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Undergraduate Program Information

Program Overview: BS 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).  AT Program is nationally accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).    

Athletic training is practiced by athletic trainers, health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to optimize activity and participation of patients and clients. Athletic training encompasses the prevention, diagnosis, and intervention of emergency, acute, and chronic 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. For additional information please refer to the following website:  http://www.nata.org/athletic-training 

The AT Program is designed for formal instruction in areas such as injury/illness prevention, first aid and emergency care, assessment of injury/illness, human anatomy and physiology, therapeutic intervention, and nutrition. 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).  Entry level careers in athletic training include professional sports, colleges & universities, secondary schools, and emerging settings such as hospital & clinical, industrial/occupational, military, performing arts, physician extender, and public safety.

Admission Under Impaction

The Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training is a "Highly Impacted Major" with major specific criteria 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 the Highly Impacted Major Specific criteria: http://www.csulb.edu/depts/enrollment/admissions/transfer-major-criteria/CHHS.html#q_g0