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2023-2024 University Catalog 
2023-2024 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Kinesiology, Gerokinesiology Concentration, B.S.

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(120 units)

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)


* Required for the Pre-Allied Health concentration

Performance Courses (6 units)

Select a minimum 1 unit from each performance area.

Additional Information

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)

Gerokinesiology Concentration (21 units)

In accordance with the International Guidelines for Preparing Physical Activity Instructors of Older Adults, the Gerokinesiology concentration provides students with the knowledge and practical skills needed to effectively work with the fastest-growing segment of the population in a variety of physical activity and rehabilitation settings. Career opportunities include personal training and leading wellness and fitness classes in community centers and senior living communities. The concentration also prepares students for advanced study in Gerokinesiology and allied health professions.

Total (120 units)

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