Certified Athletic Trainers are health care professionals who specialize in preventing, recognizing, managing and rehabilitating injuries that occur as a result of physical activity.
College of the Siskiyous has Major programs in both Physical Education / Kinesiology and Athletic Training which are SB 1440 compliant.
What does SB 1440 do?
Creates an associate degree for transfer that guarantees admission with junior standing to the CSU system.
Defines this degree as having sixty transferrable units that include the IGETC or CSU GE Breadth pattern and 18 units in a major or area of emphasis.
Provides these students with priority admission to their local CSU campus and to a program or major that is similar to their major or area of emphasis at the community college.
Prohibits the CSU from requiring students to repeat courses that are similar to courses completed as part of the associate degree for transfer at the community college.
Prohibits the CSU from requiring students to take more than 60 units to complete a 120-unit baccalaureate degree.
Students who want to become Certified Athletic Trainers must earn a four year degree from an accredited athletic training curriculum program. Accredited programs include formal instruction in areas such as injury/illness prevention, first aid and emergency care, assessment of injury/illness, human anatomy and physiology, therapeutic modalities, and nutrition. In these programs, classroom learning is enhanced through clinical education experiences.
The goal of the Athletic Training Education program at College of the
Siskiyous is to prepare our athletic training students for the rigors
of an accredited program. We strive to get the student through the freshmen
and sophomore year with basic course work needed and practical experience
desired in order to apply to, and be accepted in a curriculum program.
It is our hope that our students leave College of the Siskiyous with an AS in Physical Education and Athletic Training, be certified in first aid, CPR and AED use through the American Red Cross, be eligible to take, and pass national exams to become certified personal trainers (CPT) and Sport Nutritional Specialists through the National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF).
"The goal of the College of the Siskiyous Athletic Training staff is that you leave here better academically and athletically than when you came."
Dr. Michael Paddack has been an Athletic Trainer at College of the Siskiyous since 1997, and the Head, Faculty Athletic Trainer since 2002. Mike was certified as an Athletic Trainer (ATC) in 1990, licensed as a California Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) in 1996, became a Nationally Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) in 2009 and became an American Red Cross professional rescuer instructor in 2012. He holds an Associate of Science degree in general studies from College of the Siskiyous (1986), a Bachelor's of Science degree in Education from Southern Oregon State College (1989), a Master's of Science degree in Kinesiology with emphasis in Sports Medicine from Humboldt State University (2003), and holds a Doctor of Science degree in Clinical and Educational Athletic Training from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions (2012). Through out his career he has been involved in the fitness, clinical, outreach, high school, semi-pro, and collegiate settings and worked with youth, adult, amateur, and professional athletes.
We are located in the Athletic Training Center in Building 14 behind
the Gymnasium and Emergency Services Training Center.
(530) 938-5858 office
(530) 938-5857 fax.