Major Requirements

The department offers three 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 Promotion

The Health Promotion emphasis offers Kinesiolog 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                   Introduction to Kinesiology
  • Kinesiology 14                   Introduction to Public Health
  • Kinesiology 15                   Measurement and Evaluation in Kinesiology

Upper Division

  • Kinesiology 108                 Legal and Administrative Issues
  • Kinesiology 111                 History of Health, Sport, & Exercise
  • Kinesiology 118                 Issues in Community and Peer Health
  • Kinesiology 127                 Health Promotion: Planning & Evaluation
  • Kinesiology 195                 Internship

For additional information, please view our Health Promotion Course Summary

Students must take a minimum of TWO courses from each of the following groupings. Take no more than two classes from the same department.

All students must complete 36.00 course credits; 17 of which must be upper division course credits.

All general education course requirements, major and minor (if applicable) requirements must be completed. All prerequisites must be passed with a grade of C- or higher.

All students must have a cumulative and major grade point average of at least 2.00.

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.