Athletic Training is an allied health profession with a specialization focusing on the total health needs of the athlete. Working under the supervision of a team physician athletic trainers are responsible for the prevention and care of athletic injuries. This is accomplished through the development and implementation of conditioning programs, the analysis and encouragement of proper biomechanics, the fitting of protective equipment, the administration of proper first aid and injury assessment procedures, and the implementation of appropriate rehabilitation procedures.
Kean University offers a BS Degree in Athletic Training (Program) accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education. Graduating students receive their BS Degree and then qualify to take the Board of Certification Examination (BOC). Under the governance of the State Board of Medical Examiners, those New Jersey residents who pass the BOC Exam can qualify to be licensed and work as an athletic trainer in New Jersey. The Program is a comprehensive educational experience consisting of a very vigorous academic schedule and an intense clinical education.
- Prepare the student to qualify and sit for the Board of Certification Exam (BOC).
- To provide the student with the knowledge and experience to work cooperatively in an professional allied health setting.
- To prepare the student to analyze health related medical situations, and to draw logical conclusions and resolutions to those situations.
- To prepare the student to be diverse in his/her approach to the management of medical situations.
In addition to the University's admission requirements, we have our own requirements and program phases.
View the complete Application and Admissions Policy and Program Phases.
Educational Requirements for Graduation
(NOTE: These are specific Program requirements, not full degree requirements)
|Critical Issues and Values of Contemporary Health||3 credits|
|BIO 2402||Principles of Anatomy and Physiology||4 credits|
|PED 2500||Introduction to Biomechanics||3 credits|
|PED 3505||Kinesiology||3 credits|
|PSY 1000||General Psychology||3 credits|
|HED 3231||First Aid and Accident Prevention||3 credits|
|PSY 2100||Adolescent Psychology||3 credits|
|PED 2520||Introduction to Athletic Training||3 credits|
|PED 2510||Introduction to Athletic Training Lab||1 credits|
|PED 2521||Introduction to Injury Evaluation and Management||3 credits|
|PED 2511||Introduction to Evaluation & Management of Athletic Injuries Lab||3 credits|
|PED 2521||Introduction to Injury Evaluation and Management||1 credits|
|PED 1020||Personal Fitness||1 credits|
|PED 1011||Strength Fitness||1 credits|
|HED 3600||Nutrition||3 credits|
|BIO 3405||Gross Anatomy||4 credits|
|PED 3510||Physiology of Exercise||3 credits|
|PED 3504||Therapeutic Modalities in Athletic Training and Lab||4 credits|
|CPS 1031||Introduction to Computers||3 credits|
(NOTE: Acceptance into Program required)
|PED 3502||Upper Extremity Injury Evaluation in Athletic Training||3 credits|
|PED 3693||Junior Clinical I Field Experience in Athletic Training||1 credits|
|PED 3503||Lower Extremity Injury Evaluation in Athletic Training||3 credits|
|PED 3694||Junior Clinical II Field Experience in Athletic Training||1 credits|
|PED 3525||Rehabilitation of Athletic Injuries and Lab||4 credits|
|PED 3501||Risk Management and General Medical Conditions for the Physically Active||3 credits|
|PED 4520||Principles of Organization and Administration of Athletic Training||3 credits|
|PED 4592||Senior Clinical I Field Experience in Athletic Training||1 credits|
|PED 4521||Professional Development in Athletic Training||3 credits|
|PED 4693||Senior Clinical II Field Experience in Athletic Training||1 credits|
|PED 4802||Instruments in Athletic Injury Diagnosis||3 credits|
|PED 4801||Pharmacology and Sports||3 credits|
Guidesheet: B.S. in Athletic Training
Course Sequence (124 S.H.)* must be taken in that sequence -- ** must be taken prior to acceptance to PE
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Board of Certification Exam Aggregate Data
2011-2013 94% three year aggregate first time pass rate
100% (7/7) First Time Pass Rate
100% (7/7) Overall Pass Rate
100% (6/6) First Time Pass Rate
100% (6/6) Overall Pass Rate
82% (9/11) First Time Pass Rate
82% (9/11) Overall Pass Rate