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Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology

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

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

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.

Requirements

Core:

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, BIOL 208; PSY 100. For PSY Neuroscience majors: BIOL 208, BIOL 342; PSY 100.
  • KIN 332 Sociocultural Dimensions of Sport/Human Movement (3)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements, one or more Exploration courses, and upper-division standing. Open to Kinesiology majors only.

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 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 315 Motor Development (3)
    Prerequisites: BIOL 207, BIOL 208; PSY 100 or equivalent.
  • KIN 320 Adapted Physical Education (3)
    Prerequisites: BIOL 208.
  • 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 149A, KIN 237, KIN 250, KIN 253, KIN 255, KIN 257, KIN 261, KIN 264, KIN 265, KIN 266, KIN 267, KIN 268, KIN 343, KIN 370 or consent of instructor. Corequisites: EDSS 300P.
  • KIN 457 Applied Theory of Teaching Team Sports (3)
    Prerequisites: KIN 250, KIN 251, KIN 253, KIN 255, KIN 257, KIN 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, KIN 264, KIN 265, KIN 266, KIN 267, KIN 268, KIN 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.


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