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    The Department of Kinesiology offers two majors/degrees: Kinesiology and Athletic Training.


    Although students may declare Athletic Training as their major, only students who are formally admitted to the AT Program will be allowed to graduate as an AT Major/Degree. Students not admitted to the AT program must change their major.



    CSUN AT Program BOC Pass Rates by Cohort and 3 Year Aggregate

    BOC Exam Pass Rates by Cohort




    3 year Aggregate

    Number of students graduating from program.





    Number of students graduating from program who took examination.





    Number of students who passed the examination on the first attempt.





    Percentage of students who passed the examination on the first attempt.





    Number of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts.





    Percentage of students who passed the examination regardless of the number of attempts.








    The Athletic Training Program at CSUN has been in existence since 1974 and is currently accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) through the 2016-2017 academic year. Our program is housed in the Department of Kinesiology within the College of Health and Human Development (HHD) and is an academically rigorous program in which athletic training students (ATSs) earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Athletic Training (BSAT). The AT Program is in accordance with the Board of Certification, Inc (BOC) Role Delineation Study.

    Vision Statement
    The Athletic Training Program at California State University, Northridge seeks to promote and further the athletic training profession through the professional development of high quality athletic training professionals.

    Mission Statement
    The Athletic Training Program at CSUN is committed to providing a high quality education to prepare competent entry-level athletic trainers through case-based learning, which emphasizes critical thinking and decision-making skills. Through diverse educational experiences, and faculty and staff commitment to the profession, the program seeks to foster an environment in which ATSs graduate and become competent clinicians and productive members of society.

    Goals and Objectives
    1. Provide high quality instruction and structured educational experiences in classroom and clinical settings.

    2. Prepare certified athletic trainers who are competent clinicians.

         a. ATSs will demonstrate appropriate professional behaviors.

         b. ATSs will perform differential diagnoses for musculoskeletal and recognize general medical conditions.

         c. ATSs will synthesize treatment plans for musculoskeletal conditions.

         d. ATSs will demonstrate mastery of entry-level content knowledge and clinical reasoning.


    Full-time Faculty
    Shane Stecyk, PhD, ATC, CSCS
    Sean Flanagan, PhD, ATC, CSCS
    AT Program Medical Director
    Ric Sletten, MD
    Part-time Instructors
    Sharon West-Sell, PhD, ATC
    Brittany Bingham, MS, ATC


    CLASS OF 2016 CLASS OF 2017
    Dalal Al Rowaished Jesus Puentes Preline Bonifacio
    Octavio Marquez
    Kelia Barkow Kiani Reis Nicholas Cascelli
    Eric Nunez
    Aaron Bennett Brian Serrano Jonathan Gedalia
    Isaiah Sanchez
    Monica Caro Matt Simok David Hacobian
    Claire Coudray Hayley Vietti Samantha Islas
    Francine Hernandez

    Darren Watters

      Colin Lewis
    Chalandra Polk

    Tiara Wells

    Ian Long





      What do Athletic Trainers do?

      "BOC Certified ATs are healthcare 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. Athletic training is recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA) as a healthcare profession. " (Board of Certification, Inc. web site)

      "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.

      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. Classroom learning is enhanced through clinical education experiences. More than 70 percent of certified athletic trainers hold at least a master’s degree." (National Athletic Trainers' Association web site)

      Where do Athletic Trainers work?
      The term sports medicine encompasses numerous professions involved in the health care of a physically active population. These professions include, but are not limited to, athletic training, medicine, nursing, physical therapy, nutrition, biomechanics, exercise physiology, pharmacy, and sports psychology. Athletic training is recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA) as an allied health profession that is practiced under the direction of a physician.

      In cooperation with physicians and other health care personnel, the AT functions as an integral member of the health care/sports medicine team in secondary schools, colleges and universities, professional sports programs, sports medicine clinics, military, performing arts, hospitals, and other health care settings. Click HERE for more information about job settings for AT's.


      Where can I find out more about Athletic Training?
      National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) is the professional membership association for Athletic Training.

      Click here for the FACTS about Athletic Trainers from the NATA.


      How do I become part of the AT Program?

      CSUN admits students to our program through a selective admissions process. Athletic Training majors and transfer students may apply during the Spring semester of their Sophomore year (or later). For more information, see Application Procedures. 

      How is being in the AT program different from other programs in Kinesiology?

      The Athletic Training Program is a rigorous academic program which includes didactic (classroom) and clinical education components completed over the course of 5 semesters (one summer session and 4 traditional semesters). Students who successfully complete this program are eligible to sit for the national certification examination for entry level athletic trainers, administered by the Board of Certification, Inc.

      Students admitted to the program are expected to be full-time students and remain continually enrolled for the duration of the program. Additionally, they are expected to commit 15-25 hours per week to their clinical education rotations.

      How can I meet current AT students?

      All current CSUN students can join the CSUN Athletic Training Club (sponsored by Associated Students). You don't have to be in the AT Program to join.

      Meetings are on the 1st Friday of each month at 8:00am (location TBA).

      Check out the club's facebook page or contact the club
      president Darren Watters:


      Program Cost

      ATSs beginning the AT Program Summer, 2015- cost of tuition/fees= $17, 554

      Other costs-

      1. ATRACK subscription- $120 annually

      2. Travel- Variable depending upon area of residence, clinical site location, cost of fuel, etc. Note that all clinical sites are within a 30 mile radius of the CSUN campus. ATSs should expect considerable travel time/distance for multiple clinical assignments.

      3. Books, living, etc.- Please visit these links for more information-


        Have questions? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.


          CSUN admits students to our AT Program through a selective admissions process which takes place during the Spring semester only. This process involves completion of:

          1) Academic Preparation
          a. ALL required pre-requisite coursework
          b. at least 60 units completed towards the degree with a minimum 2.7 GPA
          2) 60 hours of observation with a certified Athletic Trainer. See FAQ's for a list of observation sites.
          3) All application materials (see checklist below)
          4) Personal interview with the committee (comprised of AT Program faculty, clinical instructors, and current students).
          - interviews are offered on an invitation-only basis

          Applications are due by 4pm on the first Thursday in February 2016. Students who meet the deadline are given priority in the selective admissions process. Students who do not meet the deadline are evaluated depending upon availability of clinical sites.


            Application Checklist

            All materials must be submitted together in one packet. Completed packets can be dropped off in the KIN main office in Redwood Hall 250.

            **Notifications regarding your application will be sent to your CSUN email address listed on your application. Please make sure you check that email for messages AND log into Moodle with your CSUN user ID and password so you have access to materials on this page. **

            Have other questions? See Application FAQ's.

            **Enroll in this Moodle page so you get all updates! (Enrollment key: csunatep)**



              Please note that you may have holds on your registration. Make sure you check your account BEFORE your registration date to see what you have to do to get the hold(s) removed.


              • AT Major Advising Presentation
              • Advising Quiz- See Below
              • Group Advising Sessions*
                • offered during advising periods each semester
                • These sessions are optional for AT majors only (KIN options follow different guidelines)

              * Freshmen, new Transfers, and those applying to the AT Program in the Spring are HIGHLY encouraged to attend an advising session.

              **Enroll in this Moodle page so you get all updates! (Enrollment key: csunatep)**

              Useful Links:



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                        CONTACT US

                        Dr. Shane Stecyk, PhD, ATC, CSCS Dr. Sean Flanagan, PhD, ATC, CSCS
                        Assoc. Professor & AT Program Director
                        Professor & AT Program Clinical Education Coordinator
                        (818) 677-4738 (818) 677-7507
                        California State University, Northridge
                        Athletic Training Program
                        Department of Kinesiology
                        18111 Nordhoff Street
                        Northridge, CA 91330-8287
                        (818) 677-3207 fax