1968 to 2018 – Celebrating 50 Years!

The year 2018 marks the 50th year anniversary! We are planning of year of celebration for the many accomplishments and outreach this program has had across the globe. The ripple effect since 1968 is immense!  Help us in connecting with alumni and celebrating the multitude of accomplishments and influence! 

September 1968, Robert J. Moore was hired in a dual appointment as the first Head Athletic Trainer for San Diego State University Athletics, and as a tenure-track professor in the Physical Education Department.  He had one athletic training student, Jim Hammond.  By 1977 an emphasis in Athletic Training under the Physical Education major was developed with three athletic training specific courses and a clinical internship program at SDSU.  

Today, the SDSU Athletic Training Program is its own Bachelor of Science degree program with 12 athletic training specific courses, and accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).  The program supports 60-65 students annually across 10 affiliated clinical sites with over 50 clinical preceptors.  We currently boast an 88% pass rate for our students on the Board of Certification examination. The Athletic Training program has graduated over 1500 students and is the primary provider of certified Athletic Trainers to the local community, with graduates employed at nearly every major University, Community College, and Secondary School across the region.