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Kasamatsu, Tricia M.

Associate Professor of Kinesiology

Coordinator, Athletic Training Program Clinical Education


Office: 657-278-7206

Department: 657-278-3316



Tricia Kasamatsu is an assistant professor of kinesiology at California State University, Fullerton. She earned a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology with an emphasis in athletic training, a master’s degree in teaching and a secondary teacher’s credential in biology, and a doctorate in education from Chapman University. She has teaching experience in secondary and postsecondary settings, and athletic training experience in an orthopedic physician’s office, collegiate/high school athletics, concussion clinic, and with the U.S. National Men’s and Women’s Volleyball teams. Her research primarily focuses on concussion management for student-athletes and academic support strategies to facilitate a smooth return to school. She has presented her research locally, regionally, nationally and internationally, and has published her work in the Journal of Athletic Training and Athletic Training and Sports Health Care. She is an active member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and serves as an adviser to the regional Far West Student Leadership Committee.

Areas of Knowledge:
  • Athletic training
  • Concussion management
  • Athletic trainers' patient care documentation practices

  • Kinesiology