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Kent School

Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine

By utilizing the most efficient, proven, and current technologies alongside the best equipment available, Kent cares for, prevents, treats, and rehabilitates injuries while maximizing athletic performance and a safe return to play.

Kent School Girls Lacrosse team in a huddle

Our goal is to provide student-athletes with the best health care possible. We pride ourselves not only on treating the injury but treating the injured athlete as a person.

Trusted With Health and Well-Being

We aim to honor the trust placed in us by Kent's student-athletes and their families by offer a health care system that reduces the risk of athletic injury. We are a dedicated to the care, prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries while maximizing athletic performance and a safe return to sport.


Athletic training encompasses the prevention, examination, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of emergent, acute or chronic injuries and medical conditions. At Kent, athletic training is integrated and multidisciplinary. The athletic trainers specialize in five domains:

  1. Prevention of athletic related injuries
  2. Recognition, evaluation and immediate care of athletic related injuries
  3. Rehabilitation and reconditioning of athletic related injuries
  4. Health care administration
  5. Professional development and responsibility.

Our athletic trainers work in partnership with the Kent School Physician and nurses that are available twenty-four hours a day.



Meet the Athletic Trainers

Athletic trainers (ATs) are highly qualified, multi-skilled health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. Athletic trainers work under the direction of a physician as prescribed by state licensure statutes.

Athletic trainers are sometimes confused with personal trainers. There is a large difference in the education, skillset, job duties and patients of an athletic trainer and a personal trainer. In the state of Connecticut, ATs must earn a Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited athletic training program and pass a certification exam from the National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification (NATABOC).

Kent School employs two Connecticut licensed, NATABOC-certified Athletic Trainers. In addition, our sports medicine staff is trained in Basic Life Support (CPR and AED). The sports medicine team is comprised of the school physician, nurses, and certified athletic trainers.

Kent School Athletic Trainer Kayla Hayes

Kayla Hayes L.A.T., A.T.C.

B.S., Quinnipiac University
Athletic Trainer
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Concussion Policy

Kent School takes multiple steps to ensure concussions are recognized and treated appropriately to ensure student well-being.



Severe Weather Policies

The decision to suspend or terminate an ongoing athletic event due to weather is made by the Athletic Trainers.