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2013-2014 CSULB University Catalog

Kinesiology

Undergraduate Programs

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 Sport Psychology and Leadership (120 units)

This option has two concentrations – one in Sport Psychology and one in Leadership. The course work for both concentrations is the same except for the activity courses and the elective courses. The option is designed for students interested in careers in: 1) sport psychology; and 2) coaching outside the public school system (K-12), e.g., sport management/leadership; coaching professional athletes, coaching youth-sport athletes, and coaching in sport academies.
Admission Under Impaction

Sport Psychology & Leadership is an impacted option. 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, 208; PSY 100. For PSY Neuroscience majors: BIOL 208, 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.

  • NUTR 132 Introductory Nutrition (3)
    Prerequisites/Corequisites: One Foundation course.

  • KIN 263 Techniques of Physical Fitness (2)
    Prerequisites: None.

  • PSY 100 General Psychology (3)
    Prerequisites/Corequisites: GE A1 requirement.

  • STAT 108 Statistics for Everyday Life (3)
    Prerequisites: None

Take three activity units selected from the following:

  • KIN 100A, 102A, 104A, 106A, 107A, 108A, 110A, 112A, 114A, 114B, 114C, 121A, 124A, 125A, 126A, 127A, 142, 145A, 146A, 148A, 149A, 151A, 152A, 161A, 162A, 165A, 166, 167A, 169A, 172A, 172B, 172C, 183A, 185, 189, 242, 243A, 243C, 244, 245A, 246A, 247A, 250, 253, 255, 257, 264, 265, 266, 267, 268.

Upper Division:

Take all of the following courses:

  • KIN 335 Historical and Cultural Foundations of Sport and Kinesiology in America (3)
    Prerequisites: Upper division standing.

  • KIN 338 Women in Sport (3)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements, one or more Exploration courses, and upper-division standing.

  • KIN 339 Psychology of Sport Behavior and Athletic Performance (3)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements, PSY 100, and upper-division standing.

  • KIN 472 Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology (3)
    Prerequisites: KIN 339; upper division standing or consent of instructor or graduate standing.

  • KIN 475 Psychology of Coaching (3)
    Prerequisites: KIN 339; upper division standing or consent of instructor or graduate standing.

  • KIN 478 Psychological Aspects of Exercise and Fitness (3)
    Prerequisites: KIN 339; upper division standing or consent of instructor or graduate standing.

  • PSY 356 Personality (3)
    Prerequisites: PSY 100, GE Foundation requirement and upper division standing.

Concentration in Sport Psychology

Elective Courses:

Select 15 units (minimum 3 units from KIN and 9 units from PSY). At least 7 units must be upper division) from the following courses:

  • ANTH 353, 412, H SC 427; KIN 156, 210, 315, 489B, 497; PSY 220, 241, 301, 332, 333, 336, 351, 370, 373, 378, 453, 475.

Concentration in Leadership

Elective Courses:

Select 15 units (Minimum 3 units from KIN. At least 7 units must be upper division) from the following courses:

  • ANTH 353, 412; CBA 400; COMM 306, 335, 411; H SC 427; KIN 156, 200, 210, 489B, 497; REC 321, 322, 324, 340I, 427; PSY 351, 453.

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.

This degree option has been deemed "similar" to the Transfer Model Curriculum for Kinesiology under the Student Transfer Agreement Reform Act (SB 1440-Padilla). Students who complete an approved A.A.-T or A.S.-T degree in Kinesiology at a California Community College can meet B.S. in Kinesiology: Option in Sport Psychology and Leadership (KPE_BS04) requirements with no more than 60 additional units. Contact a Kinesiology faculty advisor for assistance in program planning.

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