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Kinesiology Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Kinesiology is to communicate and create knowledge about sport, exercise, and physical activity. The department achieves its mission through innovative and engaging instruction, scholarship, and professional service. The uniqueness of our integrative discipline is that we work directly to promote lifelong learning and participation in human movement to enhance quality of life for all.

Program Mission Statements

Option in Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE)

To educate teachers to become knowledgeable and skillful agents of change so the California children and youth (K-12) become physically active for life.

Option in Movement Studies

To train professionals to lead systematic programs of human movement activity that improves the quality of life.