Undergraduate Program

Kinesiology Undergraduate Major Program Learning Objectives (Revised, Fall 2010)

(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 should be able:

  1. To obtain a critical understanding and the ability to apply theoretical and scientific knowledge from the subdisciplines in kinesiology for personal fitness, healthy lifestyles, sport, and/or therapeutic rehabilitation.
  2. To effectively communicate the essential theories, scientific applications, and ethical considerations related to kinesiology.
  3. To apply scholarship and practice of different movement forms to enhance movement competence in kinesiology.
  4. To recognize and apply sustainable approaches as they relate to kinesiology.
  5. To identify social justice and equity issues related to kinesiology for various populations.

There are two degree programs for students to choose from at the undergraduate level. One is a baccalaureate degree in Athletic Training and the other is a baccalaureate degree in Kinesiology with a variety of emphasis areas to select from. The faculty look forward to working with you!

Note: For students interested in information pertaining to a career in physical therapy, check this page: www.sjsu.edu/kinesiology/kin_pt/

Motor Learning Lab

Prerequisites to the Kinesiology Major

  • KIN 70
  • BIO 65
  • BIO 66
  • MATH (Fulfilled in GE)
  • CHEM 30 A

Required Core 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, complettion 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