Renee Kleszczynski, a 1994 graduate of Winona State University (Minn.) who went on to attain a Masters of Arts in Physical Training with Emphasis in Athletic Training from Western Michigan University in 1996, joined the University of New Hampshire Sports Medicine department in August 2006.
Kleszczynski is a certified member of both the National Athletic Trainer’s Association and the College Athletic Trainer’s Society. She is a licensed athletic trainer in the states of New Hampshire and New York, as well as an American Red Cross Instructor Community First Aid, CPR, AED, RTE and an American Red Cross First Responder.
Her responsibilities at UNH include: providing preventative care, treatment, evaluations and rehabilitation for men’s soccer and women’s ice hockey; drug testing coordinator; oversee the Nutrition Education and Eating Concerns for all varsity student-athletes; daily scheduling of staff ATC’s; and develop and maintain the athletic training website. Kleszczynski is also an approved clinical instructor in the athletic training option at UNH.
Prior to UNH, Kleszczynski served as the head athletic trainer at St. Bonaventure University from July 2002 – August 2006. At SBU, her duties included: supervision of the training staff; all administrative duties; drug testing coordinator; college instructor; and host athletic trainer for various Atlantic 10 conference championships. Kleszczynski began her tenure at St. Bonaventure as an assistant athletic trainer in December 1998 and retained that title until being promoted in July 2002.
Kleszczynski started her career as an athletic trainer at St. Mary’s University (Winona, Minn.) in January 1995 and subsequently worked at Portage Northern High School (Portage, Mich.; August 1995 – June 1996) and Northwood University (Midland, Mich.; August 1996 – December 1998).