Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology

Students pursing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Kinesiology must complete lower division and upper division core courses and skill proficiency requirements plus courses in a specific area (Option). Students may select their area of specialization from one of the four Options described below. In meeting the requirements of this degree, the Department offers four specialized Options for study which permit students to develop conceptual understanding related to human movement and focus on preparation for one or more specific occupations. The student must demonstrate 1) physical skill proficiency, 2) knowledge of physical fitness, and 3) knowledge in the personal performance activity courses completed according to the lower division core requirements for specific Options prior to graduation. A minimum of 120 units are required for graduation.

Physical Skill Proficiency

Each Bachelor of Arts Major is required to demonstrate physical skill proficiency at a 3.5 (1-5 scale) overall average level in fitness (KPE 263 or 343) and the personal performance activity courses required in each Option prior to graduation. Physical skill proficiency examinations are administered in the appropriate personal performance activity courses. Only physical skill proficiency scores in the range of a 2.0-5.0 are recorded and computed to determine a student's physical skill proficiency average.

In addition to the degree requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology and 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. Current certification in First Aid (ARC-Standard, Community, EMT or equivalent) and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (ARC-Community, Professional Rescuer; AHA-Level B, Level C, or equivalent);
  4. Department approval.
  5. Bachelor degree Majors must also have Department clearance of lower division courses/activities and skill proficiencies.

Undergraduate Options