THE BACHELOR OF ARTS IN KINESIOLOGY

Total Course Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree: 120 units

See "requirements for the Bachelor's Degree" in The University Catalog for complete details on general degree requirements. A minimum of 40 units, including those required for the major, must be upper division.

Your major department has prepared a Four Year Advising Plan to help you meet all graduation requirements within four years. Please request a plan from your major adviser or view it and other current advising information on the CSU, Chico Web.

Total Course Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree with the Option in Physical Education Teacher Education: 135 units

Students graduating with the Option in Physical Education Teacher Education earn a Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology, physical education subject matter competency, and a single subject teaching credential. Students are advised to plan their General Education requirements carefully.

General Education Requirements: 48 units

See "General Education Requirements" in The University Catalog and The Class Schedule for the most current information on General Education Requirements and course offerings. The course requirements marked below with an asterisk (*) may also be applied toward General Education.

Option in Teacher Education

HIST 130 may be used to fulfill Breadth Area C1, C2, or C3 requirements; POLS 155 may be used to fulfill any one of the Breadth Area D1, D2, or D3 requirements; and HCSV 451 may be used to fulfill Area E requirements.

Cultural Diversity Course Requirements: 6 units

See "Cultural Diversity" in The University Catalog. Most courses taken to satisfy these requirements may also apply to General Education.

American Institutions Requirement: 6 units

See the "American Institutions Requirement" under "Bachelor's Degree Requirements." This requirement is normally fulfilled by completing HIST 130 and POLS 155. Courses used to satisfy this requirement do not apply to General Education.

Literacy Requirement:

See "Mathematics and Writing Requirements" in The University Catalog. Writing proficiency in the major is a graduation requirement and may be demonstrated through satisfactory completion of a course in your major which has been designated as the Writing Proficiency (WP) course for the semester in which you take the course. Students who earn below a C- are required to repeat the course and earn a C- or better to receive WP credit. See The Class Schedule for the designated WP courses for each semester. You must pass ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a C- or better before you may register for a WP course.

Course Requirements for the Major: 48-75 units

Course Requirements for the Major with the Option in Physical Education Teacher Education: 96 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this degree. Additional required courses dependent upon a selected option or advising pattern are outlined following the degree core program requirements.

DEGREE CORE PROGRAM: 22 units

Lower-Division Core: 8 units

2 courses required:
BIOL103Human Anatomy4.0FS *
BIOL104Human Physiology4.0FS *

Upper-Division Core: 14 units

4 courses required:
KINE320Embodied Knowledge: Kinesiol3.0FS WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher.
KINE321Motor Development & Behavior3.0FS
KINE322Biomechanics4.0FS
Prerequisites: BIOL 103 or faculty permission for non-majors, basic computer literacy skills.
KINE323Physiology of Exercise4.0FS
Prerequisites: BIOL 104.

Standard first aid and cardiopulmonary resusitation (CPR) certification are also required.

Basic computer literacy skills are required. The requirement may be met through select college courses (e.g., CSCI 100, PHED 100, or UNIV 101) or through prior experience.

Major Option Course Requirements: 26-74 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required dependent upon the option chosen. Students must select one of the following options for completion of the major course requirements.

THE OPTION IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHER EDUCATION: 74 units

This option satisfies all requirements for subject matter competency in physical education and the single subject teaching credential program. Consult with a Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) adviser early in order to determine your academic plan as courses follow a presecribed sequence.

Lower-Division Courses: 3 units

Select activity breadth courses with the prior approval of a PETE adviser.

3 courses selected from:
PHED112ABeginning Badminton1.0FS
PHED112BIntermediate Badminton1.0FS
PHED116ABeginning Aerobic Dance1.0FS
PHED116BIntermediate Aerobic Dance1.0FS
PHED116CAdvanced Aerobic Dance1.0FS
PHED117ABicycling1.0FS
PHED118JIntermediate Basketball: Men1.0FS
PHED118VBeginning Basketball: Women1.0FS
PHED118WIntermediate Basketball: Women1.0FS
PHED120ABeginning Bowling1.0FS
PHED120BIntermediate Bowling1.0FS
PHED120CAdvanced Bowling1.0FS
PHED129Flag Football1.0FA
PHED134ABeginning Golf1.0FS
PHED134BIntermediate Golf1.0FS
PHED136IBeginning Gymnastics: Men1.0FS
PHED136JIntermediate Gymnastics: Men1.0FS
PHED136VBeginning Gymnastics: Women1.0FS
PHED136WIntermediate Gymnastics: Women1.0FS
PHED141ABeginning Jujitsu/Self-Defense1.0FS
PHED141BIntermed Jujitsu/Self-Defense1.0FS
PHED142Aikido1.0FS
PHED143ABeginning Karate1.0FS
PHED143BIntermediate Karate1.0FS
PHED143CAdvanced Karate1.0FS
PHED144ABeginning TaeKwonDo1.0FS
PHED144BIntermediate TaeKwonDo1.0FS
PHED144CAdvanced TaeKwonDo1.0FS
PHED147IBeginning Indoor Soccer: Men1.0FS
PHED147JIntermed Indoor Soccer: Men1.0FS
PHED148VBeginning Soccer: Women1.0FS
PHED148WIntermediate Soccer: Women1.0FS
PHED149ABeginning Slow-Pitch Softball1.0FS
PHED150VBeginning Softball: Women1.0SP
PHED150WIntermediate Softball: Women1.0SP
PHED154ABeginning Swimming1.0FS
PHED154BIntermediate Swimming1.0FS
Prerequisites: Ability to swim in deep water; satisfactory performance of front crawl, sidestroke, and elementary backstroke.
PHED154CAdvanced Swimming1.0FS
Prerequisites: Ability to swim in deep water; satisfactory performance of front crawl, side stroke, and elementary back stroke.
PHED156ABeginning Tennis1.0FS
PHED156BIntermediate Tennis1.0FS
PHED162ABeginning Volleyball1.0FS
PHED162BIntermediate Volleyball1.0FS
PHED164ABeginning Water Polo1.0FS
PHED164BIntermediate Water Polo1.0FS
PHED164KAdvanced Water Polo: Men1.0FA
PHED166ABeginning Weight Training1.0FS
PHED166BIntermediate Weight Training1.0FS
PHED169Yoga1.0Inq

Upper-Division Courses: 65 units

20 courses required:
EDTE301Democracy & Pub Schl in Amer2.0SMF
EDTE302Access & Equity in Education3.0FS
EDTE530Fundamentals of Teaching Prac3.0SMF
EDTE531Teaching with Technology1.0FS
EDTE532Literacy Development3.0SMF
EDTE535Teaching Practicum I3.0FS
Prerequisites: Admission to the Department of Education Single Subject Program and completion of Block One courses.
EDTE537Apps for Democratic Education2.0FS
Prerequisites: Capstone course to be taken in the final semester of the program. EDTE538Teaching Practicum II12.0FS
Prerequisites: Successful completion of Practicum I (EDTE 535).
ENGL371Principles of Language3.0FS
ENGL470Second Language Acquisition3.0FS
Prerequisites: ENGL 371.
HCSV451Hlth Ed for Secondary Tchrs3.0FS
KINE305Philosophy of School Based PE3.0FS
KINE308Dance/Rhythms/ Educ Gymnastics3.0FS
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
KINE309Develop Approp PE for Children3.0FS
KINE312Outdoor Education & Aquatics3.0FS
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
KINE315Intro to Adapted Phys Act3.0FS
KINE410Develop Approp PE-Middle Sch3.0FS
Prerequisites: KINE 305, KINE 309.
KINE411Assessment in Physical Educ3.0FS
Prerequisites: KINE 305, KINE 309, faculty permission.
KINE484Develop Approp PE-High School3.0FS
Prerequisites: KINE 305, KINE 308, KINE 309, KINE 312, KINE 410, KINE 411.
KINE510Sem in School Physical Educ3.0FS
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

NOTE: PSYC 355 may be substituted for KINE 321; EDTE 533 may be substituted for KINE 484; and EDTE 534 may be substituted for KINE 315. Adviser's permission is required for substitutions.

6 units selected from:

6 units of course work in any single non-English language. NOTE: This requirement may be waived for students with two years of high school language courses in a single language. Students are also reminded that the following courses are required for the Option in Physical Education Teacher Education: CMST 131 or CMST 132; POLS 155 or POLS 355. Students interested in earning subject matter competency in physical education with intentions of entering credential programs other than the Physical Education Teacher Education Option must take an alternate set of courses in order to meet the required 120 units for the BA. See a PETE adviser as soon as possible to establish an academic contract.

Additional Requirements:

By the beginning of the junior year, at the time of admission to the credential program, students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.67, or a GPA of 2.75 for the last 60 units. Candidates must maintain a 3.0 average or better in EDTE 530 courses. KINE courses listed must be completed with a C- or better.

Optional Adapted Physical Education Specialist Credential: 20 units

In order to complete the specialist credential in adapted physical education, students must obtain or be working toward a credential that authorizes them to teach physical education. This credential allows future physical education teachers to instruct individuals with disabilities in the public schools. These courses may be taken in addition to the Option in Teacher Education program, but are not required for that option or degree.

7 courses required:
KINE315Intro to Adapted Phys Act3.0FS
KINE351Aquatics for Adaptive Instr2.0SP
Prerequisites: First Aid and CPR or faculty permission; WSI recommended.

KINE 351 may be applied to the lower-division requirements.

KINE513Prog for Phys/Neuro Disabil3.0SP
Prerequisites: KINE 315 or faculty permission. ERROR: unknown course: KINE_514
KINE515Collaboration in Adapted PE3.0SP
Prerequisites: KINE 315 or faculty permission.
KINE516Motor Assess Exceptional Child3.0FA
Prerequisites: KINE 315 or faculty permission.
KINE617Fieldwork Adapted Phys Educ3.0FS
Prerequisites: KINE 515, faculty permission.

THE OPTION IN MOVEMENT STUDIES: 26-53 units

OPTION CORE: 9-19 units

Lower-Division Activity Breadth Courses: 6-13 units

Complete six courses in at least five of the seven groups below:

Aquatics Group

KINE351Aquatics for Adaptive Instr2.0SP
Prerequisites: First Aid and CPR or faculty permission; WSI recommended.
PHED125Beginning Scuba Diving2.0FS
Prerequisites: Ability to swim in deep water.
PHED154ABeginning Swimming1.0FS
PHED154BIntermediate Swimming1.0FS
Prerequisites: Ability to swim in deep water; satisfactory performance of front crawl, sidestroke, and elementary backstroke.
PHED154CAdvanced Swimming1.0FS
Prerequisites: Ability to swim in deep water; satisfactory performance of front crawl, side stroke, and elementary back stroke.
PHED154ESwimming: Individualized Prog1.0FS
PHED164ABeginning Water Polo1.0FS
PHED164BIntermediate Water Polo1.0FS

Dance, Tumbling, or Gymnastics Group

KINE352Introduction to Dance3.0FS *
PHED113IBeg Ballroom: Men1.0FS
PHED113VBeg Ballroom: Women1.0FS
PHED114VInt Ballroom: Men1.0FS
Prerequisites: PHED 113I.
PHED114WInt Ballroom: Women1.0FS
Prerequisites: PHED 113V.
PHED136IBeginning Gymnastics: Men1.0FS
PHED136JIntermediate Gymnastics: Men1.0FS
PHED136VBeginning Gymnastics: Women1.0FS
PHED136WIntermediate Gymnastics: Women1.0FS
PHED160ABeginning Tumbling1.0FS
PHED160BIntermediate Tumbling1.0FS

Individual or Dual Group

PHED112ABeginning Badminton1.0FS
PHED112BIntermediate Badminton1.0FS
PHED120ABeginning Bowling1.0FS
PHED120BIntermediate Bowling1.0FS
PHED120CAdvanced Bowling1.0FS
PHED134ABeginning Golf1.0FS
PHED134BIntermediate Golf1.0FS
PHED146ABeg Ski, Board, Telemarking1.0SP
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
PHED146BInt Ski, Board, Telemarking1.0SP
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
PHED156ABeginning Tennis1.0FS
PHED156BIntermediate Tennis1.0FS
PHED156CAdvanced Tennis1.0FS

Outdoor Education/Recreation Group

KINE224Mthd Tch Rock Climbing3.0FA
Prerequisites: Wilderness 1st Responder or faculty permission.
KINE226Meth of Tch Wilderness Living3.0FA
Prerequisites: Wilderness 1st Responder or faculty permission.
KINE228Meth of Tch Canoeing/Kayaking3.0SP
Prerequisites: Wilderness 1st Responder.
PHED111AOrienteering1.0FS
PHED117ABicycling1.0FS
PHED119ACross-Country Skiing1.0FS
PHED121Backpacking2.0FS
PHED123ARock Climbing1.0FS

NOTE: Students completing the Outdoor Education Pattern may use two of the following courses to fulfill requirements both for that pattern and for the Outdoor Education/Recreation group activity course requirements: KINE 224, KINE 226, or KINE 228.

Personal Defense or Combatives Group

PHED141ABeginning Jujitsu/Self-Defense1.0FS
PHED141BIntermed Jujitsu/Self-Defense1.0FS
PHED142Aikido1.0FS
PHED143ABeginning Karate1.0FS
PHED143BIntermediate Karate1.0FS
PHED144ABeginning TaeKwonDo1.0FS

Team Sports Group

PHED118JIntermediate Basketball: Men1.0FS
PHED118VBeginning Basketball: Women1.0FS
PHED118WIntermediate Basketball: Women1.0FS
PHED129Flag Football1.0FA
PHED147IBeginning Indoor Soccer: Men1.0FS
PHED147JIntermed Indoor Soccer: Men1.0FS
PHED147VBeginning Indoor Soccer: Women1.0FS
PHED147WIntermed Indoor Soccer: Women1.0FS
PHED148IBeginning Soccer: Men1.0FS
PHED148JIntermediate Soccer: Men1.0FS
PHED148VBeginning Soccer: Women1.0FS
PHED148WIntermediate Soccer: Women1.0FS
PHED149ABeginning Slow-Pitch Softball1.0FS
PHED150VBeginning Softball: Women1.0SP
PHED150WIntermediate Softball: Women1.0SP
PHED162ABeginning Volleyball1.0FS
PHED162BIntermediate Volleyball1.0FS
PHED162CAdvanced Volleyball1.0FS
PHED162KAdvanced Volleyball: Men1.0FS

Weight Training or Fitness Group

PHED116ABeginning Aerobic Dance1.0FS
PHED159Jogging1.0FS
PHED166ABeginning Weight Training1.0FS
PHED166BIntermediate Weight Training1.0FS
PHED166VBegin Weight Training: Women1.0FS
PHED167ABeginning Lifetime Fitness1.0FS
PHED167BIntermediate Lifetime Fitness1.0FS
PHED167CAdvanced Lifetime Fitness1.0FS
PHED169Yoga1.0Inq

Upper-Division Courses: 3-6 units

2 courses required:
KINE389Prin of Strngth & Conditioning3.0FS
Prerequisites: KINE 322, KINE 323, or faculty permission.
KINE489Internship Seminar3.0FS
Prerequisites: At least junior standing and faculty permission.

NOTE: KINE 489 is not required for students completing the Outdoor Education pattern.

Advising Pattern Course Requirements: 18-34 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required depending upon the advising pattern chosen. Students must select one of the following advising patterns for completion of the major course requirements.

ADAPTED PHYSICAL ACTIVITY PATTERN: 20-21 units

5 courses required:
KINE315Intro to Adapted Phys Act3.0FS
KINE345Human Movement/Learn/Perform3.0FS
Prerequisites: Basic computer skills or faculty permission.
KINE351Aquatics for Adaptive Instr2.0SP
Prerequisites: First Aid and CPR or faculty permission; WSI recommended.
KINE513Prog for Phys/Neuro Disabil3.0SP
Prerequisites: KINE 315 or faculty permission. ERROR: unknown course: KINE_514
2 courses selected from:
KINE316Prin Spt Injury Mgt4.0FS
Prerequisites: Basic First Aid or equivalent course, faculty permission.
KINE381Recondition Athletic Injuries3.0SP
Prerequisites: KINE 316; a course in anatomy is recommended.
KINE485Seminar in Sports Medicine3.0FS
Prerequisites: BIOL 103, BIOL 104, KINE 323, PHED 100 or faculty permission.
KINE515Collaboration in Adapted PE3.0SP
Prerequisites: KINE 315 or faculty permission.
KINE516Motor Assess Exceptional Child3.0FA
Prerequisites: KINE 315 or faculty permission.
RECR464Therapeutic Recr Techniques3.0FS
Prerequisites: RECR 260.
RECR466Program Management in TR3.0FS
Prerequisites: RECR 260; RECR 462; RECR 464; or faculty permission.

COACHING AND ADMINISTRATION PATTERN: 24-25 units

Students wishing to pursue a career in coaching with any degree should consult a kinesiology adviser. The California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) requires individuals who are not kinesiology majors to acquire coaching certification. CIF has approved this pattern, and individuals who satisfactorily complete the program are automatically qualified to coach. See your adviser to discuss career plans and appropriate selection of courses.

4 courses required:
KINE314Psychology of Coaching3.0FS
KINE345Human Movement/Learn/Perform3.0FS
Prerequisites: Basic computer skills or faculty permission.
KINE411Assessment in Physical Educ3.0FS
Prerequisites: KINE 305, KINE 309, faculty permission.
KINE430Adm/Mgmt of Sport/Fit Progs3.0FS
Prerequisites: Basic computer literacy skills.
2 courses required:
KINE331Principles of Team Sports3.0FS
Prerequisites: Basic computer literacy skills. Course includes laboratory projects and written exams which cover the essential elements of coaching and performing in a team sport environment. One major project will be designed by each student.
KINE332Prin of Individual Sports3.0FS
Prerequisites: Basic computer literacy skills.

NOTE: Either KINE 331 or KINE 332 may be taken twice to meet this requirement.

2 courses selected from:
KINE316Prin Spt Injury Mgt4.0FS
Prerequisites: Basic First Aid or equivalent course, faculty permission.
KINE346Sport and Society3.0FS
KINE347Sport/Game/Play Non-West Cult3.0FS *NW
KINE492Social Psy of Sport/Play/Games3.0FS
KINE524Biomechanical Analysis3.0FS
Prerequisites: KINE 322 and basic computer literacy.
KINE554Theory/Prac of Play & Games3.0SP

FITNESS AND WELLNESS PATTERN: 18-19 units

3 courses required:
KINE345Human Movement/Learn/Perform3.0FS
Prerequisites: Basic computer skills or faculty permission.
KINE411Assessment in Physical Educ3.0FS
Prerequisites: KINE 305, KINE 309, faculty permission.
KINE480Ex Testing and Prescription3.0FS
Prerequisites: KINE 323. 3 courses selected from:
KINE315Intro to Adapted Phys Act3.0FS
KINE316Prin Spt Injury Mgt4.0FS
Prerequisites: Basic First Aid or equivalent course, faculty permission.
KINE386Sports Epidemiology3.0FS
Prerequisites: Basic computer skills or faculty permission.
KINE482Exercise Pathophysiology3.0FS
Prerequisites: Bachelor's Degree in any discipline or KINE 322, KINE 323, KINE 480 or faculty permission.
KINE485Seminar in Sports Medicine3.0FS
Prerequisites: BIOL 103, BIOL 104, KINE 323, PHED 100 or faculty permission.
KINE492Social Psy of Sport/Play/Games3.0FS
KINE586Anat/Patho Asp of Sports Inj3.0FS
Prerequisites: BIOL 103, BIOL 104, KINE 322.
KINE588Sem Sport/Phys Act Health Care3.0FS
Prerequisites: KINE 317, KINE 381.

OUTDOOR EDUCATION PATTERN: 28-34 units

Students wishing to pursue a career in outdoor education with any degree should consult with the Coordinator of the Outdoor Education program. Wilderness 1st Responder certification is required for this pattern. It is granted and authorized through three different agencies: Wilderness Medicine Institute (WMI), Wilderness Medical Associates (WMA), and Stone Hearth Open Learning Opportunities (SOLO). These companies conduct courses throughout North America and each company recognizes the others' certification. Wilderness 1st Responder is offered on the CSU, Chico campus through WMI and is sponsored by the Associated Students, Adventure Outings. Wilderness 1st Responder certification also includes Standard First Aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification.

NOTE: Students completing this pattern may use two of the following required courses in the Outdoor Education/Recreation group lower-division activity course requirements: KINE 224, KINE 226, or KINE 228.

8 courses required:
KINE224Mthd Tch Rock Climbing3.0FA
Prerequisites: Wilderness 1st Responder or faculty permission.
KINE227Winter and the Mountain4.0JA
Prerequisites: Wilderness 1st Responder, KINE 226 or RECR 187.
KINE228Meth of Tch Canoeing/Kayaking3.0SP
Prerequisites: Wilderness 1st Responder.
KINE460Phil Found of Outdoor Educ3.0FS
KINE462Theory of Experiential Educ3.0FS
Prerequisites: KINE 460.
KINE464Facilitating Adventure Exp3.0FS
Prerequisites: KINE 460.
KINE470Practicum in Outdoor Education9.0SM
Prerequisites: Wilderness 1st Responder, KINE 224, KINE 226, KINE 227, KINE 228, KINE 460, KINE 464, RECR 240.
RECR240Outdoor Recreation Systems3.0FS
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 200, or faculty permission.
1 course selected from:
KINE226Meth of Tch Wilderness Living3.0FA
Prerequisites: Wilderness 1st Responder or faculty permission.
RECR185Camp Mgmt & Outdoor Leadership3.0FS

Electives Requirement:

To complete the total units required for the bachelor's degree, select additional elective courses from the total university offerings. You should consult with an adviser regarding the selection of courses which will provide breadth to your university experience and possibly apply to a supportive second major or minor.

Grading Requirement:

All courses taken to fulfill major course requirements must be taken for a letter grade except those courses specified by the department as Credit/No Credit grading only.

Advising Requirement:

Advising is mandatory for all majors in this degree program. Consult your undergraduate adviser for specific information.

Honors in the Major

Honors in the Major is a program of independent work in your major. It involves 6 units of honors course work completed over two semesters.

Your Honors work will be recognized at your graduation, on your permanent transcripts, and on your diploma. It is often accompanied by letters of commendation from your mentor in the department or the department chair. Most importantly, however, the Honors in the Major program allows you to work closely with a faculty mentor in your area of interest on an original performance or research project. This year-long collaboration allows you to work in your field at a professional level and culminates in a public presentation of your work. Students sometimes take their projects beyond the university for submission in professional journals, presentation at conferences, or competition in shows; such experience is valuable for graduate school and later professional life.

Some common features of Honors in the Major program are

1. You must take 6 units of Honors in the Major course work. At least 3 of these 6 units are independent study (499H) as specified by your department. You must complete each class with a minimum grade of B. 2. You must have completed 9 units of upper-division course work or 21 overall units in your major before you can be admitted to Honors in the Major. Check the requirements carefully, as there may be specific courses that must be included in these units. 3. Your cumulative GPA should be at least 3.5 or within the top 5 percent of majors in your department. 4. Your GPA in your major should be at least 3.5 or within the top 5 percent of majors in your department. 5. Most students apply for or are invited to participate in Honors in the Major during the second semester of their junior year. Then they complete the 6 units of course work over the two semesters of their senior year. 6. Your honors work culminates with a public presentation of your Honors project.

While Honors in the Major is part of the Honors Program, each department administers its own program. Please contact your major department or major adviser for further information.