This option has two concentrations – one in Sport Psychology and one in Leadership. The course work for both concentrations is the same except for the activity courses and the elective courses. The option is designed for students interested in careers in: 1) sport psychology; and 2) coaching outside the public school system (K-12), e.g., sport management/leadership; coaching professional athletes, coaching youth-sport athletes, and coaching in sport academies.
All applicants, including Freshmen and Transfers, click here for more information on the application process at CSULB, including currently required courses, for options with Major Specific Admission Requirements.
Current CSULB Students interested in the Major Specific Admission Requirements in Sport Psychology and Leadership, click here for further information.
Take three activity units selected from the following:
KIN 100A, 102A, 104A, 106A, 107A, 108A, 110A, 112A, 114A, 114B, 114C, 121A, 124A, 125A, 125B, 126A, 127A, 142, 145A, 146A, 148A, 149A, 151A, 152A, 161A, 162A, 165A, 166, 167A, 169A, 172A, 172B, 172C, 183A, 185, 189, 242, 243A, 243C, 244, 245, 246A, 247A, 250, 253, 255, 257, 264, 265, 266, 267, 268.
Select 15 units (minimum 3 units from KIN and 9 units from PSY). At least 7 units must be upper division) from the following courses:
ANTH 353, 412I, H SC 427; KIN 156, 210, 315, 489B, 497; PSY 220, 241, 301, 332, 333, 336, 351, 370, 373, 378, 453, 475.
Select 15 units (Minimum 3 units from KIN. At least 7 units must be upper division) from the following courses: ANTH 353, 412I; CBA 400I; COMM 306, 335, 411; H SC 427; KIN 156, 200, 210, 489B, 497; REC 321, 322, 324, 340I, 427; PSY 351, 453.
A fieldwork, field experience, or internship requires current certification in First Aid (American Red Cross: Community First Aid & Safety or Emergency Response or Workplace Training: Standard First Aid or equivalent) and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (American Red Cross: Adult CPR or Adult, Infant & Child CPR or CPR for the Professional Rescuer; American Heart Association: Adult CPR or Adult, Infant & Child CPR or ACLS Provider or equivalent) prior to enrollment.
This degree option has been deemed "similar" to the Transfer Model Curriculum for Kinesiology under the Student Transfer Agreement Reform Act (SB 1440-Padilla). Students who complete an approved A.A.-T or A.S.-T degree in Kinesiology at a California Community College can meet B.S. in Kinesiology: Option in Sport Psychology and Leadership requirements with no more than 60 additional units. Contact a Kinesiology faculty advisor for assistance in program planning.
Students enrolling in physical education activity courses assume responsibility for satisfactory health status appropriate to the class activity.
In addition to the degree requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology and the Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, the Major must meet the following Department policies and requirements for University graduation:
1. Each major course and prerequisite course must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. A course in which a grade lower than a "C" is received must be retaken and successfully completed prior to enrolling in any course for which it is a prerequisite;
2. Upper division courses may not be waived by substitution or examination without Department petition and approval;
3. Department approval.
For answers to questions regarding the Option in Sport Psychology and Leadership, contact Dr. Tiffanye Vargas.