Major Requirements


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

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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
  • 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 Major Requirements & Career Document

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Health Promotion

The Health Promotion emphasis offers Kinesiology undergraduate students the opportunity to construct a course of study that will serve various career goals in the field of Health and Wellness promotion. Students in the health promotion management track are required to complete the following coursework:

Lower Division

  • Kinesiology 10                  
  • Kinesiology 14                  
  • Kinesiology 15                  

Upper Division

  • Kinesiology 108                
  • Kinesiology 111                
  • Kinesiology 118                
  • Kinesiology 127                
  • Kinesiology 195
  • Two of the following: Kinesiology 106, 111, 112, 114, or TRS 142

A minimum of six additional 1.0 unit upper-division courses are required. Students will select two courses from each of the three foci: Environmental Health, Health & Human Diversity, and Health Communication & Advocacy. The courses have been identified from relevant academic units including Anthropology, Communication, Economics, Environmental & Earth Science, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology. Coursework samples are available from the Department of Kinesiology.

For additional information, please view our Health Promotion Major Requirements & Careers document

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Health & Human Performance 

(Students Starting Before Fall 2018)

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 10/11, 13/14, 25/26
  • Chemistry 2/3

Upper Division*

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

For additional information, please view our Health and Human Performance Major Requirements & Careers document

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Exercise Science 
(Students Starting in Fall 2018 or After)

This emphasis provides students with a broad knowledge base, critical thinking and communication skills, and practical experience in the exercise sciences. The interdisciplinary coursework, in addition to labs, research, and practicum experiences, educates students to become effective and socially responsible contributors to the scientific community and subject population. This curriculum also prepares students to pursue professional certifications, professional and graduate programs, and advanced careers in the field. Exercise Science majors are prominent in the wellness, sport, and fitness industries; health care settings, such as injury prevention and exercise rehabilitation; and as trainers and coaches for individual and team athletes.

Students in the Exercise Science track are required to complete the following coursework:

Lower Division

  • Kinesiology 10, 15
  • Biology 10/11, 13/14, 25/26
  • Chemistry 2/3
  • Math 4, 13, or 27 (Math 4 is preferred)

Upper Division

  • Kines 102
  • Kines 107
  • Kines 110/110L
  • Kines 112
  • Kines 117
  • Kines 109, 115/115L, or Kines 122/122L

A minimum of three additional 1.0 unit upper-division courses are required. One course may be taken from another relevant academic unit such as: Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, Communication, Politics, Psychology, or Sociology. This class should be relevant to the exercise science emphasis. Coursework samples are available from the Department of Kinesiology.

For additional information, please view our Exercise Science Major Requirements & Careers document

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Video Clips

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.

Course Projections

Course projections AY 2018-2019 (doc)

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