The Athletic Training education program at NJC is under the direction of Nate Kelley, MS, ATC. Nate has been teaching at NJC since 2008 and works full time for Sterling Regional MedCenter the official sports medicine provider for NJC. The Head Athletic Trainer in charge of medical care at NJC is Ryan Reh, MS, ATC. Ryan has been at NJC since 2019 and has experience at the collegiate, high school and club level. Ryan is passionate about improving quality of care for NJC’s Student Athletes.
The Athletic Training Program has an emphasis in athletic training but touches on other professions related to Athletic Training including physical and occupational therapy, sports nutrition, and sports psychology, among others.
The Athletic Training program attracts students because of its unique balance of academic rigor and hands-on experience. Northeastern Junior College provides the opportunity for its athletic training students to work hands on with one of the ten varsity athletic programs (Men's and Women's Basketball, Baseball, Men's & Women's Golf, Men's and Women's Soccer, Softball, Volleyball and Wrestling) as freshmen and sophomores. Working with teams at 4 year schools is traditionally reserved for Juniors and Seniors.
In addition to providing educational opportunities for students, the Athletic Training program provides much needed medical care to NJC's many student athletes and visiting teams. The athletic training staff provides medical coverage for most practices and all contests held at NJC.
NJC utilizes Athletic Trainer Systems (ATS) as our electronic medical records platform. ATS is an information system designed to be flexible and customizable in assisting athletic trainer’s track and report information relating to athletes, students or employees. Typically, this information relates to injuries, but includes much more, ranging from evaluations and rehabilitations to drug testing and purchase orders.
All student athletes must complete a pre-participation physical exam, which can be found here: PRE-PARTICIPATION PHYSICAL please review and understand the information associated with sickle cell testing.
Uninsured Student-Athletes must purchase the following plan in order to participate. Uninsured Plan.