Jeanne O'Brien
Jeanne O'Brien
Title: Asst. AD for Sports Medicine
Phone: 508-531-1765
Email: j5obrien@bridgew.edu
  • The Head Athletic Trainer oversees the Athletic Training/Sports Medicine Services  of 22 intercollegiate sports.  Also is a clinical supervisor for the colleges Movement Arts, Health Promotions and Leisure Studies Department ~ Athletic Training Concentration.

Jeanne was named Head Athletic Trainer at Bridgewater State University in August of 2005.  She has 19 years experience as an NATA-BOC Certified Athletic Trainer which includes extensive experience in intercollegiate athletics, as well as, Athletic Training Education. She is a two time graduate of Springfield College (MA) where she received her Bachelors degree in Health/Fitness and Athletic Training in 1986 and a Master's Degree in Sports Injury Prevention and Management in 1992.

Her professional experience includes Assistant Athletic Trainer and Instructor at East Carolina University (NC), Head Athletic Trainer and Assistant Professor at Springfield College (MA), Outreach Athletic Trainer for Plymouth (MA) South High School, as well as, Coordinator of Medical Coverage for various athletic events such as the Massachusetts Senior Games, Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-off Classic, NCAA Division III Basketball championships, Massachusetts High School Football Championships, NCAA Division I Men's Volleyball Championship and for the International Field Hockey Association.  She has provided Sports Medicine services to the US Wheelchair Men's Basketball team, the participants in the 2000 Boston Marathon and various youth sport events.

Jeanne has taught in-services and seminars regarding risk management in athletics, medical concerns for the geriatric athlete, management of head & neck injuries in athletics, on field management of protective equipment in the critically injured athlete, concussion management in athletics, medical clearance for the intercollegiate athlete, youth sport coaches education and stress management techniques. Courses taught in four different Athletic Training Education Programs include Sports First Aid, Intro to Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries, Advanced Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries, Athletic Training Organization and Administration, Therapeutic Modalities, Intro to Athletic Training Skills, Foundations of Sports Injuries and Upper Extremity Foundations.