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2013-2015 University Catalog 
2013-2015 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Kinesiology, Sport Studies Advising Track, B.S.

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Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology

(120 UNITS)

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

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)

Additional Information

* May only be used in one performance area.

Requirements for the Major

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.

Sport Studies Advising Track

(21 UNITS)

The Sports Studies (SS) advising track provides background course work related to sport and exercise psychology, strength and conditioning, athletic coaching, biomechanics, exercise physiology and motor behavior in community physical activity/sport programs. It is for those interested in coaching certification (ASEP) and strength and conditioning certifications (NSCA offers the CSCS and NSCA-CPT, and USAW offers the Sports performance Coach). This track is also appropriate for students interested in studying the historical, philosophical and sociological aspects of sport.

Total (120 units)

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