BS Kinesiology

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Program Learning Objectives

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in critical thinking through written and oral communication.
  2. Apply knowledge of the social and behavioral sciences to the study and practice of kinesiology and health science.
  3. Apply knowledge of the natural sciences (e.g. physical, biological, and environmental sciences) to the study and practice of kinesiology and health science.
  4. Apply the principles of quantitative and qualitative research to the study and practice of kinesiology and health science.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of diversity, social justice, and inclusion as it relates to physical activity and health.

Degree Requirements and Curriculum

In addition to the program requirements listed on this page, students must also satisfy requirements outlined in more detail in the Minimum Requirements for Graduation section of this catalog, including:

  • 60 units of upper division courses
  • Graduation Writing Requirement (GWR)
  • 2.0 GPA
  • U.S. Cultural Pluralism (USCP)

Note: Up to 4 units of credit/no credit grading may be selected for courses in major, support, or concentration.

KINE 180Orientation to Kinesiology2
KINE 181First Aid/CPR/AED1
KINE 250Healthy Living (D4) 14
or KINE 255 Personal Health: A Multicultural Approach
or KINE 260 Women's Health Issues
KINE 265Introduction to Community and Public Health4
KINE 266Introduction to Psycho/Social Aspects of Physical Activity4
KINE 298Trends in Disease and Injury Prevention4
KINE 301Applied Functional Muscle Anatomy3
KINE 303Physiology of Exercise4
KINE 319Introduction to Research Methods in Exercise and Health4
KINE 330Group Fitness Instruction2
KINE 401Managing Exercise and Health Programs3
KINE 403Biomechanics4
KINE 407Adapted Physical Activity4
KINE 434Health Behavior Change Programs I4
KINE 452Exercise Testing and Prescription for Fitness Specialists4
KINE 460Experiential Senior Project1
or KINE 461 Senior Project Report
or KINE 462 Research Honors Senior Project
or KINE 463 Exercise Science and Health Promotion Fieldwork
BIO 111General Biology (B2&B4) 14
or BIO 161 Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology
BIO 231Human Anatomy and Physiology I5
BIO 232Human Anatomy and Physiology II5
CHEM 111Survey of Chemistry (B3&B4) 14-5
or CHEM 127 General Chemistry for Agriculture and Life Science I
FSN 210Nutrition4
MATH 119Precalculus Trigonometry (B1) 14
PHYS 121College Physics I4
STAT 217Introduction to Statistical Concepts and Methods (B1) 14
or STAT 218 Applied Statistics for the Life Sciences
Select one concentration 230
(See GE program requirements below.)52
Free Electives11-12
Total units180

Required in Major/Support; also satisfies GE.


 Students may have to complete additional coursework to satisfy admission requirements for graduate or professional degree programs in the allied health professions. Students interested in these programs should consult their academic advisor or visit the College of Science and Mathematics Advising Office for more information.


Students may select one of the following concentrations.

General Education (GE) Requirements

  • 72 units required, 20 of which are specified in Major and/or Support.
  • See the complete GE course listing.
  • Minimum of 12 units required at the 300 level.
Area ACommunication
A1Expository Writing4
A2Oral Communication4
A3Reasoning, Argumentation and Writing4
Area BScience and Mathematics
B1Mathematics/Statistics (8 units in Major) 10
B2Life Science (4 units in Major) 10
B3Physical Science (4 units in Major) 10
B4One lab taken with either a B2 or B3 course
Area CArts and Humanities
C3Fine/Performing Arts4
C4Upper-division elective4
Area C elective(Choose one course from C1-C5)4
Area D/ESociety and the Individual
D1The American Experience (Title 5, Section 40404 requirement)4
D2Political Economy4
D3Comparative Social Institutions4
D4Self Development (CSU Area E) (4 units in Major) 10
D5Upper-division elective (no KINE course)4
Area FTechnology
F Upper-division elective4
Total units52

Required in Major/Support; also satisfies GE.