BS in Kinesiology (Physical Education)

Units required for Major: 57
Total units required for BS: 120 

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, 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.

Program Requirements

Required Core (13 Units)
BIO 30Anatomy & Physiology - Brief Course4
KINS 150Exercise and Sport Physiology 13
KINS 151DApplied Kinesiology and Biomechanics3
KINS 176Perceptual Motor Development3
Required Upper Division Courses (18 Units)
KINS 133Integration of Concepts 13
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 (24-26 Units)
Select an option for the physical education concentration:24 - 26
Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) Option
Sports Studies Option
Total Units55-57

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

Sports Studies 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

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 (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