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School of Curriculum and Teaching

Athletic Training


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.

Accreditation Status

Currently, the Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education.  It is however under review for several compliance issues.  One and most important is the three year aggregate first time BOC Exam passing rate which is below the required 70%.  This will not be resolved until the exam results are in following the 2015-2016 academic year.  

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.

For a complete list of course descriptions and degree requirements, click here.


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