Affiliated Programs and Student Clubs

Affiliated Programs

The Center for International Sport and Kinesiology

Center Director: Dr. Shirley Reekie
Assistant Director: Dr. Gong Chen

The Center is an affiliated program designed to promote international relationships in sport and Kinesiology. This is done through dissemination of information, sponsorship of faculty and student exchanges, and partnerships with universities throughout the world. In particular the Center has established, or is in the process of establishing, relationships in Australia, Great Britain, Japan, People's Republic of China, and Taiwan.

Cross/Aerobic Training Sessions (CATS) Program

Director: Dr. Shirley Reekie

The Cross/Aerobics Training Sessions (CATS) Program is a "noon hour" fitness program designed for faculty and staff of San Jose State University sponsored by the Department of Kinesiology. This is an open fitness room from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM, Monday through Friday. Participation fee is required of participants.

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.

  • Kinesiology Ambassadors Club: Open to all Kinesiology majors and minors.  Kinesiology Ambassadors strives to advocate health, wellness, and physical activity in the community and within San Jose State University, and also promotes kinesiology, the major, within San Jose State University and the community.  KA aims to accomplish our goals through direct involvement with the department, university, and in the community.
  • Sport Psychology Club (coming)
  • Sports Medicine Club: Open to all Kinesiology majors and minors with interests in Sports Medicine/Athletic Training. Watch for information posted on the KIN bulletin boards.
  • Adapted Physical Activity Club: Open to anyone with an interest in supporting physical activity and/or sport opportunities at university and community events for individuals with disabilities.
Dr. Yu with self-defense class

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. Shirley Reekie, 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.

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

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Bethany Shifflett
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.