BS in Kinesiology (Physical Education)

Units required for Major: 57 

Program Description

The physical education concentration is designed with two options: the first option, Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE), prepares students for a teaching career in physical education. The student who completes the program in physical education will have the breadth and depth of knowledge regarding developmentally appropriate physical education. The PETE option provides students with the coursework for both subject matter content and pedagogy for teaching physical education at the K-12 level. Students who choose this option will then have the opportunity to attain their Single Subject Physical Education California Teaching Credential, an additional two semester program through the Department of Teacher Education at Sacramento State.

The second option, Physical Activity Conditioning and Coaching (PACC) prepares students for a career in a variety of movement settings, other than the traditional physical education teaching career. These movement settings include club and high school athletics, intercollegiate athletics, and professional athletics, in the fields of coaching, conditioning, and administration. The PACC option does not meet the standards for subject matter preparation and the PACC student would need to complete additional coursework to qualify for admission to pursue the Physical Education Teaching Credential at Sacramento State and other institutions.

The student who completes the PETE or PACC option will understand the aesthetics of movement and human performance and the meaningfulness of physical activity in lifelong learning. Additionally, the student will gain knowledge of the historical and philosophical factors that relate to performance, fitness and wellness.

Note: Additional units may be required to meet the Sacramento State foreign language requirement.

Minimum Grade Requirement

All courses listed must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

Program Requirements

Required Core (13 Units)
BIO 25Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
KINS 150Exercise and Sport Physiology3
KINS 151DApplied Kinesiology and Biomechanics3
KINS 176Perceptual Motor Development3
Required Upper Division Courses (18 Units)
KINS 133Integration of Concepts 3
KINS 134History and Philosophy of Physical Education and Sport3
KINS 135Assessment Strategies in Physical Education3
KINS 137Sociology Of Sport3
KINS 138Teaching Strategies in Physical Education3
KINS 160Sport and Exercise Psychology3
Physical Education Concentration Options (26 Units)
Select an option for the physical education concentration:26
Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) Option
Physical Activity, Conditioning and Coaching (PACC) Option
Total Units57

Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) Option (26 units)

KINS 130Elementary Physical Education Curriculum and Content3
KINS 131Secondary Physical Education Curriculum2
KINS 141PRO ACT I - Dual Sports3
KINS 142Professional Activities II - Creative Movement and Dance3
KINS 145Pro Act III - Team Sports3
KINS 146PRO ACT IV Individual Sports3
KINS 148ProAct V - Nontraditional Games and Sports3
KINS 149Professional Activities of Health and Skill Related Fitness3
KINS 177Introduction to Adapted Physical Education3
Total Units26

Physical Activity, Conditioning and Coaching (PACC) Option (26 units)

KINS 99Exercise for Healthy Living2
KINS 120Strength and Conditioning3
KINS 121Peak Performance Through Psychological Skills3
KINS 132Planning, Designing and Managing a Fitness Center3
KINS 156Care Of Athletic Injuries3
KINS 161Theory of Sport and Fitness Management3
KINS 165Theory of Coaching3
KINS 166Ethics, Inclusion and Equity in Coaching3
KINS 194DAssigned Field Experience in Coaching 11 - 2
Total Units26
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Students must repeat this course for a total of 3 units.