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2012-2013 CSULB University Catalog


Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology

Students pursuing the Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology must complete the course requirements and the physical fitness proficiency of each Option. Students may select their area of specialization from the Options described below.

Option in Exercise Science (120 units)

Admission Under Impaction

Refer to the following website for additional impaction criteria:



Take all of the following courses:

  • BIOL 207 Human Physiology (4)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements.
  • BIOL 208 Human Anatomy (4)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements.
  • KIN 300 Biomechanics of Human Movement (3)
    Prerequisites: BIOL 208 or equivalent.
  • KIN 301 Exercise Physiology (3)
    Prerequisites: BIOL 207 or equivalent 4-unit Human Physiology course with 3-hour lecture and 3-hour laboratory with a grade of "C" or better or consent of instructor.
  • KIN 312 Motor Control and Learning (3)
    Prerequisites: For KIN majors: BIOL 207, 208; PSY 100. For PSY Neuroscience majors: BIOL 208, 342; PSY 100.

Lower Division:

Take all of the following courses:

  • MATH 113 (or higher) Precalculus Algebra (3)
    Prerequisites: Appropriate ELM score, ELM exemption or MAPB11.
  • CHEM 111A General Chemistry (5)
    Prerequisites: A passing score on the Chemistry Placement Examination (credit in CHEM 191 does not substitute for a passing score on the Chemistry Placement Examination) and a "C" or better in MATH 113 or 117 or 119A or 122. One year of high school chemistry is strongly recommended.
  • CHEM 111B General Chemistry (5)
    Prerequisites: CHEM 111A with a grade of "C" or better.
  • KIN 263 Techniques of Physical Fitness (2)
    Prerequisites: None.
  • PHYS 100A General Physics (4)
    Prerequisites: MATH 109 or 113 or 117 or 119A or 120 or 122.
  • PHYS 100B General Physics (4)
    Prerequisites: PHYS 100A.
  • PSY 100 General Psychology (3)
    Prerequisites/Corequisites: GE A1 requirement.

Upper Division:

Take all of the following courses:

  • KIN 405 Cardiopulmonary Aspects of Health Related Exercise Programs (4)
    Prerequisites: KIN 210 or current First Aid and CPR certificates, KIN 301.
  • KIN 441 Applied Biomechanics: Lifting and Work Capacity (3)
    Prerequisites: KIN 300 or equivalent (Trigonometry and PHYS 100A recommended).

Take one of the following courses:

  • KIN 430 Motor Control Principles and Theory (3)
    Prerequisites: KIN 312 or equivalent.
  • KIN 431 Scientific Foundations of Locomotion (3)
    Prerequisites: KIN 300, 312.

Take one of the following courses:

  • KIN 483 Statistics in Human Movement Science (3)
    Prerequisites: KIN 300, 301, 312.
  • BIOL 260 Biostatistics (3)
    Prerequisites: BIOL 211 or BIOL 207 or MICR 200; MICR 200; MATH 111 or 113 or 119A or 122 all with a grade of "C" or better.

Take three of the following courses: KIN 339I, 462, 465, 466, 432.

Take 18 units (minimum 6 units from KIN) of elective courses from the following: BIOL 200, 211, 212, 213 (BIOL 111 and 111L, 212 and 212L, 213 and 213L if courses taken prior to this catalog year), 301, 340, 341, 342 and 342L, 345, 441, 443, 445; CHEM 327, 448; NUTR 132, 331A, 331B, 439; H SC 150; KIN 315, 320, 339I*, 364, 367, 430*, 431*, 432*, 462*, 465*, 466*, 471, 494, 495, 497; MICR 200, 211; PSY 327I, 370.

*If not taken as one of the major required upper-division courses.

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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