BS in Kinesiology (Physical Education)
Units required for Major: 57
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, Sport Studies 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 Sport Studies option does not meet the standards for subject matter preparation and the Sport Studies 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 Sport Studies 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.
|Required Core (13 Units)|
|BIO 25||Human Anatomy and Physiology I||4|
|KINS 150||Exercise and Sport Physiology||3|
|KINS 151D||Applied Kinesiology and Biomechanics||3|
|KINS 176||Perceptual Motor Development||3|
|Required Upper Division Courses (18 Units)|
|KINS 133||Integration of Concepts ||3|
|KINS 134||History and Philosophy of Physical Education and Sport||3|
|KINS 135||Assessment Strategies in Physical Education||3|
|KINS 137||Sociology Of Sport||3|
|KINS 138||Teaching Strategies in Physical Education||3|
|KINS 160||Sport and Exercise Psychology||3|
|Physical Education Concentration Options (24-26 Units)|
|Select an option for the physical education concentration:||24 - 26|
Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) Option
Sports Studies Option
Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) Option (26 units)
|KINS 130||Elementary Physical Education Curriculum and Content||3|
|KINS 131||Secondary Physical Education Curriculum||2|
|KINS 141||PRO ACT I - Dual Sports||3|
|KINS 142||Professional Activities II - Creative Movement and Dance||3|
|KINS 145||Pro Act III - Team Sports||3|
|KINS 146||PRO ACT IV Individual Sports||3|
|KINS 148||ProAct V - Nontraditional Games and Sports||3|
|KINS 149||Professional Activities of Health and Skill Related Fitness||3|
|KINS 177||Introduction to Adapted Physical Education||3|
Sports Studies Option (24 units)
|KINS 120||Strength and Conditioning||3|
|KINS 121||Peak Performance Through Psychological Skills||3|
|KINS 132||Planning, Designing and Managing a Fitness Center||3|
|KINS 156||Care Of Athletic Injuries||3|
|KINS 161||Theory of Sport and Fitness Management||3|
|KINS 165||Theory of Coaching||3|
|KINS 166||Ethics, Inclusion and Equity in Coaching||3|
|KINS 194D||Assigned Field Experience in Coaching 1||1 - 2|
Students must repeat this course for a total of 3 units.