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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 described below.

Option in Fitness (120 units)

Admission Under Impaction

Fitness is an impacted option. Refer to the following website for additional impaction criteria:


Core Courses:

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. Corequisite(s): KIN 201.
  • KIN 301 Exercise Physiology (3)
    Prerequisites:Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): 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 one of the following courses:

  • STAT 108 Statistics for Everyday Life (3)
    * C or better
    Prerequisites: None
  • PSY 210 Introductory Statistics (4)
    * C or better
    Prerequisites: PSY 100, GE A1 requirement, and eligible to take a General Education Mathematics course.

Take all of the following courses:

  • NUTR 132 Introductory Nutrition (3)
    * C or better
    Prerequisites/Corequisites: One Foundation course.
  • PSY 100 General Psychology (3)
    * C or better
    Prerequisites/Corequisites: GE A1 requirement.
  • KIN 218 Professional Development in the Fitness Industry (2)
    Prerequisites: None.
  • KIN 263 Techniques of 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.

Physical Activity Courses:

Take a minimum of 7 units selected from different classes chosen from the following:

  • KIN 100A, KIN 102A, KIN 104A, KIN 106A, KIN 107A, KIN 108A, KIN 109A, KIN 112A, KIN 114A, KIN 114B, KIN 114C, KIN 121A, KIN 124A, KIN 125A, KIN 126A, KIN 127A, KIN 142, KIN 145A, KIN 146A, KIN 148A, KIN 149A, KIN 151A, KIN 152A, KIN 161A, KIN 162A, KIN 165A, KIN 166, KIN 167A, KIN 168A, KIN 169A, KIN 172A, KIN 172B, KIN 172C, KIN 183A, KIN 185, KIN 189, KIN 198F, KIN 198G, KIN 198H, KIN 198J, KIN 242, KIN 243A, KIN 243C, KIN 244, KIN 245A, KIN 246A, KIN 247A, KIN 250, KIN 251, KIN 253, KIN 255, KIN 257, KIN 264, KIN 265, KIN 266, KIN 267, KIN 268.

Upper Division:

  • KIN 339 Psychology of Sport Behavior and Athletic Performance (3)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements, PSY 100, and upper-division standing.
  • KIN 363 Theory and Analysis of Group Fitness Instruction (2)
    Prerequisites: KIN 263.
  • KIN 364 Fitness for Adult Populations with Unique Health Considerations (3)
    Prerequisites: KIN 301.
  • KIN 367 Fitness and the Aging Process (3)
    Prerequisites: Fitness Option: KIN 218 and KIN 301; KIN Exercise Science Option: KIN 301; or consent of instructor.
  • KIN 368 Resistance Training for Fitness (3)
    Prerequisite(s): Prerequisites: KIN 300 and KIN 301. Open to Fitness Option students in Kinesiology or consent of instructor.
  • KIN 467 Fundamentals of Personal Training (3)
    Prerequisites: KIN 368. Open to Fitness Option students in Kinesiology only, or consent of instructor.
  • KIN 468 Nutrition for Exercise and Performance (3)
    Prerequisites: NUTR 132, KIN 301.
  • KIN 469 Fitness Management (3)
    Prerequisites: KIN 363, KIN 368.
  • KIN 478 Psychological Aspects of Exercise and Fitness (3)
    Prerequisites: KIN 339. Open to Fitness and Sport Psychology & Leadership students in Kinesiology only, or by consent of instructor or graduate standing.
  • KIN 489D Fieldwork in Fitness (3)
    Prerequisites: Completion of Kinesiology course requirement for the major option in which the field work is taken. KIN 467, completion of 200 hours in a corporate fitness setting, 200 hours in a traditional fitness setting and 100 hours of approved fitness experience.

Take six units of elective courses from the following:

  • ATEP 207, ATEP 309; NUTR 439; HSC 421, HSC 423, HSC 427; KIN 315, KIN 335, KIN 462, KIN 487; REC 421, REC 423, REC 425, REC 427.

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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