Program: B.S., Athletic Training
Athletic Trainers (ATs) are healthcare professionals who collaborate with physicians and other allied health professionals to optimize activity and participation of patients and clients across age and care continuums. The practice of Athletic Training encompasses prevention, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of emergency, acute and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations and disabilities. ATs work under the direction of physicians, as prescribed by state licensure statutes. Students who want to become certified athletic trainers must earn a degree from an accredited athletic training program. Accredited programs include formal instruction in the above-mentioned areas, as well as clinical education experiences during each of the 5 semesters of the program.
The B.S. in Athletic Training has a separate application from the CSUN admissions process. Admission criteria include GPA, observation hours, letters of recommendation and a personal interview with the selection committee. For further information, please go to the Athletic Training major/AT program page located on the Department of Kinesiology website. The AT major/AT program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The 2-year AT program provides students with academic and clinical experiences designed to prepare them for the Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC) examination and a successful career in the field.
1. Athletic Training Prerequisite Coursework (24 units)
All prerequisite coursework must be completed by the end of the Spring semester in which the student intends to apply to the AT program.
BIOL 101/L General Biology and Lab (3/1) (GE, Natural Sciences)
BIOL 211 Human Anatomy (2)
BIOL 212 Laboratory Studies in Human Anatomy (1)
BIOL 281 Human Physiology (3)
FCS 207 Nutrition for Life (3) (GE, Lifelong Learning)
KIN 337/L Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries and Lab (3/1)
MATH 140 Introductory Statistics (4) (GE, Basic Skills-Mathematics)
PSY 150 Introduction to Psychology (3) (GE, Social Sciences)
2. Lower Division Kinesiology Core (6 units)
3. Upper Division Kinesiology Core Courses (21 units)
KIN 300 Foundations and Analysis of Human Movement (3)
KIN 305 Historical and Philosophical Bases of Kinesiology (4)
KIN 306 Socio-Psychological Aspects of Physical Activity (3)
KIN 345/L Biomechanics and Lab (3/1)
KIN 346/L Physiology of Exercise and Lab (3/1)
KIN 377 Motor Learning and Control (3)
4. Upper Division Athletic Training Required Courses (38 units)
5. General Education (48 units)
Undergraduate students must complete 48 units of General Education as described in this Catalog.
Total Units in the Major: 89
General Education Units: 31
Total Units Required for the B.S. Degree: 120
Chair: Konstantinos Vrongistinos
Redwood Hall (RE) 250
Student Learning Outcomes
Athletic Training students will:
- Practice professional conduct at all times.
- Demonstrate proficiency of athletic training skills.
- Perform differential diagnoses for musculoskeletal and general medical conditions.
- Synthesize treatment plans for musculoskeletal conditions.
- Demonstrate mastery of entry-level content knowledge and clinical reasoning.