BS in Kinesiology (Physical Activity and Wellness)

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 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 Physical Activity and Wellness Concentration provides students with knowledge and practical experience in supporting careers in areas such as personal training, fitness center management, commercial and corporate wellness, and older adult fitness. It will also prepare students for advanced studies in sport and exercise psychology or other physical activity related programs. 

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 101Introduction to Kinesiology2
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 Administration
Athletic Care
Athletic Coaching Education
Physical Activity and Wellness
Physical Education Teacher Education
Total Units59-60

Concentration in Physical Activity and Wellness

Required Concentration Courses (16 Units)
KINS 99Exercise for Healthy Living2
KINS 120Strength and Conditioning3
KINS 132Planning, Designing and Managing a Fitness Center3
KINS 136Sport And Aging3
KINS 149Professional Activities of Health and Skill Related Fitness3
KINS 194AAssigned Field Experience in Kinesiology 12
Electives (12 Units)
Select four or more of the following:12
Women and Sport
Peak Performance Through Psychological Skills
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Analysis of Weight Training & Muscular Fitness
Exercise Physiology of Women
Prolonged Exercise
Care Of Athletic Injuries
Theory of Coaching
Ethics, Inclusion and Equity in Coaching
Aging Issues in Contemporary America
Strategies for Optimal Aging
Managing Disorders in Elders
Nutrition And Wellness
Nutrition And Metabolism
Practical Application in Sports Nutrition
Stress Management
Total Units28

General Education1

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 (12 Units)
Area D Course3
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
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