Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology
The Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology provides a broad, comprehensive study of physical activity and human movement. Students observe and studiy movement across the lifespan from mechanical, physiological, psychological, sociocultural, behavioral, instructional and professional points of view. Focused concentration areas provide additional background knowledge and preparation for advanced study or professional careers in allied health and medicine, exercise science, gerokinesiology, physical education, recreation and physical activity promotion, sport studies, and strength and conditioning.
In addition to the requirements for the major, students must meet all other university requirements for a bachelor’s degree. Please consult the Graduation Requirements for the Bachelor’s Degree section in this catalog for complete information. All courses in 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. Kinesiology courses with the “junior or senior standing” prerequisite require students to have completed a minimum of 55 units. Intercollegiate sport courses may be completed with the Credit/No Credit option.
Prerequisite Requirements for the Major (9 or 10 units)
Human Anatomy and Physiology (3 or 4 units)
* Required for the Pre-Allied Health concentration
Performance Courses (6 units - 1 unit from each performance area)
* May only be used in one performance area.
Students in the Teacher Education concentration must substitute KNES 240 , KNES 241 , KNES 242 and KNES 243 for the Performance Courses requirements (see the Teacher Education concentration for details).
Requirements for the Major
Foundation Courses (9 units)
Disciplinary Core Courses (18 units)
Upper-Division Writing Course (3 units)
Exercise Science Concentration (22 units)
The Exercise Science concentration provides foundational knowledge and practical experience toward careers in exercise science or related fields (e.g., cardiac rehabilitation, sports and exercise nutrition, exercise physiology, clinical exercise programming, health and fitness instruction, research in hospitals/universities, product development, NASA, military and firefighting agencies, professional sport organizations, ergonomics and human factors). It also prepares students for graduate studies in exercise physiology, nutrition, biomechanics, and motor control and learning.