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California State University, Long Beach
Department of Kinesiology

Option in K-12 Physical Education Teacher Education

Option in K-12 Physical Education – Teacher Education (120 units)

Single Subject Preliminary Credential in Physical Education

All Applicants, including Freshmen and Transfer Students, click here for more information on the application process at CSULB, including currently required courses, for options with Major Specific Admission Requirements.

Current CSULB students interested in the Major Specific Admission Requirements in K-12 Physical Education Teacher Education, click here for further information.

Completion of this option meets the subject matter competence requirement for the Single Subject Teaching Credential in Physical Education. Prospective students should consult the department's Physical Education Advisor early to plan their program.

Degree Requirements

Lower Division:

Take all of the following courses:

  • BIOL 207 Human Physiology (4)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements.
  • BIOL 208 Human Anatomy (4)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements.
  • PSY 100 General Psychology (3)
    Prerequisites/Corequisites: GE A1 requirement.
  • KIN 149A Self Defense (1)
    Prerequisites: None.
  • KIN 237 Techniques and Analysis of Aquatic Skills (2)
    Prerequisites: KIN 125A or 125B or consent of instructor, American Red Cross Community First Aid and CPR certifications or equivalent. 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)
    Prerequisites: None.
  • KIN 251 Techniques of Flag Football (1)
    Prerequisites: None.
  • KIN 253 Techniques of Soccer (1)
    Prerequisites: None.
  • KIN 255 Techniques of Softball (1)
    Prerequisites: None.
  • KIN 257 Techniques of Volleyball (1)
    Prerequisites: None.
  • KIN 261 Techniques and Analysis of Fundamental Rhythms (2)
    Prerequisites: None.
  • KIN 264 Techniques of Golf (1)
    Prerequisites: None.
  • KIN 265 Techniques of Gymnastics (1)
    Prerequisites: None.
  • KIN 266 Techniques of Badminton (1)
    Prerequisites: None.
  • KIN 267 Techniques of Tennis (1)
    Prerequisites: None.
  • KIN 268 Techniques of Track and Field (1)
    Prerequisites: None.
  • KIN 270 Professional Practices in Public School Physical Education (3)
    Prerequisites: None.

Upper Division:

Take all of the following courses:

  • KIN 300 Biomechanics of Human Movement (3)
    Prerequisites: BIOL 208 or equivalent.
  • KIN 301 Exercise Physiology (3)
    Prerequisites: BIOL 207 or equivalent 4-unit Human Physiology course with 3-hour lecture and 3-hour laboratory with a grade of "C" or better or consent of instructor.
  • KIN 312 Motor Control and Learning (3)
    Prerequisites: For KIN majors: BIOL 207, 208; PSY 100. For PSY Neuroscience majors: BIOL 208, 342; PSY 100.
  • KIN 315 Motor Development (3)
    Prerequisites: BIOL 207, 208; PSY 100 or equivalent.
  • KIN 320 Adapted Physical Education (3)
    Prerequisites: BIOL 208.
  • KIN 332I Sociocultural Dimensions of Sport and Human Movement (3)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements, one or more Exploration courses, and upper-division standing.
  • KIN 335 Historical and Cultural Foundations of Sport and Kinesiology in America (3)
    Prerequisites: Upper Division Standing.
  • KIN 343 Techniques and Analysis of Fitness (2)
    Prerequisites: KIN 270.
  • KIN 370 Movement Theory and Practice of Elementary Physical Education (3)
    Prerequisites: KIN 270.
  • KIN 380 Principles, Organization and Management of Secondary School Physical Education (3)
    Prerequisites: KIN 149, 237, 250, 253, 255, 257, 261, 264, 265, 266, 267, 268, 343, 370 or consent of instructor. Corequisites: EDSS 300P.
  • KIN 457 Applied Theory of Teaching Team Sports (3)
    Prerequisites: KIN 250, 251, 253, 255, 257, 270 or consent of instructor; senior standing.
  • KIN 460 Applied Theory and Analysis of Non-Traditional Physical Education Games & Activities (2)
    Prerequisites: KIN 370, senior standing.
  • KIN 461 Applied Theory of Teaching Individual & Dual Sports (3)
    Prerequisites: KIN 237, 264, 265, 266, 267, 268, 270, or consent of instructor.
  • KIN 477 Measurement and Curriculum in Physical Education (3)
    Prerequisites: KIN 343 and KIN 370 or consent of instructor.

A fieldwork, field experience or internship course 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.

Additional Information

Students enrolling in physical education activity courses assume responsibility for satisfactory health status appropriate to the class activity.

In addition to the degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, the Major must meet the following Department policies and requirements for University graduation:

1. Each major course and prerequisite course must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. A course in which a grade lower than a "C" is received must be retaken and successfully completed prior to enrolling in any course for which it is a prerequisite;

2. Upper division courses may not be waived by substitution or examination without Department petition and approval;

3. Department approval.

Contact Information

For answers to questions regarding the Option in K-12 Physical Education, contact Dr. Christine Galvan or Dr. Jeff Kress.

For answers to questions regarding the Single Subject Credential in Physical Education, contact Dr. Emyr Williams

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