Christopher Schmidt, Ph.D., joined the APU faculty in August 2000. In addition to teaching, he serves as the director of the Master of Science in Athletic Training program and as associate chair of the Department of Exercise and Sport Science. Schmidt also serves the athletic training profession as an accreditation site visitor for the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), and on committees of the Far West Athletic Trainers’ Association and the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. His clinical experience includes two years as a secondary school athletic trainer and 10 years at a variety of collegiate, university, and international-level positions. His research interests include injuries and conditions resulting from youth sport experiences, student learning styles, and curriculum development in athletic training education. Chris; his wife, Julie; and their dog, Daisy, reside in Claremont, California.
Ph.D., Human Performance and Recreation (Emphasis in Administration and Teaching), 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
Credentials/Certifications 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
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)