, N.Y. in 2008. While at Canisius, Pruden was heavily involved in athletic training and sports medicine research. She has co-authored several projects that have been submitted/accepted for professional presentation and/or publication.
A native of Canada, Pruden was a member of the Canisius College swim team, where she held 12 top times and was named Comeback Athlete of the Year in 2006 after returning to competition from injury.
Pruden served as a graduate assistant athletic trainer during her first three years while enrolled in the Master of Sports Administration and Leadership program at Seattle University. She since has graduated and also completed her colloquium research on the "Effects of Skin Counter Irritants on Perceived Pain and Function Following Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness".
Pruden is an active member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association and the Washington State Athletic Trainers' Association. She is also Lifeguard certified and functions as the aquatic specialist for pool rehabilitations and workouts.