Academic Catalogs

Athletic Training Level 1, Certificate of Achievement

Financial Aid Eligible
Banner Code: 1_CN_KINAT
Control Number: 33363

The Athletic Training Certificate 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 the Kinesiology and athletic training. The theoretical knowledge, laboratory, and clinical experience skills acquired by students in this program will also enhance their general understanding in the fitness and physical therapy industry. The required courses are a cross section of required courses in nearby athletic training curricula.

Since curriculum requirements may vary amongst institutions, it is imperative that students entering OCC’s certificate in Athletic Training meet with a counselor at the start of their academic career.

Program Outcome

  1. Students will have the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to be well qualified applicants undergraduate athletic training programs.

Certificate Requirements

Orange Coast College offers two types of certificate awards in career programs designed to prepare the graduate to enter a particular field of employment. At least 3 units in an advanced course from the certificate must be completed at OCC.

  1. Certificate of Achievement - 8 units or more in a state-approved program.  Certificates of Achievement are not automatically awarded. A petition must be filed in Enrollment Services or online at the beginning of the semester in which the student will be completing his or her final requirements.  The petitioning periods are listed in the Graduation Requirements section of this catalog. 
  2. Certificate of Specialization - 16 units or less in a locally approved program.  Certificates of Specialization are not automatically awarded, not printed on official academic transcripts, and there is no acknowledgment of completion given at graduation.  Please contact the division for details regarding the submission of petitions as procedures for each division vary.  Most division offices prefer that students complete all of the required courses and then provide a copy of the transcript while some divisions allow petitions for Certificates of Specialization before finishing.

Minimum Grade Requirement
In order to be awarded a certificate, students are required to obtain a grade of “C” or better in all program-required courses. Grades of “CR” or “P” will be accepted whereas “CR” or “P” meets the equivalency of a “C” or better. A list of certificate programs can be found in the Programs A-Z section of this catalog. Check with a counselor to determine the requirements for completion.

Course Title Units
Required Courses
KIN A203First Aid and CPR2
KIN A273Sports Medicine3
KIN A274Athletic Taping and Modalities3
KIN A275Sports Medicine Practicum Level 12-4
KIN A276Sports Medicine Practicum Level 22-4
Athletics Training Restricted Electives
Select two of the following:6-10
Introduction to Biology
Human Anatomy
Anatomy-Physiology
Human Physiology
Principles of Chemistry
Introduction to Chemistry
Preparation for General Chemistry
Nutrition
Personal Health Education
Introduction to Kinesiology
Movement Analysis
Nutrition, Fitness, and Performance
College Algebra
Introduction to Statistics
Conceptual Physics
Introduction to Psychology
Psychobiology
Total Units18-26