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 exercise, physical activity and sport.
  3. Apply knowledge of the natural sciences (e.g. physical, biological, and environmental sciences) to the study and practice of exercise, physical activity and sport.
  4. Apply the principles of quantitative and qualitative research to the study and practice of  exercise, physical activity and sport.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of diversity, social justice, and inclusion as it relates to  exercise, health, physical activity and sport.

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 Living4
or KINE 255 Personal Health: A Multicultural Approach
or KINE 260 Women's Health Issues
KINE 266Sport and Exercise Psychology4
KINE 301Functional Anatomy3
KINE 303Physiology of Exercise4
KINE 304Pathophysiology and Exercise3
KINE 319Introduction to Research Methods in Kinesiology4
KINE 401Managing Exercise and Health Programs3
KINE 402Motor Learning and Control4
KINE 403Biomechanics4
KINE 407Adapted Physical Activity4
KINE 451Nutrition for Fitness and Sport3
KINE 452Exercise Testing and Prescription for Fitness Specialists4
KINE 454Exercise Metabolism3
KINE 459Personal and Group Fitness Instruction3
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
Approved Electives
Select from the following:8
Introduction to Organismal Form and Function
Health Professions Shadowing
Biology of Cancer
General Chemistry for Agriculture and Life Science III
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory For Life Sciences II
Survey of Biochemistry and Biotechnology
Interpersonal Communication
Organizational Communication
Business and Professional Communication
Intercultural Communication
Maternal and Child Nutrition
Nutrition in Aging
Nutrition Education and Communications
Community Nutrition
Human Factors and Technology
Medical Terminology
Drugs in Society 3
Motor Development 3
Media and Technology in Health Promotion 3
Sport and Gender
College Physics II
College Physics III
General Psychology
General Psychology
Social Psychology
Developmental Psychology
Behavior in Organizations
Psychology of Death
Psychology of Aging
Health Psychology
Introduction to Sport Management
Leadership and Diverse Groups
Facilitation and Teambuilding
Resource and Grant Development
Select one concentration 218-19
BIO 161Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology4
BIO 231Human Anatomy and Physiology I5
BIO 232Human Anatomy and Physiology II5
CHEM 127General Chemistry for Agriculture and Life Science I4
CHEM 128General Chemistry for Agriculture and Life Science II4
CHEM 312Survey of Organic Chemistry5
or CHEM 216 Organic Chemistry I
MATH 119Precalculus Trigonometry4
or MATH 141 Calculus I
PHYS 121College Physics I4
STAT 218Applied Statistics for the Life Sciences4
(See GE program requirements below.)52
Free Electives8-9
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.


Cannot double-count in approved electives if required in concentration.


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 Support) 10
B2Life Science (4 units in Support) 10
B3Physical Science (4 units in Support) 10
B4One lab taken with either a B2 or B3 course
Area CArts and Humanities
C2Philosophy 24
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.


Students pursuing the Sport Science concentration must take PHIL 230 or PHIL 231 to fulfill GE Area C2 in order to have the prerequisite for concentration courses.