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Welcome to the Department of Kinesiology

Click here for the Chair's KIN Community Message on COVID-19

*With campus closed, if there are any questions please contact the KIN Front Office at or 408-924-3010. Please allow 24 hours for a repsonse. 

**For Spring 2021, the Kinesiology Department will be offering both in-person and online activity classes. To find available classes, please visit MySJSU. 




Grad Poster Presentation class


Our graduate students work in corporate, community and clinical exercise settings, careers in the allied healthcare professions, and gain entrance into nationally-recognized doctoral programs


Our revised curriculum is designed to provide a contemporary understanding of key issues in Kinesiology and to prepare students for careers in the field or success in graduate school. 

Dr. Bethany Shifflett, Ph.D. Dr. Tamar Semerjian


Our core faculty include 21 tenured and tenure-track faculty members who hold doctoral degrees in various academic areas within the discipline of Kinesiology. Our faculty are student-centered, professionally engaged, and help students succeed in their academic endeavors.

Activity & GE

Our Activity Program offers over 60 physical activity classes that help students fulfill the two unit SJSU physical education requirement, while teaching fitness and activity skills that last a lifetime. Our General Education Program offerings provide a range of classes in lower division and upper division SJSU GE Studies. 


Learning Spaces

Our newly-renovated and beautifully
re-imagined spaces in Spartan Complex and YUH provide numerous labs, classrooms, and social areas for students to connect and create. 


Our students, faculty, and staff come from varied backgrounds, which brings life, vitality, culture, and creativity to our department.

American Kinesiology Association

The SJSU Department of Kinesiology is an active, Charter Member of the American Kinesiology Association and joins the AKA in efforts to promote the discipline of Kinesiology through conducting sound research, preparing well trained students for the work force, and enhancing people's physical activity and health. 
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