Undergraduate Athletic Training Program, a CAATE Accredited Program

Important Announcement: Discontinuation of Athletic Training Major

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Program Description

Shabby Dezfouli, MS, ATC

Athletic Training Program Interim Director

Office: Solano Hall 4050 
Phone: 916-278-5039

KINS 195D, Practicum in Athletic Training

KINS 195D,
in Athletic

KINS 156, Care of Athletic Injuries

KINS 156A,

The Department of Kinesiology and Health Science at
California State University, Sacramento offers an Athletic Training Program. We are proud of our program and its students.

The CSUS Athletic Training Program was first approved by the National Athletic Trainers Association in 1976 as an approved curriculum in athletic training. In 1996, it was a CAAHEP (Commission on the Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs) accredited program. It is now accredited by CAATE (Commission on the Accreditation of Athletic Training Education) through 2022 - 2023. This information may be found at www.caate.net.  The student will earn a Bachelor of Science degree in athletic training.

The program is very strong academically with a core of science courses and hands-on laboratories. The clinical program is competitive with a limited number of clinical positions each semester. The admissions process includes prerequisites and submission of the admissions packet by the posted deadline. Retention in the clinical program is based on a point system from graded evaluations and successful completion of clinical education requirements.  For more information on admissions, retention, transfer and other ATP policies, please see the ATP website and the athletic training handboone interested in being an athletic training major.k.

Upon graduation, the student is eligible to take the BOC (Board of Certification) certification exam to become a Certified Athletic Trainer.

Mission Statement

It is the primary mission of the undergraduate athletic training education program to prepare the student with a quality education through knowledge, skills and attitudes to become a competent entry level BOC Athletic Trainer.

This mission is accomplished by:

  • Meeting the requirements by CAATE for reaccreditation
  • Meeting the university requirements for graduation
  • Providing quality experiences for the student to develop skill and knowledge in the areas of prevention, recognition, evaluation, immediate care, rehabilitation and reconditioning of athletic injuries, health care administration and professional development and responsibility
  • Preparing the student to be successful on the BOC certification exam
  • Preparing the student to develop critical thinking skills to be a productive member of society

ATP Information

Athletic Training Mandatory Group Advising

  • Tuesday, February 19, 2019; 12pm-1pm, Del Norte Hall, Room 1010
  • Friday, March 1, 2019; 12pm-1pm, Yosemite Hall, Room 133

Space is limited! 

Who Should Attend?

  • All Athletic Training Majors who received the invitation for mandatory group advsing must register and attend one group advising session before seeing advisors, Alma Martinez or Shabby Dezfouli.  All declared Athletic Training majors are required to have an individual academic plan.  

Board of Certification Student Pass Rate


Year # of Grads 1st Time BOC Test Takers %1st Time Passing Overall # of Taking Test Overall Passing %
2015-2016 7 7 100 7 100
2016-2017 8 5 80 5 80
2017-2018 4 6 100 6 100


Program Graduation Rate


2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 3 yr aggregate
# of students admitted with cohorts to graduate during listed year  11 14 15 40
# of students graduating from program 7 8 4 19
% of students who graduated 64 57 27 49


Program Retention Rate


2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 3 yr aggegate
# of students admitted to program 15 11 13 39
# of students returning for subsequent year 2 7 8 9 24
Program retention rate (%) 47 73 69 63


Graduate Placement Rate (within 6 mos of graduation)


2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 3 yr aggregate
# of students who graduated from program 7 8 4 19
# of students employed as AT 6 4 2 12
Employment rates as AT (%) 86 50 50 62
# of students employed as other 1 4 2 7
Employment rate as other (%) 14 50 50 38
Number of students not employed  0 0 0 0
Unemployment rate (%) 0 0 0 0