Tricia Kasamatsu Tricia Kasamatsu, PhD, ATC

Associate Professor
Office: KHS 236
Telephone:(657) 278-7206

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Course(s) Taught:  
KNES 200: Foundations of Athletic Training
KNES 367: Clinical Proficiencies in Athletic Training I
KNES 365: Pathologies in Sport/Exercise
KNES 369: Clinical Proficiencies in Athletic Training III
KNES 374: Clinical Diagnosis of Upper Extremity and Cervicothoracic Spine
KNES 421: Clinical Anatomy
KNES 465: Leadership and Administration in Athletic Training
KNES 468: Clinical Proficiencies in Athletic Training IV
Will also teach courses in the new Masters in Athletic Training Program (Starting Summer 2019)

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 is an active member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) and serves as a member of the Executive Committee on Education, NATA Foundation Scholarship Committee, and District 8 Research & Grants Committee. Within the community, she also assists with the coordination of events for the Orange County Concussion Consortium, a group of healthcare providers collaborating to elevate the interdisciplinary care provided to patients after concussion.

Interest Area:  
Dr. Kasamatsu’s primary research area relates to concussion management and the support provided to students upon their return to school after concussion. This includes the perceptions and practices of athletic trainers and school professionals, as well as the dynamics of effective school-based concussion management teams. She is also interested in athletic trainers’ clinical practice behaviors, such as the mechanics of and barriers experienced while documenting patient care, and their ability to improve access to care and health outcomes for their patients.