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2012-2013 CSULB University Catalog


Graduate Programs

Certificate in Kinesiotherapy

This program is designed to prepare the student to pass the American Kinesiotherapy Association (AKTA) Certification Test. AKTA certification will qualify the therapist to provide therapeutic physical activities in rehabilitation settings including clinics, hospital, schools, universities, convalescent home and other private and public institutions or private practice. The student will complete the Option in Kinesiotherapy in the undergraduate curriculum plus 19 additional units. Information concerning the certificate can be obtained from the Director of the Kinesiotherapy Program in the Department of Kinesiology.

Students may only pursue the certificate program in combination with a CSULB degree program.


1. Admissions application and approval by Director

2. Completion of the degree requirements of the Bachelor of Science: Option in Kinesiotherapy with a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or better.

3. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA to continue and to receive the certificate

4. Course work

  • KIN 405 Cardiopulmonary Aspects of Health-Related Exercise Programs (4)
    Prerequisites: KIN 210 or current First Aid and CPR certificates, KIN 301.
  • KIN 488 Clinical Basis of Kinesiotherapy (3)
    Prerequisites: Completion of Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology, Physical Therapy, Exercise Physiology, or Kinesiotherapy and admission into the Kinesiotherapy Certificate Program and successful completion of a course(s) in pathological and neurological foundations of rehabilitation or approval of the Director of the Kinesiotherapy Certificate Program.
  • KIN 489F Fieldwork in Kinesiotherapy
    Prerequisite: Completion of Kinesiology course requirements for the major Option in which field work is taken.
  • KIN 588L Kinesiotherapy Clinical Training I Lab (6)
    Corequisites: KIN 588.
  • KIN 589L Kinesiotherapy Clinical Training II (3)
    Corequisites: KIN 589.

*Students planning to enroll in Kinesiotherapy Option, fieldwork and internship courses are required to attain current certification in First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) prior to enrollment by completing the American Red Cross Course: CPR/AED Certification for the Healthcare Provider & the Professional Rescuer or the American Heart Association Course: BLS for Healthcare Providers

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