Director of Health and Performance – Head Athletic Therapist
Alain Couture is entering his 16th season with the Winnipeg Football Club in 2018, overseeing the health and well-being of every player on the roster. Couture provides constant updates to the Head Coach on the health statuses of every player, and is ultimately the one with the final say on whether players can return to the field after being injured.
Starting with the Blue Bombers as a student therapist in 2003, Couture became the full-time assistant in 2004. In May of 2005, he graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science/Athletic Therapy degree and became a Certified Athletic Therapist in June 2005. In 2006, he became the Head Athletic Therapist for the Football Club and in 2019 was promoted to Director of Health and Performance – Head Athletic Therapist.
Couture is also a Registered Massage Therapist through the Massage Therapy Association of Manitoba, and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. His football experience also consists of working in the NFL, as he has worked off-season training camps with the Kansas City Chiefs (2007), Minnesota Vikings (2008), and the San Francisco 49ers (2009).