The Athletic Training Cerfiticate provides an educational and practical foundation for students interested in athletic training, physical therapy, physical therapy assistant, and physical therapy aide. The Athletic Training Certificate objective is to enable students to develop a strong foundation in Kinesiology and Athletic Training. The theoretical knowledge, laboratory, and clinical experience skills required by students in this program will also enhance their general understanding in the fitness and physical therapy industry.
BIO A100 - Introduction to Biology
BIO A225 - Human Physiology
KIN A202 - Introduction to Kinesiology
KIN A272 - Movement Analysis
For a complete list of required coursework, visit the Course Catalog.
To become a certified athletic trainer, you must graduate from a CAATE accredited program. Orange Coast College offers a transfer pathway into these types of programs.
We have 3 full-time certified athletic trainers who provide health care coverage to 25 CCCAA intercollegiate athletic teams.
The facility serves as a clinical site for Cal State Fullerton, Chapman University, and Cal State Long Beach.
Coast College's Sports Medicine team includes a local surgeon and
physical therapy clinic. Students involved in the Sports Medicine Club
and who are completing the Athletic Training Certificate have the
opportunity to work alongside these off-campus affiliates as an
additional clinical experience.
Participants in the Sports
Medicine Club and those students who complete the Athletic Training
Certificate are eligible to eligible to:
apply to internships off campus that offer paid or unpaid positions
receive mentorship from faculty, staff, and affiliates
earn college credit
Roughly half of the students who pursue opportunities through the Internship Academy acquire paid positions in their field of study.
Federal Gainful Employment Report
Use the link below to view Orange Coast College’s gainful employment reports. These reports provide you, the student, with important information regarding the costs, benefits and potential employment options of our certificate programs.