The department offers two areas of study towards a Bachelor of Arts degree:

Sport & Recreation Management

This emphasis serves students interested in leadership roles in the fields of sport, fitness, and athletics. Coursework provides the philosophical grounding and administrative skills necessary for success in these domains.

Students in the Sport & Recreation Management track are required to complete the following coursework:

Lower Division

  • Kinesiology 10, 12, 15, 20
  • Accounting 1
  • Economics 3

Upper Division

  • Kinesiology 105, 108, 111, 112, 114
  • Business Administration 120, 130
  • Economics 180
  • Psychology 180
  • Kinesiology 195

For additional information, please view our Sport and Recreation Management Course Summary.

Health & Human Performance

This is an individualized course of study constructed to meet the needs of students with varied career and graduate school goals, e.g., sports medicine, exercise physiology, health education or community health. The interdisciplinary coursework is designed in consultation with a faculty advisor to meet the individual interests of the student.

Students in the Health and Human Performance track are required to complete the following coursework:

Lower Division

  • Kinesiology 10, 15
  • Biology 13/14, 25/26
  • Chemistry 2/3

Upper Division*

  • Kinesiology 110 and 110L
  • One of the following: Kinesiology 106, 111, 112 or 114.

For additional information, please view our Health and Human Performance Course Summary.

*A minimum of seven additional upper division courses are required. These courses are selected from the offerings of the Department of Kinesiology and the relevant offerings of other academic units such as: anthropology, sociology, biology, chemistry, communication, physics, and psychology. Coursework samples are available from the Department of Kinesiology.

A minimum 2.0 GPA within the major is required for graduation. Any course listed by the department with a prerequisite assumes a grade of C- or better in the prerequisite course. Students may not transfer more than 2 upper division courses from another institution for credit in the Kinesiology major. Online courses are generally not accepted for credit in this major.

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Watch a short video about the Human Performance Lab and a brief interview with Professor Derek Marks.

Watch a video clip of students demonstrate their skills in the Kines 122 Principles of Strength Fitness and Conditioning class.

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