Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology

Kinesiology is the scientific study of human movement, including physical activity and daily activities, and physical education exercise and sport. Using technical methods and thorough knowledge of the human body and how it works, professionals in our field help people of all ages live healthier lives and resume normal activities following illness or injury. Your education in Kinesiology can lead to a rewarding career in professions such as, an exercise science program manager, researcher, personal trainer, physical therapist, teacher or coach, or sports physician.

There are four options you can pursue for your BS in Kinesiology: Exercise Science, Health Promotion, Pre-Health Professions or Physical Education Teaching.


High school students should follow preparation requirements for the CSU system and take most of their courses in English, mathematics, social sciences, biology, physics, and chemistry. Participation in physical activity, sports, and outdoor activities is recommended.

Community college students must plan to take Human Anatomy and Human Physiology.

Student Learning Outcomes:

Students completing this program will have demonstrated the ability to:

1. Apply knowledge and skills from kinesiology to promote health and physical activity, and optimize performance among diverse populations.

2. Apply knowledge and skills to promote health enhancing connectivity between human and environmental health.

3. Identify, evaluate, and demonstrate ethical use of the theoretical and/or scientific sources that can be used to address matters in kinesiology.

4. Critically evaluate, synthesize, and analyze various sources of evidence relative to the field of Kinesiology.

5. Effectively communicate information related to Kinesiology to targeted populations through written mediums.

6. Effectively communicate information related to Kinesiology to targeted populations through verbal mediums.

7. Evaluate and apply data to inform decisions related to population and individual health, well being, and physical performance.