Athletic Training Education Program
KNES 200: Foundations of Athletic Training
KNES 367: Clinical Proficiencies in Athletic Training I
KNES 369: Clinical Proficiencies in Athletic Training III
KNES 374: Clinical Diagnosis of Upper Extremity and Cervicothoracic Spine
KNES 468: Clinical Proficiencies in Athletic Training IV
Dr. Tricia Kasamatsu is an Assistant Professor of Kinesiology at California State University, Fullerton. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in athletic training, Master’s degree in Teaching and a Secondary Teacher’s Credential in Biology, and Doctoral degree in Education from Chapman University. Dr. Kasamatsu has teaching experience in secondary and post-secondary settings; and athletic training experience in an orthopedic physician’s office, collegiate/high school athletics, concussion clinic, and with the US National Men’s and Women’s Volleyball teams. She has presented her research locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally, and has published her work in the Journal of Athletic Training and Athletic Training and Sports Health Care. She is an active member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) and serves as an advisor to the regional Far West Student Leadership Committee. Within the community, she also is sits on the Orange County Department of Education’s Medical Emergencies in Schools/Life Threatening Events Associated with Pediatric Sports Committee.
Dr. Kasamatsu’s research focuses on athletic trainers’ clinical practice behaviors, primarily geared towards understanding the implementation of academic support strategies for students post-concussion. She is also interested in athletic trainers’ patient care documentation behaviors.