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

Kinesiology, Pre-Allied Health 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)

Pre-Allied Health Concentration (21 units)

The Pre-Allied Health concentration provides advanced scientific background and applied knowledge for Kinesiology majors who are interested in entering advanced graduate degree programs in athletic training, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant or other allied health fields. It also allows students to meet some of the prerequisite requirements for advanced graduate allied health degree programs. Since each graduate degree program has unique prerequisite requirements, it is highly recommended that students seek academic advising prior to declaring the concentration.

Total (120 units)

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