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Bryn C. VanPatten

Assistant Professor – Division of Athletic Training, Health and Exercise ScienceClinical Coordinator - Athletic Training Education Program

Ph.D., Northcentral UniversityM.S.Ed., SUNY CortlandB.S, Syracuse University

Description

Dr. VanPatten joined the faculty of Long Island University in the Fall of 2014. He is an assistant professor in the Division of Athletic Training, Health and Exercise Science and is also the Clinical Coordinator in the Athletic Training Education Program.  Dr. VanPatten teaches a wide variety of classes in the Athletic Training Education Program including:

        SPS 143: Responding to Emergencies in Athletic Training

        EXS 541: Research Methods in Athletic Training

        EXS 576: Therapeutic Exercise in Athletic Training

        EXS 577: Therapeutic Modalities in Athletic Training

        EXS 660: Clinical Education in Athletic Training II

        EXS 708: Clinical Education in Athletic Training III

        EXS 709: Clinical Education in Athletic Training IV

Previously, Dr. VanPatten was in clinical practice in Athletic Training at the college level.  He joined the Providence College Sports Medicine department in the fall of 2006 and was promoted to senior assistant athletic trainer in 2013. Dr. VanPatten worked with the men's basketball, volleyball and spirit programs and prior to these sport assignments; he was a part of the women's ice hockey, field hockey and men's lacrosse programs at Providence College. Prior to his stint at Providence College, Dr. VanPatten worked at Big East rival St John's University where he served as assistant athletic trainer working with the men's soccer and lacrosse programs and Binghamton University where he served as assistant athletic trainer working with all sports. In addition to working with St John's University, he was also the head athletic trainer for Major League Lacrosse's Long Island Lizards. Prior to his time at Binghamton, he was the head athletic trainer at Davis College in Binghamton, N.Y.

Dr. VanPatten earned his Bachelors Degree from Syracuse University in Health and Exercise Science in 1998, his Masters Degree from SUNY Cortland in Health Education in 2002 and his Doctorate in Education and Sport Management from Northcentral University. He completed athletic training internships with LeMoyne College in Syracuse, N.Y. and Lourdes Hospital Sports Medicine Department in Binghamton, N.Y. and in 2010 completed the Emergency Medical Technician Cardiac program from Emergency Medical Training, Inc in Providence, RI.

He earned his certification in athletic training from the National Athletic Trainers' Association Board of Certification in 2000, became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist from the National Strength and Conditioning Association Certification Commission in 2001 and in 2010, earned a Certified Personal Trainer credential from the National Strength and Conditioning Association Certification Commission. In addition to national certifications, he has obtained licenses to practice as an athletic trainer from the states of Rhode Island and New York. He is also an American Red Cross instructor and have a license to practice as an Emergency Medical Technician – Cardiac for the state of Rhode Island.

Dr. VanPatten, a native of Endicott, N.Y., resides with his wife, Liz, and daughter, Olivia, in Cranston, R.I.


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Honors/Awards

Eta Sigma Gamma National Honor Society, 2001
Practical Bible College: Special Recognitions Award, 2002
Rhode Island Athletic Trainers’ Association: Athletic Trainer of the Year, 2012
Rhode Island Athletic Trainers’ Association: Dr. Kathleen Laquale Scholarship Recipient, 2012
State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations State House Citation, 2017

National Athletic Trainers' Association
Eastern Athletic Trainers' Association
Rhode Island Athletic Trainers' Association
American Red Cross
Rhode Island Medical Reserve Corps.