Physical Education 206
Phone: (323) 343-4650
Anne Larson, Director
The School of Kinesiology and Nutritional Science casts the study of human physical activity, dietary practices, and food production processes. The mission is to prepare professionals to practice at the baccalaureate and masters level, conduct research, pursue graduate study, and engage in public and professional service. The overall goals of the School are to champion lifestyles that co-opt physical activity and healthy eating, and to script production of healthy, safe, and attractive foods.
The School of Kinesiology and Nutritional Science offers Bachelor of Science degree programs in Exercise Science, in Food Science and Technology, in Kinesiology and in Nutritional Science; Master of Science degree programs in Kinesiology and in Nutritional Science; and certificate programs in Alternative Nutrition, in Food Safety, and in Sports Nutrition.
Undergraduate Degree Programs:
The Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science (BSES) meets the educational needs of students pursuing robust bioscience-based foundation in Exercise and Nutritional Sciences as preparation for post-graduate studies in allied health fields (e.g. Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant). The Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science has two options: Exercise and Biosciences and Exercise and Nutrition. The Exercise and Biosciences option provides in-depth study of the human organism during exercise and the effect of acute and chronic exercise on the human body. It delivers comprehensive content in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics to yield the knowledge and skills necessary for students to succeed in Exercise Science graduate study (e.g. Clinical Exercise Physiology,,Kinesiotherapy, Biomechanics, Motor Control) or Allied Health (e.g. Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Chiropractic Medicine, Optometry, Public Health). Furthermore, with 10 units of additional course work, students may complete the prerequisites required for admission to other Allied Health professional programs (e.g. Medicine, Osteopathy, Dentistry, Pharmacy). Graduates of this program will also have the same career opportunities in physical activity professions as students in the Kinesiology degree options of Exercise and Human Performance and Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Exercise. The Exercise and Nutrition option prepares students for the above-mentioned graduate studies and careers aligned to the nutritional aspects of health, exercise, and sport performance.
The Bachelor of Science degree in Food Science and Technology delivers knowledge and skills in food safety, food preservation technologies, food analysis, quality assurance, and new product development. This degree provides technical preparation for students interested in food industry careers such as production manager, food technologist, HACCP coordinator, quality assurance manager, quality control manager, technical service leader, sales representative, regulatory affairs manager, new product innovation manager, health inspection, and research. Students may also prepare for graduate study in Food Science and Technology.
The Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology prepares students to be physical activity professionals who pursue careers in organizing and managing exercise programs in health clubs, corporate fitness centers, and medical settings; designing and delivering therapeutic programs that rehabilitate people with disabilities through the use of exercise; leading physical activity programs in community-based agencies such as YMCAs, Boys and Girls Clubs, or community recreation centers; teaching K-12 physical education or adapted physical education; and coaching athletic teams in schools and colleges. Students can also prepare to study for advanced degrees in Kinesiology or an allied health profession. The Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology has four options: Exercise and Human Performance (Option I), Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Exercise (Option II), Community Leadership (Option III), and Subject Matter Preparation for Single Subject Teaching Credential (Option IV), within which there are two concentrations: Physical Education and Adapted Physical Education.
The Bachelor of Science degree in Nutritional Science prepares students for careers in nutrition, dietetics, food service administration, food technology, food science, and community nutrition. Students can also prepare to study for advanced degrees in nutritional science, food science and technology, or an allied health profession. Students of the Bachelor of Science degree in Nutritional Science are currently enrolled in the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD). The Didactic Program prepares students to enter dietetic internships approved by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).
Effective Fall 2016, the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) will only be offered at the graduate level. Undergraduate students who are at the junior level and have successfully completed the didactic courses, NTRS 2100, NTRS 3170, and CHEM 3000, by the end of the Fall 2016 semester (Dec 12, 2016) will be considered students under the DPD - undergraduate track. All undergraduate students admitted to the DPD prior to the Spring 2017 semester must successfully complete the program by Summer 2019 (August 10, 2019) to be considered graduates of an accredited undergraduate DPD program and receive a verification statement.
Graduate Degree Programs:
The Master of Science degree in Kinesiology prepares students to (a) progress in a professional career in exercise and fitness, rehabilitation and therapeutic exercise, physical education teaching, community leadership; or the sports industry; and (b) embark on further graduate study in a doctoral program in Kinesiology or a related discipline. The Master of Science degree in Kinesiology has four options: Exercise Science, Movement Science, Pedagogy and Physical Activity, and Sport Operations/Athlete Representation.
The Master of Science degree in Nutritional Science is an individualized program designed to develop specialized professional competence in the selected areas of food science, dietetics and nutrition, while also providing breadth in related areas. The program is designed for persons preparing for positions as public health nutritionists or supervisors in dietetics and food production and service, or doctoral study in nutrition and dietetics. Graduate students seeking to qualify for the Registered Dietitian examination may complete appropriate course work and clinical experiences concurrently with requirements for the master’s degree by also completing courses in the Coordinated Dietetics Program (CDP), or the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD). The CDP requires a separate application for admission.
To apply to either of the School’s graduate programs, students must apply and fulfill University requirements for admission to graduate study and must also submit a separate graduate program application to the School of Kinesiology and Nutritional Science, available from the School office.
Credentials, Certificates and other Non-Degree programs:
The B.S. degree program in Kinesiology Option IV is approved by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing as the subject matter program that qualifies students for the Single Subject credential in Physical Education. Students should consult with credential advisers in the School of Kinesiology and Nutritional Science and the Charter College of Education. Holders of a State of California Single Subject or Multiple Subject credential may add a supplemental authorization to teach another discipline by completing additional course work. See School credential adviser for physical education supplementary authorization requirements.
The Adapted Physical Education Added Authorization APEAA is an advanced credential by the State of California for holders of the single-subject teaching credential in Physical Education, or a Multiple Subject Credential or an Education Specialist Credential, each with a physical education background. The 21-unit program leading to the APEAA meets the subject matter requirements and entitles the holder to teach adapted physical education in California to individuals between the ages of 3 and 21 years who have exceptional needs. Candidates must also maintain a minimum 3.0 grade point average for all courses required in the program, complete and present a Portfolio, and receive School recommendation.
The program leading to the Adapted Physical Education Specialist credential meets the subject matter requirements and entitles the holder to teach adapted physical education in California to individuals between the ages of 3 and 21 years who have exceptional needs. The 36-unit program is based upon a basic authorization to teach physical education. Candidates must hold (or concurrently complete) a Single Subject credential in Physical Education, a Multiple Subject credential, or an equivalent authorization. They also must maintain a minimum 3.0 grade point average for all courses required in the program, complete directed teaching, and receive School recommendation.
The certificate programs offered by the School of Kinesiology and Nutritional require 15-33 units to complete. The Alternative Nutrition Certificate program (18 units) provides students with validated scientific knowledge and information or identifying effective and safe herbal and nutritional products; nutritional information and data for possibly delaying the onset of chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, obesity, diabetes and Alzheimer’s; and sound scientific knowledge of the effective use of functional foods and phytochemicals to enhance health. The Food Safety Certificate program (19 units) is designed to educate Nutritional Science students, Food Science and Technology students, foodservice employees, nutritionists, and others about important food safety principles in order to meet the increasing need for professionals trained in food safety methods. The Sports Nutrition Certificate program (16 units) is designed to prepare fitness professionals, coaches, nutritionists, and others to provide fluid and nutrient recommendations, as well as an appropriate exercise prescription, to active people. The Community Nutrition program (15 units) prepares students to work as Community Nutritionists. Six of the ten leading causes of death in the United States are linked to a poor diet, and these leading causes of death are all lifestyle related, and preventable. This certificate focuses on strategies for providing good nutrition for vulnerable populations that involves assessment, program planning, implementing interventions and evaluation of these programs. The certificate program in Food Science (33 units - 14 units are prerequisites) educates Food Science and Technology students, Nutritional Science students, food industry professionals, nutritionists, and others about food science principles in order to meet the increasing need for professionals trained in food science and food product development methods. Students will qualify for the award of the certificates upon the successful completion of the required courses with a minimum 2.0 grade point average.
The School also offers a wide variety of physical activity and exercise courses for all university students, including adaptive exercise classes for students with disabilities. Further details regarding each program and program admission requirements may be found in the Individual program descriptions.
Professors: Roberta L. Beyer, Dwan M. Bridges, Laura Calderon, Andrew Cornwell, Ray De Leon, Daniel Frankl, Pera Jambazian, Nazareth Khodiguian,Samuel E. Landsberger, Anne Larson (Director), John Orta, Chick F. Tam.
Associate Professors: Christine Dy, Kathryn A. Hillstrom, Sunil Mangalassary.
Assistant Professor: Angela Chale, George Crocker, Stefan Keslacy, Ailish White, Jing Zhao.
Emeriti: Jerry Reed Ball, Mary Conroy, Cameron Scott Deeds, Patricia A. Delaney, Rod A. Faurot, Anita H. Fisher, John W. Hermann, Melva E. Irvin, Carol G. McKenzie, Margaret E. McWilliams, Robert A. Miller, Marguerite Mochel, Ron Morris, Reed E. Nilsen, Mary L. Schreiber, Janet A. Seaman, Patricia L. Wagner, Patricia M. White.
Holders of a Single Subject or Multiple Subject credential issued by the State of California may add a supplemental authorization to teach in another discipline by completing additional course work. See School credential adviser for requirements for a supplementary authorization in physical education.
Programs for this School:
• Exercise Science, B.S.
• Food Science and Technology, B.S.
• Kinesiology, B.S.
• Nutritional Science, B.S.
• Undergraduate Certificate in Functional/Holistic Nutrition
• Certificate Program: Community Nutrition
• Undergraduate Certificate in Food Safety
• Undergraduate Certificate in Food Science
• Undergraduate Certificate in Sports Nutrition
• Kinesiology, M.S.
• Nutritional Science, M.S.
• Adapted Physical Education Added Authorization APEAA