Robb S. Rehberg, PhD, ATC, NREMT, is a Professor and Coordinator of Athletic Training
Clinical Education at William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey. He is also a founding
partner of The Rehberg Konin Group, and serves as cofounder, President, and CEO of Sport
Safety International. He currently serves as an ATC Medical Spotter for the National Football
League during New York Jets home games. He also serves as the subject matter expert for first
aid programs for the National Safety Council. Dr. Rehberg previously served as the Director and
Chief of Emergency Services at Montclair State University in Montclair, New Jersey, and spent 13
years as the head athletic trainer at Westwood Regional High School in Westwood, New Jersey.
A graduate of West Chester University (BS), the US Sports Academy (MSS), and Touro
University International (PhD), Dr. Rehberg has authored several refereed papers, 2 textbooks,
and more than a dozen peer-reviewed online courses that have trained over 750,000 coaches,
parents, and athletes in 52 countries. An award-winning lecturer, Dr. Rehberg frequently speaks
at state and national meetings on sports emergency care, spinal injuries in sports, sudden cardiac
arrest in athletes, and concussion management. He is also the executive producer of the National
Safety Council First Aid, CPR, and Emergency Medical Response training videos.
Dr. Rehberg served as a member of the medical staff for athletics (track and field) at the
1996 Olympic Games. He has been active on both state and national levels, having served on the
First and Second National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Inter-Association Task Forces
for the Appropriate Care of the Spine-Injured Athlete, the Task Force on Appropriate Medical
Coverage for the Secondary School-Aged Athlete, and several other committees at the state level.
Dr. Rehberg has also served as a technical adviser to the National Safety Council since 1992 and
as a member of the American Heart Association Task Force that developed the first-ever international
guidelines for first aid in 2000. He was a charter member of the New Jersey Disaster
Medical Assistance Team.
Dr. Rehberg is a former member of the NATA Foundation Board of Directors, is the District
2 Treasurer of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, is a Trustee of the Brain Injury
Alliance of New Jersey, and served as president of the Athletic Trainers’ Society of New Jersey
from 2007 to 2009.
Dr. Rehberg has received numerous awards in recognition of his professional accomplishments.
Most notably, he is an inductee in both the New Jersey Scholastic Coaches Association
Hall of Fame and the Athletic Trainers’ Society of New Jersey (ATSNJ) Hall of Fame. He is also
the recipient of both the NATA and ATSNJ Service Award, and in 2014 received distinction as a
Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer.
Jeff G. Konin, PhD, ATC, PT, FACSM, FNATA, earned a BS in Physical Education from
Eastern Connecticut State University, an MEd in Sports Medicine from the University of
Virginia, an MPT in Physical Therapy from the University of Delaware, and a PhD in Physical
Therapy from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Konin is recognized as a Fellow by both the
American College of Sports Medicine and the National Athletic Trainers’ Association for his
Dr. Konin has held the positions of Professor and the Chair of the Physical Therapy
Department at the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, Rhode Island, Director of Athletics at
Eastern Connecticut State University, Faculty & Vice Chair of Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
at the University of South Florida (USF), Executive Director of the Sports Medicine and Athletic
Related Trauma (SMART) Institute at USF, Director of the Graduate Athletic Training Program
at USF, and Health Sciences faculty and Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine at James
Madison University. Dr. Konin is also founding partner in The Rehberg Konin Group, a firm
providing consulting in the areas of sport safety and education, and founding member of Sport
Safety International, specializing in the delivery of sport safety educational resources.
Dr. Konin’s published work and invited presentations have focused in the area of sports medicine
with a particular interest in injury prevention and sport safety. He has shared his expertise at
professional conferences throughout the United States as well as in Australia, New Zealand, Italy,
Norway, Romania, England, and Austria. His experiences have included serving on the medical
staff for the 1996 Olympic Games and as a medical coordinator for the USA Wheelchair Rugby
Paralympic Team. Dr. Konin has been awarded by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association
with the following recognitions: Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer, Athletic Training Service
Award, and Continuing Education Excellence Award.
Dr. Konin is also the author of the following textbooks: Documentation for Athletic Training;
Special Tests for Orthopedic Examination; Management Strategies in Athletic Training; Sports Medicine
Conditions: Return to Play: Recognition, Treatment, Planning; Rehabilitation from the Perspective
of the Athletic Trainer/Physical Therapist; Working as a Team Physician; Practical Kinesiology;
Reimbursement for Athletic Training; and Clinical Athletic Training.