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2016-2017 University Catalog 
2016-2017 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Kinesiology, Department of


Department Chair

Kavin Tsang

Department Office/Website

KHS 121D


Michele Barr, Joao Barros, William Beam, Andrea Becker, Lee Brown, Julia Cappelli, David Chen, Jared Coburn, Pablo Costa, Sergio Cutrona, Koren Fisher, Andy Galpin, John Gleaves, Barbie Gil-Alviso, Tricia Kasamatsu, Robert Kersey, Patricia Laguna, Do Kyeong Lee, Matthew Llewellyn, Robert Lockie, Scott Lynn, Risto Marttinen, Julie Max, Melissa Montgomery, Guillermo Noffal, Derek Pamukoff, Debra Patterson, Toby Rider, Debra Rose, Daniela Rubin, Clay Sherman, Traci Statler, Kavin Tsang, Stephan Walk, Kathy Webster, Lenny Wiersma, Kathleen Wilson, Alison Wrynn


The Department of Kinesiology advances the understanding and practice of human movement across the lifespan in the context of a diverse and changing society.

The Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Kinesiology offer students a variety of professional areas of study, including Exercise Science, Fitness and Health Promotion, Gerokinesiology, Special Studies, Sport Studies, Strength and Conditioning and Teacher Education. An undergraduate Minor in Kinesiology is also available. The Bachelor of Science Degree in Athletic Training meets the requirements of the Commission on the Accreditation of Athletic Training Education. Completing the B.S. in Athletic Training as part of the Athletic Training Education Program prepares students to take the national board examination to become certified athletic trainers (ATC).

Degrees in Kinesiology offer advanced study and research opportunities in one or more of the sub-disciplines of Kinesiology: Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, Motor Control/Learning, Sport and Exercise Psychology, Socio-cultural Perspectives and Philosophical Perspectives.

The intra-disciplinary focus of the Department’s curriculum fosters the development of diverse values and skills important to a liberal arts education: critical thinking, problem solving, leadership, verbal and written communication, and technological competency.

The Department provides general education courses and university-wide opportunities for developing skills and knowledge leading to lifelong enjoyment of physical activity, health and well-being. Internships, independent study and scholarly outreach provide opportunities for collaboration with and service to the community.

Learning Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

Programs and Courses Offered


    Bachelor of ScienceMaster of ScienceNon-Degree



      Courses are designated as KNES in the class schedule. Students may sign up for only one section of a given performance activity in any semester. This applies to KNES 100  through KNES 167C , KNES 214A , KNES 214B , and KNES 246A . Thus a student may take KNES 102A - Beginning Jogging (1)  and KNES 112B - Intermediate Surfing (1)  since jogging and surfing are different activities; however, signing up for multiple tennis courses, for example, is not permitted.

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