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Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training (120 units)

The Department of Kinesiology offers the Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training degree through the Athletic Training Program (AT Program). The AT Program is nationally accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Athletic Training is recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA) as a healthcare profession.

Athletic Training is practiced by Athletic Trainers (ATs), health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to optimize activity and participation of patients and clients. The services provided by ATs comprise prevention, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations, and disabilities. Students who want to become certified athletic trainers must earn a degree from an accredited athletic training curriculum. Accredited programs include formal instruction in areas such as injury/illness prevention, first aid and emergency care, assessment of injury/illness, human anatomy and physiology, therapeutic modalities, and nutrition.

For additional information please refer to the following website: http://www.nata.org/athletic-training.

The AT Program is designed for the athletic trainer's professional preparation based on the development of current knowledge, skills, and abilities in content areas such as evidence-based practice, prevention and health promotion, clinical examination and diagnosis, acute care of injury and illness, therapeutic interventions, psychosocial strategies and referral, healthcare administration, and professional development and responsibility. Classroom learning is enhanced through clinical education experiences. Upon successful completion of all the AT Program requirements and Program Director approval, students are eligible to take the Board of Certification (BOC) examination to become a certified athletic trainer (ATC).

Professional (entry level) careers in athletic training include professional sports, colleges & universities, secondary schools, hospital & clinical, /occupational health, military, performing arts, physician extender, and public safety.

Admission Under Impaction

The Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training is a highly impacted major and requires a program application in addition to the CSULB admission application. Admission to CSULB does not guarantee admission into the Athletic Training major.

Refer to the following website for additional impaction criteria: http://www.csulb.edu/depts/enrollment/admissions/impacted_major.html.

Athletic Training Education Program Website

Refer to the following website for the most current AT Program information, program application packet, and additional resources: http://www.csulb.edu/colleges/chhs/departments/kin/athletic-training/index.html

Requirements

Core:

Take all of the following courses:

  • KIN 300 Biomechanics of Human Movement (3)
    Prerequisites: BIOL 208 or equivalent.
  • KIN 301 Exercise Physiology (3)
    Prerequisites: BIOL 207 or equivalent 4-unit Human Physiology course with 3-hour lecture and 3-hour laboratory with a grade of "C" or better or consent of instructor.
  • KIN 312 Motor Control and Learning (3)
    Prerequisites: For KIN majors: BIOL 207, BIOL 208; PSY 100. For PSY Neuroscience majors: BIOL 208, BIOL 342; PSY 100.
  • KIN 332 Sociocultural Dimensions of Sport/Human Movement (3)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements, one or more Exploration courses, and upper-division standing. Open to Kinesiology majors only.

Lower Division:

Take one of the following courses:

  • MATH 109 Modeling with Algebra (3)
    Prerequisite: Appropriate ELM score, ELM exemption, or MAPB 7 or 11.
  • MATH 113 Precalculus Algebra (3)
    Prerequisite: Appropriate ELM score, ELM exemption, or MAPB 11.
  • MATH 119A Survey of Calculus I (3)
    Prerequisite: Appropriate MDPT placement or a grade of "C" or better in MATH 113.
  • MATH 122 Calculus I (4)
    Prerequisite: Appropriate MDPT placement or a grade of "C" or better in MATH 111 and 113.

Take all of the following courses:

  • ATEP 207 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries (3)
    *"C" or better required.
    Prerequisites: Current certification in CPR, AED, and First Aid. Certification must include Adult, Child, and Infant CPR; Conscious and Unconscious Choking for victims of all ages; Automated External Defibrillator (AED), and Basic First Aid.
  • KIN 263 Techniques in Physical Fitness (2)
    Prerequisites: None.
  • BIOL 207 Human Physiology (4)
    *"C" or better required.
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements.
  • BIOL 208 Human Anatomy (4)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements.
  • NUTR 132 Introductory Nutrition (3)
    Prerequisites/Corequisites: One Foundation course.
  • PHYS 100A General Physics (4)
    Prerequisites: MATH 109 or MATH 113 or MATH 119A or MATH 120 or MATH 122.
  • PSY 100 General Psychology (3)
    Prerequisites/Corequisites: GE A1 requirement.

Take one of the following courses:

  • CHEM 100 Chemistry and Today's World (4)
    Prerequisites: One GE Foundation course (GE categories A1, A2, A3 or B2).
  • CHEM 111A General Chemistry (5)
    Prerequisites: A passing score on the Chemistry Placement Examination. 
    Corequisite:  MATH 109 or higher.
  • CHEM 140 General, Organic, and Biochemistry (5)
    Prerequisites: Restricted to Pre-Nursing majors. A grade of "C" or better in MATH 109 or MATH 113 or MATH 117 or MATH 119A or MATH 122 or STAT 108; high school chemistry or equivalent.

Take one of the following courses:

  • BIOL 260 Biostatistics (3)
    Prerequisites: BIOL 211 or BIOL 207 or MICR 200; MATH 111 or MATH 113 or MATH 119A or MATH 122 all with a grade of "C" or better.
  • KIN 483 Statistics in Human Movement Science (3)
    Prerequisites: KIN 300, KIN 301, KIN 312.
  • PSY 210 Introductory Statistics (4)
    Prerequisites: PSY 100, GE A1 requirement, and eligible to take a General Education Mathematics course.
  • STAT 108 Statistics for Everyday Life (3)
    Prerequisites: None.

Upper Division:

Take all of the following courses:

  • ATEP 304 Clinical Aspects of Athletic Training (3)
    Prerequisites: BIOL 207, BIOL 208; ATEP 207.
  • ATEP 306 Medical Aspects of Athletic Training (3)
    Prerequisites: BIOL 207, BIOL 208; ATEP 207.
  • ATEP 308A Athletic Training Evaluation I (3)
    Prerequisites: ATEP 207, BIOL 208.
  • ATEP 308B Athletic Training Evaluation II (3)
    Prerequisites: ATEP 308A.
  • ATEP 309 Developmental and Therapeutic Exercise (3)
    Prerequisites: KIN 300, KIN 301 or consent of instructor.
  • ATEP 310 Therapeutic Approaches in Athletic Training (3)
    Prerequisites: ATEP 308A or ATEP 309 or consent of instructor.
  • ATEP 407 Management Strategies in Athletic Training (3)
    Prerequisites: Senior standing or consent of instructor.
  • ATEP 490A Clinical Education in Athletic Training (2)
    Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and Grade of "C" or better in ATEP 207; satisfactory completion of CSULB ATEP Health and Safety requirements; and satisfactory completion of CSULB ATEP Technical Standards Form.
  • ATEP 490B Clinical Education in Athletic Training (2)
    Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and successful completion of ATEP 490A.
  • ATEP 490C Clinical Education in Athletic Training (2)
    Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and successful completion of ATEP 490B.
  • ATEP 490D Clinical Education in Athletic Training (2)
    Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and successful completion of ATEP 490C.
  • H SC 427 Drugs and Health (3)
    Prerequisites: Upper division standing.
  • KIN 315 Motor Development (3)
    Prerequisites: BIOL 207, BIOL 208; PSY 100 or equivalent.
  • KIN 339 Psychology of Sport Behavior and Athletic Performance (3)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements, PSY 100 and upper division standing.
  • KIN 368 Resistance Training for Fitness (3)
    Prerequisites: KIN 300 and KIN 301.

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