Denise Wujciak is entering her 16th year with Kean University and begins her fifth as head athletic trainer after being promoted in the summer of 2013. Wujciak added Senior Woman Administrator to her duties in July of 2014.
Along with her staff and students, Wujciak treats over 400 student-athletes per year which encompasses approximately 2,000 injuries and 6,000 treatments.
Wujciak's responsibilities certainly are not limited to the treatment of Kean's student-athletes. Teaching as an adjunct professor and clinical instructor, she educates and supervises students in the Bachelor of Science Athletic Training program who then become eligible to take the National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification exam. Those who pass then may apply to the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners, or in whatever state they choose, for the credentials to practice as athletic trainers.
Prior to her time at Kean, Wujciak held two different positions at the University of South Carolina in separate stints. As a doctoral graduate assistant, she taught various classes within the athletic training curriculum while also supervising students in their clinical experience while serving as the primary contact for the cheerleading squad. Prior to that, she was an intern athletic trainer for two years covering women's volleyball, women's tennis and football. Wujciak was also the Coordinator of Clinical Education at her alma mater, William Paterson University between her time at South Carolina. In addition to teaching, she served as a part-time assistant athletic trainer for the Pioneers.
Wujciak is a certified athletic trainer by the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) and is a licensed athletic trainer by the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners.
In the spring of 2012, Wujciak received the Kean University Presidential Excellence Award. The award acknowledges exceptional contributions in teaching, scholarship and service to the University.
She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in physical education with a concentration in athletic training at William Paterson University in 1998. She also received her Master of Science degree in health education for the University of South Carolina in 2000. Wujciak has continued her education by taking classes in the Doctorate of Philosophy degree in physical education at the University of South Carolina.