Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology

The Kinesiology Department has 3 concentrations. Allied Health Professions (AHP), Exercise Science (ES), and Physical Education and Adapted Physical Education (PEAPE).

Allied Health Professions (AHP)

The concentration in Allied Health Professions (AHP) is for people interested in eventual graduate education in allied health professions (e.g., physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician’s assistant, medical or dental school) after graduation from CSUSB. CSUSB Kinesiology AHP students will engage in a rigorous course of study in Kinesiology, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. This concentration offers undergraduate students essential pre-requisite courses for eventual graduate study in a preferred AHP. Students are strongly encouraged to review admission requirements at accredited universities to which they may apply for specific allied health professional graduate programs. Twelve units in the AHP concentration meet the requirements for GE and major.  Note: AHP concentration is the only Kinesiology concentration that is impacted at this time. 

Minimum Admission Requirements for First Year Students

Listed below are requirements for high school applicants interested in the AHP program.

GPA ACT Score SAT Score
3.45 18 800
3.10 22 1100
2.95 27 1220
2.75 29 1290

Minimum Admission Requirements for Transfer Students:

  1. 3.20 cumulative GPA required;

  2. Complete the following:

MATH 1601Modeling with Calculus3
or MATH 2210 Calculus I
BIOL 2230Human Anatomy and Physiology I for Allied Health Majors4
BIOL 2240Human Anatomy and Physiology II for Allied Health Majors4
A minimum of one (1) science series chosen from Group A, B or C
Group A:
CHEM 2100General Chemistry I4
CHEM 2100LGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory1
CHEM 2200General Chemistry II4
CHEM 2200LGeneral Chemistry II Laboratory1
Group B:
PHYS 2000Introduction to Physics I4
PHYS 2000LIntroduction to Physics I Lab1
PHYS 2010Introduction to Physics II4
PHYS 2010LIntroduction to Physics II Lab1
Group C:
PHYS 2500General Physics I4
PHYS 2500LGeneral Physics I Lab1
PHYS 2510General Physics II4
PHYS 2510L General Physics II1
The grade earned in each of the above courses must be no lower than a "C" (2.0).

Department Regulations: Students in the Allied Health Professions Concentration must maintain a 3.20 GPA once admitted to the program due to impaction requirements.

Exercise Science (ES):

The Exercise Science (ES) concentration is for people interested in a variety of health/fitness-related fields including but not limited to: personal trainer, cardiac rehab, athletic training, wellness, strength and conditioning specialist, sport psychologist, etc. This concentration prepares undergraduate students to work in a variety of health/fitness related fields. 

Physical Education and Adapted Physical Education (PEAPE):

The Physical Education and Adapted Physical Education (PEAPE) concentration is for people interested in becoming physical education teachers and/or adapted physical education teachers. The concentration prepares undergraduate students to go into the teacher education credential program. Formerly known as Pedagogy concentration.  The two units from the KINE core count toward the PEAPE concentration. Students in the PEAPE concentration are eligible to obtain the added authorization for Adapted Physical Education during the credential program through the college of education. 

Students should consult an adviser for supporting course work offered for all concentrations in the Kinesiology major. 

Requirements (69-78)

Total units required for graduation (120)

Requirements for the B.S. in Kinesiology

Lower-division requirements (19)
BIOL 2230Human Anatomy and Physiology I for Allied Health Majors4
BIOL 2240Human Anatomy and Physiology II for Allied Health Majors *Counts toward GE B24
MATH GE Category B4 *Counts toward GE B43
It is strongly suggested for ES and PEAPE concentration students to take MATH 1301. AHP concentration students must take MATH 1601 or MATH 2210.
Complete a minimum of 2 units from the following courses:2
PEAPE concentration students must take KINE 2610 to meet this requirement
Individual and Dual Activities: Badminton
Individual and Dual Activities: Tennis
Physical Fitness and Conditioning Activities: Body Conditioning
Physical Fitness and Conditioning Activities: Jogging
Physical Fitness and Conditioning Activities: Weight Training
Physical Fitness and Conditioning Activities: Yoga
Somatic and Martial Arts Activities: Aikido
Somatic and Martial Arts Activities: Karate
Somatic and Martial Arts Activities: Self-Defense
Somatic and Martial Arts Activities: Cardio-Arts
Somatic and Martial Arts Activities: Pilates
Team Activities: Basketball
Team Activities: Soccer
Team Activities: Volleyball
Aquatic Activities: Swimming
Aquatic Activities: Advanced Swimming for Fitness
Independent Activity Project
Dance Activities: Aerobic
Dance Activities: Low-Impact Aerobic
Dance Activities: Step Aerobic
Dance Activities: Ballet
Dance Activities: Jazz
Dance Activities: Sampler
Teaching/Coaching Principles for Dance
KINE 2100Orientation to Kinesiology3
KINE 2700Introduction to Fitness and Programming3
Upper-division requirements (23)
KINE 3100Introduction to Adapted Physical Activity3
KINE 3200Principles of Human Movement3
KINE 3400Psychology and Sociology of Human Movement3
KINE 3500Motor Development Across the Lifespan3
KINE 3700Statistics in Kinesiology3
KINE 3800Exercise Physiology4
KINE 4100Motor Learning and Control3
KINE 4200Seminar in Kinesiology1
Concentration (27-36)
Students must satisfy the requirements of one of the concentrations listed below:27-36
Total Units69-78

Concentrations (27-36 units)

Allied Health Professions Concentration (33 units)

(Program Code: KAHP)

Required Courses: (30)
PSYC 1100Introduction to Psychology *Counts towards GE Category D43
PSYC 3390Abnormal Psychology3
CHEM 2100General Chemistry I *3 units count towards GE Category B14
CHEM 2100LGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory1
CHEM 2200General Chemistry II4
CHEM 2200LGeneral Chemistry II Laboratory1
Physics- A minimum ten units (10) units to choose from:10
Introduction to Physics I
Introduction to Physics I Lab
Introduction to Physics II
Introduction to Physics II Lab
OR
General Physics I
General Physics I Lab
General Physics II
General Physics II Lab
KINE 4800Biomechanics4
Electives: Choose 3 units from the courses below (3)3
Principles of Biology I
Principles of Biology II
Microbiology for Allied Health Majors
Genetics
Organic Chemistry I Lecture
Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
Organic Chemistry II
Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
Developmental Psychology
Medical Terminology
Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries
Observational Field Experience in Exercise Science and Allied Health Professions
Physical Activity and Aging
Sport and Exercise Nutrition
Principles of Strength and Conditioning
Exercise Testing and Prescription
Clinical Exercise Physiology
EKG Interpretation and Stress Testing
Total Units33

Exercise Science (27 units)

(Program Code: KEXS)

Required Courses (17)
KINE 2300Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries3
KINE 3600Physical Activity and Aging3
KINE 3810Sport and Exercise Nutrition3
KINE 4400Exercise Testing and Prescription 4
KINE 4800Biomechanics4
Electives (10)
Choose 10 units from the following:10
Medical Terminology
Observational Field Experience in Exercise Science and Allied Health Professions
Exercise Techniques for Resistance Training
Exercise Science Research Seminar
Health and Fitness Business Management
Environmental Exercise Physiology
Principles of Strength and Conditioning
EKG Interpretation and Stress Testing
Clinical Exercise Physiology
Total Units27

Physical Education and Adapted Physical Education (36 units)

(Program Code: KPEC)

Required Courses: (36)
KINE 2540Field Work in Physical Education and Adapted Physical Education2
KINE 2611Teaching/Coaching Principles for Gymnastics2
KINE 2612Teaching/Coaching Principles for Swimming2
KINE 2620Teaching/Coaching Principles for Combative/Fitness Activity3
KINE 2630Teaching/Coaching Principles for Individual/Dual Sport3
KINE 2640Teaching/Coaching Principles for Team Sports3
KINE 2650Teaching/Coaching Principles for Fundamental Movement, Nontraditional Games3
KINE 3300Movement Skill Assessment for Individuals with Disabilities3
KINE 3320The Nature and Issues Concerning Individuals with Disabilities3
KINE 3330Applied Behavior Management3
KINE 4720Program Design in Physical Education3
KINE 4730Instructional Strategies in Physical Education3
KINE 4900Seminar in Physical Education and Adapted Physical Education3
Total Units36