The Kent Place School Athletic Department maintains a full-time, on-site certified and licensed Athletic Trainer to provide quality support for all students, whether they participate on an athletic team or not. The Athletic Trainer’s responsibilities include prevention, examination and evaluation, emergency management, and treatment of injuries. The Athletic Trainer’s main objective is to detect the potential for injury in student-athletes and prevent injury from occurring as part of the Athletic Department’s overarching mission of high-quality health and wellness. The Athletic Trainer is also responsible for ImPACT testing of the Middle School students (Grades 6-8) as well as 9th and 11th graders for the Upper School to aid in detection and management of concussion. The Athletic Trainer works with the coaching staff to ensure a safe playing environment for each sport by having each coach complete heat illness prevention training, concussion safety training and requiring certification in first aid, CPR, and use of an AED. Should a student sustain an injury, the Athletic Trainer works with the Kent Place School Health Office, local physicians, and parents to provide the best care possible. In addition to these responsibilities, the Athletic Trainer works with the Physical Education Department to ensure that Kent Place School students increase their understanding and knowledge of the many aspects of health and wellness that they will then carry throughout their Kent Place careers and beyond.