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
Students may only pursue the certificate program in combination with a CSULB degree program.
- 1. Wilderness First Responder (WFR) Certification (80 hours)
- 2. Resume of Outdoor Experiences
- 3. Coursework (27-29 units):
Take all of the following:
- 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)
Prerequisite: Completion of Kinesiology course requirements for the major Option in which field work is taken.
Additional Prerequisites: KIN 242, 244, 246A or 247A, 243C or 245A. Completion or corequisite of KIN 448, certification in CPR and First Aid, and consent of instructor.
- REC 427 Legal Aspects of Leisure Services (3)
Prerequisites: Upper division standing.
Select one of the following:
Select three of the following:
- KIN 243A and 243B, 243C*, 245A and 245B; REC 430.
*if not taken above