Undergraduate Program

Welcome to the homepage of the Department of Kinesiology Undergraduate Program! We offer three B.S. degrees, which consists of approximately 60 units, depending on the specific concentration. Our robust undergraduate program currently has over 1000 students with varied interests, backgrounds, and goals. Our alumni have successfully obtained jobs across the Bay Area, the state of California, the US, and abroad.

There are three (3) degree programs for students to choose from at the undergraduate level: Baccalaureate Degree in Athletic Training; Baccalaureate Degree in Kinesiology; Baccalaureate Degree in Kinesiology, Preparation for Teacher Education.  


Kinesiology B.S. Degree - Specializations

Exercise Fitness Specialist

Inclusive Physical Activity in Communities (IPAC)

Individualized Studies

Rehabilitation Sciences*

Sport Management & Culture

Transfer Curriculum Studies 

Kinesiology, B.S. Degree - Preparation
for Teaching

Single Subject Teaching

Adapted Physical Education

*Note: For students interested in information
pertaining to a career in physical therapy,
check this page:

Degree Programs

Athletic Training B.S. Degree

Kinesiology B.S. Degree

Kinesiology, B.S. Degree - Preparation for Teaching


Core Courses

Course Listings

Course Prerequisites


Undergraduate Student Handbook


Fall 2018 Undergraduate Admissions:

We can only admit a certain number of students into the major, we strongly recommend that application materials be sent in earlier than stated deadlines. The application process is outlined on this webpage, and on the linked SJSU Undergraduate Studies page as well. Please direct all inquiries to the Advising Manager, Dr. Jessica Chen, at jessica.chen@sjsu.edu. 

On this webpage, you will find a wealth of department information and links to useful resources on other sites within the university. In addition, please download and consult the Department of Kinesiology Undergraduate Handbook, which contains information related to the department and program. It should be your first stop when seeking an answer to any program question you may have.

To apply to the University, and the Department of Kinesiology:

1. You simply go through Cal State Apply (calstate.edu/apply), and follow the step-by-step instructions. Please be sure to completely fill out your application, as incomplete applications will not be considered. 

2. When filling out the application, be sure to indicate Kinesiology as the department, as well as your intended concentration (see descriptions above). In addition, be sure to indicate your relevant scores. 

Additional information:

Prerequisites to the Kinesiology Major

  • KIN 70 (Introduction to Kinesiology)
  • BIO 65 (Anatomy) (w/ cadaver lab if Rehab Science track)
  • BIO 66 (Physiology)
  • Area B4 MATH (Fulfilled in GE)
  • CHEM 30A or higher

 Required Core Classes in Kinesiology

Course# Title Prerequisites
KIN 70 Intro to Kinesiology 30 units complete
KIN 155 Exercise Physiology KIN 70, Bio 66, Chem 30A, GE Math
KIN 158 Biomechanics KIN 70, Bio 65, GE Math
KIN 160 
KIN 161 
KIN 164
History of Sport & Physical Education 

Philosophical Perspectives of Sport 

Sociocultural Perspectives
KIN 70
KIN 165 
KIN 166
Motor Development 

Motor Learning
KIN 70 

KIN 70, Bio 66
KIN 175 Measurement and Evaluation KIN 70 and Math Area B4
KIN 185 Senior Seminar KIN 70, completion of 35 major units
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KIN Activity Courses: Choose 4 courses from 4 of 6 
different movements areas


Movement Areas for Activity Courses

Area 1 
Area 2 
Area 3 
Area 4 
Area 5 
Area 6 
Aikido Aerobics Ballet Archery Basketball Camping/Backpacking
Judo Body Sculpting Latin Badminton Ice Hockey Kayaking
Karate Cardio-Kick Boxing Line/Country Western Bowling Rugby Sailing
Self Defense Fitness Walking Lindy Hop/Night Club Swing Golf Soccer Scuba
Tae Kwon Do Jogging Jazz Gymnastics Volleyball  
  Pilates Modern  Handball Rowing  
  Step Training Social  Ice Skating Athletics: Team   
  Tai Chi Tap  Racquetball    
  Weight Training   Swimming    
  Yoga   Table Tennis    
      Athletics: Individual    


Kinesiology Undergraduate  Program Learning Objectives

(Key principles: critical understanding and application of research and scholarship in the field of kinesiology; communication skills; movement competence; sustainability; diversity and social justice)

At the end of a Bachelor of Science degree program in the Department of Kinesiology:

  • Students will be able to explain, identify, and/or demonstrate the theoretical and/or scientific principles that can be used to address issues or problems in the sub-disciplines in kinesiology. 
  • Students will be able to effectively communicate in writing (clear, concise and coherent) on topics in kinesiology. 
  • Students will be able to effectively communicate through an oral presentation (clear, concise and coherent) on topics in kinesiology. 
  • Students will be able to utilize their experiences across a variety of health related and skill-based activities to inform their scholarship and practice in the sub disciplines in kinesiology. 
  • Students will be able to identify and analyze social justice and equity issues related to kinesiology for diverse populations.