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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.

Option in Exercise Science (120 units)

Admission Under Impaction

Refer to the following website for additional impaction criteria: http://web.csulb.edu/divisions/aa/catalog/current/admissions/impacted_programs.html.

Degree Progress for Pre-Kinesiology Majors

Pre-Kinesiology majors must complete the following requirements within four semesters of being admitted as a Pre-Kinesiology major or declaring a Pre-Kinesiology major. Some students may need to take courses during Summer Session to meet these requirements. At the end of the four semesters after Declaration of a Pre-Kinesiology major, students who have not met the requirements must either declare another major or meet with an Academic Advisor to determine if the student's performance in the courses merits an additional semester to complete.

  • At the end of the second semester, pre-Kinesiology students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the following courses:
    • Written Communication in English (General Education Category A1)
    • Oral Communication in English (General Education Category A2)
    • Critical Thinking (General Education Category A3)
    • Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning* (General Education Category B2)
    • KIN 201
    • PSY 100

*If the Kinesiology option requires a specific Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning course to be completed, students must have this course completed at the end of the second semester with a grade of “C” or better.

Pre-Kinesiology students with an ELM score that places them in MAPB 1 or MAPB 7 or MAPB 11 may petition for an additional semester.

  • At the end of the fourth semester, pre-Kinesiology students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 and a minimum GPA of 2.5 in all required major preparation course work (see Major Specific Criteria for this degree).  At the end of the fourth semester, Pre-Kinesiology students must be eligible to be fully declared into the intended option within Kinesiology.

Pre-Kinesiology students who are admitted into one Kinesiology option will not be granted permission to switch into another Kinesiology option without a formal appeal to the Kinesiology appeals committee.

Pre-Kinesiology students should note that withdrawing or repeating courses to improve their grades or GPA will result in poor academic progress and will likely make them ineligible for admission.

Requirements

Core:

Take all of the following courses:

  • KIN 201 Introduction to Kinesiology (3)
    Prerequisites: None
  • KIN 300 Biomechanics of Human Movement (3)
    Prerequisites: BIOL 208 or equivalent 4-unit Human Anatomy course with 3-hour lecture and 3-hour laboratory with grade of "C" or better or consent of instructor. Open to Kinesiology and Dance Science majors only.
  • Corequisite: KIN 201
  • KIN 301 Exercise Physiology (3)
    Prerequisites: BIOL 207 or equivalent 4-unit Human Physiology course with 3-hour lecture and 3-hour laboratory with grade of "C" or better or consent of instructor. Open to Kinesiology and Dance Science majors only.
    Corequisite: KIN 201
  • KIN 312 Motor Control and Learning (3)
    Prerequisites: BIOL 207, BIOL 208 and PSY 100 with grade of "C" or better or consent of instructor. Open to Kinesiology and Dance Science majors only.
    Corequisite(s): KIN 201 applies to Kinesiology majors.
  • KIN 332 Sociocultural Dimensions of Sport/Human Movement (3)
    Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): KIN 201; for KIN students only.

Lower Division:

Take all of the following courses:

  • MATH 113 (or higher) Precalculus Algebra (3)
    * C or better
    Prerequisites: Appropriate ELM score, ELM exemption or MAPB11.
  • CHEM 111A General Chemistry (5)
    * C or better
    Prerequisites: A passing score on the Chemistry Placement Examination. 
    Corequisite:  MATH 109 or higher.
  • CHEM 111B General Chemistry (5)
    Prerequisites: CHEM 111A and MATH 113 or MATH 115 or MATH 117 or MATH 119A or MATH 122 all with a grade of "C" or better.
  • KIN 263 Techniques in Physical Fitness (2)
    Prerequisites: None.
  • BIOL 207 Human Physiology (4)
    * C or better
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements.
  • BIOL 208 Human Anatomy (4)
    * C or better
    Prerequisites: Grade of "C" or better in one of the following: ART 372, BIOL 205, BIOL 207, BIOL 212, CHEM 140, DANC 261, or MICR 200.
  • PHYS 100A General Physics (4)
    * C or better
    Prerequisites: MATH 109 or MATH 113 or MATH 119A or MATH 120 or MATH 122.
  • PHYS 100B General Physics (4)
    Prerequisites: PHYS 100A.
  • PSY 100 General Psychology (3)
    * C or better
    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, KIN 312.

Take one of the following courses:

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

Take three of the following courses:

  • KIN 339, KIN 462, KIN 465, KIN 466, KIN 432.

Take 12 units (minimum 3 units from KIN) of elective courses from the following:

  • BIOL 200, BIOL 201, BIOL 211, BIOL 212, BIOL 213 (BIOL 111 and BIOL 111L, BIOL 212 and BIOL 212L, BIOL 213 and BIOL 213L if courses taken prior to this catalog year), BIOL 301, BIOL 311, BIOL 340, BIOL 341, BIOL 342 and BIOL 342L, BIOL 345, BIOL 441, BIOL 443, BIOL 445; CHEM 227, CHEM 448; NUTR 132, NUTR 331, NUTR 439; HSC 150; KIN 315, KIN 320, KIN 339*, KIN 364, KIN 367, KIN 430*, KIN 431*, KIN 432*, KIN 462*, KIN 465*, KIN 466*, KIN 494, KIN 495, KIN 497; PSY 327, PSY 370.

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.


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