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College of Communication & Education

BA in Kinesiology

Program Highlights

The Department of Kinesiology offers three degree programs: BA in Kinesiology (430 students), BS in Exercise Physiology (476 students), and an MA in Kinesiology (40 students). All three degree programs were fully affirmed in fall 2017 through our 5-year Academic Program Review (APR) process. Ten years ago, we enrolled roughly 400 students. The interest in wellness in recent years has resulted in greater demand for Kinesiology careers and thus enrollment has climbed to over 900 students presently.

The Department of Kinesiology is a member of the American Kinesiology Association whose mission is to promote and enhance kinesiology as a unified field of study and advance its many applications. AKA does this by advocating for kinesiology at national and international levels as well as by supporting its member departments by providing resource materials and leadership and educational opportunities for university administrators in kinesiology.

Accreditation Logo of American Kinesiology Association

KINE faculty puts students at the center of everything we do including our scholarship. In the last 5 years, students have accompanied faculty to present at conferences all over the United States as well as Australia, Taiwan, and France. We have five active student clubs and our students also work collaboratively with the campus FitU program, which is a student-run peer mentoring program.

We prepare students for careers in physical therapy (and related medical fields), teaching physical education, coaching, personal training, and other wellness-related areas. We maintain state-of-the-art labs in Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics, Pedagogy, and Strength & Conditioning. To inform our teaching, each year the department collects data on the extent to which students meet our six Student Learning Outcomes (this past year, we measured verbal and non-verbal communication).

Adapted Physical Education trip to India and United Arab Emirates (January 2018)

Adapted Physical Education trip to India-January 2018
Adapted Physical Education trip to United Arab Emirates-January 2018

Kinesiology Student Travel Grant Recipients: Drew Johnson, Bryan Schaake, Madeline Donk with APE faculty Marci Pope and Rebecca Lytle (APE trip to India and United Arab Emirates)

Kinesiology Student Travel Grant Recipients: Drew Johnson, Bryan Schaake, Madeli
Kinesiology Student Travel Grant Recipients: Drew Johnson, Bryan Schaake, Madeli

Kinesiology Physical Education (PETE) Club – Winners of the Future Professional’s College Competition – California Alliance of Health Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (Feb. 2018)

Kinesiology Physical Education (PETE) Club – Winners of the Future Professional’
Kinesiology Physical Education (PETE) Club – Winners of the Future Professional’