Athletic Training

Athletic Training Dr. Gary Ball

 

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.


PROGRAM GOALS:

  • 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.

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

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.

 

COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

Educational Requirements for Graduation

(NOTE: These are specific Program requirements, not full degree requirements)

 

BIO 1000

Biology

4 credits

ID 1225

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
 

Core Curriculum

(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

 

Prof. Gwen Cleaves

 


RESOURCES:

Athletic Training Program Handbook

Application for the Athletic Training Program

B.S. in Athletic Training Guidesheet

Clinical Experience

Technical Standards

Special Policies

Course Sequence (124 S.H.)* must be taken in that sequence -- ** must be taken prior to acceptance to PE

Freshman Checklist


See the Resources page for more forms.


FAQ:

View the FAQ section for frequently asked questions related to Athletic Training.


LINKS:

NATA - National Athletic Trainers' Association

 

Board of Certification Exam Aggregate Data

2011-2013 94% three year aggregate first time pass rate


2011

100% (7/7) First Time Pass Rate
100% (7/7) Overall Pass Rate


2012

100% (6/6) First Time Pass Rate
100% (6/6) Overall Pass Rate


2013

82% (9/11) First Time Pass Rate
82% (9/11) Overall Pass Rate

PROGRAM COORDINATOR:

DR. GARY BALL, ATC

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T: (908) 737-0659
GBALL@KEAN.EDU
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