Kinesiology - Exercise Science Option, B.S.

Requirements

Department

Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements

Kinesiology Major

1. Major requirements (47-85 units)
(Combined core and option requirements.)

Core Program (15 units)
(required of all options)
KINES 1, 32*, 33, 116, 118

Exercise Science Option (37-54 units)
KINES 109 or 110, 119, 121, 137, 163, 165, 167; BIOL 67A, 67B

Select any KAC course or ATHL 100

Select 24 elective units (16 units for associate degree for transfer) from:

2. General Education requirements (49 units)

3. Other requirements (6 units)
Upper-division writing and Multicultural and International (MI)

4. Sufficient elective units to meet required total units (varies)

5. Total units (120)*

* G.E. and MI courses can be double-counted with major requirements. The writing requirement may be met by taking the upper-division writing exam.  See advisor for details.

Advising Notes

  1. With the assistance of the department advisor, students may choose a program that will prepare them for working with specific age groups or special populations, coaching, athletic training, teaching physical education, or professional applications in the exercise sciences and fitness-related industries.
  2. Students majoring in kinesiology may count a maximum of 12 units of activity courses (ATHL, KAC, DANCE) toward the 120 units required for a bachelor's degree. Repeat credit towards the kinesiology major is not allowed in any of these activity courses.
  3. CR/NC grading is not permitted in courses for the kinesiology major, except in those courses which are designated CR/NC grading only.
  4. General Education and elective units may be used toward a minor (see departmental minors) or supplemental credential. Consult the appropriate department chair, program coordinator, or faculty advisor for further information.
  5. Students interested in the athletic training option should consult the department regarding criteria for selection into this program.
  6. A grade of C or higher in all required coursework is necessary for successful completion of the major. Any course required as a prerequisite must be completed with a grade of C or better before registration in the subsequent course.
  7. Lower-division courses taken at other institutions may be accepted as being equivalent to lower-division requirements in the department. Petitions to have courses accepted should be completed during the first semester in the major.
  8. The Kinesiology Exercise Science Option complies with university policy regarding the re-taking of courses. Exercise science students who fail a course (D or F) in the Kinesiology core may retake the class for a second time. If they earn a failing grade (D or F) a second time, they will not be allowed to petition to repeat the course for a third time. These students will not be able to complete the Kinesiology Exercise Science Option requirements and will be required to declare a new major.

Faculty

The Department of Kinesiology is composed of a cohesive, creative, and dynamic group of well-educated faculty with a wealth of practical and professional experience. Students are engaged in educational and clinical research programs and practical experiences which incorporate leading-edge technology and best practices. The curriculum and associated instruction provide a solid foundation for future learning and professional growth. The program incorporates many opportunities for professional certification through prestigious national organizations and governing bodies. Students become experts in exercise, fitness, performance, and wellness.

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Roadmap

B.S. in Kinesiology - Exercise Science Option

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Careers

Measuring athletic performance

The term kinesiology means "the study of movement," and the academic discipline of kinesiology comprises the subdisciplines of exercise physiology, biomechanics, sport and exercise psychology, athletic training and sports medicine, sports administration, physical education, and fitness and health promotion. The overall objective of the programs in kinesiology is to improve the lives of students by providing insight, education, and practical experience in exercise, sport, and physical activity. Programs in kinesiology open doors to relevant and rewarding professional careers.

The Department of Kinesiology is composed of a cohesive, creative, and dynamic group of well-educated faculty with a wealth of practical and professional experience. Students are engaged in educational and clinical research programs and practical experiences which incorporate leading-edge technology and best practices. The curriculum and associated instruction provide a solid foundation for future learning and professional growth. The program incorporates many opportunities for professional certification through prestigious national organizations and governing bodies. Students become experts in exercise, fitness, performance, and wellness.

What You Can Do

Kinesiology students move towards careers in teaching, coaching, allied health, athletic training, and/or in the fitness/wellness industry.

Interesting Classes You Might Take

  • Fitness and Wellness
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Teaching/Pedagogy
  • Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Biomechanics
  • Evaluation of Athletic Injury/Illness
  • Rehabilitation of Athletic Injury/Illness
  • Variety of Activity Classes

What You Can Learn

The Athletic Training Major provides instruction in academic areas designed to prepare students for careers athletic training. Classes include athletic injury/illness evaluation and rehabilitation.

The Exercise Science Option prepares students for graduate study and professional careers in fitness, wellness, health promotion, human performance, and preventive and rehabilitative sciences.

The Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) Option offers National and State standards-based curricular emphasis in physical education pedagogy, movement development and analysis, teaching strategies, and application of physical activities designed for students with professional goals to teach physical education.

The General Option is designed for students interested in professional careers that are not specifically addressed by the other three options in Kinesiology. As such, students select from one of three specialized emphases, including Coaching, Personal Fitness Training, and Sport Administration.

About the College

The College of Health and Human Services offers a broad range of fully accredited post-secondary and graduate educational programs to more than 2100 students each year. The College includes the Departments of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Studies, Gerontology, Kinesiology, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Public Health, Recreation Administration, and Social Work Education.

Residents and communities in the Central California region continue to face serious issues within the health and human service environment that will require continuing generations of well-prepared health and human service professionals.

College Contact Information

2345 E. San Ramon
M/S MH26
Fresno CA 93740-8031

Phone: (559) 278-4004
FAX: (559) 278-4437

Department Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Department of Kinesiology
California State University, Fresno
5275 N. Campus Drive - M/S SG28
Fresno CA 93740-8018

Building/Room:
South Gym 111

Phone/Email:
Phone: (559) 278-2016 
FAX: (559) 278-7010
Email