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Athletic Training Education Program
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Mission & Goals

Vision Statement

The Athletic Training Education Program at California State University, Long Beach shall provide the professional instruction and clinical experiences in athletic training/ sports medicine of recognized excellence to high school and college students in Southern California. California State University, Long Beach and the Department of Kinesiology are committed to becoming the leader and university of choice in athletic training/sports medicine in southern California.

Mission Statement

The Athletic Training Education Program in the Department of Kinesiology delivers professional instruction and clinical experiences in athletic training/sports medicine to athletic training majors at California State University, Long Beach. Professional instruction in athletic training/sports medicine can be divided into the following content areas: 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. Clinical practicums in athletic training provide integrated traditional and nontraditional settings that may include the following: university, community college, high school, professional sports, hospitals, and rehabilitation clinics.

List of Academic Goals

  • Goal 1: Continue to develop and strengthen the athletic training curriculum according to CAATE accreditation standards.

  • Goal 2: Develop, maintain, and strengthen associations with athletic training clinical services with university, community college, professional sports, high school, hospitals, health care facilities, sports medicine/rehabilitation clinics, and dance performance centers.

  • Goal 3: To strengthen and develop liaisons with allied health professions within the college, campus, community, other universities, and professional organizations.

  • Goal 4: Utilize contemporary information technology for academic instruction and clinical practicum.

  • Goal 5: Recruit and retain academically motivated students with character, ethics, and desire for service in the discipline and allied health professions that reflect the human diversity of the community served by CSULB.

  • Goal 6: Seek additional athletic training faculty to meet the demands of assessment and clinical supervision in a competency based athletic training education program.

  • Goal 7: Provide an environment that encourages and enhances professional development in athletic training for teaching, scholarship, and service.