Kinesiology Student Clubs
Students are encouraged to become actively involved in their profession through classroom
and laboratory experiences, internships, and extracurricular activities. Many opportunities
are available for students to become professionally involved including participation
in student clubs and attendance at local, regional, and national conferences. These
activities facilitate networking with other students, faculty, and professionals working
in the field.
Information about the student clubs and professional conferences are posted on the
KIN bulletin boards, announced in classes (particularly KIN 70), and published in
the Communicator, a newsletter written for KIN majors and minors by Dr. Matthew Masucci,
Department Chair. International opportunities, including study abroad, are available
through the Center for International Sport and Kinesiology. For information about
these opportunities, contact Dr. Shirley Reekie or Dr. Gong Chen.
Adapted Physical Activity Club: The APA Club is a student service organization that supports physical activity, recreation,
and sport for individuals with disability at SJSU and in the community.
Kinesiology Ambassadors Club (KAC): The Kinesiology Ambassadors Club is open to all kinesiology majors and minors. Kinesiology
Ambassadors advocate for physical activity, health, and wellness in the community
and within San José State University. The Club also promotes the major of kinesiology
within San José State University and the community.
Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) Club: PETE Club members work together to assist, support, and promote the development of
highly qualified physical education teachers
Pre-Physical Therapy Club (Pre-PT): The Pre-Physical Therapy Club provides community resources, peer advising, guest
speakers, and volunteer opportunities for members to help them become stronger candidates
for physical therapy graduate programs.
Spartan Athletic Training Organization (SPATO): The purpose of the Spartan Athletic Training Organization is to promote and enhance
the profession of athletic training as it relates to the field of sports medicine.
This shall be done through community outreach, professional development, and campus
Email for more info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook Page: facebook.com/sjsu.spato
Sport Management StudentAssociation (SMSA): The SMSA is an organization that seeks to provide students with the opportunity to
further their knowledge of the sport industry. The organization endeavors to secure
relationships with local, state, and national sport organizations to develop networking
opportunities, practical knowledge, and sport industry experience.
Badminton Club: Allow for those with interest in badminton to gather and play with each other on campus
and to allow for those interested in playing against other schools to play.
Contact Person: Nathan Barnes
Phone: (408) 244-6633
SJSU Ballroom Dance Club: Organized in 1995 with Dr. Bethany Shifflett as faculty advisor, the club has grown
considerably over the years. The group is a terrific place for all dance enthusiasts
since the club makes a special effort to see to it that everyone from beginners to
competitive dancers feel welcome. In addition, the group provides instruction at both
the beginning and intermediate levels. Check SJSU Ballroom Dance Club website for more information.
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Bethany Shifflett
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