Physical Education Undergraduate Program

The Physical Education Option offers coursework and practical experiences in teaching and coaching, which conform to all California state standards and fully prepare students for admission into teaching credential programs. Acquisition of a teaching credential requires additional coursework from the Kremen School of Education and Human Development after a bachelor's degree in kinesiology has been completed. Graduates of the P.E. Option are hjighly effective and successful K-12 physical educators in the Central Valley and beyond.

The following curriculum only applies to catalog years Spring 2008 or earlier

* For Catalog years Fall 2008 or later, see 4-year blended Program Link

Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements:

Physical Education Option (68-73 units)

Kinesiology Program Core Courses (13 units):

Required of all options

  • Kines 20 (1 unit) - Fitness Development
  • Kines 33 (3 units) - Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Kines 104 (3 units) - Info. Systems and Technology in Kinesiology
  • Kines 116 (3 units) - Foundamentals of biomechanics
  • Kines 118 (3 units) - Fundamentals of Exercise Physiology

Physical Education Option requirements:(55-60 units):

  • Kines 30 (3 units) - Introduction to Kinesiology
  • HS 48 (0-3 units) - First responder and Emergency Care
  • NUTR 53 or 147 or Kines 180T (3 units) - Nutrition & Health: Realities & Controversiesor Nutrition and the Althlete or Exercise Nutrition body Composition
  • PHYAN 33 or KINES 35 (5 or 3 units) - Human Anatomy & Physiology or Anatomical/Physiological Kinesiology
  • KAC 31 (1 units) - Elementary Gymnastics
  • Kines 109 (3 units) - Motor Learning
  • Kines 113 (3 units) - Physical Growth & Development
  • Kines 120 (3 units) - Planning Strategies for Physical Education
  • Kines 122 (3 units) - Non-Traditional Games & Outdoor Ed
  • Kines 124 (2 units) - Analysis & Application: Tumbling & Gymnastics
  • Kines 126 (3 units) - Analysis & Application: Aquatics
  • Kines 128 (3 units) - Analysis & Application: Dance
  • Kines 130 (3 units) - Analysis & Application: Individual/Dual Lifetime Activities
  • Kines 132 (3 units) - Analysis & Application: Team Sports
  • Kines 134 (2 units) - Analysis & Application: Fitness
  • Kines 144 (2 units) - Field Experience in Teaching *Take same semester
  • Kines 152 (3 units) - PE for Children *Take same semester
  • Kines 153 (3 units) - Principles of Physical Education: Philosophical, Psychological, & Sociological
  • Kines 157 (3 units) - Adapted & Inclusive Physical Education
  • Kines 159 (3 units) - Measurement & Evaluation

Choose three KAC Courses, each area below (A, B, and C) must be represented once:

Area A:

  • KAC 41 (1 unit) - Elementary Karate
  • KAC 43 (1 unit) - Judo
  • KAC 44 (1 unit) - Taekwondo
  • KAC 47 (1 unit) - Kendo
  • KAC 50 (1 unit) - Tai Chi
  • KAC 51 (1 unit) - Assault Avoidance
  • KAC 59 (1 unit) - Self-Defense

Area B: (Area B is a Pre-Requisite for KINES 128):

  • KAC 12 (1 unit) - Elementary Social Dance
  • KAC 13 (1 unit) - Swing Dance
  • KAC 14 (1 unit) - Country Western Dance
  • CLS 107 (2 units) - Latino Dance

Area C:

  • Ath 100 (1 unit) - Conditioning of Athletes
  • KAC 4 (1 unit) - Beg. Swim - (KINES 126 - A&A; Aquatics)
  • KAC 6 (1 unit) - Water Aerobics
  • KAC 17 (1 unit) - Elementary Archer
  • KAC 19 (1 unit) - Elementary Badminton
  • KAC 20 (2 units) - Bicycling
  • KAC 21 (1 unit) - Elementary Strength Training
  • KAC 22 (1 unit) - Bowling
  • KAC 24 (1 unit) - Elementary Conditioning Exercises & Aerobics
  • KAC 27 (1 unit) - Elementary Fencing
  • KAC 30 (1 unit) - Elementary Golf
  • KAC 33 (1 unit) - Fitness Walking
  • KAC 39 (1 unit) - Jogging
  • KAC 46 (1 unit) - Elementary Recquetball
  • KAC 54 (1 unit) - Elementary Tennis
  • KAC 60 (1 unit) - Yoga
  • KAC 103 (1 unit) - Swim for Fitness