Tricia Kasamatsu

Tricia Kasamatsu, PhD, ATC
Assistant Professor

Office: KHS 236
Telephone:(657) 278-7206
Email: tkasamatsu@fullerton.edu


Advising Area:
Athletic Training Education Program

Couse Taught:
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.

Interest Area:
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.

Current projects:

  • Examining school personnel’s (e.g., teachers, school counselors, principals, superintendents, coaches) knowledge, beliefs, and practices regarding concussion and academic support strategies for adolescent student-athletes
  • Understanding athletic trainers’ perceptions of and behaviors while documenting patient care, particularly among those who use paper, electronic, or blended strategies.
  • Investigating the process of returning to school post-concussion through multiple lens (e.g., student-athlete, teachers, the family, athletic trainer)

Department of Kinesiology

800 North State College Blvd.,
Fullerton, California 92834
Room KHS-121,
Phone: (657) 278-3316
Fax: (657) 278-5317

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