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What You Learn

You can continue the tradition of excellence in one of New Jersey’s oldest athletic training programs.

  • Study general medicine, therapeutic interventions, functional anatomy and rehabilitation practices
  • Develop and implement conditioning programs, analyze and encourage proper biomechanics and conduct proper fitting of protective equipment
  • Administer first aid and rehabilitative treatment in real-world settings, including at nearby high schools
  • Collaborate with health care physicians to optimize outcomes

As an athletic training major, you will have the opportunity to work alongside world-class faculty to conduct original research and present your work at local, regional and national conferences.

B.S. in Athletic Training

This program is a comprehensive educational experience that includes a rigorous academic schedule with intense clinical education.

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Kean Harwood Arena

My Kean education was a fantastic learning opportunity. From working with athletes at Kean and local high schools, to interning with the New York Giants football team, I worked with amazing faculty, classmates and colleagues who played a huge role in the success that I have had early on in my career.

Matthew Cannella ’13
Associate Athletic Trainer
Harwood Arena

Kean's athletic training program has great facilities and faculty that care about their students and athletes. It is a challenging program and a very rewarding educational experience. If you are passionate about helping athletes and want to become a great health care provider, I would definitely recommend Kean's AT program.

Michaela Seckarova '17
Athletic Development Specialist (Photo © Pegula Sports and Entertainment, LLC.)
Athletic Training - Michaela Seckarova '17 - Alumni © Pegula Sports and Entertainment, LLC.

After Kean

Graduates of Kean's athletic training program qualify to take the Board of Certification Examination. Under the governance of the New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners, those students who pass qualify to be licensed and work as athletic trainers in New Jersey.

Many athletic trainers work in educational settings, including colleges, universities, elementary schools and secondary schools. Others are working to prevent, diagnose and treat injuries and illnesses in:

  • hospitals
  • fitness centers
  • physicians’ offices
  • professional sports teams
  • dance companies

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NCAA Division III Varsity Sports

36%

Less debt than the national average for college grads

Kean Harwood Arena

Athletic trainers work to prevent injuries and are the first to respond when an injury happens. We help the patient rehabilitate and return to activity, while acting as the liaison to other health care providers. We are the first ones there and the last ones to leave.

Ray DiVirgilio, M.A., ATC
Program Director, Athletic Training Program
Raymond Divirgilio, Coordinator, B.S. in Athletic Training
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Accreditation

The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) is recognized as an accrediting agency by the Council of Higher Education (CHEA), a national advocate and institutional voice for self-regulation of academic quality through accreditation.

Since 1955, Kean's College of Education has continued to earn accreditation from the Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation. Notably, only one-third of the schools that produce teachers in the United States and New Jersey earn this accreditation.

CAEP advances equity and excellence in educator preparation through evidence-based accreditation that assures quality and supports continuous improvement to strengthen P-12 student learning.

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