Dr. Jason Bennett joined Chapman University's athletic training education program (ATEP) in 2002 and supported its initial accreditation in 2004, as well as its 10-year re-accreditation in 2009. During the spring of 2010, Dr. Bennett was awarded tenure, promoted to associate professor, and appointed as program director. This was the culmination of eight years of excellence in teaching, scholarly activities, advising, and service to the athletic training profession, as well as to the university.
In his prior role as clinical education coordinator for the ATEP, Dr. Bennett expanded the program's affiliated clinical sites from just one in 2002 to over 30 locations where current students develop their hands-on skills and experience in a wide variety of health care settings.
Dr. Bennett has more than 17 years experience as a certified athletic trainer in Division I, II and III intercollegiate athletics, as well as in minor league baseball. Along with clinical experience, his research interests include the utilization of instructional technologies to enhance student learning. Dr. Bennett is a certified athletic trainer from the athletic training Board of Certification (BOC), and active in professional associations. He is a member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA), chairperson of the Far West Athletic Trainers' Association (FWATA) Scholarship Committee, and chairperson of the California Athletic Trainers’ Association (CATA) PAC fundraising committee.
Bennett, J. (2011). Perks & Perils of Social Media. Presentation at the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Student Leadership Conference (iLead), Washington DC
Correia, A., Pierro, M., Bennett, J. (2010). Synthetic Turf Fields Increase Risk of Heat Illness Injuries. Poster Presentation at the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.
Bennett, J. (2009). “Millennial” Students: Using Technology to Teach and Assess Athletic Training Knowledge. Presentation at the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Educators’ Conference, Washington DC
Bennett, J. (2011). Far West Athletic Trainers’ Association (FWATA) Student Quiz Bowl. Presented April 20th, at FWATA in Las Vegas, NV
Nalepa, A., Bains, K., Bennett, J. (2010). Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy to Treat Bilateral Patellar Tendonitis in a Female Collegiate Soccer Athlete: A Case Study. Presentation at the Far West Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting, Waikiki, Hawaii.
Godfrey, J.K.; Kayser, B.D.; Gomez, G.V.; Bennett, J.; Jaque, S.V.; Sumida, K.D. (2009). Interrupted Resistance Training and BMD in Growing Rats. International Journal of Sports Medicine , 30, 579-584.
Faculty Supervisor for Quijano, M., Duong, L., & Abe, B. (2009). Athletic Training Education Programs: Time to Rank? Submitted to Undergraduate Research Writing Contest sponsored by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (Winner, June 2009).
Bennett, J. (2006). Podcasting in Athletic Training. Athletic Therapy Today, 11(5), 30-32.
Bennett, J. (2005). Using MERLOT in the Classroom. Athletic Therapy Today, 10(3), 37-40.