The Gerokinesiology concentration provides knowledge and skills necessary to develop and teach a variety of wellness and fitness classes and personalized training/rehabilitation programs for older adults across the functional continuum. Prepares students for advanced study in related allied health professions and meets the international guidelines for preparing physical activity instructors of older adults. 


Required Courses (12 units):

KNES 352 Principles of Teaching Group Fitness

KNES 454 Physical Dimensions of Aging

KNES 455 Functional Performance Assessment and Programming for Older Adults

KNES 495 Internship in Kinesiology

Elective Courses (9 units): 

Choose three courses from the following list:

AGNG 313 California Gold Diversity & Aging 

PSYC 362 Psychology of Aging

PUBH 440 Determinants of Health Behavior

PUBH 450 Applied Health Promotion in Aging Populations

KNES 351 Principles of Strength and Conditioning

KNES 354 Cardiovascular Exercise Testing and Prescription

KNES 364 Motor Development

KNES 375 Management of Sport/Exercise Emergencies

KNES 377 Therapeutic Exercise in Rehabilitation

KNES 378 Therapeutic Modalities in Rehabilitation

KNES 432 Applied Exercise Psychology

KNES 451 Sports Medicine

KNES 457 Practice of Personal Training

KNES 463 Biomechanics of Musculoskeletal Injury

KNES 470 Nutrition for Exercise and Performance

KNES 471 Motor Control and Movement Dysfunction

KNES 499 Independent Study