Karen Balter MA, ATC

Department/Program:

Program Director: Undergraduate Health Sciences Program

Rank:  

Associate Professor

Contact info:

Email: baltek@sage.edu                                            
Phone
: 518.244.2419
Office: Rickets Hall 333

Degree Information:

  • M.A., Physical Education, Western Michigan University                                           
  • Completed Graduate Athletic Training Education Program Accredited by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association          
  • B.S.E., Physical Education K-12 (minor: Athletic Training), State University of New York at Cortland
  • Completed Undergraduate Athletic Training Education Program Accredited by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association

Certifications:

  • National Athletic Trainers’ Association- Certified Athletic Trainer
  • New York State Certified Athletic Trainer
  • Certified Member-National Athletic Trainers’ Association
  • Certified Member-Eastern Athletic Trainers’ Association
  • Certified Member-New York State Athletic Trainers’ Association
  • American Red Cross First Aid, CPR/AED Instructor

Courses Taught:

  • HSC 215: Health and Wellness Across the Lifespan                                               
  • SCI 240: Pathology and Prevention of Illness and Injury                                   
  • SCI 242: Orthopedic Evaluation   
  • SCI 310L and PTY 523L: Exercise Physiology Lab  
  • SST 148 Freshman Seminar                                                                           
  • First Aid/CPR/AED   

Accomplishments:

  • Faculty Advisor of the Year, April 2011

Professional Organizations:

  • Certified Member-National Athletic Trainers’ Association
  • Certified Member-Eastern Athletic Trainers’ Association
  • Certified Member-New York State Athletic Trainers’ Association
  • American Red Cross First Aid, CPR/AED Instructor 

Service:

Profession:

The State Education Department, State Committee for Athletic Trainers

  • Board Member (2004-present)

New York State Athletic Trainers’ Association

  • Executive Staff Regional Representative- (2003-present)
  • Research Proposal Committee Member- (1997-2008)

College:

  • Program Director: Undergraduate Health Sciences program
  • Committee on Admissions, Academic Standards and Retention
  • Russell Sage College Retention Committee
  • Public Safety Advisory Committee
  • Freshman Seminar Faculty

Community:

  • Mentor local high school students from Emma Willard and Cohoes HS
  • Provide First Aid/ CPR training to community groups

Personal:

  • Enjoy playing ice hockey