BS in Kinesiology (Athletic Coaching Education)

Units required for Major: 59-60
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 wellness, commercial fitness, older adult fitness, and athletic training. 

The BS in Kinesiology offers five concentrations designed to meet students’ specific academic needs and career interests in the areas of Athletic Administration, Athletic Care, Athletic Coaching Education, Physical Activity and Wellness, and Physical Education.
The Athletic Coaching Education concentration provides students with knowledge and practical experience in supporting careers in athletic and community settings, athletic coaching, mental performance enhancement, and community and youth physical activity and sport programs. Students will also be eligible to earn a Coaching Certification from the American Sport Education Program (ASEP), which is required to coach at the high school level in the state of California (as mandated by the California Interscholastic Federation). This concentration also prepares students for advanced study in athletic coaching, administration, and other sport-related programs (e.g., sport psychology, sport sociology). Note: *The ASEP coaching certification does not fulfill the requirements for a Single Subject Physical Education California Teaching Credential. To be eligible for the teaching credential, students should meet the requirements for the Physical Education Teacher Education Concentration. 

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 Coaching Education (29 Units)

Required Concentration Courses (20 Units)
KINS 120Strength and Conditioning3
KINS 121Peak Performance Through Psychological Skills3
KINS 139Leadership and Communication3
KINS 141PRO ACT I - Dual Sports3
or KINS 145 Pro Act III - Team Sports
or KINS 146 PRO ACT IV Individual Sports
KINS 165Theory of Coaching3
KINS 166Ethics, Inclusion and Equity in Coaching3
KINS 194DAssigned Field Experience in Coaching 12
Electives (9 Units)
Select three of the following: 9
Women and Sport
PRO ACT I - Dual Sports
Professional Activities II - Creative Movement and Dance
Analysis of Weight Training & Muscular Fitness
Pro Act III - Team Sports
PRO ACT IV Individual Sports
ProAct V - Nontraditional Games and Sports
Professional Activities of Health and Skill Related Fitness
Care Of Athletic Injuries
Leadership and Group Development
Community Sport Programming
Nutrition And Wellness
Nutrition And Metabolism
Practical Application in Sports Nutrition
Stress Management
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