The Chicago Bulls announced on August 27 that Jennifer Swanson, PhD, has come on board as the team’s director of sports performance.
She will oversee the Bulls’ athletic training and strength and conditioning department, as well as take charge of massage therapy, chiropractic, nutritional, and auxiliary services.
Swanson joins the team from Los Angeles-based Athletes Performance, where she was performance physical therapy manager and worked with professional basketball, football, hockey, and baseball players as well as international, collegiate, and high school athletes.
After receiving her bachelor’s of science in exercise science from University of California, Davis, and her doctorate from Duke University in Durham, NC, she worked as an intern for the Pittsburgh Steelers while completing her sports physical therapy residency at the University of Pittsburgh.
Swanson is a six-time National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II track All-American and was the national indoor pole vault champion in 2000.