Bachelor of Science Kinesiology


Active lifestyles and competitive sports are exciting and important parts of contemporary living. With a strong foundation in the natural and social sciences, graduates gain knowledge and skills needed to provide scientifically grounded, community-focused, and ethically principled expertise to a diverse clientele, from children to older adults. The Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology prepares students to enter exciting fields such as allied health and medical professions, corporate/commercial fitness, senior fitness and wellness, teaching physical education, and athletic coaching.


Major Requirements

Every student in the major must complete the pre-requisites, foundation courses, disciplinary Core, and the upper division writing requirement plus one of the 8 concentrations in order to complete their degree in kinesiology.


Pre-requisites (9 Units Minimum)

Anatomy and Physiology (KNES/BIOL 210 OR KNES/BIOL 191A)
-Martial Arts/Combative
-Individual Sport  
-Racquet Sport  
-Team Sport  

*Students interested in teaching Physical Education, must complete KNES 240, 241, 242, and 243 in lieu of the six, 1 unit, activity courses.

Foundation Courses (9 Units)*

KNES 202 Introduction to Kinesiology
KNES 349 Measurements and Statistics
KNES 360 Movement Anatomy

Disciplinary Core (18 Units)*

KNES 348 Physiology of Exercise  

*****Students completing the Strength and Conditioning Concentration are required to also complete the  KNES 348 lab (1 Unit) in addition to the KNES 348 Lecture Course, for all other concentrations the 348 lab is optional.  

KNES 361 Principles of Human Movement
KNES 371 Human Motor Control and Learning
KNES 380 Philosophy of Human Movement
KNES 381 History of Sports, Games, and Culture
KNES 383 Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity

Upper Division Writing Requirement

ENGL 301 (This is NOT a General Education Course, and cannot be used in the general education sections of the TDA)


How to declare a major or minor in Kinesiology

  • Complete KNES 202 and KNES 210 or BIOL 210 with a "C" or better
  • Demonstrate a minimum of 2.5 CSUF GPA with at least 15 residence units earned and a CUM GPA of 2.5
  • Complete the Change of Academic Objective FormPDF File Opens in new window , obtain a signature of a KNES academic advisor and return to Admissions and Records in LH-114

Note: A letter grade MUST be showing for both courses (KNES 202 and KNES/BIOL 210) before a signature can be provided.