After a nationwide search, the AT program actually found a new director close to home. We are proud to announce that Dr. Jason Bennett has agreed to become our next director, starting August 2018.
Dr. Bennett comes to Cal State Fullerton from Chapman University, where he has been AT faculty since 2002 and director of the program since 2010. A product of the CSU, Dr. Bennett earned undergraduate and master’s degrees at Chico State before completing his Doctor of Arts degree at Middle Tennessee State University. He has been a certified athletic trainer since 1995.
In addition to being a respected and innovative educator, Dr. Bennett is perhaps most well-recognized for his remarkable service to the AT profession. He has worked tirelessly to advocate for athletic trainers in California. He currently serves as the President of the California Athletic Trainers’ Association (CATA) and previously chaired the CATA Political Action Committee to advocate for licensure of AT’s in California.
“I am extremely excited to be joining the Titan family as the new Athletic Training program director. I think Cal State Fullerton perfectly aligns with my focus of a personalized approach to developing athletic trainers who not only provide excellent quality care as clinicians but who also are actively involved in promoting the athletic training profession and who give back to their community. Obviously, the reputation of the CSU Fullerton AT program is phenomenal and I look forward to being a small part of an outstanding group of faculty, students, preceptors, and alumni”, commented Dr. Bennett.