Undergraduate Program

Kinesiology Undergraduate 

Program Learning Objectives

(Revised, Spring 2016)

(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:

  • 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.

There are three degree programs for students to choose from at the undergraduate level. A baccalaureate degree in Athletic Training, A baccalaureate degree in Kinesiology, and a baccalaureate degree in Kinesiology, preparation for Teacher Education.  

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 (Introduction to Kinesiology)
  • BIO 65 (Anatomy)
  • BIO 66 (Physiology)
  • Area B4 MATH (Fulfilled in GE)
  • CHEM 30A

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