Bryn VanPatten joined the Providence College Sports Medicine department in the fall of 2006 and works with the men's basketball, volleyball and cheerleading programs. Prior to his current sport assignments, VanPatten worked with the women's ice hockey, field hockey and men's lacrosse teams at Providence College. Previously, VanPatten worked at BIG EAST rival St John's University where he served as assistant athletic trainer working with the men's soccer and lacrosse programs and Binghamton University where he served as assistant athletic trainer working with all sports. In addition to working with St John's University, he was also the head athletic trainer for Major League Lacrosse's Long Island Lizards. Prior to his stint at Binghamton, he was the head athletic trainer at Davis College in Binghamton, N.Y.
VanPatten earned his bachelors degree from Syracuse University in Health and Exercise Science in 1998, his masters degree from SUNY Cortland in Health Education in 2002 and is currently pursuing a doctorate in education and athletic administration from Northcentral University. He completed athletic training internships with LeMoyne College in Syracuse, N.Y. and Lourdes Hospital Sports Medicine Department in Binghamton, N.Y. and in 2010 completed the Emergency Medical Technician Cardiac program from Emergency Medical Training, Inc in Providence, RI.
He earned his certification in athletic training from the National Athletic Trainers' Association Board of Certification in 2000, became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist from the National Strength and Conditioning Association Certification Commission in 2001 and in 2010, earned a Certified Personal Trainer credential from the National Strength and Conditioning Association Certification Commission. In addition to national certifications, he has obtained licenses to practice as an athletic trainer and EMT-Cardiac from the state of Rhode Island. He is also an American Red Cross instructor and handles the department's CPR/First Aid/ AED certification needs. Along with his professional credentials, he was awarded Athletic Trainer of the Year from the Rhode Island Athletic Trainers' Association in 2012.
He is a member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association, Eastern Athletic Trainers' Association, Rhode Island Athletic Trainers' Association, American Red Cross and Rhode Island Medical Reserve Corps.
Outside his duties at Providence College, VanPatten currently holds the office of President-Elect in the Big East Conference Sports Medicine Society, sits on the Honors and Awards Committee of the RIATA and is a Lieutenant with Lake Mishnock Fire-Rescue in West Greenwich, RI.
VanPatten, a native of Endicott, N.Y., resides with his wife, Liz, and daughter, Olivia, in West Warwick, R.I.