Thur, Feb 23, 2017
Major forms due for Spring/Summer 2018 graduation (advisor approval and signature required)
Oriana Oanh Kim Hua
2017 Department of Kinesiology Gold Medal winner: Scholar Award
2017 American Kinesiology Association (AKA) Scholar Award
Welcome to the
Department of Kinesiology
Thank you for your interest in the Department of Kinesiology at San José State University.
Whether it is to pursue an undergraduate or graduate degree, or to take a general education or physical activity class, we hope to provide an enriching academic experience. According to the American Kinesiology Association (AKA), "Kinesiology is an academic discipline which involves the study of physical activity and its impact on health, society, and quality of life. It includes, but is not limited to, such areas of study as exercise science, sports management, athletic training and sports medicine, socio-cultural analyses of sports, sport and exercise psychology, fitness leadership, physical education-teacher education, and pre-professional training for physical therapy, occupational therapy, medicine and other health related fields."
We have over 20 fulltime faculty members who hold a doctoral degree in various academic areas within the discipline of Kinesiology. Our faculty are student-centered, professionally engaged and here to help you to succeed in your academic endeavors.
Our revised curriculum is designed to provide a contemporary understanding of key issues in Kinesiology and to prepare you for careers in the field or success in graduate school. A key feature of our undergraduate major is an internship requirement that gives students an opportunity to link theoretical “classroom” knowledge with a “hands on” practical experience in the field. Our General Education offerings provide a range of classes in both the lower division as well as advanced GE (SJSU Studies) and our selection of over 60 physical activity classes help you fulfill the two unit SJSU physical education requirement while teaching fitness and activity skills that will last a lifetime.
Our graduates go on to work in corporate, community and clinical exercise settings; are well prepared for graduate school in the allied healthcare professions (such as PT, OT, chiropractic, and physician’s assistant among others) in addition to doctoral programs in sport sociology, sport psychology and exercise physiology; become certified athletic trainers and credentialed physical education teachers; or work in the sport industry through training in our Bachelor and Master’s level sport management programs. Faculty and students are engaged in collaborative and innovative research, and regularly publish and present their work at professional and academic conferences.
Please feel free to contact me or a member of the department for more information
about Kinesiology at SJSU!
-Matthew A. Masucci, PhD (Professor and Chair)
The SJSU Department of Kinesiology is an active, Charter Member of the American Kinesiology Association and joins the AKA in efforts to promote the discipline of Kinesiology through conducting sound research, preparing well trained students for the work force, and enhancing people's physical activity and health. For more information on AKA, please click on the link below: