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Policy Statement - 05-06 Kinesiology, Bachelor of Science in, Option in Athletic Training

Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, 
Option in Athletic Training (code KPE_BS05) (120 units) 

This new option was recommended by the Academic Senate on April 7, 2005 
and approved by the President on May 19, 2005. 

This Option is designed for students interested in an athletic training career in the specialization of injury and illness prevention, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation for athletes and all physically active people, including the general public. A National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC) certified athletic trainer works in physician offices, rural and urban hospitals, hospital emergency rooms, urgent and ambulatory care centers, military hospitals, physical therapy clinics, high schools, colleges/universities, commercial settings, professional sports teams and performing arts companies. A minimum 120 units are required for graduation. 

The athletic training option presents students two paths of educational study. One path of study offers students an overview of athletic training courses that may be applied to related allied health programs. The second path of study prepares a student for a career in athletic training. In addition to the Option’s course work, a student to be eligible to take the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC) examination requires the completion of a two year program in clinical education. The BOC requires the student to be a graduate of a Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) accredited athletic training education program. 

The Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) is currently in Joint Review Committee – Athletic Training (JRC-AT) candidacy for accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Candidacy Statement Disclaimer: Athletic Training Education Programs in JRC-AT candidacy are not guaranteed the awarding of CAAHEP Accreditation at the end of the candidacy process. 

Students interested in the Athletic Training Education Program and/or certification by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC) should meet with the Program Director for Athletic Training Education for additional information. 

Supplementary Criteria for Admission 

In the California State University, an undergraduate major is designated as impacted when the number of applications received the first month of the filling period is greater that the available spaces. Such degree majors are authorized to use a pre-major code and supplementary admission criteria to screen applicants. The Option in Athletic Training (code KPE_BS05) is an impacted program and has the following supplementary admission criteria: 

To be eligible for admission to the Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, Option in Athletic Training, applicants must demonstrate the following prior to the semester for which the application is submitted. 

• Applicants must have met requirements for admission to the university as a freshman or transfer student. 
• Applicants must have completed the following prerequisite courses, each with a grade of “C” or better: BIOL 207, BIOL 208, and PSY 100. 
• Applicants must have completed KIN 207 (Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries) with a grade of “B” or better. 
• Applicants must have completed a minimum of 150 hours of athletic training experience. At least 100 of these hours must be attained by participation in a traditional athletic training setting under the supervision of a National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC) certified athletic trainer. A maximum of 50 of these hours may be attained in an allied clinical setting such as sports medicine clinics, summer sports camps, sports performance facilities, hospitals facilities, or performing arts centers/companies. 
• Applicants must show proof of current First Aid (Community) certification, CPR (Community) certification, and AED certification. 
• Applicants must submit a supplemental application to the CSULB Department of Kinesiology by October 1 for the spring semester. The supplemental application is available from the Kinesiology Department Office or the Kinesiology website ( The supplemental application must be accompanied by 3 letters of recommendation, one must be from the athletic training experience noted above. 
• The number of applicants who can be admitted is limited by space availability. Eligible applicants will be selected for admission based on cumulative grade point average. 


Core Courses: BIOL 207, 208; KIN 300, 301, 312. 
Lower Division: CHEM 100 or 111A or 140; FCS 132 or 430; HSC 210; KIN 207, 263; PHYS 100A; PSY 100; BIOL 260 or MATH 180 or KIN 483. 
Upper Division: HSC 427; KIN 304, 306, 308A, 308B, 309, 310, 315, 332I or 335, 339I, 368, 407. 
A fieldwork, field experience, or internship course requires current certification in First Aid (American Red Cross: community First Aid & Safety or Emergency Response or Workplace Training: Standard first Aid or equivalent) and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (American Red Cross: Adult CPR or Adult, Infant & Child CPR or CPR for the Professional Rescuer; American Heart Association: Adult CPR or Adult, Infant & Child CPR or ACLS Provider or equivalent) prior to enrollment 

EFFECTIVE: Fall 2005 

Code: KPE_BS05 
College: 15 
Career: UG 
IPEDS (Major) ERSS: 08351 
IPEDS (Degree) ERSD: 08351 

The B.A. in Kinesiology, Option in Athletic Training is discontinued effective Fall 2005.