Frequently Asked Questions

 

  1. Do I still have to take Chem30A for the major if I have taken Chem1A?
  2. Can I be exempt from Kin100W?
  3. If I participate in a sport/physical activity can I get the 2 units of PE required by the university to be waived?
  4. Can I minor in Kinesiology? What classes do I need to take?
  5. When is the deadline for applying to be a Kinesiology major?
  6. When are major forms and graduation applications due?
  7. When are my professor/advisor's office hours?
  8. What are the prerequisites for Physical Therapy School?
  9. How do I find out more the grad program?
  10. I am not a declared kinesiology major, who can I meet with for advising?
  11. If I am a Rehab Science student who wants to apply to a DPT, do I need to complete a human cadaver lab?
  12. Do I have to take Stats?
  13. What are useful SJSU Upper Division courses to take?

 


 1.     Do I still have to take Chem30A for the major if I have taken Chem1A?

No. If you have taken a more advanced Chemistry class, then you do not have to take Chem30A.

2.     Can I be exempt from Kin100W?

Only if you have taken and passed 100W in a different major, can you be exempt. But 100W is required by the major and must be taken.

3.      If I participate in a sport/physical activity can I get the 2 units of PE required by the university to be waived?

If you are involved in an intercollegiate sport, 1 unit of PE is waived. However, all students are required to take the 2 units of PE.

4.     Can I minor in Kinesiology? What classes do I need to take?

Yes, you can! Click here

5.     When is the deadline for applying to be a Kinesiology major?

January 10 or June 10 (or the following Monday if that date falls on a weekend).  Full details are at: sjsu.edu/kinesiology/generalinfo/

6.     When are major forms and graduation applications due?

Dates are sent to KIN majors who are signed up on the department email distribution list, via email and listed on the KIN website. If you are not receiving email from the department email listserve, please contact Winston Kwong in the Kinesiology main office, SPX 102, or email winston.kwong@sjsu.edu, and ask to have your email added to the list. This is a critical resource for you and the department.

7.     When are my professor/advisor's office hours?

To find out when office hours are held for each professor, check the syllabi for the course instructor here, or contact the KIN office, SPX 102,  408-924-3028, M-F, 9am - 3pm.

8.     What are the prerequisites for Physical Therapy School?

Students interested in information pertaining to a career in physical therapy, 
should read this page:
 www.sjsu.edu/kinesiology/kin_pt/

9.     How do I find out more the grad program?

Any questions about the graduate program are answered by Dr. Butryn. Email him at theodore.butryn@sjsu.edu.

10.  I am not a declared kinesiology major, who can I meet with for advising?

If you an undeclared or change of major upper division SJSU student, contact the Contact Dr. Jessica Chin, Undergraduate Advising Manager.

Lower-division advising for KIN students is done in the CHaHS Student Success Center. Call or stop by for appointments

Location: MacQuarrie Hall (MH) 533 - top floor of MacQuarrie Hall

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Phone: 408.924.2910

11. If I am a Rehab Science student who wants to apply to a DPT, do I need to complete the human cadaver lab?

Yes, you need to have completed the human cadaver lab in bio 65 Human Anatomy prior to applying to graduate school. 

12. Do I have to take Stats?

No, courses listed in Math Area B4 can meet that requirement, but Statistics is recommended as it is a pre-requisite for many graduate school programs. 

PrePT Information  

Statistics is recommended for Math Area B4 (or to be taken prior to applying to graduate schools). 

PreOT Information: SJSU Master of Science in OT Prerequisite Courses

Statistics is recommended for Math Area B4 (or to be taken prior to applying to graduate schools). 

13. Which SJSU Upper Division GE courses should I take?

There are many options, but KIN/HS 169 Area S, KIN 163 Area R, and KIN 111 Area V are useful recommended choices for KIN majors.


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