Erick Kozlowski arrived at USAFA in 1998 and became the Head Athletic Trainer for Football for the 2014 season. Kozlowski leads veteran athletic trainer staff that brings a wealth of experience to the football program. The staff uses the most up to date techniques of the highest standards of care for the Cadet-Athletes. The football sports medicine team uses a multi-faceted and multi-disciplinary approach to concussion management, sophisticated nutritional programs, movement screening, and progressive corrective exercise programs to improve performance, decrease injury potential and reduce the time lost due to injury. The Academy is one of 30 NCAA schools participating in the NCAA/DOD Grand Alliance Concussion Research Study. In 2016 the football team became a participant in the Advance Research Core (pARC), Head Impact Measurement Data Collection. The team will utilize the Riddell SRS Head Impact Telemetry to measure the magnitude (linear and rotational acceleration) location, direction and duration as well as the exact time of impact.
For 15 years, Kozlowski was the athletic trainer for the successful US Air Force Academy wrestling team. Kozlowski came to the Academy in 1998 from the University of New Mexico, where he was the assistant athletic trainer and director of the CAAHEP Approved Undergraduate Athletic Training Program. In 1995, he received his master's degree in sports administration from UNM after receiving his bachelor's degree in athletic training from UNM in 1989.
Kozlowski has also served as head athletic trainer at Santa Fe (N.M.) High School and worked with the Texas Rangers Baseball Club (rookie league) in Port Charlotte, Fla. He has been a BOC Certified Athletic Trainer and member of the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) since 1989 and is a member of USA Wrestling and the Volunteer Sports Medicine Program with the United States Olympic Committee. He received advanced credentials in Orthopedic Rehab and Sports Performance Dry Needling (2016), Performance Enhancement Specialist (2005) and a Corrective Exercise Specialist (2007) from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).