Thanks for your interest in the Department of Kinesiology at San José State University. We are here to guide and support you in your quest for knowledge, understanding, and practical skills. Our graduates excel in corporate, community and clinical exercise settings, and are well-trained and prepared for:
Preparation & Focus
Let's Get Moving!
These links are designed to acquaint you with the information and procedures pertinent
to completing a Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology, a Masters Degree in Kinesiology,
a Minor in Kinesiology, and Activity and General Education Programs courses. Explore
and find your path.
- Apply to SJSU (CSUMentor)
- Career Opportunities
- Coaching Certification & Professional Development
- Learning Outcomes
- Student Clubs
- Professional Organizations
- SJSU Financial Aid
- SJSU Resources
- SJSU Scholarships
- Tips for Success - Graduate Students
- Tips for Success - Undergraduate Students
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 procedures on how to change majors, click on Application 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, SPX 102.
- 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.
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
- Mary Bowman Fellowship [pdf]
- Joyce Malone Memorial Scholarship [pdf]
- Dr. David Furst Scholarship [pdf]
- June McCann Scholarship [pdf]