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Christopher Ludwig

Clinical Assistant Professor, Health, Exercise, and Sport Sciences Director, Athletic Training Program


Phone: 209.946.2282

Office Hours

Main Gym, Rm. 204


EdD, University of the Pacific, 2014

MS, California State University, Fullerton, 2007

BS, California State University, Fresno, 2004

Curriculum Vitae 

Teaching Philosophy

"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid."  - Unknown

I understand that every student is different and each individual gains knowledge in many different ways. So I present the basic information in a simple manner, offering students the "nuts and bolts" of the material through a practice based narrative. Yet, I believe that each student should be accountable for the material they are taught.  

As an educator, I plan to guide students in the process of self-directed learning (Andragogy). This is a process in which individuals take the initiative, with or without the help of others, in diagnosing their learning needs, formulating goals, identifying human and material resources for learning, choosing and implementing appropriate learning strategies and evaluating learning outcomes.  

Simply, I believe that students should be INDEPENDENT, CRITICAL THINKERS! These are cognitive skills I will often ask students to perform. I encourage students to inquire into my course reading assignments and lectured information, in hopes that the student will ask for further clarification when needed. I will appropriately incorporate current and relevant evidence-based information in my classes. 

Scholarly Interest

  • Athletic Training Education
  • Preceptor Mentorship and Evaluation
    • Self-efficacy of Professional Competencies
    • Competence of Professional Competencies
  • Student Leadership
  • Interprofessional Education and Practice
  • Professional Ethics in Athletic Training


HESP 041 - Health and Wellness for Life
HESP 061 - Medical Terminology 
HESP 143 - Prevention and Care of Acute Injuries and Illnesses 
HESP 145 - Therapeutic Modalities
HESP 146 - Health, Disease, and Pharmacology 
HESP 173 - Healthcare Administration and Professional Development 
HESP 189b - Athletic Training Practicum-III 
HESP 189k - Athletic Training Practicum-IV