Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology
The B.S. in Kinesiology requires 51 units in the major, including nine units of foundation courses, 18-unit disciplinary core, three-unit writing course and 21-unit advising track in one of the following focus areas: Clinical Exercise Science, Fitness and Health Promotion, Gerokinesiology, Sport Studies, Teacher Education. With adviser approval, students also have the option of developing a Special Studies advising track if their interests lie outside these designated areas. The Special Studies plan must include a rationale statement, 21 units of upper-division coursework, and must be approved by a faculty adviser and the Department Chair. Students are required to seek advising from Department faculty in planning careers, selecting advising tracks and choosing elective courses.
All courses toward the major, including prerequisites, must be completed with a “C” (2.0) or better, and must be taken on an Option 1 (letter grade) basis.
Prerequisite requirements for the major include three units of anatomy/physiology (BIOL 210 /KNES 210 or equivalent) and six units of performance classes, representing the following performance areas: Fitness, Martial Arts/Combatives, Aquatics, Individual Sports, Racquet Sports, and Team Sports. Four of the six performance courses must be completed prior to enrollment in KNES 300 . All performance courses must be completed prior to completing Disciplinary Core Courses.
Prerequisite Performance Courses (6 units)
* May only be used in one performance area.
Requirements for the Major
Foundation Courses (9 units)
Disciplinary Core Courses (18 units)
Upper-Division Writing Course (3 units)
Advising Track Requirement (21 units)
Courses are to be selected from one of the following advising track focus areas: Clinical Exercise Science, Fitness and Health Promotion, Gerokinesiology, Sport Studies, Teacher Education or Special Studies. See descriptions and specific course requirements below. With adviser approval, these courses can be modified to better meet student needs/interests.
Clinical Exercise Science Advising Track
The Clinical Exercise Science (CES) advising track provides background knowledge and practical experience in preparation for careers in settings where exervise is used as therapy, such as in cardiac rehabilitation, physical rehabilitation, sports medicine and geriatric rehabilitation. This track, together with other selected course work, also helps prepare students for advanced study in a variety of health care professions, such as physical/occupational therapy and the medical field.
Students taking coursework to prepare for admission to a specific professional program, such as physical or occupational therapy, should check the entry requirements for the specific program at the institution to which they intend to apply. Through careful planning, students can maximize the number of courses that meet CSUF General Education and Kinesiology degree requirements, as well as the entry requirements for other programs of interest.