Kinesiology - Sport Administration, B.S.

Department

Department of Kinesiology

Scott Sailor, Chair
South Gym, Room 112
559.278.2016
www.fresnostate.edu/kinesiology

Degrees and Programs Offered

BS in Kinesiology - Exercise Science Option, B.S.
BS in Kinesiology - Physical Education Option, B.S.
BS in Athletic Training, B.S.
BS in Kinesiology - Physical Education Blended Option
BS in Kinesiology - Sport Administration, B.S.
CRED in Single Subject Credential - Physical Education
MA in Kinesiology - Exercise Science Option, M.A.
MA in Kinesiology - Sport Psychology Option, M.A.
MA in Kinesiology, M.A.
MA in Kinesiology - Sport Administration Option, M.A.
MN in Sports Coaching, Minor
PREB in Pre-Athletic Training

Courses Offered

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.

The Athletic Training Major is designed for students with professional goals in athletic training. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Students completing the program may be eligible to sit for the Board of Certification exam to become a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC). The program has high academic and performance standards that include completion of a three-year competency-based clinical education program. California residents are given preference over out-of-state and international students in this and other impacted programs.

The Exercise Science Option provides a comprehensive foundation in the biological, physical, and technological sciences which fully prepares students for graduate study and professional careers in fitness, wellness, health promotion, human performance, and preventive and rehabilitative sciences. Flexible and personalized educational and career development strategies are hallmarks of this program. Exercise science faculty provide instruction and advising that is based upon extensive practical and professional experience.

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 PETE program allows teacher candidates to complete specified unit requirements in General Education and the Physical Education Teacher Education Option. Upon completion of the PETE program, teacher candidates will have access to teaching careers in the K-12 school setting. The PETE program is an accredited program that adheres to the standards outlined by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) and National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE).

The undergraduate Sport Administration Option prepares students for entry-level careers in the sport industry and graduate studies in Sport Administration. Students learn a combination of skills related to sport and undergo a strategic career analysis, evaluate their marketability within the sport industry, learn how to differentiate themselves from the competition, network with leading sport personnel and organizations, and develop a career plan and resume -- all while gaining essential hands-on sport industry experience.

Obtaining a Master of Arts is a very effective strategy for career advancement. At the master's level, the Department of Kinesiology offers options in Exercise Science, Sports Administration, and Sport Psychology, and curricular emphases in physical education. There are 13 graduate faculty members in the department. The exercise science and sport psychology labs are fully equipped with research-standard technology. Graduates of this program have achieved remarkable success in professional careers as well as in doctoral programs in prestigious universities.

A degree in kinesiology can lead to very bright career prospects in health care, sports and athletics, education, and other professional avocations.

Activity Classes

The activity program is dynamic, diverse, rewarding, and fun. The focus is on quality experiences in fitness, skill, and personal development. Activity courses are offered in aquatics, dance, individual activities, and team sports. These courses are open to all students, and as many as 8 units of activity classes can be counted toward graduation (12 units for kinesiology majors).

Facilities

The facilities include a gymnasium; 12 tennis courts; a mat/gymnastics facility; a weight/cardio room; two multipurpose/dance rooms; an all-weather track; multi-purpose fields for softball, soccer, football, ultimate Frisbee, and golf; a putting green and associated sand bunkers; a swimming complex; and outdoor basketball courts. Modern, well-equipped instructional and research labs in exercise physiology, biomechanics, sports and exercise psychology, and athletic training are central components of the department.

Requirements

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

Sport Administration Option (54 units)
KINES 45, 146, 147, 150; RA 150, 154
Select 26 units from: KINES 111; RA 152; COMM 170; ECON 144; ACCT 3, 4A; BA 179; FIN 120, 143; MGT 104, 106, 127; MKTG 100S, 150, 153, 160

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. 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.
  2. CR/NC grading is not permitted in courses for the Kinesiology major, except in those courses which are designated CR/NC grading only.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

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 - Sport Administration

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Careers

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What You Can Do

The undergraduate Sport Administration Option prepares students for entry-level careers in the sport industry and for graduate studies in Sport Administration.

Interesting Classes You Might Take

  • Introduction to Sport Administration
  • Sport Law
  • Sport Marketing
  • Sport Facilities
  • Sport Economics

What You Can Learn

Students learn a combination of skills related to sport and undergo a strategic career analysis, evaluate their marketability within the sport industry, learn how to differentiate themselves from the competition, network with leading sport personnel and organizations, and develop a career plan and resume -- all while gaining essential hands-on sport industry experience.

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