The Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion offers a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science degree in Kinesiology.
Laura Chase, Chair
The department offers an undergraduate curriculum divided into three subplans: pedagogy, exercise science, and health promotion. These subplans are designed to meet a variety of student needs and interests.
Most students who elect the pedagogy subplan will obtain a California teaching credential which will qualify them to teach physical education in the state's public and private schools at either the elementary or secondary level. Those who elect the adapted physical education emphasis will become qualified to obtain the Adapted Physical Education Specialist Credential. The department also provides selected coursework that qualifies students with a major other than kinesiology to earn a physical education teaching credential (a supplementary authorization). Students may prepare themselves to coach athletic teams by selecting appropriate courses.
The exercise science subplan prepares students to work as a fitness consultant in a variety of settings or prepares students for advanced degree programs in exercise science or for entrance to professional schools in such areas as physical therapy, physician's assistant, chiropractic, or medicine.
The health promotion subplan prepares students to work as a wellness professional in corporate settings and to work as a health educator in community or government agencies.
In addition to serving its own majors, the KHP Department provides required and elective courses in kinesiology and health to meet the educational needs throughout the University. The Activity Program provides courses such as basketball, aerobics, karate, gymnastics, and weight lifting.
The department also offers a curriculum that leads to a Master of Science degree in Kinesiology. A description of this program can be found in the "Graduate Studies" section of the catalog.
CoursesKinesiology and Health Promotion
NOTE: KIN 101A through KIN 179A courses may be repeated for additional credit as long as normal academic progress is maintained, and may be taken on a credit/no credit basis. On the first class day of each new quarter all activity classes meet in the main gymnasium, Bldg. 43.