Christopher Silva joined the SNHU athletics staff in August 2012 and aids in the prevention, care and rehabilitation of all athletic-related injuries.
Prior to arriving at SNHU, Silva served as director of a special needs day camp for five years, as well as a respite worker, powerlifting special Olympics volunteer trainer, a member of the Boston Marathon medical team and strength and conditioning specialist, where he created and implemented various fitness and nutrition programs for children with special needs.
Silva earned his Bachelor's degree in Athletic Training from Salem State University in 2012, before receiving his MBA in Sport Management and Healthcare Management from SNHU in 2015. Silva also studied physical therapy and human biology at the University of Vermont.
Silva, who is licensed as an athletic trainer in both New Hampshire and Massachusetts, has also been a certified personal trainer and strength and conditioning specialist since 2005, and is a healthcare consultant and lecturer on various sports medicine topics. He also has additional sports medicine experience as the Salem (Mass.) Hospital Emergency Room, Northshore Center for Orthopedic Surgery, Harvard University, Gordon College, Harmeling Physical Therapy and Salem Community Health Care.
Originally from Beverly, Mass., Silva currently resides in Hooksett with his fiancée, Megan.