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Diana A. Carey

Diana A. Carey

Diana A. Carey

Associate Professor, Exercise & Human Performance

Fieldhouse, Room 5107
845-574-4025

Biography

Diana Carey is an Associate Professor and Discipline Coordinator of the Exercise & Human Performance Department (formerly Physical Education) at RCC, and is a Certified Athletic Trainer for RCC Athletics. In 2018 she was chosen Head Athletic Trainer of the Year in the Community College/National Junior College Athletic Association division by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association  Intercollegiate Council for Sports Medicine.

A 1997 RCC graduate, Carey started in the department in 2000 as an adjunct and as fitness coordinator, and since 2006 has taught physical education, fitness, sports nutrition and athletic training courses. During her tenure at RCC she has instituted separate academic tracks in athletic training, exercise science, and recreation and leisure as part of the AS degree program in Human Performance Studies.

A national and New York State Certified Athletic Trainer, Carey has implemented fitness and wellness programs for students, athletes, faculty and staff. She provides athletic training coverage for all RCC athletic events, as well as treatment and rehabilitation for the college's student-athletes. She also mentors student volunteer interns in athletic training, develops team sport strength and conditioning programs, and provides nutritional support and guidance for RCC students and athletes.

A committed contributor to the college and general community, Carey has made presentations and given scholarly lectures on such topics as nutrition, sports nutrition, weight management, injury prevention, sports concussions, and the importance of physical activity. She has also organized the Rockland Colleges Care cancer fundraising event, and chaired or held membership in a range of academic committees on campus.

Education

  • AA Liberal Arts and Sciences: Humanities and Social Science, Rockland Community College, SUNY, 1997
  • BS Exercise Science/Sports Medicine, Manhattan College, 2000
  • MS Nutrition, Lehman College, CUNY, 2008

Awards

  • 2018 Head Athletic Trainer of the Year, Community College/National Junior College Athletic Association division, chosen by National Athletic Trainers’ Association Intercollegiate Council for Sports Medicine
  • SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Service, 2015
  • “Forty under 40” award from Rockland Economic Development Corporation, 2008
  • Marquis Who’s Who in America

Professional Accomplishments

  • Organizer, Rockland Colleges Care cancer fundraising event, 2005-2014
  • Recruit RCC students to participate and raise money and awareness for local nonprofit organizations yearly, 2015-present
  • Faculty Senator, representative for the STEM and Health Profession Division

Presentations

  • What Youth Hockey Coaches Should Know About Concussions, 2018
  • SAVVY Professor - Nutrition Everyday Choices, 2017
  • CETL Presentation on RTP and e-portfolios, 2017, 2018
  • CETL Presentation on Portion Control, 2017
  • Health and Wellness Lectures, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • CETL Basic Nutrition, 2013
  • CETL Weight Management Lecture, 2013