Achieve an educational foundation for an exciting and rewarding career in Athletic Training and Sports Medicine. Our undergraduate major in Pre-Athletic Training and Allied Health serves as an entry-level program for students who wish to pursue athletic training credentials by the Board of Certification (BOC) and pursue a career as a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC).
In this 3+2 program, students complete a Bachelor of Science in Pre-Athletic Training and Allied Health and a Master of Science in Athletic Training in 5 years. Prospective students interested in this option will apply to Concordia as an undergraduate Pre-Athletic Training and Allied Health student. Each student must be formally admitted to the MSAT program before entering into the clinical phases of the cohort curriculum process.
The athletic training program at Concordia has shown me that my work isn't perfect and I'm going to fail many times before I succeed, but I can take both the information and the lessons from these failures and turn them into success later on.
Concordia University Irvine athletic training students will progress through a sequential and progressive didactic curriculum that equips you with the necessary knowledge and psychomotor skills to graduate with a Master of Science in Athletic Training.
The 3 + 2 MSAT track allows incoming freshman or transfer students at Concordia University Irvine to declare athletic training as their major as undergraduates. The prerequisite coursework for MSAT acceptance is integrated in Concordia University Irvine’s core curriculum. Following three years, or six semesters, of Concordia’s academic core and the MSAT prerequisite coursework, traditional and transfer students who successfully meet all admissions standards are guaranteed to be accepted and fast-tracked in the MSAT curriculum as they enter their senior year.
First of a two-semester sequence in human anatomy and physiology. Topics include the structure and function of cells, tissues, and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. Introduces common human disease processes. Emphasis is on interrelationships among systems and regulation of physiological functions involved in maintaining homeostasis. Laboratory component includes anatomical studies using microscopy and dissection and the study of physiological concepts via experimentation. Lab time is included in the schedule. A lab fee is required. Prerequisite: C- or better in BIO 111 or consent of instructor. Offered annually (fall semester).
This course will give an overview of significant factors which influence and determine the learning of motor skills including basic principles of learning theory and motor control as they apply to motor performance.
The theory and practice of the principles and techniques pertaining to the prevention and treatment of athletic injuries will be covered in this course along with the techniques of preventative athletic taping and strapping being incorporated into the laboratory component. A lab fee may be required. Prerequisite: Bio 246 or concurrent enrollment.
This course applies the physiological principles to the study of human performance in exercise. A lab fee is required. Prerequisites: BIO 246 and BIO 247.
This course will study human movement with an emphasis on the biomechanics, structure and function of the skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. A lab fee is required. Prerequisite: BIO 246.
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Certified athletic trainers interact daily with athletes, coaches, physicians, physical therapists, exercise physiologists and other allied healthcare professionals in their involvement in the realm of sports medicine. Ou NCAA D2 Eagle Athletics, along with our relationships within our surrounding community, afford you the chance to practice your skills outside the classroom.
Every athletic training student is required to complete a minimum of 950 clinical hours throughout the course of the program. Concordia University Irvine's Athletic Training Education Program works closely with medical professionals and athletic trainers at:
Concordia University Irvine is now a full member of the NCAA Division II. Our Eagles Athletics admission to the NCAA has its roots in CUI’s growing enrollment, financial stability, and academic achievements...not to mention its notable athletic reputation. This recent division advancement is owed equally to the university’s high-caliber faculty, staff, and academic programs, reflecting not only its sustained reputation, but uniquely positioning Concordia as an influential player in the world of collegiate athletics.
CUI's athletic training clinical lab serves as a central location for didactic and clinical instruction. Our lab is fully equipped for evaluation and treatment of athletic injuries, performed under the supervision of certified athletic trainers. Our recently upgraded facility features multiple hi-low treatment tables, electrical muscle stimulation and ultrasound machines, taping tables, and a hydrotherapy area.
At Concordia University Irvine, you will connect with faculty who partner with you on your path to becoming a certified athletic trainer. You will work with a small group of peers in our own lab, and at clinical placements where you will benefit from immersive learning experiences ranging from the field, to the clinic, to the operating room.
Prior to his appointment as Director of Athletic Training, Dr. Pawley served for thirteen years in athletic training administration at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. Dr. Pawley holds current memberships in good standing with the National Athletic Trainer's Association (NATA) the Southeast Athletic Trainers Association (FWATA), and the California Athletic Trainers Association (CATA).
Dr. Graham holds a BS from USC and is a graduate of the USC School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Orthopedics at UC Irvine Medical Center. During his residency, Dr. Graham worked at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic as an assistant team physician with the Los Angeles Lakers and Anaheim Angels. During his Fellowship at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic, he was the Team Physician and Orthopedic Consultant for the NFL's Cleveland Browns, NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers and the WNBA's Cleveland Rockers.
One of our greatest assets at Concordia University, Irvine is our dedicated faculty. In a small learning environment, our professors care about you—not just your performance—and they cultivate lifelong mentoring relationships with the students they teach.
Athletic Training Faculty
For more information about the Pre-Athletic Training and Allied Health major at Concordia University Irvine, we invite you to contact us directly.
Dr. Cliff Pawley
Program Director of Athletic Training Education
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