Kinesiology is the study of human motor performance and those physical activities yielding exercise benefits and/or satisfying a person’s competitive nature. Such study includes an investigation into the nature of motor performance, how it is assessed, what its effects are upon the rest of the system, and how motor performance is learned. The kinesiology curriculum provides the necessary foundation for students who wish to pursue careers in teaching, coaching, or physical therapy, or to continue to graduate school.
The Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology is offered by the Natural Sciences Department in cooperation with several other departments within the School of Sciences.
Bachelor of Science: Kinesiology
|In addition to major requirements, students must meet Core Curriculum Requirements and General Degree Requirements.|
|PY001||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|Six upper-division units approved by advisor, chosen from the following:||6|
|ED115||Physical Education in the Elementary School (3)|
|ED136||Introduction to Education: Practicum in Teaching (3)|
|KN104||Care and Prevention of Athletic Injury (3)|
|MG100||Sports Leadership (3)|
|MG101||Sports Marketing (3)|
|MG110||Principles of Recreation Management (3)|
|MG115||Conflict Management: Theory and Practice (3)|
|MK128||Media and Sports (3)|
|Total Major Requirements||33|
|Other Degree Requirements*
and General Electives
* Other degree requirements include Core Curriculum Requirements and General Degree Requirements (e.g., Career Development, U.S. History).
|Total Unit Requirement
See Biology (BY), Chemistry (CH), Education (ED), Management (MG), Mathematics (MA), Marketing (MK), and Psychology (PY) listings for course descriptions.
KN101 Structural Kinesiology (3)
This course covers basic anatomical principles concerned specifically with human performance analysis. Students discover types of muscular contractions and how they effect human movement.
KN104 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injury (3)
The policies and treatment procedures for athletic injuries are addressed, including recognition, management, prevention, and therapeutic conditioning.
KN107 Exercise Physiology (4)
Exercise Physiology teaches how the body responds, adjusts, and adapts to exercise, including muscular, circulatory, respiratory, energy, and endocrine systems.
KN110 Mechanical Kinesiology (3)
Mechanical Kinesiology is the analysis of human motor performance, kinematic and kinetic. Students use theoretical models to evaluate motor performance skills.
KN113 Fundamentals of Strength and Conditioning (3)
This course will prepare the student for the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Strength and Conditioning certification (CSCS) test. The following concepts will be introduced: Anatomy, Muscle Physiology, Principles of Biomechanics, Metabolism and Nutrition, Principles of Training, Cardiorespiratory Exercise: Aerobic/Anaerobic, Resistance Training Prescription, Speed and Plyometrics, Exercise Techniques, Measurement and Evaluation, Periodization, Rehabilitation and Reconditioning, Organization and Administration.