BS in Kinesiology (Athletic Administration)

Units required for Major: 60
Total units required for BS: 120 

Program Description

The Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology provides students with a multi-disciplinary approach to the study of human movement, a strong foundation in the natural and social sciences, and the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare students for careers in fields such as physical education, athletic coaching, athletic administration, corporate or commercial wellness, older adult fitness, athletic training, and other physical activity related professions. 

The BS in Kinesiology offers five concentrations designed to meet students’ specific academic needs and career interests in the areas of Physical Education Teacher Education, Athletic Coaching Education, Athletic Administration, Physical Activity and Wellness, and Athletic Care.

The Athletic Administration Concentration helps prepare students for future careers in the business of sports at the amateur, collegiate, and professional levels. The curriculum provides students with knowledge in the multiple sub-disciplines of Kinesiology as well as foundational business skills and hands-on experience in one or more areas of sport management including leadership, marketing, law, finance, and event planning. Students will also develop stronger communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.  

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 Lower Division (8 Units)
BIO 25Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIO 26Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
Required Upper Division (23 Units)
KINS 101Kinesiology: Research and Practice2
KINS 134History and Philosophy of Physical Education and Sport3
KINS 137Sociology Of Sport3
KINS 138Sport Pedagogy3
KINS 150Exercise and Sport Physiology3
KINS 151DApplied Kinesiology and Biomechanics3
KINS 158Motor Learning and Control3
KINS 160Sport and Exercise Psychology3
Concentration Requirements (28-29 Units)
Select one of the following five areas of concentration:28 - 29
Athletic Care
Athletic Coaching Education
Physical Activity and Wellness
Physical Education Teacher Education
Sport Management
Total Units59-60

Concentration in Athletic Administration (29 Units)

Required Concentration Courses (11 Units)
KINS 139Leadership and Communication3
KINS 161Theory of Sport and Fitness Management3
KINS 165Theory of Coaching3
KINS 194DAssigned Field Experience in Coaching 12
Electives (18 Units)
Select six from the following: 18
Courses in Leadership and Communication
Presentational Speaking in the Organization
Media, Sports, and Society
Conflict Resolution Through Communication
Conflict Management and Negotiation
Peak Performance Through Psychological Skills
Ethics, Inclusion and Equity in Coaching
Leadership and Group Development
Courses in Development, Budgeting and Fundraising
Budgeting for Recreation Services
Grant Writing for Social, Community and Human Service Organizations
Leadership and Fundraising for Non-profit Organizations
Administration in Recreation, Parks and Tourism
Courses in Marketing
Principles Of Marketing
Sports Marketing
Marketing Recreation Services
Courses in Event Planning and Programming
Management in Recreation, Parks and Tourism
Introduction to Inclusive Recreation and Recreation Therapy
Community Sport Programming
Campus Recreation
Program and Event Planning in Recreation, Parks and Tourism
Conference and Meeting Planning
Volunteer Management in Nonprofit, Service, or Community Organizations
Total Units29

General Education Requirements1

Area A: Basic Subjects (9 Units)
A1 - Oral Communication3
A2 - Written Communication3
A3 - Critical Thinking3
Area B: Physical Universe and Its Life Forms (9 Units)
B1 - Physical Science3
B2 - Life Forms3
B3 - Lab (Note: Lab experience to be taken with one of the following: B1, B2 or B5) 20
B4 - Math Concepts3
B5 - Additional Course (Any B to reach 12 units) - Take upper-division course to complete Area & upper division requirements. 20
Area C: Arts and Humanities (12 Units)
C1 - Arts3
C2 - Humanities3
C1/C2 - Area C Course3
C1/C2 - Area C Course - Take upper-division course to complete Area & upper division requirements.3
Area D: The Individual and Society (9 Units)
Area D Course3
Area D Course3
Area D Course - Take upper-division course to complete Area & upper division requirements.3
Area E: Understanding Personal Development (3 Units)
Area E Course3
Area F: Ethnic Studies (3 Units)
Area F Course3
Total Units45

Graduation Requirements1

Graduation Requirements (required by CSU) (6 Units)
American Institutions: U.S. History3
American Institutions: U.S. Constitution & CA Government3
Writing Intensive (WI) 20
Graduation Requirements (required by Sacramento State) (12 Units)
English Composition II3
Race and Ethnicity in American Society (RE)3
Foreign Language Proficiency Requirement 26