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Kinesiology Minor

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.

Program Requirements

Total semester hours: 36

Prerequisite for KINE 355 and KINE 456:

Code Course Title Units
BIOL 343 Human Anatomy 4

Core Requirements: 32 semester hours

Code Course Title Units
KINE 151 Health and Physical Fitness Strategies 4
KINE 230 Field Work and Foundations of Physical Education and Athletics  
KINE 323 Biomechanics 4
KINE 333 Curriculum and Organization in Physical Education 4
KINE 355 Anatomical Kinesiology 4
KINE 456 Physiology of Exercise 4


A minimum of 8 upper-division semester hours from KINE courses selected in consultation with the KINE department chair. Additional Minor options can be developed with the Department Chair.