Clinical Movement Science


The Clinical Movement Science concentration provides coursework for students interested in pursuing graduate school programs/careers in any clinical or exercise and allied health settings (e.g., physical therapist, occupational therapist, clinical exercise physiologist, chiropractor, athletic trainer, etc.). Students are advised on courses required for entry into specific allied health programs. Students pursuing this concentration must have completed 30 academic units and must possess a 3.2 cumulative GPA to apply for the concentration. Students must apply for this concentration with an advisor before beginning any of the course work. Students are also HIGHLY encouraged to volunteer in their anticipated career before selecting this concentration. Note: the coursework required in this concentration does NOT meet prerequisites for all allied health related graduate school programs.


Required Courses (8 units): 

One of the following options below:

KNES/BIOL 191A (4 units) Integrated Human Anatomy & Physiology with Lab AND KNES/BIOL 191B (4 units) Integrated Human Anatomy & Physiology with Lab;


BIOL 310/310L Human Physiology (3 units) and Lab (1 unit) AND BIOL 361 (4 units) Human Anatomy;

1 year of Anatomy/Physiology with labs from a community college or other accredited institution (8 units total).


Required Course (3 units) 

KNES 495 - Internship in Kinesiology OR KNES 499 - Independent Study

Elective Courses (12 units) :  

Choose four courses from the following options below (at least 3 units must be at the 400 level):

KNES 205 Medical Terminology    

KNES 351 Principals of Strength and Conditioning  

KNES 354 Cardiovascular Exercise Testing and Prescription

KNES 364 Motor Development

KNES 365 Pathologies In Sport/ Exercise KNES 373 Clinical Diagnosis of the Lower Extremity and Lumbar Spine

KNES 374 Clinical Diagnosis of the Upper Extremity and Cervicothoracic Spine    

KNES 375 Management of Sport/Exercise Emergencies

KNES 377 Therapeutic Exercise in Rehabilitation

KNES 378 Therapeutic Modalities in Rehabilitation

KNES 414 Legal Issues in Kinesiology

KNES 421 Clinical Anatomy

KNES 451 Sports Medicine

KNES 453 Clinical Exercise Physiology

KNES 454 Physical Dimensions of Aging

KNES 455 Functional Performance Assessment and Programming for Older Adults

KNES 461 Biomechanical Analysis of Human Movement

KNES 463 Biomechanics of Musculoskeletal Injury

KNES 470 Nutrition for Exercise and Performance

KNES 471 Motor Control and Movement Dysfunction

HESC 401 Epidemiology

HESC 411 Promoting Health in Diverse Populations