Academy for Athletic Training & Physical Therapy

  • LOCATED AT Roxbury HS 

    The Academy for Athletic Training and Physical Therapy provides students with a solid foundation in the growing fields of exercise science, fitness studies, physical therapy, athletic training, and injury prevention and treatment.

Academy Teacher

Mr. Joseph Koch

Phone: RHS 973-584-1200 x1287


Degrees and Certifications:

Undergraduate: Bachelor of Science, Exercise Science Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ Graduate: Master of Education with Specialization in Athletic Training Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia Internship: Norfolk State University

Mr. Joseph Koch


National Athletic Trainers’ Association

National Strength and Conditioning Association

Athletic Trainers’ Society of New Jersey

Seton Hall University Preceptor

Academy Teacher

Mr. Cory Forlenza

Phone: 973-584-1200 x0370


Degrees and Certifications:

Undergraduate: Bachelor of Science Exercise Science - Nutrition Concentration University of Scranton, Scranton, PA Graduate: Masters of Science - Athletic Training Seton Hall University, East Orange, NJ

Mr. Cory Forlenza



National Athletic Trainers’ Association

Athletic Trainers’ Society of NJ

Seton Hall Excellence in Research Award

Experience: NY Giants, FDU, Seton Hall, Caldwell Univ.

Career Field - Athletic Training & Physical Therapy

  • Career Pathways in Athletic Training & Physical Therapy (include but are not limited to):

    Personal Care Services:   Personal Trainers , Massage Therapists 

    Therapeutic Services:    Athletic Trainer, Chiropractic Assistant, Dietitian/Nutritionist, EMT/Paramedic, Exercise Physiologist, Kinesiotherapist, Nurse Practitioner, Occupational Therapist/Assistant, Orthopedist Orthotist/Prosthetist/Technician, Physical Therapist/Assistant, Recreation Therapist, Registered Nurse, Rehabilitation Counselor, Wellness Coach 

    Health Informatics: Public Health Educator

    The Academy for Athletic Training & Physical Therapy has not yet completed senior internships. The first senior class will be 2023.

Academy Course of Study

  • 9th Grade

    • Foundational Components of Athletic Training & Physical Therapy 
    • Clinical Internship  (25 Hours)

    10th Grade

    • Pathology & Prevention of Sports Injuries

    • Clinical Internship  (50 Hours)

     11th Grade

    • Kinesiology & Orthopedic Assessment

    • Clinical Internship  (75 Hours)

    12th Grade:

    Senior Year College Option: Providing students meet the academic criteria, they may attend County College of Morris, Ramapo College or Kean University for all academic and occupational courses and earn up to 24 credits, paid for by Morris County Vocational School District

    Continue at Roxbury High School for advanced courses/projects including:

    • Injury Rehabilitation, Management and Surgical Intervention
    • Introduction to Exercise Science/Introduction to Exercise Psychology

     Structured Learning Experience (SLE): Required 120 hour Internship

Academy Information Session Presentation

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Academy Video