Descriptions of Activity Classes

Kayaking Class

KIN 001 - Adapted Physical Activities

Structured individualized physical activities to enhance physical/motor fitness and develop an active, health-oriented lifestyle for students unable to participate in the general activity program.

KIN 002A - Beginning Swimming

This course is designed for the non-swimmer and beginning swimmer. It is assumed that all students enrolled in the class have had little or no experience in learning the basic skills of swimming. The course is designed to instruct the student in the basic skills necessary to enable him/her to swim safely in deep water. There are no prerequisites for the course.

KIN 002B - Intermediate Swimming

This course is designed to meet the needs of students who have completed satisfactorily the skills involved in beginning swimming.

KIN 002C - Advanced Swimming

KIN 003 - Long Distance Swimming

An advanced level swimming course designed to have a positive effect on cardio-vascular fitness and to increase the endurance and speed of each individual.

KIN 004 - Aquatic Exercise

This course will present various and unique methods of training and conditioning in the aquatic environment.

KIN 005 - Lifeguard Training

This course is designed to teach the basic concepts involved in "nonsurf" lifeguard training in accordance with the American Red Cross and the criterion set forth by that organization.

KIN 008 - Skin and SCUBA Diving

Both skin and SCUBA diving skills for enjoyment and to understand dangers connected with the sport. NAUI certificate awarded upon completion of requirements. Prerequisites - KIN 2C or equivalent. Misc/lab - Lecture 1 hour/activity 3 hours. Units - 2

KIN 009A - Beginning Sailing

Basic skills and safety knowledge in small boats for those with little or no sailing experience.

KIN 009B - Intermediate Sailing

Proficiency in jib and spinnaker sail handling, tuning, mooring/anchoring, marlinspike seamanship (rope and knot work), boat care and maintenance: understanding of sailboat racing; sailing in winds up to 15 knots (17MPH); includes big boat classes on weekends.

KIN 010A - Beginning Kayaking

Beginning skills and knowledge for those with little or no experience of that water kayaking. The emphasis will be on safe operation at all time.

Prerequisite: Students must be able to swim 100 yards without stopping, tread water for 5 minutes, and exit from an overturned kayak. Students will be tested for this in the SPX pool.

KIN 11 - Beginning Rowing

Basic skills and knowledge for those with little/no experience of rowing. Initial classes will be on indoor rowing machines, then eight -oared boats will be used. Students will learn both rowing and coxing; improvement of strength/fitness is central.

Video link:  Rowing Physical Activity Course at SJSU

KIN 013 - Beginning Rugby

This course is designed to familiarize the student with the rules, skills, and basic concepts of modern Rugby Union Football. The class will equip the student to be an informed Rugby spectator and or participant.

KIN 014A - Beginning Volleyball

This course provides the student with the opportunity to learn and develop the basic rules and skills of volleyball, the 6-6 offense, and the defense against the 6-6 offense.

KIN 014B - Intermediate Volleyball

This course provides the intermediate student with the opportunity to refine and perfect the basic volleyball skills and to master individual positions when using the 6-2 offense and the defense against the offense.

KIN 014C - Advanced Volleyball

This course is designed to teach advanced skills, principles, and techniques necessary and fundamental to understanding and playing volleyball.

KIN 015A - Beginning Basketball

This course is designed to assist students in the development of fundamental skills necessary for effective involvement in playing the game of basketball.

KIN 015B - Intermediate Basketball

This course provides the intermediate student with the opportunity to refine and perfect the basic basketball skills.

KIN 18A - Beginning Handball

Designed to develop beginning level handball, skills, tactics/strategies, rules, court etiquette, sportsmanship, and game play that will lead to a positive attitude toward handball as a lifetime activity.

KIN 019A - Beginning Soccer

This course is designed to introduce students to the game of soccer, and to provide students with the fundamental ability and knowledge needed to enjoy this game as players and as spectators.

KIN 019B - Intermediate Soccer

Students will learn intermediate level soccer skills and conditioning, offensive and defensive tactics/strategies, and various soccer playing philosophies from around the world that wil lead to developing a positive attitude toward soccer as a lifeteime of activity.

Prerequite: Beginning level or its equivalent.

KIN 020A - Beginning Badminton


The purpose of this course is to present the students a basic understanding of the game of badminton. Students will be given a chance to learn and practice all aspects of the game, which will include strokes, strategy and rules.

KIN 020B - Intermediate Badminton

Emphasize on improving basic badminton skills and tactics; learning intermediate skills, tactics, and strategies; and playing more effective games.

KIN 020C - Advanced Badminton

Emphasis on the development of intermediate and advanced skills, drills, tactics, and strategies through practice and games. The class focuses on drills and game play applying a variety of professional rules and etiquette, intermediate and advanced skills and strategies.

KIN 021A - Beginning Tennis

This course is designed to give students a basic understanding of the game of tennis. Students will be given a chance to learn through lecture, demonstration, drilling, and match play.

KIN 021B - Intermediate Tennis

This course is designed to review the students understanding of the game of tennis. Students will be given a chance to review and practice all aspects of the game, which will include strokes, strategy and rules.

KIN 021C - Advanced Tennis

This course deals with the maximizing of tennis skill techniques and high levels of strategy in order to compete successfully in a competitive game situation.

KIN 022A - Beginning Racquetball

This course is designed to acquaint the student with the game of racquetball. Content area in this course will include rules, safety, appreciation of the game, and introductory skills.

KIN 022B - Intermediate Racquetball

This course is designed to assist students in the enhancement of their skill level in the game of racquetball, through involvement in a variety of skills, drills, lead-up games and play situations.

KIN 023A - Beginning Archery

This course is designed to introduce the student to the basic skills and concepts, provides the opportunity to learn, practice, and analyze correct shooting form and to participate in a variety of archery tournaments.

KIN 023B - Intermediate Archery

This course builds upon beginning level skills and knowledge and provides the opportunity to shoot a variety of different archery rounds.

KIN 024A - Beginning Bowling

This course is designed to give students a better understanding of the sport of bowling and develop fundamental bowling skills.

KIN 024B - Intermediate Bowling

This course is designed to meet the needs of students who have completed satisfactorily the correct learned and instructed skills in beginning bowling. The course will add more advanced theory, techniques, and fundamentals.

KIN 025A - Beginning Golf

This course is designed for those who have never played golf before or who have played very little and have had no basic formal instruction. This course will provide the student with a sound set of fundamentals to prepare for further instruction, if desired.

KIN 025B - Intermediate Golf

This course is designed for those who have played some golf but have had little or no formal instruction. The student should finish the class knowing enough golf fundamentals, terminology, and rules to play the game and/or proceed on with private instruction.

KIN 025C - Advanced Golf

This course is designed for people who might score from the high seventies to the high eighties on a regular basis.

KIN 027A - Beginning Table Tennis

Emphasis on learning fundamental table tennis skill, basic tactics, strategies, etiquette, rules, and application to game situations.

KIN 027B - Intermediate Table Tennis

Emphasis on improving fundamental skills and learning intermediate/advanced skill, tactics, and strategies for more effective games.

Prerequisite: Beginning level or its equivalent.

KIN 028A - Beginning Gymnastics

This course is designed to develop the students awareness and performance of basic skills in gymnastics.

KIN 029 - Cardio Kickboxing

Cardio Kickboxing is a noncontact aerobic conditioning activity combining punches, kicks, and traditional aerobic skills. This activity is designed to enhance cardiovascular endurance muscular strenth, and muscular endureance.

KIN 030 - Pilates

Pilates develops core strength and enhances range in motion in the major joints of the body. This course teaches the fundamentals of the Pilates workout: breathing, relaxation, neutral spin position, key bony landmarks used in alignment cueing, and limb control.

KIN 031 - Body Sculpting

Increases muscular endureance and improves muscle tone by performing a higher number of repetitions using light to moderate weights. Taught in a group setting with music. Equipment includes: dumbbells, tubing, light weight barbells, and steps.

Video link: Body Sculpting Physical Activity Course at SJSU

KIN 032 - Aerobics

This course is designed to teach the key components of fitness, using "aerobics" as the mode of exercise. "Aerobics" can be defined as group exercise to music, using large, continuous, rhythmic movements to elevate the heart rate and produce a training effect, enhancing cardiorespiratory endurance.

KIN 033 Advanced Aerobic Activities

A combination of intense activities designed to enhance cardiorespiratory endurance. Activities include: power aerobics, power step, interval training, resistance/step (aerobelt), jump rope, and boxaerobics.

Prerequisite: KIN 032 or KIN 034 or instructor consent.

KIN 034 - Step Training

Step training is a low-impact aerobic conditioning activity designed to enhance cardiorespiratory endurance and muscular strength and endurance.

KIN 035A - Beginning Weight Training

This course is designed to teach the basic concepts of weight training for muscular strength and endurance. It's goal is to provide the students with knowledge about the principles involved with weight training and improving the health related components of fitness through a variety of exercises.

KIN 035B - Intermediate Weight Training

This course is designed for individuals with prior resistance training experience and involves higher level exercises. Students will be exposed to a wide variety of machine as well as free weight exercises and will then design a program based on individual needs.

KIN 035C - Advanced Weight Training

This course is designed for students who have had prior class experience in resistive exercise training. Students who have not taken these classes must demonstrate adequate knowledge of lifting technique, terminology, and weight room "etiquette".

KIN 037 - Fitness Walking

This course is designed to develop cardiovascular endurance at a low intensity level. Walking at a brisk pace with full arm movement.

KIN 038 - Beginning Jogging

The purpose of this class is to assist the student in the improvement of his or her cardiovascular fitness through running. This course also seeks to increase the student's knowledge of training methods so that they may develop their own training programs.

KIN 046A - Beginning Social Dance

This course is designed to teach the basic skills and techniques of social dance through participation in selected dances.

KIN 046B - Intermediate Social Dance

This course is designed to build on students' current understanding of ballroom dancing and expand their repertoire of dance skills across a wide range of traditional and popular ballroom dances.

KIN 048A - Beginning Latin Dance

Designed to enhance students' current understanding of ballroom dancing and expand their repertoire of dance skill across a wide range of traditional and popular ballroom dances.

KIN 048B - Intermediate Latin Dance

Designed to advance students' current understanding of ballroom/social/Latin dancing, expand their repertoire of dance skills, and explore the Latin dances found in international Latin and American Rhythm style social/ballroom dancing.

Prequisite: Beginning level or its equivalent

KIN 049A - Beginning Tap Dance

See Danc 49A.

KIN 049B - Intermediate Tap Dance

See Danc 49B.

KIN 050 - Tai Chi (Non-Combative)

Emphasis on knowledge and skill, development of the standard Simplified Tai Chi Form, and applications of Tai Chi for life. It is assumed that students enrolled in the class have had little or no experience in Tai Chi.

KIN 051A - Beginning Aikido

An introduction to the philosophy, history and basic level training skills in the Japanese-derived martial art of Aikido.

KIN 051B - Intermediate Aikido

Intermediate level training in the Japanese-derived martial art of Aikido

KIN 052A - Beginning Judo

Judo is a challenging martial art based on the philosophy of using maximum efficiency and minimum effort. This course is designed to teach the fundamental skills and techniques to the student as a recreational activity and/or on a competitive basis.

KIN 052B - Intermediate Judo

This course is designed to continue the study of fundamental techniques of Judo from the Beginning Judo course. This course will introduce the student to more advanced judo techniques for the purpose of recreational activity and/or on a competitive basis.

KIN 053A - Beginning Karate

This course is designed to teach the beginning concepts of Japanese Karate-do. It's goal is to provide the student with the skills and knowledge necessary for belt promotion and insights into the martial arts.

KIN 053B - Intermediate Karate

This course is designed to reinforce basic level skill fundamentals and to introduce intermediate techniques required for higher levels of performance in the art of Karate-do.

KIN 054A - Beginning Taekwondo

Introduction to history, forms, techniques, practice and etiquette of the martial art of Taekwondo. Techniques include basic prearranged patterns (poomse), basic kicking and combination of kicking, and basic prearranged one-step defenses.

KIN 055A - Beginning Self-Defense

Emphasis on the development of basic self-defense awareness, knowledge, mental strategies, physical skills, self-confidence, and hands-on experience.

Video link: Self Defense Physical Activity Course at SJSU

KIN 061A - Beginning Hatha Yoga

In this course the student will learn the correct movements, postures, and sequence used in traditional Hatha Yoga.

KIN 062A - Beginning Ice Skating

A beginning ice skating course that covers the skills identified by the International Ice Skating Association (IISA).

KIN 062B - Intermediate Ice Skating

Extends the basic skills and techniques of beginning ice skating. An introduction to choreography and ice dancing is included. Prerequisite: Must be able to skate forward and backward.

KIN 064A - Beginning Mountaineering

Fundamental mountain climbing techniques for a beginning level climber which includes face climbing, chimney climbing, traversing, and rappelling.

KIN 065 - Beginning Ice Hockey

Designed to teach the basic skills, techniques, strategies, and rules of ice hockey. No previous skating is required, but the ability to skate and/or successful completion of Introduction to Ice Games is highly recommended.