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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.

Option in Exercise Science (120 units)

Admission Under Impaction

Refer to the following website for additional impaction criteria: http://www.csulb.edu/depts/enrollment/admissions/impacted_major.html.

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:

  • MATH 113 (or higher) Precalculus Algebra (3)
    Prerequisites: Appropriate ELM score, ELM exemption or MAPB11.
  • CHEM 111A General Chemistry (5)
    Prerequisites: A passing score on the Chemistry Placement Examination. 
    Corequisite:  MATH 109 or higher.
  • CHEM 111B General Chemistry (5)
    Prerequisites: CHEM 111A and MATH 113 or MATH 115 or MATH 117 or MATH 119A or MATH 122 all with a grade of "C" or better.
  • KIN 263 Techniques in Physical Fitness (2)
    Prerequisites: None.
  • BIOL 207 Human Physiology (4)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements.
  • BIOL 208 Human Anatomy (4)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements.
  • PHYS 100A General Physics (4)
    Prerequisites: MATH 109 or MATH 113 or MATH 119A or MATH 120 or MATH 122.
  • PHYS 100B General Physics (4)
    Prerequisites: PHYS 100A.
  • PSY 100 General Psychology (3)
    Prerequisites/Corequisites: GE A1 requirement.

Upper Division:

Take all of the following courses:

  • KIN 405 Cardiopulmonary Aspects of Health Related Exercise Programs (4)
    Prerequisites: KIN 210 or current First Aid and CPR certificates, KIN 301.
  • KIN 441 Applied Biomechanics: Lifting and Work Capacity (3)
    Prerequisites: KIN 300 or equivalent (Trigonometry and PHYS 100A recommended).

Take one of the following courses:

  • KIN 430 Motor Control Principles and Theory (3)
    Prerequisites: KIN 312 or equivalent.
  • KIN 431 Scientific Foundations of Locomotion (3)
    Prerequisites: KIN 300, KIN 312.

Take one of the following courses:

  • KIN 483 Statistics in Human Movement Science (3)
    Prerequisites: KIN 300, KIN 301, KIN 312.
  • BIOL 260 Biostatistics (3)
    Prerequisites: BIOL 211 or BIOL 207 or MICR 200; MICR 200; MATH 111 or MATH 113 or MATH 119A or MATH 122 all with a grade of "C" or better.

Take three of the following courses:

  • KIN 339, KIN 462, KIN 465, KIN 466, KIN 432.

Take 15 units (minimum 3 units from KIN) of elective courses from the following:

  • BIOL 200, BIOL 211, BIOL 212, BIOL 213 (BIOL 111 and BIOL 111L, BIOL 212 and BIOL 212L, BIOL 213 and BIOL 213L if courses taken prior to this catalog year), BIOL 301, BIOL 340, BIOL 341, BIOL 342 and BIOL 342L, BIOL 345, BIOL 441, BIOL 443, BIOL 445; CHEM 227, CHEM 448; NUTR 132, NUTR 331A, NUTR 331B, NUTR 439; H SC 150; KIN 315, KIN 320, KIN 339*, KIN 364, KIN 367, KIN 430*, KIN 431*, KIN 432*, KIN 462*, KIN 465*, KIN 466*, KIN 494, KIN 495, KIN 497; MICR 200, MICR 211; PSY 327, PSY 370.

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.


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