Prospective Students


We're here to support you in your quest for knowledge, understanding, and practical skills. We encourage you to connect with both your peers and professors. The connections forged here will continue to serve you well beyond your years at SJSU.

This portion of the site is designed to acquaint you with the information and procedures pertinent to completing the Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology, as well as your Masters Degree in Kinesiology.

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General Information

How to Change/Declare Your Major to Kinesiology

Kinesiology is an impacted major at SJSU.  This means that all new freshmen and transfers need to satisfy supplemental criteria in order to declare a major in Kinesiology

  • Read the impaction information and procedures for applying to change majors, click on Impaction Information.
  • Fill out  application by the deadline for the semester that you are applying to change your major.
  • Submit the completed form with all necessary attachments to the Kinesiology Department office.

Tips for Success

  • Get an undergraduate Kinesiology program handbook from the KIN main office (or use the online version) and reference it frequently.
  • Make sure the department (provide to staff in main office) and the University (online through mysjsu) have your correct email address.
  • Check for messages at mysjsu regularly. Notices from the university are posted there pertaining to your enrollment and progress to your degree.
  • Check the KIN bulletin boards in Spartan Complex weekly for announcements and/or academic deadlines.
  • Each semester (before enrollment period opens) meet with your Kinesiology academic advisor to review progress and plan next steps.
  • Take the Writing Skills Test (WST) as soon as possible after finishing English 1B. See web site for information and test dates.
  • Get involved! Whether through Greek Life, an honor society, or a student club, you will find that having a network of friends in and outside the Kinesiology program is invaluable and that experiences outside of the classroom are as important as those in the classroom.

Kinesiology Minor


This minor is comprised of 18 units of coursework: 9 units required; 9 units elective.

  • Once you've selected Kinesiology as your minor, contact our Advising Manager to find out who your academic advisor is.
  • Connect with your academic advisor to confer on course selection and progress throughout your studies.
  • You will need to complete all requirements listed on the Minor Form before filing for graduation.

Kinesiology Scholarships

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