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Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology - Option in Physical Education-Teacher Education (120 Units)

The Physical Education-Teacher Education (PETE) option places emphasis on teaching public school Physical Education (PE) to students with and without disabilities in preschool through grade 12 and includes concentrations in Adapted Physical Education (APE) and Physical Education K-12 (PE K-12). Prospective students should consult with the department's Single Subject Physical Education Advisor and/or Adapted Physical Education Advisor early to plan their program.

Degree Progress for Kinesiology Majors

Pre-Kinesiology: Teacher Education majors must complete the following requirements within four semesters of being admitted as a Pre-Kinesiology: Teacher Education major or declaring a Pre-Kinesiology: Teacher Education 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: Teacher Education 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: Teacher Education students must have a cumulative 3.0 GPA and a grade of "C" or better in all of the following:
    • 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 "C" grade or better in all prerequisite courses as well as a cumulative GPA of 2.5.  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

Kinesiology Core Courses (15 units)

Take all of the following courses:

  • KIN 201 Introduction to Kinesiology (3)
    Prerequisite: 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.

Pedagogy Core Courses (45 units)

Take all of the following courses:

  • BIOL 207 Human Physiology (4)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements.
  • BIOL 208 Human Anatomy or HHS 401 (4)
    Prerequisites: Grade of "C" or better in one of the following: ART 372, BIOL 201, BIOL 205, BIOL 207, BIOL 212, BIOL 311, CHEM 140, DANC 261, or MICR 200.
  • PSY 100 General Psychology (3)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: Students who score 147 or above on the English Placement Test or "C" or better in one of the following AFRS 100S, ASAM 100S, CHLS 104S, ENGL 100S or ALI 150 or equivalent.
  • KIN 149A Self-Defense (1)
    Prerequisite: None
  • KIN 237 Techniques and Analysis of Aquatic Skills (2)
    Prerequisites: American Red Cross Community First Aid and CPR certification or equivalent. Open to Kinesiology majors in the Adapted Physical Education and K-12 Physical Education teacher education option only. To maintain enrollment, students must pass the swimming proficiency examination that will be administered the first week of instruction.  
  • KIN 250 Techniques of Basketball (1)
    Prerequisite: None
  • KIN 251 Techniques of Flag Football (1)
    Prerequisite: None
  • KIN 253 Techniques of Soccer (1)
    Prerequisite: None
  • KIN 255 Techniques of Softball (1)
    Prerequisite: None
  • KIN 257 Techniques of Volleyball (1)
    Prerequisite: None
  • KIN 261 Techniques and Analysis of Fundamental Rhythms (2)
    Prerequisite: None
  • KIN 264 Techniques of Golf (1)
    Prerequisite: None
  • KIN 265 Techniques of Gymnastics (1)
    Prerequisite: None
  • KIN 266 Techniques of Badminton (1)
    Prerequisite: None
  • KIN 267 Techniques of Tennis (1)
    Prerequisite: None
  • KIN 268 Techniques of Track and Field (1)
    Prerequisite: None
  • KIN 270 Professional Practices in Public School Physical Education (3)
    Prerequisite: Students must meet the University GE writing course requirement. Corequisite: Community CPR/First Aid/Safety or current certification.
  • KIN 315 Motor Development (3)
    Prerequisites: BIOL 207, BIOL 208; PSY 100 or equivalent.
  • KIN 320 Adapted Physical Education (3)
    Prerequisites: BIOL 208.
  • KIN 343 Techniques and Analysis of Fitness (2)
    Prerequisite: KIN 270.
  • KIN 370 Movement Theory and Practice of Elementary Physical Education (3)
    Prerequisite: KIN 270.
  • KIN 380 Principles, Organization and Management of Secondary School Physical Education (3)
    Prerequisites: KIN 149A, KIN 237, KIN 250, KIN 251, KIN 253, KIN 255, KIN 257, KIN 261, KIN 264, KIN 265, KIN 266, KIN 267, KIN 268, KIN 270, KIN 300, KIN, 301, KIN 312, KIN 343, KIN 370 or consent of instructor. Suggested concurrent enrollment in EDSS 300P (single subject credential course).
  • KIN 460 Applied Theory and Analysis of Non-Traditional Physical Education Games and Activities (2)
    Prerequisites: KIN 370, senior standing.

Concentration Courses

Complete one of the following two concentration areas:

Concentration in Adapted Physical Education Concentration  (9 units)

Take all of the following courses

  • KIN 387 Physical Activities for the Disabled (3)
    Prerequisites: KIN 320.
  • KIN 388 Program Planning and Instruction in Adapted Physical Education (3)
    Prerequisite: KIN 387.
  • KIN 427 Physical and Motor Assessment (3)
    Prerequisites: KIN 315 or equivalent and KIN 320 or equivalent; upper-division undergraduate or graduate standing; consent of instructor required for graduate students prior to registration.

Concentration in K-12 Physical Education (9 units)

Take all of the following courses:

  • KIN 457 Applied Theory of Teaching Team Sports (3)
    Prerequisites: KIN 250, KIN 251, KIN 253, KIN 255, KIN 257, KIN 270 or consent of instructor; senior standing.
  • KIN 461 Applied Theory of Teaching Individual and Dual Sports (3)
    Prerequisites: KIN 237, KIN 264, KIN 265, KIN 266, KIN 267, KIN 268, KIN 270, or consent of instructor; senior standing.
  • KIN 477 Measurement and Curriculum in Physical Education (3)
    Prerequisite: KIN 343 and KIN 370 or consent of instructor

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