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Welcome to the Department of Kinesiology Undergraduate Program!
We offer two B.S. degrees, which consists of approximately 60 units, depending on the specific concentration. Our robust undergraduate program currently has over 1000 students with varied interests, backgrounds, and goals. Our alumni have successfully obtained jobs across the Bay Area, the state of California, the US, and abroad.
There are two (2) degree programs for students to choose from at the undergraduate level: Baccalaureate Degree in Kinesiology; Baccalaureate Degree in Kinesiology, Preparation for Teacher Education.
Kinesiology, B.S. Degree - Specializations
Kinesiology, B.S. Degree - Preparation for Teaching
The CSU and SJSU can only admit a certain number of students into the major. The application process is outlined on this webpage, and on the linked SJSU Undergraduate Studies page as well. Please direct all inquiries to the Advising Manager, Mr. Daniel Bohigian.
On this webpage, you will find a wealth of department information and links to useful resources on other sites within the university. In addition, please download and consult the Department of Kinesiology Undergraduate Handbook, which contains information related to the department and program. It should be your first stop when seeking an answer to any program question you may have.
Apply to SJSU & Department of Kinesiology
- You simply go through Cal State Apply (calstate.edu/apply), and follow the step-by-step instructions. Please be sure to completely fill out your application, as incomplete applications will not be considered.
- When filling out the application, be sure to indicate Kinesiology as the department, as well as your intended concentration (see descriptions above). In addition, be sure to indicate your relevant scores.
Required Core Classes in Kinesiology
|KIN 70||Intro to Kinesiology||30 units complete|
|KIN 155||Exercise Physiology||KIN 70, Bio 66, Chem 30A, GE Math|
|KIN 158||Biomechanics||KIN 70, Bio 65, GE Math|
|History of Sport & Physical Education
Philosophical Perspectives of Sport
KIN 70, Bio 66
|KIN 175||Measurement and Evaluation||KIN 70 and Math Area B4|
|KIN 185||Senior Seminar||KIN 70, completion of 35 major units|
|KIN Activity Courses: Choose 4 courses from 4 of 6
different movements areas
Movement Areas for Activity Courses
Individual / Dual
|Judo||Body Sculpting||Latin||Badminton||Ice Hockey||Kayaking|
|Karate||Cardio-Kick Boxing||Line/Country Western||Bowling||Rugby||Sailing|
|Self Defense||Fitness Walking||Lindy Hop/Night Club Swing||Golf||Soccer||Scuba|
|Tae Kwon Do||Jogging||Jazz||Gymnastics||Rowing|
|Step Training||Social Dance||Ice Skating||Water Polo|
|Tai Chi||Tap||Racquetball||Athletics: Team|
|Weight Training||West Coast Swing||Swimming|