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Certified Athletic Trainers are health care professionals who specialize in preventing, recognizing, managing and rehabilitating injuries that occur as a result of physical activity.

Revised Fall 2012 College of the Siskiyous Athletic Training Program

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).

Certified Athletic Trainer

Kris Lininger, MS, ATC, PES, CES

Kris Lininger started at College of the Siskiyous as the Certified Athletic Trainer for incollegiate athletics in Fall of 2012. Kris earned his Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology with and emphasis in Athletic Training from San Jose State University in 2008 and followed up with a Masters Degree in Sports Conditioning from A.T. Still University in 2010. Prior to working at College of the Siskiyous, Kris has worked at virtually every level of athletics from High School to the professional ranks with stops including UC-Davis, the United Football League, private clinics, and Fremont High School (Sunnyvale, CA) in addition to a variety of internships and volunteer opportunities
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"The goal of the College of the Siskiyous Athletic Training staff is that you leave here better academically and athletically than when you came."

Location & Contact Information

We are located in the Athletic Training Center in Building 14 behind the Gymnasium and Emergency Services Training Center.

College of the Siskiyous
O: 530-938-5204


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