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Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology

Students pursing a B.A. degree in Kinesiology must complete requirements plus one of the three Options.

Option in Adapted Physical Education – Teacher Education (code KPE_BA02) (120 units)

This option places emphasis on teaching public school PE to students with disabilities in preschool through grade 12.

Completion of this option meets Commission on Teacher Credentialing requirements for subject matter competence for the Single Subject Credential in Physical Education. In addition to subject matter competence, prospective teachers must complete professional preparation through the Single Subject Credential Program. Refer to the Single Subject Teacher Education section of the Catalog for details.

This option is being revised to meet new state standards for subject matter competence for physical education teachers. When the revised program has been approved by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing, the new requirements will be in effect superseding current requirements.


Lower Division:

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • BIOL 207 Human Physiology (4)
    • BIOL 208 Human Anatomy (4)
    • PSY 100 General Psychology (3)
    • KIN 149A Self Defense (1)
    • KIN 237 Techniques and Analysis of Aquatic Skills (2)
    • KIN 250 Techniques of Basketball (1)
    • KIN 251 Techniques of Flag Football (1)
    • KIN 253 Techniques of Soccer (1)
    • KIN 255 Techniques of Softball (1)
    • KIN 257 Techniques of Volleyball (1)
    • KIN 261 Techniques and Analysis of Fundamental Rhythms (2)
    • KIN 264 Techniques of Golf (1)
    • KIN 265 Techniques of Gymnastics (1)
    • KIN 266 Techniques of Badminton (1)
    • KIN 267 Techniques of Tennis (1)
    • KIN 268 Techniques of Track and Field (1)
    • KIN 270 Professional Practices in Public School Physical Education (3)

Upper Division:

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • KIN 300 Biomechanics of Human Movement (3)
    • KIN 301 Exercise Physiology (3)
    • KIN 312 Motor Control and Learning (3)
    • KIN 315 Motor Development (3)
    • KIN 320 Adapted Physical Education (3)
    • KIN 332I Sociocultural Dimensions of Sport and Human Movement (3)
    • KIN 335 Historical and Cultural Foundations of Sport in America (3)
    • KIN 343 Techniques and Analysis of Fitness (2)
    • KIN 370 Movement Theory and Practice of Elementary Physical Education (3)
    • KIN 380 Principles, Organization and Management of Secondary School Physical Education (3)
    • KIN 387 Physical Activities for the Disabled (3)
    • KIN 388 Program Planning and Instruction in Adapted Physical Education (3)
    • KIN 427 Physical and Motor Assessment (3)
    • KIN 460 Applied Theory & Analysis of Non-Traditional Physical Education Games & Activities (2)

A fieldwork, field experience or internship course 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.

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