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California State University, Long Beach
Department of Kinesiology

About the Department of Kinesiology

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Kinesiology is to facilitate wellness among individuals through the study and application of human movement principles across the lifespan and through the management of and participation in physical activity, exercise and sport. This is accomplished by providing excellence in instruction, scholarship, and service through a mulitdisciplinary approach including: 1) programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels designed to prepare professionals in human movement, sport, and exercise-related careers; 2) courses that promote general education and interdisciplinary concepts; 3) activity courses and programs designed to induce physical, cognitive, and affective adaptions; and 4) specialized service programs for the community.


Kinesiology Office Location

We are located Lower Campus in the HHS2 building, room 103 adjacent to the KIN (Kinesiology) building, and just northeast of the University Student Union.

Mailing Address

California State University, Long Beach

Department of Kinesiology (MS #4901)

1250 Bellflower Blvd.

Long Beach, CA 90840-4901



Kinesiology Department Office


Phone: (562) 985-4051

Fax: (562) 985-8067


Department Chair

Jan Schroeder, Ph. D.

(562) 985-7487


Graduate Coordinator

Tiffanye Vargas, Ph.D.

(562) 985-4116


KIN Advisement / Major Changes

CHHS Academic Advising Center

(562) 985-2691


Department Coordinator - Personnel

Amy Nguyen

(562) 985-8066


Department Coordinator - Fiscal

Dana Osborne

(562) 985-8068