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Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology

This program is under consideration for discontinuance.

Students pursing a B.A. degree in Kinesiology must complete requirements plus one of the two Options.

Option in Adapted Physical Education – Teacher Education (120 units)

This option places emphasis on teaching public school PE to students with disabilities in preschool through grade 12.

Completion of this option meets Commission on Teacher Credentialing requirements for subject matter competence for the Single Subject Teaching Authorization in Adapted Physical Education (K-12).

This option is being revised to meet new state standards for subject matter competence for physical education teachers. When the revised program has been approved by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing, the new requirements will be in effect superseding current requirements.



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)
    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 all of the following courses:

  • 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.
  • 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: 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)
    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 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)
    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 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 343, KIN 370 or consent of instructor. Suggest concurrent enrollment in EDSS 300P (single subject credential course).
  • KIN 387 Physical Activities for the Disabled (3)
    Prerequisites: KIN 320.
  • KIN 388 Program Planning and Instruction in Adapted Physical Education (3)
    Prerequisites: 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.
  • KIN 460 Applied Theory & Analysis of Non-Traditional Physical Education Games & Activities (2)
    Prerequisites: KIN 370, senior standing.

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 and Child CPR or ACLS Provider or equivalent) prior to enrollment.

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