Physical Education 206
Phone: (323) 343-4650
The School of Kinesiology and Nutritional Science focuses on 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 promote adoption of lifestyles that involve health-related physical activity and healthy eating at various stages of the lifecycle, and to encourage 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) is designed primarily to meet the educational needs of students who wish to pursue strong bioscience-based study in Exercise and Nutritional Sciences that will prepare them for post-graduate studies in the above-mentioned fields as well as in various 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 is designed to provide an in-depth study of the human organism during exercise and the effect of acute and chronic exercise on the human body. It provides a strong background in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics and is intended to arm the students with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in graduate studies in Exercise Science (e.g. Clinical Exercise Physiology, Exercise Physiology, Kinesiotherapy, Biomechanics, Motor Control) or Allied Health (e.g. Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Chiropractic Medicine, Optometry, Public Health). Furthermore, with additional course work (15 quarter units), 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 opportunities for careers in physical activity professions available to 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 that are more focused on the nutritional aspects of health, exercise, and performance.
The Bachelor of Science degree in Food Science and Technology is organized to provide knowledge and skills in the area of food safety, food preservation technologies, food analysis, quality assurance, and new product development. This degree is designed to provide technical opportunities for students interested in a career in the food industry in positions 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 specialists who pursue careers in organizing and managing health-related exercise programs in community health clubs, corporate fitness centers, and medical settings; developing and managing programs to rehabilitate people with disabilities through the use of exercise; leading physical activity programs in nonprofit.
community agencies such as YMCAs, Boys and Girls Clubs, or community recreation centers; teaching physical education, adapted physical education, or dance in schools; 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). With 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.
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. The Bachelor of Science degree in Nutritional Science has two options: Nutrition (Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) and Coordinated Dietetics Program (CDP). The Didactic Program prepares students to enter dietetics internships approved by the American Dietetic Association Graduates of the Coordinated Dietetics Program (CDP) option are fully eligible for membership in the American Dietetic Association and to take the national examination to become a Registered Dietitian (R.D.) The Coordinated Dietetics Program (CDP) option requires a separate application available from the School Office from December 1st of each year through the application deadline in early February.
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, or community leadership; 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 three options: Exercise Science, Physical Education Instruction and Community Leadership.
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 has been approved by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing as the subject matter program designed to qualify students for the Single Subject credential in Physical Education. Students should consult credential advisers in the School of Kinesiology and Nutritional Science and the Charter College of Education. Holders of a Single Subject or Multiple Subject credential issued bty the State of California may add a supplemental authorization to teach in another discipline by completing additional course work. See School credential adviser for requirement for a supplementary authorization in physical education.
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 24-25 units to complete. The Alternative Nutrition Certificate program (24 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 (24 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 (25 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. 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 courses dealing with sports skills and exercise techniques for all university students. Special exercise classes are open to students with disabilities complete details regarding each program and program admission requirements may be found in the Individual program descriptions.
Professors: Dwan M. Bridges, Laura Calderon, Andrew Cornwell, Daniel Frankl, Nazareth Khodiguian (Director), Samuel E. Landsberger, Anne Larson,John Orta, Chick F. Tam.
Associate Professors: Roberta L. Beyer, Ray de Leon, Pera Jambazian.
Assistant Professor: Christine Dy, Kathryn A. Hillstrom, Sunil Mangalassary.
Emeriti: Jerry Reed Ball, Mary Conroy, Cameron Scott Deeds, Patricia A. Delaney, Rod A. Faurot, Anita H. Fisher, John W. Hermann, Jackie L. Hoyt, Melva E. Irvin, Joan D. Johnson, Karen M. Johnson, Jane Sanford Lewis, Carol G. McKenzie, Margaret E. McWilliams, Robert A. Miller, Marguerite Mochel, Ron Morris, Reed E. Nilsen, Warren E. Reeves, Mary L. Schreiber, Janet A. Seaman, Patricia L. Wagner, Beverly Y. Warner, Patricia M. White, William E. Wilgus, Emil Wroblicky.
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 Program in Alternative Nutrition
• Certificate Program: Community Nutrition
• Undergraduate Certificate Program in Food Safety
• Undergraduate Certificate Program in Food Science
• Undergraduate Certificate Program in Sports Nutrition
• Kinesiology, M.S.
• Nutritional Science, M.S.
• Adapted Physical Education
• Kinesiology, M.S.