Jen Kitano MS, ATC

Education Director

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Jennifer Kitano began her athletic training career by receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from Boston University and her Master of Science degree in Kinesiology and Health Promotion from the University of Kentucky. Following her academic career, Jennifer worked as an instructor in entry-level athletic training education while working as a staff athletic trainer for Division II and Division III athletics.

In 2008, Jennifer completed the Athletic Trainer Physician Extender Residency Program at the Steadman Clinic in Vail, CO and then served on their staff as an athletic trainer in clinic, surgery, and US Snowboarding events with Dr. Thomas Hackett.

In 2013, Jennifer created the Physician Practice Workgroup while serving as the District 1 representative on the Committee on Practice Advancement as part of the National Athletic Trainer’s Association. Jennifer co-directed the Athletic Trainers in Physician Practice NATA Pre-Conference Workshop from 2013-2015 and has lectured at the event on multiple occasions. Jennifer is currently a member of the NATA’s Executive Task Force for Athletic Trainers in the Physician Practice and recently served as a contributor to the Orthopedic Specialty Certification Practice Analysis with the Board of Certification. Jennifer currently serves as the Director of Education for the Athletic Trainers in Physician Practice Society.

Jennifer has served as an athletic trainer in Boston Children’s Hospital’s Sports Medicine department and currently works as the Clinic Staff Supervisor and athletic trainer in the Orthopedics Department at the University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora, CO.