Kinesiology


College of Health and Human Development

B.S., Kinesiology

Requirements for Bachelor of Science Degree in
Kinesiology
Lower Division Prerequisite Courses (20 units)
Lower Division Science and Math Requirements (14 units):
Note: 8 of the 14 units double count in General Education and the major.
BIOL 101/L General Biology and Lab (3/1)
BIOL 211/212 Human Anatomy/Laboratory Studies in Human Anatomy (2/1)
BIOL 281 Human Physiology (3)
MATH 140 Introductory Statistics (4)
Note: Completion of BIOL 211 and 212 is prerequisite to enrollment in KIN
300. Completion of BIOL 281 is prerequisite to enrollment in KIN 346/L.

Lower Division Core (6 units)
KIN 200 Foundations of Kinesiology (3)
KIN 201/L Movement Forms—Sport, Dance and Exercise and Lab (2/1)

Upper Division Core (22 units)
KIN 300 Foundations and Analysis of Human Movement (3)
KIN 305 Historical and Philosophical Bases of Kinesiology (4)
KIN 306 Socio-Psychological Aspects of Physical Activity (3)
KIN 329/L Motor Learning and Control and Lab (3/1)
KIN 345/L Biomechanics and Lab (3/1)
KIN 346/L Physiology of Exercise and Lab (3/1)

Options
Students should confer with an advisor and must follow the prescribed Program for one of the Options outlined below:

Option I: Physical Education (34 units)

This Option provides the subject matter preparation required to earn a Credential for teaching Physical Education in California public schools. Students seeking the Teaching Credential are advised to apply to the Credential Program as first-semester seniors. This is done through the Credential Office on campus. Completion of the Kinesiology Major with Physical Education Option, plus 31 unites of professional education (including student teaching) are required for the Preliminary Credential. Fordetails on the Single Subject Credential Program, see the Credentials and Department of Secondary Education sections in the Catalog.
1. Lower Division Required Courses (12 units)
KIN 130A-133A, 151A Martial Arts Course (1)
KIN 242 Movement Forms: Basic Dance (1)
KIN 250SW Professional Activities: Swimming (1)
KIN 271/L Fundamental Movement, Gymnastics and Rhythms and Lab (2/1)
KIN 272/L Non-Traditional Games and Activities and Lab (2/1)
KIN 273/L Analysis and Application of Games and Sport and Lab (2/1)
2. Upper Division Required Courses (22 units)
KIN 315/L Analysis and Application of Multi-Cultural Dance Forms for Children and Adolescents and Lab (2/1)
KIN 325/L Motor Development and Lab (3/1)
KIN 335/L Health Related Fitness in K-12 Physical Education and Lab (2/1)
KIN 347 Introduction to Adapted Physical Education (3)
KIN 371/L Physical Education Content Development for Children and Lab (2/1)
KIN 462/L Physical Education Content Development for Adolescents and Lab (2/1)
KIN 472/L Learner Assessment and Technology in K-12 Physical Education and Lab (2/1)
Note: In the proposed Program, students who wish to complete the California Adapted Physical Education Added Authorization must complete an additional 21 units (KIN 347, 511, 512, 513/L, 514, 608 and 694). Most students will complete the majority of the remaining courses Post-Baccalaureate.

Option II: Exercise Science (36-39 units)

This Option is designed to prepare the student with the necessary knowledge and skills to analyze movement and to conduct and administer physical fitness programs. The Option is particularly valuable for the student interested in employment in fitness assessment labs or fitness centers, as well as those intending to pursue graduate study. In addition, this option prepares students to pursue further study in such allied health programs as physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician assistant and chiropractic.
1. Lower Division Required Courses* (8-9 units)
* Students may take these courses to satisfy up to 8 units of G.E: Natural Sciences.
PHYS 100A/L General Physics and Lab (3/1)
(Satisfies G.E., Natural Sciences)
Select 1 of the following:
CHEM 101/L General Chemistry and Lab (4/1)
(Satisfies G.E., Natural Sciences)
or CHEM 103 Introductory Chemistry I (4)
(Satisfies G.E., Natural Sciences)
(CHEM 101/L recommended for students planning a career in Physical Therapy.)
2. Upper Division Required Courses (10 units)
KIN 325/L Motor Development and Lab (3/1)
KIN 445** Quantitative Biomechanics (3)
KIN 446/L Research in Exercise Physiology and Lab (2/1)
** Completion of either MATH 104 or 105 (GE Basic Skills, Mathematics) or equivalent is a prerequisite to KIN 445.
3. Electives (15 units)
Select 15 units with approval of advisor:
KIN 311/L Adapted Therapeutic Exercise Principles and Applications and Lab (2/1)
KIN 313/L Adapted and Therapeutic Aquatic Exercise and Lab (2/1)
KIN 337/L Introduction to Athletic Training and
Lab (3/1)
KIN 402/L Computer Applications in Kinesiology and Lab (2/1)
KIN 415 Medical Aspects of Sport and Related Injuries (3)
KIN 436 Applied Exercise and Sports Physiology (3)
KIN 456 Adult Exercise Program Design (3)
KIN 476 Musculoskeletal Biomechanics and Injury (3)
KIN 479 Perception and Movement (3)
KIN 494A-C Academic Internship in Kinesiology (1-3)
KIN 499A-C Independent Study (1-3)
KIN 560 Clinical EKG and Exercise Stress Testing (3)
KIN 575/L Biomechanical Analysis Techniques and
Lab (2/1)
Elective: Alternative Upper Division KIN elective may be taken with prior approval of advisor (1-3)

Option III: Dance (25 units)

This Option is designed to provide a basis for dance experience and potential employment opportunities in the field of performance, choreography and teaching.
Select 25 units with advisor’s approval. It is recommended that students take dance technique courses along with theoretical courses.
Theory Courses
KIN 314/L Creative Dance for Children and Lab (2/1)
KIN 315/L Analysis and Application of Multi-Cultural Dance Forms for Children and Adolescents and Lab (2/1)
KIN 316/L Choreographic Form and Lab (2/1)
KIN 317 Advance Analysis of Dance Forms: Ballet, Jazz, Modern (3)
KIN 380/L Perspectives of Dance (2/1)
KIN 426 Choreography (3)
KIN 427 Dance Production (3)
KIN 494A-C Academic Internship in Kinesiology (1-3)
KIN 498WA-C Dance Concert Modes (1-3)
KIN 499A-C Independent Study (1-3)
Technique Courses
KIN 318 Intermediate Classical and Contemporary
Ballet (3-3)
KIN 319 Intermediate Modern Dance (3-3)
KIN 418 Advanced Classical and Contemporary
Ballet (3-3)
KIN 419 Advanced Modern Dance (3-3)

Option IV: General Studies (25 units)

This Option is designed to meet the needs of students who seek a general program in Kinesiology or who have special interests in areas not represented in the other Options. Students completing this Option have the opportunity to explore both the subdisciplinary and the applied areas of the field of study.
1. Select at least 3 units from each of the following areas:
Biological/Mechanical
KIN 325/L Motor Development and Lab (3/1)
KIN 445 Quantitative Biomechanics (3)
KIN 446/L Research in Exercise Physiology and Lab (2/1)
Arts/Humanities/History
KIN 380/L Perspectives of Dance and Lab (2/1)
KIN 426 Choreography (3)
KIN 427 Dance Production (3)
KIN 428 Aesthetics of Human Movement (3)
Social/Cultural
KIN 385 Women in Sport (3)
KIN 407 Sport, Culture and Society (3)
KIN 408 The Olympic Games (3)
Clinical
KIN 311/L Adapted Therapeutic Exercise Principles and Applications and Lab (2/1)
KIN 313/L Adapted and Therapeutic Aquatic Exercise and Lab (2/1)
KIN 337/L Introduction to Athletic Training and Lab (3/1)
KIN 347 Introduction to Adapted Physical Education (3)
KIN 429 Perceptual Motor Problems of the Atypical Student (3)
KIN 436 Applied Exercise and Sports Physiology (3)
KIN 456 Exercise Program Design (3)
Teaching/Coaching
KIN 310 Visualization and Sport (3)
KIN 315/L Analysis and Application of Multi-Cultural Dance Forms for Children and Adolescents and Lab (2/1)
KIN 317 Advanced Analysis of Dance Forms: Ballet, Jazz, Modern (3)
KIN 420 Coaching Competitive Sports (3)
2. Select a minimum of 10 additional Upper Division units in Kinesiology courses with approval of an advisor.

 

Option V. Applied Fitness and Active Lifestyle Development (36 units)

This Option is designed to prepare the student with the necessary knowledge and skills to analyze movement and to conduct and administer physical fitness programs. The Option is particularly valuable for the student interested in employment in fitness assessment labs or fitness centers.

1. Lower Division Required Courses (6 units)
FCS 207 Nutrition for Life (3)
(Satisfies G.E. Lifelong Learning, Information Competence)
or HSCI 337 Nutrition and Health (3)
(Satisfies Upper Division G.E. Lifelong Learning)
PSY 150 Principles of Human Behavior (3)
(Satisfies G.E., Social Science)
2. Upper Division Required Courses (21 units)
KIN 325/L Motor Development and Lab (3/1)
KIN 337/L Introduction to Athletic Training (3/1)
KIN 417/L Theoretical and Technical Considerations of Resistance Exercise and Lab (2/1)
KIN 446/L Research in Exercise Physiology and Lab (2/1)
KIN 436 Applied Exercise and Sports Physiology (3)
or KIN 456 Exercise Program Design (3)
KIN 494A Academic Internship in Kinesiology (1)
PSY 352 Motivation (3)
(Satisfies Upper Division G.E., Social Sciences)

3. Electives (9 units)
Select 9 units with approval of advisor:
KIN 311/L Adapted Therapeutic Exercise Principles and Applications and Lab (2/1)
KIN 313/L Adapted and Therapeutic Aquatic Exercise/
Lab (2/1)
KIN 415 Medical Aspects of Sport and Related Injuries (3)
KIN 436 Applied Exercise and Sports Physiology (3)
KIN 445 Quantitative Biomechanics (3)
KIN 448/L Adapted Therapeutic Exercise: Assessment and Program Design and Lab (2/1)
KIN 456 Exercise Program Design (3)
KIN 451/L Adapted Aquatic Therapeutic Exercise: Assessment, Evaluation and Program Design and Lab (2/1)
KIN 476 Musculoskeletal Biomechanics and Injury (3)
KIN 479 Perception and Movement (3)
KIN 494A-C Academic Internship in Kinesiology (1-3)
KIN 499A-C Independent Study (1-3)
KIN 560 Clinical EKG and Stress Testing (3)
KIN 575/L Biomechanical Analysis Techniques and Lab (2/1)

Elective: Alternative Upper Division KIN elective may be taken with prior approval of advisor (1-3).

General Education (48 units): Undergraduate students must complete 48 units of General Education as described in the Catalog.
When students select BIOL 101/L (3/1) that is required in the major to satisfy 4 units of GE: Natural Sciences and MATH 140 (4) that is required to satisfy 4 units of GE: Basic Skills-Mathematics, the GE total is reduced to 40 units. In selected Options, there are additional “overlap” units for courses that count in meeting both major requirements and General Education requirements. Students should meet with a Department advisor before selecting General Education courses. Failure to select overlapping courses may result in additional units in the major for selected Options

 

Total units Required for the B.S. Degree 120