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Christopher Schmidt, Ph.D., ATC

Associate Professor of Athletic Training Education
Program Director, Athletic Training Education
Phone: (626) 815-6000 Ext. 5194
Fax: (626) 815-5084
A full-time faculty member in the Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP), Christopher Schmidt, Ph.D., ATC, teaches numerous courses in the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE)-accredited undergraduate curriculum and serves as an Approved Clinical Instructor (ACI) of athletic training students in the clinical setting. His administrative responsibilities include the position of program director for the ATEP. In this role, he evaluates incoming students (both traditional and transfer) in the pre-athletic training stage of the curriculum. He also organizes the annual admissions process to the program and is responsible for the coordination, supervision, and evaluation of all academic and clinical aspects of the ATEP. Dr. Schmidt serves the athletic training profession as an accreditation site visitor for the CAATE and as an advisor to the Athletic Training Student Committee of the Far West Athletic Trainers’ Association.


Ph.D. - Human Performance and Recreation, Emphasis in Administration and Teaching, The University of Southern Mississippi
M.S. - Exercise and Sport Science, Emphasis in Athletic Training, University of Arizona
B.A. - Physical Education and Recreation, Whittier College

Certified Athletic Trainer (AT). Board of Certification, Inc.
Certified First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor. American Red Cross


  • School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences
    • Department of Exercise and Sport Science


  • Athletic Training Education
  • Curriculum Development
  • Learning Styles

Courses Taught

AT 240 – Observation in Athletic Training (F)
AT 270 – Orthopedic Assessment (S)
AT 351 – Therapeutic Modalities (F)
AT 442 – Senior Capstone Practicum (S)
AT 465 – Pharmacology for Athletic Trainers (F)
AT 469 – Health Care Administration (S)