California State University, Fullerton

Kinesiology

DEPARTMENT CHAIR
Stephan Walk

DEPARTMENT OFFICE
KHS 121A

DEPARTMENT WEBSITE
http://hhd.fullerton.edu/knes

PROGRAMS OFFERED
Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training
Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology
Minor in Kinesiology
Subject Matter Preparation Program in
Physical Education for the Single Subject Credential
Master of Science in Kinesiology

FACULTY
Michele Barr, William Beam, Andrea Becker, Lee Brown, David Chen, Jared Coburn, Barbie Gil-Alviso, Daniel Judelson, Robert Kersey, Patricia Laguna, Julie Max, Guillermo Noffal, Debra Patterson, Karen Perell, Kenneth Ravizza, Debra Rose, Daniela Rubin, Clay Sherman, Traci Statler, Stephan Walk, Kathy Webster, Lenny Wiersma

INTRODUCTION
The Department of Kinesiology advances the understanding and practice of human movement principles across the lifespan in response to the needs of a diverse and changing society. The Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Kinesiology offer students a variety of professional focus areas, including Clinical Exercise Science, Fitness and Health Promotion, Gerokinesiology, Sport Studies, Teacher Education and Pedagogical Studies (MS only). An undergraduate Minor in Kinesiology is also available. The Department also offers a Bachelor of Science Degree in Athletic Training that meets the requirements of the Commission on the Accreditation of Athletic Training Education. Completing the B.S. in Athletic Training as part of the Athletic Training Education Program prepares students to take the national board examination to become certified athletic trainers (ATC).

Degrees in Kinesiology offer advanced study and research opportunities in one or more of the sub-disciplines of Kinesiology: Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, Motor Control/Learning, Sport and Exercise Psychology, Socio-cultural Perspectives and Philosophical Perspectives.

The intra-disciplinary focus of the Department’s curriculum fosters the development of diverse values and skills important to a liberal arts education: critical thinking, problem solving, leadership, verbal and written communication, and technological competency.

The Department provides general education courses and university-wide opportunities for developing skills and knowledge leading to lifelong enjoyment of physical activity, health and well-being. Internships, independent study and scholarly outreach provide opportunities for collaboration with and service to the community.
Student Awards/Scholarships

Awards and scholarships are presented each year to outstanding undergraduate and graduate students. Additional information is available in the Kinesiology Department office.

Advisement
Entering students interested in Kinesiology should contact the Kinesiology Academic Advising Center in KHS 161A prior to their first semester at Cal State Fullerton to receive appropriate advisement materials. Students transferring coursework from other colleges and universities should provide official transcripts of all prior coursework to the KinesiologyAcademic Advising Center.

Transfer students and students seeking advisement related to completion of General Education requirements, should visit the Academic Advisement Center located in University Hall 123.

Back to Top

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ATHLETIC TRAINING
The Department of Kinesiology offers a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training through its Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP), which is nationally accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Upon successful completion, students earn a B.S. in Athletic Training and are eligible to take the Board of Certification (BOC) exam to become a certified athletic trainer (ATC). Please refer to the program web site (http://hhd.fullerton.edu/at/) for the most current ATEP information.

Certified athletic trainers are healthcare professionals, educated and experienced in the prevention, assessment, management and rehabilitation of active and/or athletic individuals with injuries or illnesses. The certified athletic trainer functions as an integral member of the healthcare team in secondary schools, colleges and universities, professional sports teams, as well as in sports medicine clinics, industrial settings and other healthcare venues.

The ATEP is an arduous, pre-professional experience for future certified athletic trainers. The Athletic Training (AT) major involves a minimum of 123 units, including five semesters of clinical rotations. Competence will be gained in each of the 12 athletic training domains as outlined by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association.

Back to Top

ADMISSIONS POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
CSUF admission does not guarantee admission into the AT major. Competitive admission is based on the applicant’s academic history, athletic training experiences, professional recommendations and communication skills. The AT Selection Committee includes AT-related faculty, staff and students. Minimal academic, clinical, professional and technical standards are required to enter and remain in the ATEP. Ongoing assessments determine appropriateness for dismissal, probation, retention or completion.

Application Packet
ATEP application packets are available online (http://hhd.fullerton.edu/at/). A completed application and required support materials must be submitted to the ATEP director by the stated deadline (see website).

Course Prerequisites
Applicants must pass (C or better) these courses or their equivalent prior to entering the Athletic Training degree program:
Chemistry or Physics (choose from G.E. category IIIA2a)
Psychology 101 Introductory Psychology
Health Science 101 Personal Health
KNES 200 Introduction to Athletic Training
BIOL 361 Human Anatomy or KNES 191A Int. Human Anatomy & Physiology

Grade Prerequisites
Applicants MUST have a minimum overall college GPA of 2.5 (4.0 scale).

Clinical Prerequisites
All ATEP applicants must complete and document 100 hours of clinical experience under the supervision of a Certified Athletic Trainer.

Support Materials
Applicants must submit the following:

1. Three Recommendation Forms (ATEP Application Packet) from individuals knowledgeable about the applicant’s ability to succeed in the ATEP (athletic trainers, physicians, coaches, professors, etc.)

2. Personal Statement (<500 words). This document should briefly detail the candidate’s reasons for pursuing athletic training, previous experiences, expectations of the ATEP and future professional goals

3. Transcripts of all college credits

4. Proof of current Professional Rescuer CPR

Back to Top

ATEP STANDARDS
AT students must achieve and maintain Academic, Professional, Clinical and Technical standards. Failure to comply may result in probation or dismissal. Once admitted, all students shall meet or exceed the following ATEP Standards:

Academic Standards
Minimally achieve and maintain:

Clinical Standards

Minimally demonstrate:

Professional Standards
Minimally achieve and maintain:

Technical Standards
Achieve and maintain ATEP Technical Standards as described in the ATEP Handbook and the website (http://hhd.fullerton.edu/at/).

Additional

All AT students must clearly understand the following:

TRANSFER STUDENTS
Transfer students must meet the same admissions requirements as other students, and should enter CSUF as a Kinesiology major. Upon ATEP admission, individuals will then change their major to Athletic Training.

ATEP COSTS
ATEP students provide their own transportation (and any costs incurred) to and from clinical sites. Some clothing requirements will also be the responsibility of the student. The ATEP will provide liability insurance, medical kits and supplies, and most specialized clothing.

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR (additional to G.E. requirements)
Athletic Training Foundation (31-32 units)
KNES 191B Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology (4)
OR BIOL 310 Human Physiology (3)
ENGL 301 Advanced College Writing (3)
KNES 260 Movement Anatomy (3)
KNES 300 Principles of Human Movement (3)
KNES 348 Physiology of Exercise (3)
KNES 348L Physiology of Exercise Lab (1)
KNES 349 Measurements & Statistics in Kinesiology and Health (3)
KNES 350 Nutrition (3)
KNES 351 Principles of Strength and Conditioning (3)
KNES 371 Human Motor Control and Learning (3)
KNES 383 Psychology of Sport & Physical Activity (3)

Athletic Training Core (40 units)
KNES 200 Introduction to Athletic Training & Sports Medicine (3)
KNES 365 Prevention & Care of Athletic Injuries (3)
KNES 367 Clinical Proficiencies in Athletic Training I (2)
KNES 368 Clinical Proficiencies in Athletic Training II (2)
KNES 369 Clinical Proficiencies in Athletic Training III (2)
KNES 373 Advanced Injury Assessment-Lower Extremity (3)
KNES 374 Advanced Injury Assessment-Upper Extremity (3)
KNES 375 Management of Athletic/Exercise Emergencies (3)
KNES 377 Therapeutic Exercise in Rehabilitation (3)
KNES 378 Therapeutic Modalities in Rehabilitation (3)
KNES 451 Sports Medicine (3)
KNES 463 Biomechanics of Musculoskeletal Injury (3)
KNES 465 Administration & Leadership in Athletic Training (3)
KNES 468 Clinical Proficiencies in Athletic Training IV (2)
KNES 469 Clinical Proficiencies in Athletic Training V (2)

Back to Top

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN KINESIOLOGY
The Department of Kinesiology offers the Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology for students preparing for professional careers or for graduate work in fields related to exercise, sport, movement and wellness.

The degree consists of 120 units with 51 units required for the major. Within the major, students must complete nine units of foundation courses, an 18-unit disciplinary core, a three-unit writing course and a 21-unit advising track in one of the following focus areas: Athletic Training, Clinical Exercise Science, Fitness and Health Promotion, Gerokinesiology, Sport Studies or Teacher Education. With adviser approval, students also have the option of developing a “Special Studies” advising track if their interests lie outside these designated areas. The Special Studies plan must include a rationale statement, 21 units of upper-division coursework, and must be approved by a faculty adviser and the Department Chair. Students are required to seek advising from Department faculty in planning careers, selecting advising tracks and choosing elective courses.

Each course counted toward the major, including prerequisites, must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.0) or higher. All courses counted toward the major must be taken on an Option 1 (letter grade) basis.

Prerequisite Requirements
Prerequisite requirements for the major include three units of anatomy/physiology (Biology/Kinesiology 210 or equivalent) and six units of performance classes, representing the following performance areas: Fitness, Martial Arts/Combatives, Aquatics, Individual Sports, Racquet Sports, and Team Sports. Four of the six performance courses must be completed prior to enrollment in Kinesiology 300 Principles of Movement. All performance courses must be completed prior to completion of the Disciplinary Core Courses.

Prerequisite Performance Courses (6 units)

Fitness
KNES 100 Physical Conditioning (1)
KNES 102A Beginning Jogging (1)
KNES 103 Fitness Walking (1)
KNES 106A Cardio Spinning(1)
KNES 143 Dance Aerobics (1)
KNES 144 Aerobic Exercise and Weight Control (1)
KNES 145 Cardio Kick Boxing* (1)
KNES 146 Weight Training (1)

Aquatics
KNES 110A Beginning Swimming (1)
KNES 110B Intermediate Swimming (1)
KNES 111 Water Polo* (1)
KNES 112A Beginning Surfing* (1)
KNES 112B Intermediate Surfing* (1)
KNES 214A Basic Scuba* (3)
KNES 214B Intermediate Scuba* (2-3)

Martial Arts/Combatives
KNES 145 Cardio Kick Boxing* (1)
KNEX 150 Wrestling (1)
KNES 151A Beginning Aikido (1)
KNES 151B Intermediate Aikido (1)
KNES 152A Beginning Karate (1)
KNES 153 Wushu: Chinese Martial Arts (1)
KNES 154 Self-Defense (1)
KNES 155 Fencing* (1)
KNES 156 Tai Chi* (1)

Individual Sports
KNES 112A Beginning Surfing* (1)
KNES 112B Intermediate Surfing* (1)
KNES 114A Beginning Rock Climbing (1)
KNES 117A Beginning Bowling (1)
KNES 117B Intermediate Bowling (1)
KNES 119A Beginning Golf (1)
KNES 119B Intermediate Golf (1)
KNES 119C Advanced Golf (1)
KNES 120A Beginning Gymnastics (1)
KNES 120B Intermediate Gymnastics (1)
KNES 120C Advanced Gymnastics (1)
KNES 155 Fencing* (1)
KNES 156 Tai Chi* (1)
KNES 214a Basic Scuba* (3)
KNES 214B Intermediate Scuba* (3)
KNES 246A Basic Hatha Yoga (2)
KNES 246B Intermediate Hatha Yoga (2)

Racquet Sports
KNES 130A Beginning Badminton (1)
KNES 130B Intermediate Badminton (1)
KNES 131A Beginning Tennis (1)
KNES 131B Advanced-Beginning Tennis (1)
KNES 131C Intermediate Tennis (1)
KNES 131D Advanced Tennis (1)
KNES 132A Beginning Racquetball (1)
KNES 132B Intermediate Racquetball (1)

Team Sports
KNES 111 Water Polo* (1)
KNES 160 Ultimate Frisbee (1)
KNES 161A Beginning Slow Pitch Softball (1)
KNES 161B Intermediate Slow Pitch Softball (1)
KNES 164A Beginning Volleyball (1)
KNES 164B Intermediate Volleyball (1)
KNES 164C Advanced Volleyball (1)
KNES 165A Beginning Soccer (1)
KNES 165B Intermediate Soccer (1)
KNES 167A Beginning Basketball (1)
KNES 167B Intermediate Basketball (1)
KNES 167C Advanced Basketball (1)

* May only be used in one performance area.

Back to Top

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR
Foundation Courses (9 units)
KNES 202 Introduction to Kinesiology (3)
KNES 260 Movement Anatomy (3)
KNES 349 Measurement and Statistics in Kinesiology (3)

Disciplinary Core Courses (18 units)
KNES 300 Principles of Human Movement (3)
KNES 348 Physiology of Exercise (3)
KNES 371 Human Motor Control and Learning (3)
KNES 380 History and Philosophy of Human Movement (3)
KNES 381 Sports, Games and Culture (3)
KNES 383 Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (3)

Upper-Division Writing Course (3 units)
English 301 Advanced College Writing (3)

Advising Track Requirement (21 units)
Courses are to be selected from one of the following advising track focus areas: Athletic Training, Clinical Exercise Science, Fitness and Health Promotion, Gerokinesiology, Sport Studies, Teacher Education or Special Studies. See descriptions and specific course requirements below. With adviser approval, these courses can be modified to better meet student needs/interests.

Back to Top

CLINICAL EXERCISE SCIENCE (CES) ADVISING TRACK (21 UNITS)
The Clinical Exercise Science advising track provides students with background knowledge and practical experience in preparing for careers in a variety of settings where exercise is used in conjunction with other therapeutic modalities (such as clinical exercise physiology, geriatric pathokinesiology, and sports healthcare) and/or for further study leading to a variety of healthcare professions (e.g., physical/ occupational therapy, medicine, physician assistant, etc.*). This advising track also prepares students for advanced study in clinical exercise science.

*Note: Students taking coursework in preparation for admission to a specific professional program, such as physical or occupational therapy, should check the entry requirements for the specific program at the institution to which they intend to apply. These students should also seek advising from the Health Professions Office in UH-223. Through careful planning students can maximize the number of courses that meet CSUF General Education and Kinesiology degree requirements, as well as the entry requirements for other programs of interest.

CES Advising Track Recommendations (12 units)
Kinesiology 377 Therapeutic Exercise (3)
Kinesiology 451 Sports Medicine (3)
Kinesiology 461 Biomechanics (3)
Kinesiology 495 Internship (3)

CES Advising Track Electives (9 units)
Select nine units from:
Kinesiology 351, 354, 364, 365, 373, 374, 375, 378, 432, 453, 454, 455, 457, 463, 471, Health Science 401, 405

Back to Top

FITNESS AND HEALTH PROMOTION (FHP) ADVISING TRACK (21 UNITS)
The Fitness and Health Promotion advising track provides students with background knowledge and experience supporting careers in areas such as personal training, fitness instruction, corporate fitness/worksite health promotion and older adult fitness/wellness. This advising track also prepares students for advanced study in fitness and health promotion, as well as provides opportunities for personal enrichment and growth.

FHP Advising Track Recommendations (12 units)
Kinesiology 350 Nutrition (3)
Kinesiology 351 Principles of Strength and Conditioning (3)
Kinesiology 354 Cardiovascular Exercise Testing and Prescription (3)
OR Kinesiology 352 Principles of Teaching Group Fitness (3)
Kinesiology 495 Internship in Kinesiology (3)
FHP Advising Track Electives (9 units)

Select nine units from:
Kinesiology 342, 348L, 352, 354, 406, 432, 451, 453, 454, 455, 457; Health Science 400, 405, 440, 460, 461

Back to Top

GEROKINESIOLOGY (GK) ADVISING TRACK (21 UNITS)
The Gerokinesiology advising track provides students with the background knowledge and skills necessary to develop and teach a variety of fitness and physical activity classes and/or personalized training programs for older adults. This advising track also prepares students for advanced study in geriatric pathokinesiology, and meets national recommendations for preparing senior fitness instructors.

GK Advising Track Recommendations (12 units)
Kinesiology 352 Principles of Teaching Group Fitness (3)
Kinesiology 454 Physical Dimensions of Aging (3)
Kinesiology 455 Functional Perform Assess Program for Older Adults (3)
Kinesiology 495 Internship in Kinesiology (3)

GK Advising Track Electives (9 units)
Select nine units from:
Kinesiology 342, 350, 351, 352, 354, 364, 375, 377, 378, 432, 451,
457, 463, 471; Health Sciences 440, 450; Psychology 362

Back to Top

SPORT STUDIES (SS) ADVISING TRACK (21 UNITS)
The Sport Studies advising track provides coursework for students interested in careers related to youth sports programs, athletic coaching and/or sports performance enhancement. In consultation with an adviser, students choose electives that allow for further study of various aspects of sports performance, including physiological performance enhancement (biomechanics, exercise physiology, motor control and learning, and strength and conditioning), psychological performance enhancement, athletic coaching, community/ youth physical activity and sports program, and the study of sport (history, philosophy and sociology). Students may also choose electives in preparation for advanced study in one or more of the subdisciplines of kinesiology.

SS Advising Track Recommendations (12 units)
Kinesiology 325 Techniques of Coaching (3)
Kinesiology 351 Principles of Strength and Conditioning (3)
Kinesiology 365 Prevention/Care of Athletic Injuries (3)
Kinesiology 385 Instructional Analysis of Human Movement (3)

SS Advising Track Electives (9 units)
Select nine units from:
Kinesiology 350, 384, 386, 387, 410,414, 430, 432, 461, 463, 480, 495

Back to Top

TEACHER EDUCATION (TE) ADVISING TRACK (21 UNITS)
The Teacher Education advising track is designed for students interested in completing the Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology while focusing their elective units on preparation for entering the teaching profession. Students completing the coursework below meet only some of the requirements for the Subject Matter Preparation Program in Physical Education (SMPP-PE) which is designed to prepare students to enter a Single Subject Credential Program in Physical Education. Specifically, students completing this advisement track must complete additional units to fulfill California state-mandated subject matter competencies for pursuit of the single-subject teaching credential. Students interested in the SMPP-PE should see the program description below. Coursework in the Teacher Education advising track may help students qualify for teaching and coaching positions in the public schools, provide background knowledge and experiences for advanced study in pedagogy, and provide personal enrichment in the art and the science of human movement.

TE Advising Track Requirements: (21 units)
Kinesiology 242 Teaching Lifetime Physical Activity (3)
Kinesiology 325 Techniques of Coaching (3)
Kinesiology 363 Developmental Adaptations of the Atypical (3)
Kinesiology 364 Motor Development (3)
Kinesiology 385 Instructional Analysis of Human Movement (3)
Kinesiology 386 Movement and the Child (3)
Kinesiology 387 Movement and the Adolescent (3)

In addition to the 51-unit requirement for the Kinesiology degree and the Teacher Education advising track, students who wish to fulfill California state-mandated subject matter competencies (i.e., the Subject Matter Preparation Program) for pursuit of the single-subject teaching credential in physical education must also complete the requirements described below.

Back to Top

SUBJECT MATTER PREPARATION PROGRAM (FOR OBTAINING SINGLE SUBJECT TEACHING CREDENTIAL IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION)
The Kinesiology Department offers coursework as part of the Subject Matter Preparation Program in Physical Education (SMPP-PE) for obtaining a Single Subject Credential (K-12) in Physical Education. In place of the six-unit performance course requirements within the major, students in the teacher education advising tract must take Kinesiology 240 Teaching Team Sports (3) and Kinesiology 241 Teaching Nontraditional Team Sports (3), in addition to one unit in the Martial Arts/Combatives category and one unit from the racquet Sports category required by the Kinesiology Major. In addition to the requirements for a major in Kinesiology (which includes the Teacher Education advising track described above), all credential candidates must complete the following courses with a minimum grade of “C” (2.0). A grade-point average of 3.0 in the major and 2.75 cumulative is highly recommended for admission to the fifth-year teacher education program.

Additional Requirements:
Subject Matter Preparation Program in Physical Education (21 units)

Ed Sec 304 Personal Proficiency in Educational Technology for Secondary Teachers (3)
Ed Sec 310 The Teaching Experience: Participation (3)
Ed Sec 320 Adolescence and Education (3)
(May count as a General Education Category IV)
Ed Sec 330 Developing Literacy in Secondary Schools (3)
Ed Sec 340 Diversity in Secondary Schools (3)
Kinesiology 120 Gymnastics (1)
Kinesiology 494 Practicum (2)
Dance 101 Introduction to Dance (3)
Current CPR/First Aid Certificate

Advisement
The department offers guidance for students considering a teaching career. Prospective students should consult with the Teacher Education Coordinator as early as possible in order to plan and acquire needed experiences prior to entry into the Teacher Education Program. The university program for meeting basic requirements for the teaching credential with a specialization in Physical Education can be found elsewhere in this catalogue (see Teaching Credential Programs).

Admission to Teacher Education
In addition to the requirements set forth in the Teaching Credential Programs and in the Department of Secondary Education, the Department of Kinesiology requires candidates to complete the SMPP-PE and submit an application. A screening committee evaluates candidates’ qualifications based on Kinesiology GPA, cumulative GPA, required SMPP-PE coursework, experiences with children and adolescents, and having passed the California Basic Education Skills Test (CBEST). In addition, the candidate must be available for a personal interview by the Kinesiology Teacher Education Committee. Applications to the Teacher Education Program must be submitted by Feb. 28 each year.
Acceptance into the program allows the candidate to enroll in the following Fall-Spring semester sequence:

Fall semester (15 units):
Ed Sec 410, 440S, 440F; Kinesiology 442, 449E

Spring semester (16 units):
Ed Sec 460; Kinesiology 449I and 449S

Back to Top

MINOR IN KINESIOLOGY
A kinesiology minor consists of 24 units of approved coursework. All courses for the minor must be taken for a letter grade and completed with “C” (2.0) or better. Students are required to meet with the Kinesiology General Adviser for assistance in developing a cohesive set of courses that would best support their educational, career, or personal goals.

Performance Courses (3 units)
Three courses (1 unit each) must be taken from any three of the following areas: Fitness, Martial Arts/Combatives, Aquatics, Individual Sports, Team Sports, or Racquet Sports.

Required Courses (9 units)
Kinesiology 202 Introduction to Kinesiology (3)
Kinesiology 210 Human Anatomy and Physiology (3)
Kinesiology 260 Movement Anatomy (3)

Upper-Division Electives (Select 12 units)
Kinesiology 300 Principles of Human Movement (3)
Kinesiology 325 Theories of Coaching (3)
Kinesiology 348 Physiology of Exercise (3)
Kinesiology 351 Principles of Strength and Conditioning (3)
Kinesiology 353 Physical Activity and Lifelong Well-being (3)
Kinesiology 371 Human Motor Control and Learning (3)
Kinesiology 380 History and Philosophy of Human Movement (3)
Kinesiology 381 Sport, Games and Culture (3)
Kinesiology 383 Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (3
Kinesiology 386 Movement and the Child (3)
Kinesiology 387 Movement and the Adolescent (3)

Back to Top

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN KINESIOLOGY
The graduate program in Kinesiology provides a broad, comprehensive study of the varied aspects of human movement. Movement across the entire lifespan is observed and studied from mechanical, physiological, psychological, sociocultural, behavioral, instructional, and professional points of view.

The coursework for the degree is designed to: (1) provide students with background knowledge and experience for professional careers in a variety of areas including clinical exercise science, fitness and health promotion, gerokinesiology, pedagogical studies, and sport studies; and/or (2) to prepare students for further graduate study in one or more of the sub-disciplines of kinesiology: biomechanics, exercise physiology, motor control/learning, philosophical perspectives, sport psychology or sociocultural perspectives.

Application Deadlines
The deadlines for completing online applications are March 1 for the fall semester and Oct. 1 for the spring semester (see http://www.csumentor.edu). Mailed applications need to be postmarked by the same deadlines. However, deadlines may be changed based upon enrollment projections.

Admission Requirements
All graduate degree applicants must meet the university requirements for admission, which include a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with a grade-point average of at least 2.5 in the last 60 semester units attempted. To be admitted into the graduate program in Kinesiology, a student must further submit to the Kinesiology graduate program: (1) transcripts showing an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology, Exercise Science, or Physical Education with a grade-point average of at least 3.0 in upper-division major coursework; (2) Graduate Record Exam scores general test; (3) a 500-word essay describing the applicant’s academic preparation and goals in the area of intended study within the degree program; and (4) two letters of recommendation. Screening of fall semester applicants begins March 1; screening of spring semester applicants begins Nov. 1.

Students who meet the general university requirements, but do not meet the Kinesiology degree requirements, may apply to the university for postbaccalaureate-unclassified standing. Any student without an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Physical Education, or a related field must complete a prescribed set of undergraduate coursework (usually about 12 units) with a grade-point average of at least 3.0. Any student with a grade-point average deficiency must complete additional undergraduate coursework as specified by the Kinesiology graduate program adviser. Once all admission requirements are subsequently met, a change of program may be requested from postbaccalaureate-unclassified standing to conditionally classified in Kinesiology.

Classified Standing
Classified standing requires the development of a study plan (see below) approved by the faculty adviser, graduate studies committee, kinesiology graduate program adviser, and office of graduate studies. No more than nine units of graduate work taken before classification may be included on the study plan. Any changes to the study plan after classified standing is granted must be approved in advance, in writing, by the Kinesiology graduate program.

Advancement to Candidacy
Advancement to candidacy is attained by requesting a graduation check in the semester prior to graduation (see class schedule for deadlines) and receiving subsequent approval from the graduate studies adviser on the grad check completion review form, mailed by the Graduate Studies Office. Students not completing requirements by the graduation date specified on the original graduation check must contact the Graduate Studies Office.

Graduate Advisement
Students should consult with the Kinesiology graduate studies adviser for general information regarding the program. Upon acceptance to the program, students choose or are assigned a faculty adviser who assists in developing the study plan. Thesis/project advisers are selected in consultation with the student, faculty adviser, and potential thesis/project chair. Students may not register for thesis/project without the consent of the thesis/project chair.

Back to Top

GRADUATE STUDY PLAN
The graduate degree in Kinesiology consists of a total of 30 units, at least 18 units of which must be 500 level. Once accepted into the program, each student must create an adviser-approved study plan before completing nine units of work. With adviser approval, up to nine units of 400/500-level coursework may be included on the study plan that was taken at another university or in another department at Cal State Fullerton.

The study plan must include Kinesiology 508 and Kinesiology 510 (which fulfills the graduate level writing requirement), and at least two advanced study courses-one in the students major academic area of interest and one in a minor or supporting academic area. The study plan also must include 15 units of electives selected from one of six advisement tracks: clinical exercise science, fitness and health promotion, gerokinesiology, pedagogical studies, performance enhancement/sport psychology/sport studies, or special studies. Finally, the study plan must include one of three culminating experience options: a thesis, a project, or a comprehensive examination.

Core Course Requirements (9 units)
Kinesiology 508 Statistical Methods in Kinesiology (3)
Kinesiology 510 Research in Kinesiology (3)
Kinesiology 597/598 Project/Thesis (3) or Comprehensive Examination*

*Students who select the Comprehensive Examination shall be required to complete an additional adviser-approved 500-level course in Kinesiology (3 units).

Advisement Track Requirements (21 units)
The remaining 21 units of coursework are to be selected from one of the following six advisement tracks: (1) Clinical Exercise Science, (2) Fitness and Health Promotion, (3) Gerokinesiology, (4) Teacher Education/Pedagogical Studies, (5) Sport Studies, or (6) Special Studies. Advanced study courses are required within each track, as well as recommended electives.

Back to Top

KINESIOLOGY COURSES
Courses are designated as KNES in the class schedule.

Students may sign up for only one section of a given performance activity in any semester. This applies to Kinesiology 100 through 167, 214A, 214B, and 246A. Thus a student may take Kinesiology 102A Beginning Jogging and Kinesiology 112B Intermediate Surfing since jogging and surfing are different activities; however, signing up for multiple tennis courses, for example, is not permitted.

KNES 100    Physical Conditioning

Description: Performance courses are instructional. Beginning, intermediate and advanced sections are offered for most performance courses. Students who already possess proficiency in an activity should consider the course chosen from the standpoint of the level of skill development that may be encountered, standards of proficiency expected and their own ability level. Initial assessment and determination will be made by the course instructor. May be taken for credit up to six times.
Units: (1)

KNES 102A    Beginning Jogging

Description: Performance courses are instructional. Beginning, intermediate and advanced sections are offered for most performance courses. Students who already possess proficiency in an activity should consider the course chosen from the standpoint of the level of skill development that may be encountered, standards of proficiency expected and their own ability level. Initial assessment and determination will be made by the course instructor. May be taken for credit up to six times.
Units: (1)

KNES 102B    Intermediate Jogging

Description: Performance courses are instructional. Beginning, intermediate and advanced sections are offered for most performance courses. Students who already possess proficiency in an activity should consider the course chosen from the standpoint of the level of skill development that may be encountered, standards of proficiency expected and their own ability level. Initial assessment and determination will be made by the course instructor. May be taken for credit up to six times.
Units: (1)

KNES 103    Fitness Walking

Description: Performance courses are instructional. Beginning, intermediate and advanced sections are offered for most performance courses. Students who already possess proficiency in an activity should consider the course chosen from the standpoint of the level of skill development that may be encountered, standards of proficiency expected and their own ability level. Initial assessment and determination will be made by the course instructor. May be taken for credit up to six times.
Units: (1)

KNES 106A    Cardio Spinning

Description: Performance courses are instructional. Beginning, intermediate and advanced sections are offered for most performance courses. Students who already possess proficiency in an activity should consider the course chosen from the standpoint of the level of skill development that may be encountered, standards of proficiency expected and their own ability level. Initial assessment and determination will be made by the course instructor. May be taken for credit up to six times.
Units: (1)

KNES 110A    Beginning Swimming

Description: Performance courses are instructional. Beginning, intermediate and advanced sections are offered for most performance courses. Students who already possess proficiency in an activity should consider the course chosen from the standpoint of the level of skill development that may be encountered, standards of proficiency expected and their own ability level. Initial assessment and determination will be made by the course instructor. May be taken for credit up to six times.
Units: (1)

KNES 110B    Intermediate Swimming

Description: Performance courses are instructional. Beginning, intermediate and advanced sections are offered for most performance courses. Students who already possess proficiency in an activity should consider the course chosen from the standpoint of the level of skill development that may be encountered, standards of proficiency expected and their own ability level. Initial assessment and determination will be made by the course instructor. May be taken for credit up to six times.
Units: (1)

KNES 110C    Advanced Swimming

Description: Performance courses are instructional. Beginning, intermediate and advanced sections are offered for most performance courses. Students who already possess proficiency in an activity should consider the course chosen from the standpoint of the level of skill development that may be encountered, standards of proficiency expected and their own ability level. Initial assessment and determination will be made by the course instructor. May be taken for credit up to six times.
Units: (1)

KNES 111    Water Polo

Description: Performance courses are instructional. Beginning, intermediate and advanced sections are offered for most performance courses. Students who already possess proficiency in an activity should consider the course chosen from the standpoint of the level of skill development that may be encountered, standards of proficiency expected and their own ability level. Initial assessment and determination will be made by the course instructor. May be taken for credit up to six times.
Units: (1)

KNES 112A    Beginning Surfing

Description: Performance courses are instructional. Beginning, intermediate and advanced sections are offered for most performance courses. Students who already possess proficiency in an activity should consider the course chosen from the standpoint of the level of skill development that may be encountered, standards of proficiency expected and their own ability level. Initial assessment and determination will be made by the course instructor. May be taken for credit up to six times.
Units: (1)

KNES 112B    Intermediate Surfing

Description: Performance courses are instructional. Beginning, intermediate and advanced sections are offered for most performance courses. Students who already possess proficiency in an activity should consider the course chosen from the standpoint of the level of skill development that may be encountered, standards of proficiency expected and their own ability level. Initial assessment and determination will be made by the course instructor. May be taken for credit up to six times.
Units: (1)

KNES 114A    Beginning Rock Climbing

Description: Performance courses are instructional. Beginning, intermediate and advanced sections are offered for most performance courses. Students who already possess proficiency in an activity should consider the course chosen from the standpoint of the level of skill development that may be encountered, standards of proficiency expected and their own ability level. Initial assessment and determination will be made by the course instructor. May be taken for credit up to six times.
Units: (1)

KNES 117A    Beginning Bowling

Description: Performance courses are instructional. Beginning, intermediate and advanced sections are offered for most performance courses. Students who already possess proficiency in an activity should consider the course chosen from the standpoint of the level of skill development that may be encountered, standards of proficiency expected and their own ability level. Initial assessment and determination will be made by the course instructor. May be taken for credit up to six times.
Units: (1)

KNES 117B    Intermediate Bowling

Description: Performance courses are instructional. Beginning, intermediate and advanced sections are offered for most performance courses. Students who already possess proficiency in an activity should consider the course chosen from the standpoint of the level of skill development that may be encountered, standards of proficiency expected and their own ability level. Initial assessment and determination will be made by the course instructor. May be taken for credit up to six times.
Units: (1)

KNES 119A    Beginning Golf

Description: Performance courses are instructional. Beginning, intermediate and advanced sections are offered for most performance courses. Students who already possess proficiency in an activity should consider the course chosen from the standpoint of the level of skill development that may be encountered, standards of proficiency expected and their own ability level. Initial assessment and determination will be made by the course instructor. May be taken for credit up to six times.
Units: (1)

KNES 119B    Intermediate Golf

Description: Performance courses are instructional. Beginning, intermediate and advanced sections are offered for most performance courses. Students who already possess proficiency in an activity should consider the course chosen from the standpoint of the level of skill development that may be encountered, standards of proficiency expected and their own ability level. Initial assessment and determination will be made by the course instructor. May be taken for credit up to six times.
Units: (1)

KNES 119C    Advanced Golf

Description: Performance courses are instructional. Beginning, intermediate and advanced sections are offered for most performance courses. Students who already possess proficiency in an activity should consider the course chosen from the standpoint of the level of skill development that may be encountered, standards of proficiency expected and their own ability level. Initial assessment and determination will be made by the course instructor. May be taken for credit up to six times.
Units: (1)

KNES 120A    Beginning Gymnastics

Description: Performance courses are instructional. Beginning, intermediate and advanced sections are offered for most performance courses. Students who already possess proficiency in an activity should consider the course chosen from the standpoint of the level of skill development that may be encountered, standards of proficiency expected and their own ability level. Initial assessment and determination will be made by the course instructor. May be taken for credit up to six times.
Units: (1)

KNES 120B    Intermediate Gymnastics

Description: Performance courses are instructional. Beginning, intermediate and advanced sections are offered for most performance courses. Students who already possess proficiency in an activity should consider the course chosen from the standpoint of the level of skill development that may be encountered, standards of proficiency expected and their own ability level. Initial assessment and determination will be made by the course instructor. May be taken for credit up to six times.
Units: (1)

KNES 120C    Advanced Gymnastics

Description: Performance courses are instructional. Beginning, intermediate and advanced sections are offered for most performance courses. Students who already possess proficiency in an activity should consider the course chosen from the standpoint of the level of skill development that may be encountered, standards of proficiency expected and their own ability level. Initial assessment and determination will be made by the course instructor. May be taken for credit up to six times.
Units: (1)

KNES 130A    Beginning Badminton

Description: Performance courses are instructional. Beginning, intermediate and advanced sections are offered for most performance courses. Students who already possess proficiency in an activity should consider the course chosen from the standpoint of the level of skill development that may be encountered, standards of proficiency expected and their own ability level. Initial assessment and determination will be made by the course instructor. May be taken for credit up to six times.
Units: (1)

KNES 130B    Intermediate Badminton

Description: Performance courses are instructional. Beginning, intermediate and advanced sections are offered for most performance courses. Students who already possess proficiency in an activity should consider the course chosen from the standpoint of the level of skill development that may be encountered, standards of proficiency expected and their own ability level. Initial assessment and determination will be made by the course instructor. May be taken for credit up to six times.
Units: (1)

KNES 131A    Beginning Tennis

Description: Performance courses are instructional. Beginning, intermediate and advanced sections are offered for most performance courses. Students who already possess proficiency in an activity should consider the course chosen from the standpoint of the level of skill development that may be encountered, standards of proficiency expected and their own ability level. Initial assessment and determination will be made by the course instructor. May be taken for credit up to six times.
Units: (1)

KNES 131B    Advanced-Beginning Tennis

Description: Performance courses are instructional. Beginning, intermediate and advanced sections are offered for most performance courses. Students who already possess proficiency in an activity should consider the course chosen from the standpoint of the level of skill development that may be encountered, standards of proficiency expected and their own ability level. Initial assessment and determination will be made by the course instructor. May be taken for credit up to six times.
Units: (1)

KNES 131C    Intermediate Tennis

Description: Performance courses are instructional. Beginning, intermediate and advanced sections are offered for most performance courses. Students who already possess proficiency in an activity should consider the course chosen from the standpoint of the level of skill development that may be encountered, standards of proficiency expected and their own ability level. Initial assessment and determination will be made by the course instructor. May be taken for credit up to six times.
Units: (1)

KNES 131D    Advanced Tennis

Description: Performance courses are instructional. Beginning, intermediate and advanced sections are offered for most performance courses. Students who already possess proficiency in an activity should consider the course chosen from the standpoint of the level of skill development that may be encountered, standards of proficiency expected and their own ability level. Initial assessment and determination will be made by the course instructor. May be taken for credit up to six times.
Units: (1)

KNES 132A    Beginning Racquetball

Description: Performance courses are instructional. Beginning, intermediate and advanced sections are offered for most performance courses. Students who already possess proficiency in an activity should consider the course chosen from the standpoint of the level of skill development that may be encountered, standards of proficiency expected and their own ability level. Initial assessment and determination will be made by the course instructor. May be taken for credit up to six times.
Units: (1)

KNES 132B    Intermediate Racquetball

Description: Performance courses are instructional. Beginning, intermediate and advanced sections are offered for most performance courses. Students who already possess proficiency in an activity should consider the course chosen from the standpoint of the level of skill development that may be encountered, standards of proficiency expected and their own ability level. Initial assessment and determination will be made by the course instructor. May be taken for credit up to six times.
Units: (1)

KNES 143    Dance Aerobics

Description: Performance courses are instructional. Beginning, intermediate and advanced sections are offered for most performance courses. Students who already possess proficiency in an activity should consider the course chosen from the standpoint of the level of skill development that may be encountered, standards of proficiency expected and their own ability level. Initial assessment and determination will be made by the course instructor. May be taken for credit up to six times.
Units: (1)

KNES 144    Aerobic Exercise and Weight Control

Description: Performance courses are instructional. Beginning, intermediate and advanced sections are offered for most performance courses. Students who already possess proficiency in an activity should consider the course chosen from the standpoint of the level of skill development that may be encountered, standards of proficiency expected and their own ability level. Initial assessment and determination will be made by the course instructor. May be taken for credit up to six times.
Units: (1)

KNES 145    Cardio Kick-Boxing

Description: Performance courses are instructional. Beginning, intermediate and advanced sections are offered for most performance courses. Students who already possess proficiency in an activity should consider the course chosen from the standpoint of the level of skill development that may be encountered, standards of proficiency expected and their own ability level. Initial assessment and determination will be made by the course instructor. May be taken for credit up to six times.
Units: (1)

KNES 146    Weight Training

Description: Performance courses are instructional. Beginning, intermediate and advanced sections are offered for most performance courses. Students who already possess proficiency in an activity should consider the course chosen from the standpoint of the level of skill development that may be encountered, standards of proficiency expected and their own ability level. Initial assessment and determination will be made by the course instructor. May be taken for credit up to six times.
Units: (1)

KNES 150    Beginning Wrestling

Description: Performance courses are instructional. Beginning, intermediate and advanced sections are offered for most performance courses. Students who already possess proficiency in an activity should consider the course chosen from the standpoint of the level of skill development that may be encountered, standards of proficiency expected and their own ability level. Initial assessment and determination will be made by the course instructor. May be taken for credit up to six times.
Units: (1)

KNES 151A    Beginning Aikido

Description: Performance courses are instructional. Beginning, intermediate and advanced sections are offered for most performance courses. Students who already possess proficiency in an activity should consider the course chosen from the standpoint of the level of skill development that may be encountered, standards of proficiency expected and their own ability level. Initial assessment and determination will be made by the course instructor. May be taken for credit up to six times.
Units: (1)

KNES 152A    Beginning Karate

Description: Performance courses are instructional. Beginning, intermediate and advanced sections are offered for most performance courses. Students who already possess proficiency in an activity should consider the course chosen from the standpoint of the level of skill development that may be encountered, standards of proficiency expected and their own ability level. Initial assessment and determination will be made by the course instructor. May be taken for credit up to six times.
Units: (1)

KNES 153    Wushu: Chinese Martial Arts

Description: Performance courses are instructional. Beginning, intermediate and advanced sections are offered for most performance courses. Students who already possess proficiency in an activity should consider the course chosen from the standpoint of the level of skill development that may be encountered, standards of proficiency expected and their own ability level. Initial assessment and determination will be made by the course instructor. May be taken for credit up to six times.
Units: (1)

KNES 154    Self Defense

Description: Performance courses are instructional. Beginning, intermediate and advanced sections are offered for most performance courses. Students who already possess proficiency in an activity should consider the course chosen from the standpoint of the level of skill development that may be encountered, standards of proficiency expected and their own ability level. Initial assessment and determination will be made by the course instructor. May be taken for credit up to six times.
Units: (1)

KNES 155A    Beginning Fencing

Description: Performance courses are instructional. Beginning, intermediate and advanced sections are offered for most performance courses. Students who already possess proficiency in an activity should consider the course chosen from the standpoint of the level of skill development that may be encountered, standards of proficiency expected and their own ability level. Initial assessment and determination will be made by the course instructor. May be taken for credit up to six times.
Units: (1)

KNES 156    Tai Chi

Description: Performance courses are instructional. Beginning, intermediate and advanced sections are offered for most performance courses. Students who already possess proficiency in an activity should consider the course chosen from the standpoint of the level of skill development that may be encountered, standards of proficiency expected and their own ability level. Initial assessment and determination will be made by the course instructor. May be taken for credit up to six times.
Units: (1)

KNES 160    Ultimate Frisbee

Description: Performance courses are instructional. Beginning, intermediate and advanced sections are offered for most performance courses. Students who already possess proficiency in an activity should consider the course chosen from the standpoint of the level of skill development that may be encountered, standards of proficiency expected and their own ability level. Initial assessment and determination will be made by the course instructor. May be taken for credit up to six times.
Units: (1)

KNES 161    Slow Pitch Softball

Description: Performance courses are instructional. Beginning, intermediate and advanced sections are offered for most performance courses. Students who already possess proficiency in an activity should consider the course chosen from the standpoint of the level of skill development that may be encountered, standards of proficiency expected and their own ability level. Initial assessment and determination will be made by the course instructor. May be taken for credit up to six times.
Units: (1)

KNES 161B    Intermediate Slow Pitch Softball

Description: Performance courses are instructional. Beginning, intermediate and advanced sections are offered for most performance courses. Students who already possess proficiency in an activity should consider the course chosen from the standpoint of the level of skill development that may be encountered, standards of proficiency expected and their own ability level. Initial assessment and determination will be made by the course instructor. May be taken for credit up to six times.
Units: (1)

KNES 164A    Beginning Volleyball

Description: Performance courses are instructional. Beginning, intermediate and advanced sections are offered for most performance courses. Students who already possess proficiency in an activity should consider the course chosen from the standpoint of the level of skill development that may be encountered, standards of proficiency expected and their own ability level. Initial assessment and determination will be made by the course instructor. May be taken for credit up to six times.
Units: (1)

KNES 164B    Intermediate Volleyball

Description: Performance courses are instructional. Beginning, intermediate and advanced sections are offered for most performance courses. Students who already possess proficiency in an activity should consider the course chosen from the standpoint of the level of skill development that may be encountered, standards of proficiency expected and their own ability level. Initial assessment and determination will be made by the course instructor. May be taken for credit up to six times.
Units: (1)

KNES 164C    Advanced Volleyball

Description: Performance courses are instructional. Beginning, intermediate and advanced sections are offered for most performance courses. Students who already possess proficiency in an activity should consider the course chosen from the standpoint of the level of skill development that may be encountered, standards of proficiency expected and their own ability level. Initial assessment and determination will be made by the course instructor. May be taken for credit up to six times.
Units: (1)

KNES 165A    Beginning Soccer

Description: Performance courses are instructional. Beginning, intermediate and advanced sections are offered for most performance courses. Students who already possess proficiency in an activity should consider the course chosen from the standpoint of the level of skill development that may be encountered, standards of proficiency expected and their own ability level. Initial assessment and determination will be made by the course instructor. May be taken for credit up to six times.
Units: (1)

KNES 165B    Intermediate Soccer

Description: Performance courses are instructional. Beginning, intermediate and advanced sections are offered for most performance courses. Students who already possess proficiency in an activity should consider the course chosen from the standpoint of the level of skill development that may be encountered, standards of proficiency expected and their own ability level. Initial assessment and determination will be made by the course instructor. May be taken for credit up to six times.
Units: (1)

KNES 167B    Intermediate Basketball

Description: Performance courses are instructional. Beginning, intermediate and advanced sections are offered for most performance courses. Students who already possess proficiency in an activity should consider the course chosen from the standpoint of the level of skill development that may be encountered, standards of proficiency expected and their own ability level. Initial assessment and determination will be made by the course instructor. May be taken for credit up to six times.
Units: (1)

KNES 167C    Advanced Basketball

Description: Performance courses are instructional. Beginning, intermediate and advanced sections are offered for most performance courses. Students who already possess proficiency in an activity should consider the course chosen from the standpoint of the level of skill development that may be encountered, standards of proficiency expected and their own ability level. Initial assessment and determination will be made by the course instructor. May be taken for credit up to six times.
Units: (1)

KNES 170    Gymnastics û Women Only

Description: Prerequisite: consent of coach. An intercollegiate activity in individual or team sports in an educational setting under the direction of a coach. May be repeated for credit. Offered Credit/No Credit only.
Units: (2)

KNES 172    Cross Country û Men and Women

Description: Prerequisite: consent of coach. An intercollegiate activity in individual or team sports in an educational setting under the direction of a coach. May be repeated for credit. Offered Credit/No Credit only.
Units: (2)

KNES 174    Track-Field û Men and Women

Description: Prerequisite: consent of coach. An intercollegiate activity in individual or team sports in an educational setting under the direction of a coach. May be repeated for credit. Offered Credit/No Credit only.
Units: (2)

KNES 175    Tennis û Women Only

Description: Prerequisite: consent of coach. An intercollegiate activity in individual or team sports in an educational setting under the direction of a coach. May be repeated for credit. Offered Credit/No Credit only.
Units: (2)

KNES 176    Wrestling û Men Only

Description: Prerequisite: consent of coach. An intercollegiate activity in individual or team sports in an educational setting under the direction of a coach. May be repeated for credit. Offered Credit/No Credit only.
Units: (2)

KNES 177    Fencing û Men and Women

Description: Prerequisite: consent of coach. An intercollegiate activity in individual or team sports in an educational setting under the direction of a coach. May be repeated for credit. Offered Credit/No Credit only.
Units: (2)

KNES 178    Basketball û Men and Women

Description: Prerequisite: consent of coach. An intercollegiate activity in individual or team sports in an educational setting under the direction of a coach. May be repeated for credit. Offered Credit/No Credit only.
Units: (2)

KNES 179    Baseball û Men Only

Description: Prerequisite: consent of coach. An intercollegiate activity in individual or team sports in an educational setting under the direction of a coach. May be repeated for credit. Offered Credit/No Credit only.
Units: (2)

KNES 180    Soccer û Men and Women

Description: Prerequisite: consent of coach. An intercollegiate activity in individual or team sports in an educational setting under the direction of a coach. May be repeated for credit. Offered Credit/No Credit only.
Units: (2)

KNES 185    Volleyball - Women Only

Description: Prerequisite: consent of coach. An intercollegiate activity in individual or team sports in an educational setting under the direction of a coach. May be repeated for credit. Offered Credit/No Credit only.
Units: (2)

KNES 186    Softball û Women Only

Description: Prerequisite: consent of coach. An intercollegiate activity in individual or team sports in an educational setting under the direction of a coach. May be repeated for credit. Offered Credit/No Credit only.
Units: (2)

KNES 190    Team Management

Description: Prerequisites: consent of coach and department chair. Field experience in managing an intercollegiate sport. May be repeated for maximum of eight units of credit. (Credit/No Credit only)
Units: (2)

KNES 191A    Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology

Description: Integrated introduction to human anatomy and physiology. Structure and function of the musculoskeletal, nervous and cardiorespiratory systems. For nursing majors and students interested in allied health professions; no credit toward Biological Science major. (3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory ) (Same as Biology 191A)
Units: (4)

KNES 191B    Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology

Description: (Same as Biology 191B)
Units: (4)

KNES 200    Introduction to Athletic Training

Description: Practical skills acquisition for the treatment, prevention and care of sports-related injuries. Basic required course for all students admitted to the Athletic Training Education Program. (2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity)
Units: (3)

KNES 202    Introduction to Kinesiology

Description: Prerequisite: declared Kines major or minor. Study of human movement, including its role in daily life, its place in higher education and professional career opportunities in areas related to sport, movement, exercise and fitness. Multiple ways of knowing and studying human movement with a focus on the subdisciplines within kinesiology.
Units: (3)

KNES 210    Human Anatomy and Physiology

Description: (Same as Biology 210)
Units: (3)

KNES 214A    Basic Scuba

Description: Prerequisites: ability to swim 400 yards, tread water one minute and swim 25 yards underwater. Skin and scuba diving, theory of diving, safety procedures and ocean environment. Open Water Basic Scuba Certification earned with successful completion. (1 hour lecture, 4 hours pool activity/ocean dives)
Units: (3)

KNES 214B    Intermediate Scuba

Description: Prerequisite: Open Water Scuba Certification. Application of scuba diving, including photography, navigation, salvage, game hunting, night diving and others. Advanced Scuba Certification for successful completion. (1 hour lecture, 4 hours pool activity/ocean dives)
Units: (3)

KNES 240    Teaching Team Sports

Description: Provides knowledge of the team sports of volleyball, basketball, soccer, softball and football, including histories, skills, rules, teach progressions and sport-specific teaching strategies. Appropriate teaching strategies are intended to promote active participation and experiential learning. (2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity)
Units: (3)

KNES 241    Teaching Nontraditional Team Sports

Description: Prepares pre-service teachers (e.g., future Physical Education teachers) with knowledge of nontraditional team sports, including histories, fundamental skills, teaching progressions, sport-specific teaching strategies, sport rules, and officiating. (2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity)
Units: (3)

KNES 242    Teaching Lifetime Physical Activity

Description: Provides knowledge, skills and experiences necessary to lead young people in gaining the skills, knowledge, attitudes and behaviors required to lead physically active lifestyles. Appropriate teaching strategies are used to promote active participation and experiential learning. (2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity)
Units: (3)

KNES 246A    Basic Hatha Yoga

Description: Basic Yoga postures, breathing and relaxation techniques, and beginning meditation techniques from theoretical and experiential perspectives. Awareness, concentration and breathing patterns that accompany the movements of Hatha Yoga. (1 hour lecture, 2 hours activity) (Same as Comparative Religion 246A)
Units: (2)

KNES 246B    Intermediate Hatha Yoga

Description: Prerequisites: Kines/Comp Religion 246A. Intermediate and advanced yoga sequences, including postures, breathing practices, meditation techniques and guided relaxation. Yoga philosophy and movement based on various Hatha yoga traditions. (1 hour lecture, 2 hours activity.) (Same as Comp Religion 246B)
Units: (2)

KNES 247    Yoga Instructor Preparation

Description: Prerequisites: one year of yoga experience or completion of Kines 246A. Recommended: concurrent enrollment in Kines 246B. Preparation for teaching Hatha Yoga techniques and philosophies to the general public. Instruction on yogic lifestyle and advanced yoga practices. (2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity)
Units: (3)

KNES 250    Mental Skills for Sport Performance

Description: Understanding of the mental aspects of sport performance and learning mental skills that can be used to enhance sport performance. (Credit/No Credit only)
Units: (3)

KNES 256    Advanced Tai Chi

Description: Prerequisite: Kines 156. Improving understanding of history and philosophy of Tai Chi and deepening the practice of Tai Chi for greater health benefits. Lectures, discussions. Tai Chi, and related meditative practices. (1 hour lecture, 2 hours activity)
Units: (2)

KNES 260    Movement Anatomy

Description: Prerequisite: Kines /Bio 210 or equivalent. Pre- or corequisite: Kines 202. Muscular-skeletal system and its function in human movement. Movement in sports skills and the muscles involved.
Units: (3)

KNES 300    Principles of Human Movement

Description: Prerequisites: Kines 260. Pre- or corequisite: Kines 202 and four of required six units of approved performance courses. General movement patterns as applied to sport and human movement.
Units: (3)

KNES 325    Techniques of Coaching

Description: Factors related to coaching strategies and techniques: philosophy, ethics, legal issues, gender, multicultural and equity issues, leadership, motivation, team management, budget, recruiting, equipment purchase, skill acquisition, season planning, conditioning, nutrition and drugs.
Units: (3)

KNES 342    Stress Management

Description: Kinesiology majors may count this course either for the major or for General Education. (Same as Health Science 342)
Units: (3)

KNES 348    Physiology of Exercise

Description: Prerequisites: Kines 210 or a human physiology course or equivalent. Pre- or corequisite: Kines 202. Physiological processes in physical activities and the effect of training upon performance.
Units: (3)

KNES 348L    Physiology of Exercise Laboratory

Description: Prerequisite: prior completion or concurrent enrollment in Kines 348. Laboratory techniques in physiology of exercise. (3 hours laboratory)
Units: (1)

KNES 349    Measurement and Statistics in Kinesiology

Description: Pre- or corequisite: Kines 202. Study of measurement theory and statistics used in the evaluation of health and human performance, with special focus on the analysis and interpretation of data in different environments. One or more sections offered online.
Units: (3)

KNES 350    Nutrition

Description: (Same as Health Science/Nursing 350)
Units: (3)

KNES 351    Principles of Strength and Conditioning

Description: Prerequisites: Kines 260 and 348; Kines 300 recommended. Conditioning for those who plan to coach or supervise fitness programs. Circuit training, nutrition, motivation, weight control and kinesiology factors.
Units: (3)

KNES 352    Principles of Teaching Group Fitness

Description: Prerequisites: Kines 210. Provide content knowledge and practical experience concerned with teaching group fitness. Teaching principles, techniques and safety. Variety of exercise formats.
Units: (3)

KNES 353    Physical Activity and Lifelong Well-Being

Description: Prerequisites: one course from General Education (G.E.) Category III. Integration of physiological, psychological and sociological understandings of the human being in relationship to physical activity as a lifelong pursuit. Topics include physical fitness, nutrition, stress reduction, socialization, and individual differences in human behavior. Kinesiology and Health Science majors may count this course either for the major or for G.E. One or more sections offered online. (Same as Health Science 353)
Units: (3)

KNES 354    Cardiovascular Exercise Testing and Prescription (formerly 452)

Description: Prerequisites: Kines 348 and 348L; Kines 351 recommended. Methods of graded exercise testing in the apparently healthy adult. Guidelines for aerobic exercise prescription. Cardiovascular disease and identification of risk factors.
Units: (3)

KNES 363    Developmental Adaptations of the Atypical

Description: Prerequisites: Kines 300, 348 and 364. Study of the disabled whose unique needs in motor development determine their least restrictive environment in physical activity. Programs of games, sports and exercise in diversified settings; legally mandated regulations.
Units: (3)

KNES 364    Motor Development

Description: Prerequisites: Kines 260. Life span motor development: age, sex, ethnic, cultural and perceptual components, their implications and the main course of action needed in developmental strategies for optimal motor behavior development.
Units: (3)

KNES 365    Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries

Description: Prerequisites: Kines 202. Immediate observation and examination of injuries. Special emphasis on the etiology, pathology, signs, symptoms and complications related to injuries sustained by athletes.
Units: (3)

KNES 367    Clinical Proficiencies in Athletic Training I

Description: Prerequisites: Kines 202 and admission to Athletic Training Education Program. Develop a cognitive understanding and a practical knowledge of the various clinical skills required in a first-semester athletic training student.
Units: (1)

KNES 368    Clinical Proficiencies in Athletic Training II

Description: Prerequisites: Kines 367. Knowledge and develop clinical skills related to athletic training, including environmental safety, protective equipment, surface anatomy, palpation skills, special and functional tests, fitness testing techniques, etc.
Units: (1)

KNES 369    Clinical Proficiencies in Athletic Training III

Description: Prerequisites: Kines 368. Knowledge and develop clinical skills related to athletic training, including environmental safety, protective equipment, surface anatomy, palpation skills, special and functional tests, fitness testing techniques, etc.
Units: (1)

KNES 371    Human Motor Control and Learning

Description: Prerequisite: Kines 210 or a human anatomy course. Pre- or corequisite: Kines 202. Neural, musculoskeletal and psychological mechanisms underlying the control and learning of movement skills across the lifespan.
Units: (3)

KNES 373    Advanced Injury Assessment of the Lower Extremity

Description: Prerequisites: Kines 365. Develop knowledge and clinical skills related to the recognition, evaluation and assessment of pathologies to the lower extremity and lumbar spine.
Units: (3)

KNES 374    Advanced Injury Assessment for the Upper Extremity

Description: Prerequisites: Kines 365. Develop knowledge and clinical skills related to the recognition, evaluation, and assessment of pathologies to the upper extremity and cervical spine
Units: (3)

KNES 375    Management of Sport/Exercise Emergencies

Description: Prerequisite: Kines 202. Theoretical, practical and clinical basis for the recognition, treatment and management of medical emergencies and catastrophic situations involving the physically active individuals, including athletes.
Units: (3)

KNES 377    Therapeutic Exercise in Rehabilitation

Description: Prerequisite: Kines 202. Theoretical and clinical basis for therapeutic exercise in rehabilitation. Therapeutic exercises as they relate to injury rehabilitation will be developed for student syntheses and understanding.
Units: (3)

KNES 378    Therapeutic Modalities in Rehabilitation

Description: Prerequisite: Kines 202. Theoretical, clinical, and practical basis for the use of therapeutic modalities in rehabilitation. Develop physical agents and biophysics, indications, contraindications, physiological effects, and applications.
Units: (3)

KNES 380    History and Philosophy of Human Movement

Description: Prerequisites: completion of G.E. Category II.A and III.B.2. Pre- or corequisite: Kines 202. Historical development of thought and practice in athletics, sport, kinesiology, play, dance, and other human movement forms from ancient Greeks to the present. Philosophical theories of human movement relative to personal identity, reality, being, values, and nature of competition.
Units: (3)

KNES 381    Sports, Games and Culture

Description: Prerequisites: one course from G.E. Category III Pre- or corequisite: Kines 202. Human movement in the cultural milieu. Historical and contemporary interpretations of the role of play, games, sports, dance and recreation in human life.
Units: (3)

KNES 383    Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity

Description: Pre- or corequisite: Kines 202. Introduction to theory and research of psychological processes that influence human performance in numerous movement settings including sport, exercise, and rehabilitation. Topics include individual difference variables (e.g., personality, arousal/anxiety, and motivation), social psychological variables (e.g., aggression, leadership, and group dynamics), and assessment and intervention (e.g., goal setting, cognitive techniques, and behavioral change strategies).
Units: (3)

KNES 384    Sport Sociology

Description: Prerequisite: Kines 381. Sport and social institutions and social processes. Understanding sport as a social phenomenon.
Units: (3)

KNES 385    Instructional Analysis of Human Movement

Description: Prerequisites: completion of all six units of kinesiology performance classes in specified areas (i.e., fitness, aquatics, combatives, individual sports, court/racquet sports, team sports) and Kines 300. Variables and principles that contribute to effective observation, analysis and instruction of human movement skills across the life span.
Units: (3)

KNES 386    Movement and the Child

Description: Prerequisite: completion of G.E. Categories III.A.2 and III.C.1; corequisite, Kines 494 for teacher education kinesiology majors only. Characteristics of the child; physical growth and development; basic mechanical principles related to human movement and motor learning; and concepts related to the design of physical activity programs that are appropriately challenging for children at various developmental levels.
Units: (3)

KNES 387    Movement and the Adolescent

Description: Corequisite: Kines 494 for teacher education kinesiology majors only. Implement physical education programs at the secondary level. Cognitive, affective and psychomotor development; structure, concepts and principles related to human movement and motor learning; concepts related to the design of secondary school movement programs.
Units: (3)

KNES 396    Physical Education Tutorial

Description: Prerequisite: consent of instructor and tutorial adviser. Supervised experience in performance or laboratory situations through tutoring or assisting in instruction. May be repeated for six units of credit. A maximum of three units may be applied toward the major.
Units: (1)

KNES 405    Worksite Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation

Description: (Same as Health Sci 405)
Units: (3)

KNES 406    Principles of Sport and Exercise Management

Description: Broad overview of sport/ exercise management enterprise, including school, facility, professional, commercial, industrial, corporate management and specialists in marketing, print/electronic media. Job descriptions, professional preparation and placement opportunities are detailed. Portfolio development.
Units: (3)

KNES 410    Issues in Youth Sports

Description: Prerequisite: Kines 381. Recommended prerequisite: Child/Adolescent Studies 312. Interdisciplinary examination of trends and issues in youth sport, focusing on non-school based community programs. Structural characteristics of sport and physical activity programs as they pertain to proper development of children and adolescents.
Units: (3)

KNES 414    Legal Issues in Kinesiology

Description: Prerequisites: graduate or upper-division standing; and Kines 202 or Communications 346. Introduction to the legal system and the law as applied to sport and exercise settings, which includes the areas of sports, fitness and healthcare, and recreational activities, with an emphasis on understanding the concepts of ethics, negligence and risk management.
Units: (3)

KNES 430    Applied Sport Psychology

Description: Prerequisites: Kines 383. Application of principles from sport psychology literature to enhance athletesÆ and coachesÆ performance.
Units: (3)

KNES 432    Applied Exercise Psychology

Description: Prerequisites: Kines 383. Understanding and applying the principles from exercise psychology to enhance competencies and skills related to preventive and rehabilitative exercise programs.
Units: (3)

KNES 442    Teaching Physical Education

Description: Prerequisite: admission to Teacher Education. Objectives, methods and materials of teaching Physical Education K-12. Required before student teaching. Part of the 12-unit education block and may not be taken separately. Credit/No Credit only. Requires ôBö (3.0) or better for credit.
Units: (3)

KNES 449E    Externship in Secondary Teaching

Description: To be taken concurrently with Kines 442. See description under Secondary Education. (Credit/No Credit only. Requires ôBö (3.0) or better for credit.)
Units: (3)

KNES 449I    Internship in Secondary Teaching

Description: See description under Secondary Education. Credit/No Credit only. Requires ôBö (3.0) or better for credit.
Units: (10)

KNES 449S    Seminar in Secondary Teaching

Description: See description under Secondary Education. Credit/No Credit only. Requires ôBö (3.0) or better for credit.
Units: (2)

KNES 451    Sports Medicine

Description: Prerequisites: Kines 348 and 348L. Alterations in human movement, anatomy and physiology that are caused by such factors as injury, drugs and environment.
Units: (3)

KNES 453    Clinical Exercise Physiology

Description: Prerequisites: Kines 348 and 354. Kines 354 recommended. Application of exercise physiology concepts to clinical/pathological situations in order to determine the therapeutic and functional benefits of physical activity.
Units: (3)

KNES 454    Physical Dimensions of Aging

Description: Prerequisites: minimum of six units of upper-division kinesiology courses completed or six units from the gerontology minor. Scientific evidence concerning the relationship between level of physical activity and oneÆs physical, mental and psychological well-being during aging.
Units: (3)

KNES 455    Functional Performance Assessment and Programming for Older Adults

Description: Prerequisites: Kines 349 and Kines 353, 371 or 454. Development of technical and personal skills related to functional performance assessment and to the development and implementation of physical activity programs for healthy and frail older adults.
Units: (3)

KNES 456    Environment Exercise Physiology

Description: Prerequisite: Kines 348. Interrelationship between the physical environment and the human while exercising under different states of fitness and acclimatization.
Units: (3)

KNES 457    Practice of Personal Training

Description: Prerequisites: Kines 260, 348, 351, 354 and junior or senior standing; Kines 300 recommended. Physiological responses and adaptations associated with strength and aerobic training to design fitness programs across the lifespan. Scientific foundation, client evaluation, exercise technique, safety and legal issues, program design and special populations.
Units: (3)

KNES 460    Worksite Health Promotion

Description: (Same as Health Science 460)
Units: (3)

KNES 461    Biomechanical Analysis of Human Movement

Description: Prerequisites: Kines 300, Physics 211 recommended. Analytical approach to mechanics of human motion. Quantitative video analysis techniques are introduced and applied to select movement analysis projects.
Units: (3)

KNES 463    Biomechanics of Musculoskeletal Injury

Description: Prerequisites: Kines 300. Biomechanical analysis of bone, joint cartilage and collagenous tissue, and of forces and moments acting at the major joints of the human body with specific interest on how these forces contribute to musculoskeletal injuries.
Units: (3)

KNES 465    Administration and Leadership in Athletic Training

Description: Prerequisites: Kines 365. Theoretical, legal, moral, ethical, technical and practical aspects of administration and leadership in sports healthcare programs, including those in athletic training.
Units: (3)

KNES 468    Clinical Proficiencies in Athletic Training IV

Description: Prerequisites: Kines 369. Develop a cognitive understanding and a practical knowledge of various clinical skills required of a fourth-semester athletic training student.
Units: (1)

KNES 469    Clinical Proficiencies in Athletic Training V

Description: Prerequisites: Kines 468. Develop a cognitive understanding and a practical knowledge of various clinical skills required of a fifth-semester athletic training student.
Units: (1)

KNES 471    Motor Control and Movement Dysfunction

Description: Prerequisites: Kines 371. Contemporary motor control theories and how they are applied to the development of therapeutic exercise programs for children and adults with balance and movement disorders caused by disease and/or trauma to the neurological system.
Units: (3)

KNES 480    Gender Issues and Sport

Description: Prerequisites: Kines 381 or completion of G.E. Category III.C. Multidimensional focus of influences impacting womenÆs competitive and non-competitive sport participation with emphasis on access, inclusion, adherence, benefits/liabilities and lifelong well being.
Units: (3)

KNES 494    Practicum

Description: Prerequisites: consent of faculty sponsor, field supervisor, fieldwork coordinator and department chair. Planning, preparing, coaching, teaching in public school, college or community physical education or recreation programs. May be repeated for a maximum of six units of credit. Credits not applicable toward major or fifth year work. (Credit/No Credit only)
Units: (1-3)

KNES 495    Internship in Kinesiology

Description: Prerequisites: minimum of 12 units of upper-division kinesiology coursework completed, faculty sponsor, field supervisor, fieldwork coordinator and department chair consent. Seminar for analysis of field experiences, including appropriate theory, skills and techniques, in addition to supervised experience in an approved fieldwork location agency. Internship must be specific to the discipline of kinesiology. Minimum of 120 hours per semester. Application forms must be completed and approved prior to enrollment. May not be repeated for credit toward the major.
Units: (3)

KNES 499    Independent Study

Description: Prerequisite: minimum of 15 upper-division kinesiology courses completed. Topics based on a study plan prepared in cooperation with a faculty supervisor. Culminates in a paper, project, comprehensive examination or performance. Application forms must be completed and approved prior to enrollment. Maximum of three units in any one semester; may be repeated once.
Units: (1-3)

KNES 508    Statistical Methods in Kinesiology

Description: Prerequisites: graduate status, Kines 349. Statistical theory, data collection procedures, techniques for analysis and interpretation of data.
Units: (3)

KNES 510    Research Methods in Kinesiology

Description: Prerequisites: graduate status, Kine 508. Fundamental tools of research. Types of research, process of scientific inquiry and critical analysis of research. Topic selection and development of a research proposal.
Units: (3)

KNES 516    Advanced Study of the Philosophical Perspective of Human Movement

Description: Prerequisites: graduate status, Kines 380. Methods of the philosophical process of human movement.
Units: (3)

KNES 550    Graduate Internship

Description: Prerequisites: graduate status, consent of faculty sponsor, field supervisor, field coordinator and chair. On-the-job training experiences supervised by a fully trained practitioner. Minimum of 120 hours per semester plus conferences with faculty sponsor. Application forms must be completed and approved prior to enrollment. Upon completion of the internship, a written evaluation must be submitted. Not open to students on, or subject to, academic probation.
Units: (3)

KNES 551    Advanced Study in Physiology of Exercise

Description: Prerequisites: graduate status, Kines 348 and 348L. Current issues and research in physiology of exercise with emphasis on physiological control during acute exercise. Includes written, oral and laboratory assignments.
Units: (3)

KNES 555    Applied Strength and Conditioning

Description: Prerequisites: graduate status, Kines 351 and 551. Anatomical and physiological bases for programs that develop physical fitness and performance.
Units: (3)

KNES 557    Instructional Strategies in Physical Education and Sport

Description: Prerequisites: graduate status, Kines 371 or 383. Theoretical concepts, models and research on instructional strategies for Physical Education, sport and related professional setting. Highly recommended for graduate students in all concentrations in Physical Education.
Units: (3)

KNES 558    Advanced Study in Teaching Human Movement

Description: Prerequisites: graduate status, Kines 300 or 371 or consent of the instructor. Historical perspectives and current trends in pedagogical research and the resultant principles that undergird the science of teaching human movement.
Units: (3)

KNES 561    Advanced Study in Biomechanics

Description: Prerequisites: graduate status, Kines 461. Advanced methods and concepts associated with the quantification of human movement. Biomechanical analysis of force plate and three-dimensional video data.
Units: (3)

KNES 571    Advanced Study in Human Motor Control and Learning

Description: Prerequisites: graduate status, Kines 371. In-depth study of contemporary trends and issues in motor control/learning research. Application of research to practice.
Units: (3)

KNES 580    Advanced Study in Sport and Exercise Psychology

Description: Prerequisites: graduate status, Kines 383. Current issues and research in sport and exercise psychology. Topics include motivation, personality, leadership and group dynamics, attention/concentration, exercise adherence/compliance, sport and exercise injury, and behavioral change strategies.
Units: (3)

KNES 581    Consultation in Applied Sport Psychology

Description: Prerequisites: Kines 383, 430 and graduate standing. Factors related to effective consultation for enhancing athletic performance. Knowledge of consultation issues will be derived from the existing best practices and literature with the purpose of drawing practical applications for the new professional. May be repeated for a maximum of six units credit.
Units: (3)

KNES 582    Advanced Study in Sociocultural Perspectives of Human Movement

Description: Prerequisites: graduate status and Kines 384. In-depth study of theories and methods of the sociocultural perspective and their application to the study of human movement phenomena.
Units: (3)

KNES 597    Project

Description: Prerequisites: graduate classified status, Kines 510, successful completion of an oral presentation of the project, and signature of all committee members on or before the census date of the semester in which the student elects to enroll. Directed independent inquiry. Not open to students on, or subject to, academic probation.
Units: (3)

KNES 598    Thesis

Description: Prerequisites: graduate classified status, Kines 510, successful completion of an oral presentation of the thesis, and signatures of all committee members on or before the census date of the semester in which the student elects to enroll. Student will select and have approved a research proposal, conduct the research, and prepare a formal analysis and report. May be repeated. Not open to students on, or subject to, academic probation.
Units: (3)

KNES 599    Graduate Independent Research

Description: Prerequisites: graduate status, Kines 510, and consent of the faculty adviser and chair. Student research in a specific area of human movement studies. Application forms must be completed and approved prior to enrollment. Upon completion of the research, a written report must be submitted. Not open to students on, or subject to, academic probation. Maximum of three units in any one semester; may be repeated once.
Units: (1-3)

Back to Top