Associate Professor, Physical Therapy
Program Director, Undergraduate Health Sciences

Ricketts Hall 333, Troy
518-244-2419
baltek@sage.edu

Education

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)

Sage:

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 Interests

Enjoy playing ice hockey