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Adam E. Hernandez

Director of Athletic Training
Appointed
2015
Director of athletic training at Exeter Adam E. Hernandez

“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” - Maya Angelou

Education

B.S. University of New Hampshire

M.S. Indiana State University

Biography

Mr. Hernandez spent his formative years growing up in the southwest before moving to New England where he graduated from the University of New Hampshire. He then attended graduate school at Indiana State University. After graduate school, Mr. Hernandez returned to New Hampshire to pursue an integrated clinical management fellowship at the New Hampshire Musculoskeletal Institute. As part of this experience, he worked in a variety of clinical settings, shadowed a number of medical professionals, and completed and published research on the management of the cervical spine during emergencies. He came to understand that the delivery of healthcare can take many forms, and a number of different interventions can result in the same positive outcome. He concluded that perhaps the most important part of a clinician’s work is to provide comfort and direction during a patient’s recovery.

After completing his formal educational, Mr. Hernandez traveled both domestically and abroad while working as the head athletic trainer with the U.S. National Luge team. He then settled into work at Tabor Academy as the director of sports medicine/assistant athletic director. It was there that Mr. Hernandez found his calling as an athletic trainer, educator and child advocate. At Tabor Academy, he learned that it is crucial to help students become stewards of their own health by developing in them the skills necessary to think critically about their injuries and recovery.

It was at Tabor Academy that Mr. Hernandez met his wife, Kate, where she worked as a science instructor. New Hampshire beckoned once more and the Hernandez family made the move to Exeter to continue their work with youth and start their own family. Maxwell, their son, was born in 2016.

Mr. Hernandez serves on a number of committees at Exeter with a focus on wellness lifestyle in students, managing risks and safety across campus, and diversity and inclusion in the community. He also serves on the NEPSAC Sports Medicine Advisory Council.

In his spare time, he enjoys historical WWII literature and cherishes time spent with his family, friends and two dogs.