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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 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, 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.
  • 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, KIN 102A, KIN 104A, KIN 106A, KIN 107A, KIN 108A, KIN 110A, KIN 112A, KIN 114A, KIN 114B, KIN 114C, KIN 121A, KIN 124A, KIN 125A, KIN 126A, KIN 127A, KIN 142, KIN 145A, KIN 146A, KIN 148A, KIN 149A, KIN 151A, KIN 152A, KIN 161A, KIN 162A, KIN 165A, KIN 166, KIN 167A, KIN 169A, KIN 172A, KIN 172B, KIN 172C, KIN 183A, KIN 185, KIN 189, KIN 242, KIN 243A, KIN 243C, KIN 244, KIN 245A, KIN 246A, KIN 247A, KIN 250, KIN 253, KIN 255, KIN 257, KIN 264, KIN 265, KIN 266, KIN 267, KIN 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. Open to Sport Psychology & Leadership students in Kinesiology only, or by consent of instructor or graduate standing.
  • KIN 475 Psychology of Coaching (3)
    Prerequisites: KIN 339. Open to Sport Psychology & Leadership students in Kinesiology only, or by consent of instructor or graduate standing.
  • KIN 478 Psychological Aspects of Exercise and Fitness (3)
    Prerequisites: KIN 339. Open to Fitness and Sport Psychology & Leadership students in Kinesiology only, or by consent of instructor or graduate standing.
  • PSY 356 Personality (3)
    Prerequisites: PSY 100.

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, ANTH 412, H SC 427; KIN 156, KIN 210, KIN 315, KIN 489B, KIN 497; PSY 220, PSY 241, PSY 301, PSY 332, PSY 333, PSY 336, PSY 351, PSY 370, PSY 373, PSY 378, PSY 453, PSY 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, ANTH 412; CBA 400; COMM 306, COMM 335, COMM 411; H SC 427; KIN 156, KIN 200, KIN 210, KIN 489B, KIN 497; REC 321, REC 322, REC 324, REC 340I, REC 427; PSY 351, PSY 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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