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California State University, Long Beach
Department of Kinesiology

Welcome to the Department of Kinesiology n . [Greek kinesis] (1894): " the study of the principles of mechanics and anatomy in relation to human movement."

Kinesiology is an integrative discipline that focuses on the various components and processes of human movement related to physical activity and sport, incorporating the areas of human anatomy, physiology, neuroscience, biochemistry, biomechanics, psychology, history and sociology.

The Department of Kinesiology offers programs of study for students wishing to prepare for professional careers in physical education teaching (Adapted and K-12) or related disciplines (Athletic Training Education Program, Exercise Science, Fitness, Sport Psychology and Leadership, and the Graduate Program in Sport Management). The Department also serves the needs of students completing majors in other fields who find that certain aspects of Kinesiology are important to their professional objectives and personal interests.

The Department offers the following degrees:

  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in five options.
  • Master of Arts in Kinesiology in five options.
  • Master of Science in Kinesiology in four options.
  • California Single Subject Clear Credential Programs in Physical Education (K-12)
  • Adapted Physical Education Specialist Credential (K-12)
  • Minor in Physical Education: Single Subject Credential Add-on

In addition to offering its degrees, certificates, credentials and minor, the Department of Kinesiology contributes to the overall mission of the University by interacting with the community through clinics and camps, conducting applied research, and providing students with general education, interdisciplinary and physical activity courses.



Giving to Kinesiology

Contact Information

Department of Kinesiology
California State University, Long Beach
Health & Human Service Bldg 2 Room 103
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90840-4901
Phone: (562) 985-4051
Fax: (562) 985-8067

Office Hours
Monday through Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Please note that office hours are subject to change during the summer months and winter/spring breaks.

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