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University Catalog 2014-2015 (ARCHIVED CATALOG) 
    
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Kinesiology, B.S.


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The Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology prepares students to be physical activity specialists who pursue careers in fitness, health, and medical settings (e.g. health clubs, rehabilitative exercise centers); educational settings (e.g. elementary and secondary schools); and community service agencies (e.g. YMCAs, Boys and Girls Clubs, neighborhood recreation centers).

The total number of units required for the Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology is 180-181 units, of which 125-126 units are in the major depending on the option selected. Consult with an advisor for the specific number of units required in all areas of the degree including GE and free electives.

Requirements for the Major (125-126 units)


A total of 180-181 units are required for the Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology that includes General Education courses, Kinesiology core courses, and Kinesiology option courses. The latter two categories constitute the requirements for the major and consist of a total of 125-126 units. 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 the Subject Matter Preparation for Single Subject Teaching Credential Option, there are three concentrations from which to choose: Physical Education, Adapted Physical Education, and Dance.

Students must earn minimum C grades in all required major courses; i.e. the 77 units in the core, plus the 48-49 units in the chosen option (48 units in option I, 48-49 units in option II, 48 units in option III, or 48 units in option IV).

Options I-IV (48–49 units)


Select one of the following options and complete the required courses as listed below.

Option I: Exercise and Human Performance (48 units)


This option prepares students for careers in fitness and related fields. Students acquire skills and knowledge necessary for employment in health and fitness centers, hospitals, orthopedic centers, sport medicine clinics, and similar health care environments.

Option II: Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Exercise (48-49 units)


This option prepares students to design, develop and implement fitness programs that meet the specific needs of two segments of the general population: 1) people with acute or chronic physical impairments; and 2) healthy older adults. Students also gain valuable hands-on experience in preparation for employment in fitness centers, senior centers, rehabilitation clinics, and hospitals.

Option III: Community Leadership (48 units)


This option prepares students to develop and lead physical activity programs in community agencies such as YMCAs, Boys and Girls Clubs, senior centers, and neighborhood recreation centers. The focus is on working with the local agencies and neighborhood residents in joint planning to develop and maintain physical activity programs that help people identify and realize their full potential as human beings. Students who complete this option will also receive a certificate from the University in Youth Agency Administration.

Professional Activity Courses (6 units)


Communications (4 units)


Marketing (4 units)


Option IV: Subject Matter Preparation For Single Subject Teaching Credential (48 units)


This option is designed for individuals interested in teaching physical activity in schools. There are three concentrations from which to choose: Physical Education, Adapted Physical Education, and Dance. Students seeking a teaching credential should see advisers in the School of Kinesiology and Nutritional Science or Theater Arts and Dance, and in the Charter College of Education. Refer to the Charter College of Education  sections for regulations governing all teaching credential programs.

Adapted Physical Education Concentration (48 units)


This concentration is designed for students interested in teaching adapted physical education for individuals with disabilities. Students seeking an Adapted Physical Education Specialist credential must also obtain a Single Subject credential in Physical Education, a Multiple Subject credential, or an equivalent authorization. Students seeking a teaching credential should see advisers in the School of Kinesiology and Nutritional Science and in the Charter College of Education . Refer to Charter College of Education  for regulations governing all teaching credential programs.

Dance Concentration (48 units)


This concentration is designed for students interested in teaching physical education and dance. Students desiring to teach dance must obtain a single subject credential in physical education, or a multiple subject credential. Students seeking a teaching credential should see advisers in the School of Kinesiology and Nutritional Science, the Department of Theatre Arts and Dance, and the Charter College of Education . Refer to the Charter College of Education  sections of the catalog for regulations governing all teaching credential programs.

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