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Kinesiology

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Kinesiology - KIN Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology

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

Option in Adapted Physical Education - Teacher Education (code KPE_BA02) (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 Credential in Physical Education. In addition to subject matter competence, prospective teachers must complete professional preparation through the Single Subject Credential Program. Refer to the Single Subject Teacher Education section of the Catalog for details.

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.

Requirements

Lower Division:

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • BIOL 207 Human Physiology (4)
    • BIOL 208 Human Anatomy (4)
    • PSY 100 General Psychology (3)
    • KIN 149A Self Defense (1)
    • KIN 237 Techniques and Analysis of Aquatic Skills (2)
    • KIN 250 Techniques of Basketball (1)
    • KIN 251 Techniques of Flag Football (1)
    • KIN 253 Techniques of Soccer (1)
    • KIN 255 Techniques of Softball (1)
    • KIN 257 Techniques of Volleyball (1)
    • KIN 261 Techniques and Analysis of Fundamental Rhythms (2)
    • KIN 264 Techniques of Golf (1)
    • KIN 265 Techniques of Gymnastics (1)
    • KIN 266 Techniques of Badminton (1)
    • KIN 267 Techniques of Tennis (1)
    • KIN 268 Techniques of Track and Field (1)
    • KIN 270 Professional Practices in Public School Physica Education (3)

Upper Division:

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • KIN 300 Biomechanics of Human Movement (3)
    • KIN 301 Exercise Physiology (3)
    • KIN 312 Motor Control and Learning (3)
    • KIN 315 Motor Development (3)
    • KIN 320 Adapted Physical Education (3)
    • KIN 332I Sociocultural Dimensions of Sport and Human Movement (3)
    • KIN 335 Historical and Cultural Foundations of Sport in America (3)
    • KIN 343 Techniques and Analysis of Fitness (2)
    • KIN 370 Movement Theory and Practice of Elementary Physical Education (3)
    • KIN 380 Principles, Organization and Management of Secondary School Physical Education (3)
    • KIN 387 Physical Activities for the Disabled (3)
    • KIN 388 Program Planning and Instruction in Adapted Physical Education (3)
    • KIN 427 Physical and Motor Assessment (3)
    • KIN 460 Applied Theory and Analysis of Non-Traditional Physical Education Games and Activities (2)

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.

Option in K-12 Physical Education – Teacher Education (code KPE_BA04) (120 units)

Completion of this option meets the subject matter competence requirement for the Single Subject Preliminary Credential in Physical Education (code 175). In addition to meeting the subject matter competence requirement for the Preliminary Credential, prospective Physical Education teachers are also required to complete 44 units of professional preparation in the Single Subject Credential Program, including student teaching. Students may begin the professional preparation courses as early as the junior year. With careful planning, it is possible to complete all of the credential program courses, except for student teaching, as an undergraduate. Courses may also be completed as a post-baccalaureate student. Refer to the Single Subject Teacher Education section of this catalog or the Single Subject Credential Program website (www.ced.csulb.edu/single-subject) for a description of the professional preparation requirements, courses, and application procedures. Prospective students should consult the department's Physical Education Advisor early to plan their program.

The Physical Education Subject Matter Program is being revised to meet new state standards. When the revised program has been approved by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing, the new course requirements will be in effect and supersede current requirements.

Requirements

Lower Division:

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • BIOL 207 Human Physiology (4)
    • BIOL 208 Human Anatomy (4)
    • PSY 100 General Psychology (3)
    • KIN 149A Self Defense (1)
    • KIN 237 Techniques & Analysis of Aquatic Skills (2)
    • KIN 250 Techniques of Basketball (1)
    • KIN 251 Techniques of Flag Football (1)
    • KIN 253 Techniques of Soccer (1)
    • KIN 255 Techniques of Softball (1)
    • KIN 257 Techniques of Volleyball (1)
    • KIN 261 Techniques and Analysis of Fundamental Rhythms (2)
    • KIN 264 Techniques of Golf (1)
    • KIN 265 Techniques of Gymnastics (1)
    • KIN 266 Techniques of Badminton (1)
    • KIN 267 Techniques of Tennis (1)
    • KIN 268 Techniques of Track and Field (1)
    • KIN 270 Professional Practices in Public School Physical Education (3)

Upper Division:

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • KIN 300 Biomechanics of Human Movement (3)
    • KIN 301 Exercise Physiology (3)
    • KIN 312 Motor Control and Learning (3)
    • KIN 315 Motor Development (3)
    • KIN 320 Adapted Physical Education (3)
    • KIN 332I Sociocultural Dimensions of Sport and Human Movement (3)
    • KIN 335 Historical & Cultural Foundations of Sport in America (3)
    • KIN 343 Techniques and Analysis of Fitness (2)
    • KIN 370 Movement Theory and Practice of Elementary Physical Education (3)
    • KIN 380 Principles, Organization and Management of Secondary School Physical Education (3)
    • KIN 457 Applied Theory of Teaching Team Sports (3)
    • KIN 460 Applied Theory & Analysis of Non-Traditional Physical Education Games and Activities (2)
    • KIN 461 Applied Theory of Teaching Individual & Dual Sports (3)
    • KIN 477 Measurement and Curriculum in Physical Education (3)

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.

Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology

Students pursuing the Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology must complete the course requirements and the physical fitness proficiency of each Option. Students may select their area of specialization from the Options described below.

Option in Exercise Science (code KPE_BS01) (120 units)

Admission Under Impaction

To be eligible for admission to the Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology Option in Exercise Science, applicants must demonstrate the following prior to the semester for which the application is submitted: Applicants must have met requirements for admission to the university as a freshman or transfer student. Applicants must have completed the following prerequisite courses, each with a grade of “C” or better: ENGL 100, MATH 113, and PSY 100.

Applicants must submit a supplemental application to the CSULB Department of Kinesiology by February 1 for the fall semester or by October 1 for the spring semester. The supplemental application is available from the KIN Department Office or the KIN web site (www.csulb.edu/kin). The number of applicants who can be admitted is limited by space availability. Eligible applicants will be admitted for available spaces based on cumulative grade point average.

Requirements

Core Courses:

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • BIOL 207 Human Physiology (4)
    • BIOL 208 Human Anatomy (4)
    • KIN 300 Biomechanics of Human Movement (3)
    • KIN 301 Exercise Physiology (3)
    • KIN 312 Motor Control and Learning (3)

Lower Division:

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • MATH 113 (or higher) Precalculus Algebra (3)
    • CHEM 111A General Chemistry (5)
    • CHEM 111B General Chemistry (5)
    • KIN 263 Techniques of Physical Fitness (2)
    • PHYS 100A General Physics (4)
    • PHYS 100B General Physics (4)
    • PSY 100 General Psychology (3)

Upper Division:

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • KIN 405 Cardiopulmonary Aspects of Health Related Exercise Programs (4)
    • KIN 441 Applied Biomechanics: Lifting and Work Capacity (3)
  • Take one of the following courses:
    • KIN 430 Motor Control Principles and Theory (3)
    • KIN 431 Scientific Foundations of Locomotion (3)
  • Take one of the following courses:
    • KIN 483 Measurement & Evaluation in Kinesiology (3)
    • BIOL 260 Biostatistics (3)
  • Take three of the following courses:
    • KIN 339I, 462, 465, 466.
  • Take 18 units (minimum 6 units from KIN) of elective courses from the following:
    • BIOL 200, 211, 212, 213 (BIOL 111 and 111L, 212 and 212L, 213 and 213L if courses taken prior to this catalog year), 301, 340, 341, 342 and 342L, 345, 441, 443, 445; CHEM 327, 448; NUTR 132, 331A, 331B; HHS 374, 401, 460, 471; H SC 150; KIN 315, 320, 339I*, 364, 367, 430*, 431*, 462*, 465*, 466*, 471, 494, 495, 497.

*If not taken as one of the major required upper division courses.

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.

Option in Fitness (code KPE_BS02) (120 units)

Requirements

Core Courses:

  • Take the following:
    • BIOL 207 Human Physiology (4)
    • BIOL 208 Human Anatomy (4)
    • KIN 300 Biomechanics of Human Movement (3)
    • KIN 301 Exercise Physiology (3)
    • KIN 312 Motor Control and Learning (3)

Lower Division:

  • Take the following:
    • NUTR 132 Introductory Nutrition (3)
    • PSY 100 General Psychology (3)
    • KIN 218 Introduction to the Fitness Industry (2)
    • KIN 263 Techniques of Physical Fitness (2)
  • Take seven physical activity units (must select seven defferent classes) from: KIN 100A, 102A, 104A, 106A, 107A, 108A, 109A, 110A, 112A, 114A, 114B, 114C, 121A, 124A, 125B, 125A, 126A, 127A, 142, 145A, 146A, 148A, 149A, 151A, 152A, 161A, 162A, 165A, 166, 167A, 168A, 169A,172A, 172B, 172C, 183A, 185, 189, 198F, 198G, 198H, 198J, 237, 242, 243A, 243C, 244, 245, 246A, 247A, 250,251, 253, 255, 257, 261, 264, 265, 266, 267, 268.

Upper Division:

  • Take the following:
    • KIN 339I Psychology of Sport Behavior and Athletic Peformance (3)
    • KIN 363 Theory and Analysis of Group Fitness Instruction (2)
    • KIN 364 Fitness for Adult Populations with Unique Health Considerations (3)
    • KIN 367 Fitness and the Aging Process (3)
    • KIN 368 Resistance Training for Fitness (3)
    • KIN 467 Fundamentals of Personal Training (3)
    • KIN 468 Nutrition for Exercise and Performance (3)
    • KIN 469 Fitness Management (3)
    • KIN 478 Psychological Aspects of Exercise & Fitness (3)
    • KIN 483 Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Education (3)
    • KIN 489D Fieldwork in Fitness (3)
  • Take one of the following:
    • KIN 332I Sociocultural Dimensions of Sport and Human Movement (3)
    • KIN 335 Historical and Cultural Foundations of Sport in America (3)
  • Take twelve units of elective courses from the following:
    • ATEP 207, 309; NUTR 433, 439; H SC 421, 423, 427, 429; KIN 315, 332I*, 335*, 462, 465, 495; REC 421, 423, 425, 427.

* If not taken as one of the major required upper-division courses.

A fieldwork, field experience, or internship 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.

**Please note the information below differs from the print version of the CSULB Catalog. The correct information provided here lists KIN 198F, 198G, 198H, and 198J as activity course choices in the lower division requirements of the degree. (6/14/10) **

Option in Kinesiotherapy (code KPE_BS03) (120 units)

Students interested in certification by the American Kinesiotherapy Association (AKTA) must complete additional requirements. Please consult the Department Coordinator and the Kinesiotherapy Certificate Program.

Admission Under Impaction

In the California State University, an undergraduate major is designated as impacted when the number of applications received the first month of the filing period is greater that the available spaces. Such degree majors are authorized to use a pre-major code and supplementary admission criteria to screen applicants. The Option in Kinesiotherapy is an impacted program and has the following supplementary admission criteria.

To be eligible for admission to the Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology Option in Kinesiotherapy, applicants must demonstrate the following prior to the semester for which the application is submitted: Applicants must have met requirements for admission to the university as a freshman or transfer student. Applicants must have completed the following prerequisite courses, each with a grade of “C” or better: BIOL 207, BIOL 208, PSY 100, and KIN 210.

Applicants must have completed PSY 220 with a grade of “B” or better. Applicants must have completed a minimum of 100 hours of observation or active participation in a therapeutic or rehabilitation setting. Applicants must submit a supplemental application to the CSULB Department of Kinesiology by February 1 for the fall semester or by October 1 for the spring semester. The supplemental application is available from the KIN Department Office or the KIN web site (www.csulb.edu/kin). The supplemental application must be accompanied by 3 letters of recommendation, one letter must be from the therapeutic or rehabilitation setting noted above. The number of applicants who can be admitted is limited by space availability. Eligible applicants will be admitted for available spaces based on cumulative grade point average.

Requirements

Core Courses:

  • Take the following:
    • BIOL 207 Human Physiology (4)
    • BIOL 208 Human Anatomy (4)
    • KIN 300 Biomechanics of Human Movement (3)
    • KIN 301 Exercise Physiology (3)
    • KIN 312 Motor Learning and Control (3)

Lower Division:

  • Take the following:
    • PSY 100 General Psychology (3)
    • PSY 210 Introductory Statistics (4)
    • PSY 220 Research Methods (4)
    • PSY 241 Psychobiology (3)
    • KIN 210 Advanced Emergency Care (3)
    • KIN 217 Introduction to Kinesiotherapy (2)
    • KIN 263 Techniques of Physical Fitness (2)
  • Take six activity units selected from the following:
    • KIN 100A, 102A ,104A, 106A, 107A, 108A, 109A, 110A, 112A, 114A, 114B, 114C, 121A, 124A, 125A, 125B, 126A, 127A, 142, 145A, 146A, 148A, 149A, 151A, 152A, 161A, 162A, 165A, 166, 167A, 168A, 169A, 172A, 172B, 172C, 183A, 185, 189, 198F, 198G, 198H, 198J, 237, 242, 243A, 243C, 244, 245, 246A, 247A, 250, 251, 253, 255, 257, 261, 264, 265, 266, 267, 268.

Upper Division:

  • Take the following:
    • ATEP 309 Developmental and Therapeutic Exercise (3)
    • KIN 315 Motor Development (3)
    • KIN 320 Adapted Physical Education (3)
    • KIN 367 Fitness and the Aging Process (3)
    • KIN 427 Physical and Motor Assessment (3)
    • KIN 489F Fieldwork in Kinesiotherapy (3)
    • PSY 341 Neuropsychology (3)
    • PSY 370 Abnormal Psychology (3)
  • Take one of the following:
    • BIOL 301 Biology of Human Aging (3)
    • GERN 400I Perspectives on Gerontology (3)
  • Take one of the following:
    • KIN 332I Sociocultural Dimensions of Sport/Human Movement (3)
    • KIN 335 Hist and Cultural Foundations of Sport in America (3)

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.

Option in Sport Psychology and Coaching (code KPE_BS04) (120 units)

This option has two Concentrations (Sport Psychology and Coaching) that both have the same except for the activity courses and the elective courses.

Core Courses:

Requirements

  • Take the following:
    • BIOL 207 Human Physiology (4)
    • BIOL 208 Human Anatomy (4)
    • KIN 300 Biomechanics of Human Movement (3)
    • KIN 301 Exercise Physiology (3)
    • KIN 312 Motor Learning and Control (3)

Lower Division:

  • Take the following:
    • NUTR 132 Introductory Nutrition (3)
    • KIN 263 Techniques of Physical Fitness (2)
    • PSY 100 General Psychology (3)
    • PSY 210 Introductory Statistics (4)
    • PSY 220 Research Methods (4)
    • PSY 241 Psychobiology (3)
  • Take two activity units selected from the following:
    • KIN 100A, 102A, 104A, 106A, 107A, 108A, 110A, 112A, 114A, 114B, 114C, 121A, 124A, 125A, 125B, 126A, 127A, 142, 145A, 146A, 148A, 149A, 151A, 152A, 161A, 162A, 165A, 166, 167A, 169A, 172A, 172B, 172C, 183A, 185, 189, 237, 242, 243A, 243C, 244, 245, 246A, 247A, 250, 253, 255, 257, 261, 264, 265, 266, 267, 268.

Upper Division:

  • Take the following:
    • KIN 315 Motor Development (3)
    • KIN 332I Sociocultural Dimensions of Sport and Human Movement (3)
    • KIN 335 Historical and Cultural Foundations of Sport in America (3)
    • KIN 339I Psychology of Sport Behavior and Athletic Performance (3)
    • KIN 472 Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology (3)
    • KIN 475 Psychology of Coaching (3)
    • KIN 478 Psychological aspects of Execise & Fitness (3)
    • PSY 356 Personality (3)

Concentration in Sport Psychology

  • Take 15 units elective Courses for the from the following (minimum 6 units from KIN and 6 units from PSY):
    HHS 374; H SC 427; KIN 338I, 471, 489B, 495, 497, 499; PSY 301, 332, 333, 370, 373, 475.

Concentration in Coaching

  • Take 12 units elective courses for the from the following (minimum 6 units from KIN):
    • COMM 306, 335, 411; H SC 427; KIN 338I, 462, 489B, 497, 499; MKTG 300, 330; REC 321, 322, 324, 340I, 427; PSY 351, 453: Select 3 activity units from the following: KIN 250, 253, 255, 257, 264, 266, 267, 268.

A fieldwork, field experience, or internship 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.

Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training (code KPE_BS06) (120 units)

This program has two paths of study: 1) an educational foundation in athletic training that may be applicable to related allied health programs, 2) to become eligible to take the BOC certification examination for athletic trainers to become a BOC certified athletic trainer. In addition to the educational foundation in athletic training, completion of a two year program in athletic training clinical education is required. BOC requires the student to be a graduate from a college or university with an Athletic Training Education Program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), and then takes and passes the exam administered by the Omaha-based Board of Certification (BOC). The Athletic Training Education Program (educational foundation and clinical education) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).

Students interested in the CAATE accredited Athletic Training Education Program and/or certification by the BOC should meet with the Program Director for Athletic Training Education for additional information.

Admission Under Impaction

In The California State University, an undergraduate degree program is designated as impacted when the number of applications received the first month of the CSU application filing period is greater than the available spaces. Such degree programs are authorized to use a pre-degree code and supplementary admission criteria to screen applicants. The Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training is an impacted program and has the following supplementary admission criteria:

To be eligible for admission, applicants must demonstrate the following prior to the semester for which the application is submitted: Applicants must have met requirements for admission to the university as a freshman or transfer student. Applicants must have completed the following prerequisite courses, each with a grade of “C” or better: BIOL 207 (Human Physiology) and BIOL 208 (Human Anatomy) and PSY 100 (General Psychology).

Applicants must have completed ATEP 207 (Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries) with a grade of “B” or better. Applicants must have completed a minimum of 150 hours of athletic training experience. At least 100 of these hours must be attained by athletic training student (ATS) observation or participation in a traditional athletic training setting (high schools, colleges, universities, or professional sport teams) under the supervision of a BOC certified athletic trainer. A maximum of 50 of these hours may be attained by observation or active participation in an allied clinical setting (i.e. physician offices, hospital facilities, hospital emergency rooms, urgent and ambulatory care centers, military hospitals, physical therapy clinics, industrial/commercial settings, performing arts companies, sports medicine clinics, summer sports camps, or sports performance facilities). Applicants must show proof of current First Aid certification, Emergency Cardiac Care (ECC) certification that includes the following: Adult & Pediatric CPR, AED, 2nd Rescuer CPR, Airway Obstruction, Barrier Devices (e.g., pocket mask, bag valve mask). Examples of courses that provide the above ECC certifications are: CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer through American Red Cross or BLS Health Care Provider through the American Heart Association. Applicants must submit a supplemental application to the department by February 1 for the fall semester or by October 1 for the spring semester. The supplementary application is available from the Kinesiology Department Office or the KIN web site (www.csulb.edu/kin). The application must be accompanied by 3 letters of recommendation, one of which must be from the traditional athletic training observation or participation setting noted above. Eligible applicants will be admitted for available spaces based on cumulative grade point average.

Requirements

Core Courses:

  • Take the following:
    • BIOL 207 Human Physiology (4)
    • BIOL 208 Human Anatomy (4)
    • KIN 300 Biomechanics of Human Movement (3)
    • KIN 301 Exercise Physiology (3)
    • KIN 312 Motor Control and Learning (3)

Lower Division:

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • ATEP 207 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries (3)
    • H SC 210 Contemporary Health Problems (3)
    • KIN 263 Techniques of Physical Fitness (2)
    • NUTR 132 Introductory Nutrition (3)
    • PHYS 100A General Physics (4)
    • PSY 100 General Psychology (3)
  • Take one of the following courses:
    • CHEM 100 Chemistry and Today's World (4)
    • CHEM 111A General Chemistry (5)
    • CHEM 140 General, Organic, and Biochemistry (5)
  • Take one of the following courses:
    • BIOL 260 Biostatistics (3)
    • KIN 483 Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Education (3)
    • STAT 108 Statistics for Everyday Life (3)

Upper Division:

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • ATEP 304 Clinical Aspects of Athletic Training (3)
    • ATEP 306 Medical Aspects of Athletic Training (3)
    • ATEP 308A Athletic Training Evaluation I (2)
    • ATEP 308B Athletic Training Evaluation II (2)
    • ATEP 309 Developmental and Therapeutic Exercise (3)
    • ATEP 310 Therapeutic Approaches in Athletic Train (3)
    • ATEP 407 Management Strategies in Athletic Taining (3)
    • H SC 427 Drugs and Health (3)
    • KIN 315 Motor Development (3)
    • KIN 339I Psychology of Sport Behavior & Athletic Performance (3)
    • KIN 368 Resistance Training for Fitness (3)
  • Take one of the following courses:
    • KIN 332I Sociocultural Dimensions of Sport and Human Movement (3)
    • KIN 335 Historical and Cultural Foundations of Sport in America (3)

Adapted Physical Education Specialist Credential (code 490)

This program is designed for students interested in the administration and implementation of physical activity programs for persons with disabilities. Completion of this credential authorizes the California Adapted Physical Education Specialist Teaching Credential.

Requirements

  • 1. Bachelor’s degree with a teaching major in Kinesiology;
  • 2. Must be obtained concurrently or after completion of the Single Subject Physical Education Teaching Credential, K-12;
  • 3. Take the following courses:
    • KIN 320 Adapted Physical Education (3)
    • KIN 387 Physical Activities for the Disabled (3)
    • KIN 388 Program Planning and Instruction in Adapted Physical Education (3)
    • KIN 427 Physical and Motor Assessment (3)
    • KIN 489A Field Work in Physical Activity Settings (6)
    • EDSP 350 Education of Exceptional Individuals (3)
  • Select two courses from the following:
    • ED P 405; EDSP 563; KIN 526, 538; LING 151.

Minor in Physical Education Teaching (code KPE_UM01)

Please contact the KIN Single Subject Coordinator for information concerning the Introductory K-9 Physical Education Teaching Credential. Introductory Credentials are supplementary authorizations for teachers who hold a K-12 credential in another subject area.

Requirements

A minimum of 34 units as follows:

  • Take all the following courses:
    • KIN 270 Professional Practices in Public School Physical Education (3)
    • KIN 315 Motor Development (3)
    • KIN 343 Techniques and Analysis of Physical Fitness and Activity (2)
    • KIN 370 Movement Theory and Practice of Elementary Physical Education (3)
    • KIN 380 Principles, Organization and Management of Secondary School Physical Education (3)
    • KIN 460 Applied Theory and Analysis of Non-Traditional Physical Education Games and Activities (2)
    • KIN 483 Measurement and Evaluation in Kinesiology (3)
    • EDSS 300P Introduction to Teaching - Physical Education (3)
  • Take one of the following pairs of courses:
    • BIOL 207 Human Physiology (4)
    • KIN 301 Exercise Physiology (3)
  • or
    • BIOL 208 Human Anatomy (4)
    • KIN 300 Biomechanics of Human Movement (3)
  • Eight physical activity units including the following:
    • KIN 237 Techniques and Analysis of Aquatic Skills (2)
    • KIN 265 Techniques of Gymnastics (1)
  • Plus one course from each of the following pairs:
    • KIN 250 Techniques of Basketball (1)
    • KIN 257 Techniques of Volleyball (1)
  • and
    • KIN 253 Techniques of Soccer (1)
    • KIN 255 Techniques of Softball (1)
  • and
    • KIN 264 Techniques of Golf (1)
    • KIN 268 Techniques of Track and Field (1)
  • and
    • KIN 266 Techniques of Badminton (1)
    • KIN 267 Techniques of Tennis (1)

In addition to the above, each student is required to demonstrate skill proficiency at an average 3.5 level on a 5 point scale in KIN 343 and the 8 physical activity units completed to satisfy requirements for this minor. Only physical skill proficiency scores in the range of 2.0-5.0 are recorded and computed to determine a student’s physical skill proficiency average.

Concentration in Physical Education Elementary Teaching

Requirements

  • A minimum of 21 units as follows:
    • KIN 301 Exercise Physiology (3)
    • KIN 312 Motor Control and Learning (3)
    • KIN 315 Motor Development (3)
    • KIN 370 Movement Theory and Practice of Elementary Physical Education (3)
    • KIN 427 Physical and Motor Assessment (3)
    • KIN 476 Physical Education for the Elementary School Teacher (3)
    • KIN 477 Measurement and Curriculum in PE (3)

Concentration in Physical Education Coaching

Requirements

  • A minimum of 20 units as follows:
    • ATEP 207 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries (3)
    • KIN 301 Exercise Physiology (3)
    • KIN 332I Sociocultural Dimensions of Sport and Human Movement (3)
  • Take a minimum of 11 units selected in consultation with appropriate Kinesiology Advisor from the following:
    • KIN 312, 363, 475, 489B

Certificate Programs

The Department of Kinesiology offers two different certificate programs each of which is related to a special emphasis provided in the curriculum. All certificate programs are open to students enrolled in the University who meet general admission requirements as follows:

  • 1. Completion of 30 hours of course work;
  • 2. A minimum 2.75 GPA in all completed course work;
  • 3. Admission application and approval by a faculty committee in the certificate program selected.

Certificate in Wilderness Studies (code KPE_CT02)

Requirements

  • 1. Wilderness First Responder (WFR) Certification (80 hours)
  • 2. Resume of Outdoor Experiences
  • 3. Coursework (27-29 units):
    • Take all of the following:
      • BIOL 100 Biology of the Human Environment (3)
      • KIN 242 Backpacking (2)
      • KIN 244 Kayaking (2)
      • KIN 246A Mountaineering (2)
      • KIN 247A Techniques of Rockclimbing (2)
      • KIN 448 Wilderness Studies: Leadership Practicum (3)
      • KIN 489K Field Work in Physical Activity Settings - Fieldwork in Wilderness Studies (1-3)
      • REC 427 Legal Aspects of Leisure Services (3)
    • Select three of the following:
      • KIN 243A, 243C, 245; REC 430

Certificate in Kinesiotherapy (code KPE_CT04)

This program is designed to prepare the student to pass the American Kinesiotherapy Association (AKTA) Certification Test. The student will complete the option in the undergraduate curriculum plus 27 additional units. Information concerning the certificate can be obtained from the Director of the Kinesiotherapy Program in the Department of Kinesiology.

Students seeking National Kinesiotherapy Certification need to complete the Undergraduate Option in Kinesiotherapy, the Undergraduate Kinesiotherapy Certificate, plus 12 post-baccalaureate Internship units with consensus of the Kinesiotherapy Advisor.

Requirements

  • 1. Admission application and approval by Director;
  • 2. Completion of the degree requirements of the Bachelor of Science: Option Kinesiotherapy;
  • 3. Specialization course work requires a “B” grade average for AKTA Certification;
  • 4. Take all the following courses:
    • ATEP 309 Developmental and Therapeutic Exercise (3)
    • KIN 210 Advanced Emergency Care (3)
    • KIN 320 Adapted Physical Education (3)
    • KIN 427 Physical and Motor Assessment (3)
    • KIN 438/538 Motor Dysfunction and the Exceptional Person (3)
    • KIN 485 Neurological and Pathological Foundations for Kinesiotherapy (3)
    • KIN 488/588 Clinical Basis of Kinesiotherapy (3)
    • KIN 489F Field Work in Physical Activity Settings - Fieldwork in Kinesiotherapy (1-3)
    • PSY 341 Neuropsychology (3)
  • Take one of the following courses:
    • BIOL 301 Biology of Human Aging (3)
    • GERN 400I Perspectives on Gerontology (3)
  • Take one of the following courses:
    • H SC 210 Contemporary Health Problems (3)
    • H SC 411A Health Science for Elementary Teachers (3)
    • H SC 411B Health Science for Secondary Teachers (3)
    • H SC 427 Drugs and Health (3)
  • Take one of the following courses:
    • KIN 405 Cardiopulmonary Aspects of Health-Related Exercise Programs (4)
    • KIN 499 Special Studies (1-3)