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  Sep 22, 2017
 
 
    
Semester Catalog 2017-2018

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 120 units, of which 72 units are in the major. Consult with an advisor for the specific number of units required in all areas of the degree including GE and free electives.

For Major Specific Admissions Criteria go to http://www.calstatela.edu/admissions/major-specific-criteria

Requirements for the Major (72 units)


A total of 120 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 72 units. The Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology has  four options: Exercise and Human Performance (Option 1), Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Exercise (Option II), and Subject Matter Preparation for Single Subject Teaching Credential (Option III), and Community Leadership of Physical Activity (Option IV). Within the Subject Matter Preparation for Single Subject Teaching Credential Option, there are two concentrations from which to choose: Physical Education and Adapted Physical Education. Students must earn minimum C grades in all required major courses including the required prerequisite courses; i.e. the 16 units of prerequisites, plus the 39 units in the core, plus the 33 units in the chosen option.

Options I-IV (32-33 units)


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

Option I: Exercise and Human Performance (32 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 (33 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.

Required Courses (33 units)


Option III: Subject Matter Preparation For Single Subject Teaching Credential (33 units)


This option is designed for individuals interested in teaching physical activity in schools. There are two concentrations from which to choose: Physical Education and Adapted Physical Education. 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 the Charter College of Education sections for regulations governing all teaching credential programs.

Physical Education Concentration (33 units)


Adapted Physical Education Concentration (33 units)


This concentration is designed for students interested in teaching adapted physical education for individuals with disabilities. Students seeking an Adapted Physical Education Added Authorization APEAA must first 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.

Option IV: Community Leadership of Physical Activity (33 units)


This option is designed for students interested in delivering physical activity programming within community-based organizations.  This approach features sports/games as a mechanism to enhance resiliency, attributes of responsible behavior, and community strength. 

Three (3) units of advisor approved electives from the general population physical activity courses (3)


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