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)
Select a minimum 1 unit from each performance area.
Individual Physical Activities
Group Physical Activities
Students in the Teacher Education concentration intending to pursue the SMPP-PE are strongly advised to to take KNES 240 , KNES 241 , KNES 242 and KNES 243 (consult adviser for details).
Requirements for the Major (30 units)
Disciplinary Core (18 units)
Upper-Division Writing Requirement (3 units)
Recreation and Physical Activity Promotion Concentration (21 units)
The Recreation and Physical Activity Promotion concentration provides knowledge and practical experience supporting careers in areas, such as public recreation and parks services, recreation therapy, fitness industry, corporate wellness and health promotion, community recreation and events, campus recreation, outdoor and adventure recreation, military and tactical wellness, and private fitness and wellness programming. It prepares students for advanced study in recreation and leisure services, therapeutic recreation, facility management, and fitness and health promotion.