Kimball Union is proud to offer the best care by highly educated and certified athletic trainers to support the health and performance of our student-athletes.
In cooperation with physicians and other allied health care providers, our athletic trainers provide health care services that focus on prevention of injury, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention, and rehabilitation of injuries or other medical conditions. Our athletic trainers provide early evaluation and treatment of athletic injuries while educating athletes in their prevention and recognition.
Certified athletic trainers must earn a degree from an accredited athletic training program and successfully meet the requirements for certification established by the NATABOC. Our certified athletic trainers are also licensed to practice within the state of New Hampshire. Our dedicated staff hosts conferences and forums, and are leaders in the field of sports medicine.
Kimball Union’s Athletic Training Clinic is a health care facility on campus, in the Whittemore Athletic Center, where athletes receive treatment, care, preventive assistance, and rehabilitation. The athletic trainer is responsible for providing health care services designed to prevent injury and maintain the athlete's ability to compete safely at the highest level. All treatments and rehabilitations can be performed on-site for an athlete participating in any of our athletic programs.
Bob has been the Director of Sports Medicine at Kimball Union Academy since 1997. During his time at KUA he has served as President of the New Hampshire Athletic Trainer's Association and as an Athletic Trainer for Ice Hockey at the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games. He was also selected to work at the United States Scholar-Athlete Games and has presented at several regional and national conferences. He is a certified member of the National Athletic Trainer's Association and a licensed practitioner within the State of New Hampshire. Bob received his undergraduate degree in Athletic Training from Castleton University and completed a Master of Arts degree in Athletic Training from Western Michigan University. In 2006, Bob was named New Hampshire's Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer and was the recipient of the New Hampshire Athletic Trainer's Service Award in 2005. Beyond his role in the Athletic Department, Bob is a member of our History Department where he teaches Introduction to Psychology. He is the parent of twin sons (KUA class of 2020) and resides on campus with his family.
Colleen Norgang ‘03 attended Kimball Union Academy as a four-year boarding student. Colleen played varsity basketball and softball each year and was a dormitory proctor during her junior and senior years.
Colleen holds a BS in Athletic Training from the University of Maine in Orono, having first attended Gettysburg College where she studied Health and Exercise Science and played basketball. While at UMaine, Colleen had the opportunity to coach basketball at Orono High School, during one of her Athletic Training clinical rotations. It was that experience that confirmed Colleen’s passion for working with student-athletes at the secondary school level.
Upon graduating from college, Colleen worked at Kents Hill School for seven years as the Athletic Trainer, Assistant Director of Athletics, Community Wellness Facilitator, Biology teacher, Advisor, and Dormitory Head. She then took a position at the Williston Northampton School as the Head Athletic Trainer for one year before returning to Kimball Union to work as the Assistant Athletic Trainer and teach biology. Colleen is the house head in Welch Dorm.
Keith J. Loud, MD, MSc is the Interim Chair, Department of Pediatrics and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth College. At the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, recognized as one of the nation's best hospitals, Dr. Loud is Section Chief of General Pediatrics, and Interim Director of CHaD, the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. He specializes in Adolescent Medicine, Sports Medicine, and Pediatric Sports Medicine and is involved with DHMC's Orthopaedics: Concussion and Sports Concussion Programs, among others. Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in Adolescent Medicine and Sports Medicine, Dr. Loud has been Kimball Union's Medical Director conducting regular clinics at the Health Center since 2011. KUA's working relationship with Dartmouth Hitchcock allows us to have immediate access to some of the best pediatric services in the country. Appointments to see Dr. Loud are made through the Health Center
Founded in 1813, Kimball Union Academy is one of the country's oldest private boarding high schools. KUA blends the best of the New England boarding tradition with an innovative, modern educational program for a diverse and global group of day and boarding students. Located in Meriden, New Hampshire, in the heart of the Upper Valley, Kimball Union is minutes from Dartmouth College and has direct access to Boston and New York.