Undergraduate Degrees

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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

Undergraduate Admissions

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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

Course# Title Prerequisites
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
KIN 160 
KIN 161 
KIN 164
History of Sport & Physical Education 

Philosophical Perspectives of Sport 

Sociocultural Perspectives
KIN 70
KIN 165 
KIN 166
Motor Development 

Motor Learning
KIN 70 

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
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KIN Activity Courses: Choose 4 courses from 4 of 6 
different movements areas

Movement Areas for Activity Courses

Area 1 
Area 2 
Area 3 
Area 4 
Individual / Dual
Area 5 
Area 6 
Aikido Aerobics Ballet Archery Basketball Hiking/Backpacking
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  
  Pilates Modern Handball Volleyball  
  Step Training Social Dance Ice Skating Water Polo  
  Tai Chi Tap Racquetball Athletics: Team  
  Weight Training West Coast Swing Swimming    
  Yoga   Table Tennis    
      Athletics: Individual