ABOUT THE ATHLETIC TRAINING PROGRAM
The Kean University School of Physical Education, Health, and Recreation offers a BS degree in
Athletic Training that is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training
Education (CAATE). Graduating students from the program qualify to take the Board of
Certification Examination (BOC). Under the governance of the New Jersey State Board of
Medical Examiners, those students who pass the BOC Exam can qualify to be licensed and work
as an athletic trainer in New Jersey.
The BS Degree in Athletic Training Program (Program) is a comprehensive educational
experience consisting of a strong academic schedule with an intense clinical education. Our
handbook was developed to provide students with comprehensive guidelines that are applicable
during their educational experience at Kean University so they are able to receive the optimal
experience in all the phases of the Program.
The undergraduate Athletic Training program seeks to combine excellence with equity in
providing opportunities for the students through a comprehensive curriculum that encompasses
didactic and clinical education while striving to produce athletic trainers who exhibit healthcare
Keeping with the Kean University mission, the undergraduate Athletic Training program
dedicates itself to the intellectual, cultural, and personal growth of all its members – students,
faculty, and professional staff. In particular, the undergraduate Athletic Training program
prepares students to think critically, creatively, and globally; to adapt to changing social,
economic, and technological environments; and to serve as active and contributing members
within the Athletic Training profession.