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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

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.

Gwen Cleaves, Lecturer
Raymond Divirgilio, Lecturer
Nicole Lowy, Lecturer
James Stavitz, Assistant Professor

B.S. in Athletic Training

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

Resources and Forms

Curriculum Sheets and 4-Year Plans

M.S. in Athletic Training

CAATE Program Information and Outcomes

Contact Us:

Department of Athletic Training
Dr. Ray DiVirgilio, Director
Phone: (908) 737-6166
Room: NAAB-236

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

Cougars Climb Higher

At Kean, we believe learning extends far beyond the walls of our classrooms and labs. That's why we encourage you to get involved in clubs and organizations, study abroad at our campus in China or elsewhere, and pursue internships that will advance your career. Find out more.

Athletic Training Club

The Athletic Training Club is a place for students to network and share the latest resources, information and events related to athletic training.

Athletic Training Club members taking a break from dodgeball
Athletic Training Club

World-Class Facilities

Kean offers one of the best-equipped athletic training centers in the nation with provisions rarely seen at the NCAA Division III level.

Athletic Training Facilities - Credit: Sara Ridgway
World-Class Facilities


Athletic training majors like Olivia Zengal present their research at the National Athletic Trainer’s Association Conference and Kean Research Days.

Athletic training major Olivia Zengal presented her research at the 2018 National Athletic Trainer’s Association Conference

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.


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


NCAA Division III Varsity Sports

Lower Debt

Kean graduates owe less than the national average

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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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. 

Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)

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