Kavin Tsang, Ph.D., ATC

Kavin Tsang, PhD, ATC

Associate Professor

Location: KHS 121
Telephone: (657) 278-7970
Fax: (657) 278-5317
Email: ktsang@fullerton.edu


Advising Area:
Athletic Training Education Program, Kinesiology

Course Taught:
KNES 365: Pathologies in Sport/Exercise
KNES 373: Clinical Diagnosis of Lower Extremeity and Lumbar Spine
KNES 374: Clinical Diagnosis of Upper Extremity and Cervial Spine
KNES 377: Therapeutic Exercise in Rehabilitation
KNES 378: Therapeutic Modalities in Rehabilitation
KNES 367: Clinical Proficiencies in Athletic Training I
KNES 368: Clinical Proficiencies in Athletic Training II
KNES 369: Clinical Proficiencies in Athletic Training III
KNES 468: Clinical Proficiencies in Athletic Training IV
KNES 469: Clinical Proficiencies in Athletic Training V

Dr. Tsang is a faculty member in the Department of Kinesiology (KNES) and serves as Clinical Coordinator of the Undergraduate Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP). Prior to coming to California State University, Fullerton he has served in the role of ATEP Program Director and Clinical Coordinator at California Lutheran University and Michigan State University. Dr. Tsang earned his Ph.D. from Penn State University, University Park, PA, a M.S. from Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA, and a B.Ed. from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI. His scholarship has frequently been presented at various conferences around the country such as the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Clinical Symposiums, Far West Athletic Trainers’ Association (FWATA) Annual Meetings, and the American College of Sports Medicine National Meeting. He is published in various research journals including the Journal of Athletic Training and the Journal of Sport Rehabilitation. Dr. Tsang is active within the NATA, where he serves as a member of the Career Center Project Team, a reviewer for the Journal of Athletic Training, and has judged student presentations at annual meetings. Dr. Tsang also serves as a site reviewer for the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).

Interest Area:
Dr. Tsang’s research interests include the efficacy of therapeutic modalities and manual therapeutic techniques in treatment of musculoskeletal injuries and rehabilitation. More specifically, his primary research focuses on the physiology of cryotherapeutics, compression therapy, and elevation in relation to reduced effusion following acute injury.

Current projects:

  • The Efficacy of Simultaneous Interferential Electrical Stimulation and Cold Therapy

  • Reliability of a Modified Volumetric Technique
  • The Effects of Microcurrent Electrical Stimulation on Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness
  • The Effects of Joint Swelling on Functional Performance
  • Reliability of Surface Infrared Temperature Devices

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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