Kent Place’s theme for 2023–2024 is “Deepening Connections in Community,” expanding on an aspect of the KPS experience that has long set the school apart — the focus on stepping outside the classroom to strengthen bonds at the start of the academic year.
The Kent Place School Athletic Department maintains two on-site, certified and licensed Athletic Trainers to provide quality support for all students, whether or not they’re on an athletic team.
Our trainers are integral to the Athletic Department’s overarching mission of holistic student health and wellness.
- Examination and evaluation
- Emergency management
- Treatment of injuries
Ensuring a safe environment
The Athletic Trainers are also responsible for ImPACT testing in the Upper School, to aid in detection and management of concussions. The Athletic Trainers work with the coaching staff to ensure a safe environment for each sport: Every coach must complete heat illness prevention training and concussion safety training; have a certificate to administer first aid, CPR, and an AED; and attend NFHS Implicit Bias Training. Their main objectives are to detect the potential for injury in student-athletes and prevent an injury from occurring. Should a student sustain an injury, the Athletic Trainers work with the Kent Place School Health Office, local physicians, and parents to provide the best care possible.
Wellness approach for all
The Athletic Trainers work with the Physical Education Department to ensure that our students increase their understanding and knowledge of the many aspects of health and wellness throughout their Kent Place careers and beyond. The KPS Head Athletic Trainer is a member of both the US and the MS Student Support Team and works closely with the MS and US Division Directors and Deans to provide a comprehensive wellness approach to teaching and learning that encompasses both the academic and the athletic experience of every student.
Athletic trainer hours
Monday through Friday
11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.; or end of all activities for the day
For games and practices; 30 minutes before activity