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
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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
- Change Majors to Kinesiology
- Coaching Certification & Professional Development
- Professional Organizations
- Student Clubs
- SJSU Financial Aid
- SJSU Resources
- SJSU Scholarships
- Tips for Success - Graduate Students
- Tips for Success - Undergraduate Students
- 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.
- 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; develop peer groups; join student clubs; take part in intramurals; get engaged in student government
- Make sure the department (provide to staff in main office) and the University (online through mysjsu) have your correct email address.
- Meet with Counselors in the CHHS Student Success Center in MQH prior to admittance
- Pre-Physical Therapy students should take Bio 65 with the cadaver lab as a prerequisite to graduate school
- Take the Writing Skills Test (WST) as soon as possible after finishing English 1B or prior to transfer. See web site for information and test dates.
- Transfer Students: Complete as many KIN core-course prerequisites as possible prior to applying to the department: KIN 70, Bio 65, Bio 66, Chem 30A or higher, Math Area B4 (stats preferred)
- Utilize department and campus resources
- Utilize professor office hours for your courses
- Utilize the undergraduate Kinesiology program handbook and reference it frequently.