AJ Duffy III, MS, AT, PT

Inducted into the EATA 49 Club on January 8, 2020

Video will be posted in January 2023

AJ is the Dean of Athletic Trainers in the MAC.  The 2020-21 academic year begins his 32nd year as Widener's head athletic trainer & physical therapist and 40th in intercollegiate athletics. He is also the longest tenured head athletic trainer in college or professional sports in the Philadelphia area.  AJ and his staff work closely with Student Health Services and the Student Counseling Center to oversee the medical care delivered to nearly 600 student-athletes in 22 sports. He also serves as a physical therapist and adjunct professor of physical education.  Prior to Widener he was an assistant for 6 years at Michigan and 2 years at Temple.

 

He has been very active in this great profession of ours. Since 1991 he has held various elected and appointed positons within Athletic training including 14 years on the EATA Executive Board.  He currently serves as a member of the NATA International Committee and will assume the chair of the EATA Sponsorship Committee and was recently appointed to the Board of Directors for the NATA Research and Education Foundation, his term begins this June.

He is a proud alum of the University of Michigan – Go Blue and the University of Arizona – Bear Down!  He has been happily married to his best friend Monica for the last 33.5 years.  Together they are the proud parents of Joe and his wife Lani and Connor and his fiancé Jocelyn and of course the new joy in their lives is their 14 month old granddaughter – Jude.

In his spare time, AJ is the chair of the local chapter of the PCA. – Pink Crocs Anonymous!  He looks forward to seeing as many of you as possible in Philly this June!!!


Robb Rehberg, PhD, ATC, NREMT

Inducted into the EATA 49 Club on January 8, 2022

Dr. Rehberg currently serves as medical advisor and coordinator of the ATC Spotter program in the Player Health and Safety Department at the National Football League.  He is also a tenured professor in the Athletic Training and Sports Medicine programs at William Paterson University and a courtesy professor in the Athletic Training Program at Florida International University.  He serves as the Director of first aid and emergency preparedness training and program development for the National Safety Council, co-founder of Sport Safety International, a sport safety education company, and the Rehberg Konin Group, which is the largest group of athletic trainer legal experts in the world. DR. Rehberg previously held positions in the secondary school, clinical, and industrial settings.

 

Dr. Rehberg earned his bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training, with a minor in Health Science from West Chester University of Pennsylvania (1991), a Master of Sport Science degree with an emphasis in Sport Management from the United States Sports Academy (1999), and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Health Science with a concentration in international health research and education from Touro University International (2003).

Dr. Rehberg is an accomplished publisher of over a dozen refereed articles in scholarly journals, and over 40 articles in other publications. He is the primary author and editor of two textbooks, and over a dozen online education programs that have educated over two million people worldwide.  He has presented at over 50 at regional, national and international conferences and symposia on topics related to athletic training, sports medicine, and emergency care. 

Dr. Rehberg served as President and Governmental Affairs Coordinator for the Athletic Trainers’ Society of New Jersey, treasurer for both the EATA and NATA District 2, and a member of the NATA Research and Education Foundation Board of Directors.  He currently serves as the District 2 Representative to the NATA’s Governmental Affairs Council.  He is also a former member of the Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey Board of Trustees. In January 2010, New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine appointed Dr. Rehberg to the New Jersey Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, and has since been reappointed by both Republican and Democratic Governors. He also served as Chair of the council.

Dr. Rehberg is a Hall of Fame member of both the Athletic Trainers’ Society of New Jersey and the New Jersey State Interscholastic Coaches Association He is the recipient the Service Award from both the ATSNJ and NATA, and was recognized as a Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer by the NATA.  He is the recipient of the EATA’s Cramer Award, as well as the NATA’s Excellence in Continuing Education award and the William T. Griffin Award for Excellence in Legislative Advocacy.  Dr. Rehberg was also recognized by Montclair State University for his efforts in responding to the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on 9/11.