Program Learning Objectives
- Demonstrate proficiency in critical thinking through written and oral communication.
- Apply knowledge of the social and behavioral sciences to the study and practice of exercise, physical activity and sport.
- Apply knowledge of the natural sciences (e.g. physical, biological, and environmental sciences) to the study and practice of exercise, physical activity and sport.
- Apply the principles of quantitative and qualitative research to the study and practice of exercise, physical activity and sport.
- 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 180||Orientation to Kinesiology||2|
|KINE 250||Healthy Living (E) 1||4|
|or KINE 255||Personal Health: A Multicultural Approach|
|or KINE 260||Women's Health Issues|
|KINE 266||Sport and Exercise Psychology||4|
|KINE 301||Functional Anatomy||3|
|KINE 303||Physiology of Exercise||4|
|KINE 304||Pathophysiology and Exercise||3|
|KINE 307||Adapted Physical Activity||4|
|KINE 312||Motor Learning and Control||4|
|KINE 319||Introduction to Research Methods in Kinesiology||4|
|KINE 349||Exercise Testing and Prescription for Healthy Populations||4|
|KINE 401||Managing Exercise, Health, and Sport Programs||3|
|KINE 451||Nutrition for Fitness and Sport||4|
|KINE 454||Exercise Metabolism||3|
|KINE 459||Personal and Group Fitness Instruction||3|
|KINE 460||Experiential Senior Project||1|
|or KINE 461||Senior Project Report|
|or KINE 462||Research Honors Senior Project|
|or KINE 463||Exercise Science and Health Promotion Fieldwork|
|Approved Electives 2|
|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|
|Business and Professional Communication|
|Maternal and Child Nutrition|
|Nutrition in Aging|
|Nutrition Education and Communications|
|Human Factors and Technology|
|Responding to Emergencies: Comprehensive First Aid, CPR, AED|
|Drugs in Society|
|Media and Technology in Health Promotion|
|Sport and Gender|
|Interdisciplinary Study in Biomechanics|
|College Physics II|
|College Physics III|
or PSY 202
|Behavior in Organizations|
|Psychology of Death|
|Psychology of Aging|
|Introduction to Sport Management|
|Leadership and Diverse Groups|
|Facilitation and Teambuilding|
|Resource and Grant Development|
|Select one concentration 3||18|
|BIO 161||Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology (B2 & B4) 1||4|
|BIO 231||Human Anatomy and Physiology I||5|
|BIO 232||Human Anatomy and Physiology II||5|
|CHEM 127||General Chemistry for Agriculture and Life Science I (B3) 1||4|
|CHEM 128||General Chemistry for Agriculture and Life Science II||4|
|CHEM 312||Survey of Organic Chemistry||5|
|or CHEM 216||Organic Chemistry I|
|MATH 119||Precalculus Trigonometry (B1) 1||4|
|or MATH 141||Calculus I|
|PHYS 121||College Physics I||4|
|STAT 218||Applied Statistics for the Life Sciences (B1) 1||4|
|GENERAL EDUCATION (GE)|
|(See GE program requirements below.)||52|
Required in Major/Support; also satisfies GE.
Courses used to satisfy a concentration requirement cannot also double-count towards approved electives.
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.
|A3||Reasoning, Argumentation and Writing||4|
|Area B||Math, Science, and Quantitative Reasoning|
|B1||Mathematics/Statistics (8 units in Support) 1||0|
|B2||Life Science (4 units in Support) 1||0|
|B3||Physical Science (4 units in Support) 1||0|
|B4||One lab taken with either a B2 or B3 course|
|B7||Upper-division elective 3||4|
|Area C||Arts and Humanities|
|C4||Upper-division elective 3||4|
|Area C elective||(Choose one course from C1-C5)||4|
|Area D||Society and the Individual|
|D1||The American Experience (Title 5, Section 40404 requirement)||4|
|D3||Comparative Social Institutions||4|
|D5||Upper-division elective 3||4|
|Area E||Lifelong Learning and Self-Development|
|E||Lower-division elective (4 units in Major) 1||0|
Required in Major/Support; also satisfies GE.
Requirement may be fulfilled if a student takes a GE course to fulfill an approved elective or concentration requirement. If so, the student may need additional units of free electives to complete the total units required for the degree.