The Kinesiology Department offers three tracks of study within two majors. The Kinesiology Education Major (61-64 semester hours) prepares students to teach Physical Education in the State of California public school system. The Athletic Training Major (58-61 semester hours) prepares students to become Certified Athletic Trainers by addressing the educational and clinical competencies required to pass the Board of Certification (BOC) examination. Students interested in becoming physical therapists often select either the Kinesiology General Studies major (50-53 semester hours) or the Athletic Training major to fulfill many of the prerequisites for entrance into physical therapy graduate programs. The department chairperson or Kinesiology academic advisor designs the Kinesiology General Studies major to meet the needs of the student’s alternate career choice. Each major will prepare a student for graduate study in the Movement and Sports Science field.