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Kinesiology

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Kinesiology - KIN Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology

Students pursing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Kinesiology must complete lower division and upper division core courses and skill proficiency requirements plus courses in a specific area (Option). In meeting the requirements of this degree, the Department offers three specialized Options for study which permit students to develop a conceptual understanding related to human movement and to focus on preparation for one or more specific occupations. The student must demonstrate 1) physical skill proficiency, 2) knowledge of physical fitness, and 3) knowledge in the personal performance activity courses completed according to the lower division core requirements for specific Options prior to graduation. A minimum of 120 units are required for graduation.

Option in Adapted Physical Education – Teacher Education (code KPE_BA02) (120 units)

This Option is designed for the preparation of students seeking a California Single Subject Preliminary Teaching Credential in Physical Education (K-12) with a specialist credential in adapted physical education. The emphasis is placed on teaching public school physical education to students with disabilities in preschool through grade 12. The academic and professional course work is designed to provide students with philosophical, theoretical and applied concepts of teaching adapted physical education.

Lower Division: BIOL 207, 208; PSY 100; KIN 149A, 237, 250, 253, 255, 257, 261, 264, 265, 266, 267, 268, 270.

Upper Division: KIN 300, 301, 312, 315, 320, 332I, 335, 343, 370, 380, 387, 388, 427, 460.

A fieldwork, field experience or internship course requires current certification in First Aid (American Red Cross: Community First Aid & Safety or Emergency Response or Workplace Training: Standard First Aid or equivalent) and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (American Red Cross: Adult CPR or Adult, Infant & Child CPR or CPR for the Professional Rescuer; American Heart Association: Adult CPR or Adult, Infant & Child CPR or ACLS Provider or equivalent) prior to enrollment.

Completion of this Option meets Commission on Teacher Credentialing requirements for subject matter competence for the Single Subject Credential in Physical Education. In addition to subject matter competence, prospective teachers must complete professional preparation through the Single Subject Credential Program. Refer to the Single Subject Teacher Education section of the Catalog for details. Note: The Option in Adapted Physical Education – Teacher Education is being revised to meet new state standards for subject matter competence for physical education teachers. When the revised program has been approved by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing, the new course requirements for the Option in Adapted Physical Education – Teacher Education will be in effect and supersede current requirements.

Option in K-12 Physical Education – Teacher Education (code KPE_BA04) (120 units)

This Option is designed for the preparation of students seeking a California Single Subject Preliminary Teaching Credential in Physical Education (K-12). The emphasis is placed on teaching public school physical education to students in grades 6 through 12. The academic and professional course work is designed to provide students with philosophical, theoretical and applied concepts of teaching secondary school physical education.

Completion of this Option meets the subject matter competence requirement for the Single Subject Preliminary Credential in Physical Education (code 175). In addition to meeting the subject matter competence requirement for the Preliminary Credential, prospective Physical Education teachers are also required to complete 44 units of professional preparation in the Single Subject Credential Program, including student teaching. Students may begin the professional preparation courses as early as the junior year. With careful planning, it is possible to complete all of the credential program courses, except for student teaching, as an undergraduate. Courses may also be completed as a post-baccalaureate student. Refer to the Single Subject Teacher Education section of this catalog or the Single Subject Credential Program website (www.ced.csulb.edu/single-subject) for a description of the professional preparation requirements, courses, and application procedures. Prospective students should consult the department's Physical Education Advisor early to plan their program.

The Physical Education Subject Matter Program is being revised to meet new state standards. When the revised program has been approved by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing, the new course requirements will be in effect and supersede current requirements.

Requirements

Lower Division: BIOL 207, 208; PSY 100; KIN 149A, 237, 250, 251, 253, 255, 257, 261, 264, 265, 266, 267, 268, 270.

Upper Division: KIN 300, 301, 312, 315, 320, 332I, 335, 343, 370, 380, 457, 460, 461, 477.

A fieldwork, field experience or internship course requires current certification in First Aid (American Red Cross: Community First Aid & Safety or Emergency Response or Workplace Training: Standard First Aid or equivalent) and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (American Red Cross: Adult CPR or Adult, Infant & Child CPR or CPR for the Professional Rescuer; American Heart Association: Adult CPR or Adult, Infant & Child CPR or ACLS Provider or equivalent) prior to enrollment.

Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology

Students pursuing the Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology must complete the course requirements and the physical fitness proficiency of each Option. Students may select their area of specialization from the Options described below. These Options develop a student who has an integrated conceptual understanding of the discipline and its relationship to human movement. Each Option focuses on foundation preparation for a specific occupation or graduate work.

Option in Exercise Science (code KPE_BS01) (120 units)

This Option is designed primarily for those students interested in careers in exercise physiology, biomechanics, or motor control/learning as well as those students contemplating graduate work in these areas or one of the health professions, e.g., physical therapy.

Requirements

Core Courses: BIOL 207, 208; KIN 300, 301, 312.

Lower Division: MATH 113 or higher; CHEM 111A, 111B; KIN 263; PHYS 100A, 100B, PSY 100.

Upper Division: KIN 405, 441; KIN 430 or 431; KIN 483 or BIOL 260; Select three courses from KIN 339I, 462, 465, 466.

Elective Courses: select 18 units (minimum 6 units from KIN) from the following courses: BIOL 200, 111 and 111L, 212 and 212L, 213 and 213L, 301, 340, 341, 342 and 342L, 345, 441, 443, 445; CHEM 327, 448; NUTR 132, 331A, 331B; HHS 374, 401, 460, 471; H SC 150; KIN 315, 320, 339I*, 364, 367, 430*, 431*, 462*, 465*, 466*, 471, 494, 495, 497.

*If not taken as one of the major required upper division courses.

A fieldwork, field experience or internship course requires current certification in First Aid (American Red Cross: Community First Aid & Safety or Emergency Response or Workplace Training: Standard First Aid or equivalent) and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (American Red Cross: Adult CPR or Adult, Infant & Child CPR or CPR for the Professional Rescuer; American Heart Association: Adult CPR or Adult, Infant & Child CPR or ACLS Provider or equivalent) prior to enrollment.

Option in Fitness (code KPE_BS02) (120 units)

This Option is designed for students interested in careers in the fitness industry, e.g. fitness director, manager, program specialist, coordinators, personal trainer, or group instructors in corporate, commercial, YMCA, or other public/private facility.

Core Courses: BIOL 207, 208; KIN 300, 301, 312.

Lower Division: KIN 218, 263; NUTR 132; PSY 100 and seven physical activity units distributed over a minimum of two activity categories:

  • Aquatics: KIN 125A, 125B, 237;
  • Combatives: KIN 106A, 148A, 149A;
  • Dance: KIN 185, 260;
  • Fitness: KIN 142, 151A, 152A, 127A;
  • Individual/Dual Sports: KIN 100A, 112A, 264, 265, 266, 267, 268;
  • Wilderness Studies: KIN 242, 244, 246A, 247A;
  • Team Sports: KIN 250, 253, 255, 257.

Upper Division: KIN 332I or 335; 339I, 363, 364, 367, 368, 405, 467, 469, 478, 483, 489D.

Elective Courses: Select twelve units from the following courses: NUTR 439; H SC 421, 423, 427, 429; KIN 207, 309, 315, 332I*, 335*, 462, 465, 495; REC 421, 423, 425, 427.

* If not taken as one of the major required upper-division courses.

A fieldwork, field experience, or internship requires current certification in First Aid (American Red Cross: Community First Aid & Safety or Emergency Response or Workplace Training: Standard First Aid or equivalent) and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (American Red Cross: Adult CPR or Adult, Infant & Child CPR or CPR for the Professional Rescuer; American Heart Association: Adult CPR or Adult, Infant & Child CPR or ACLS Provider or equivalent) prior to enrollment.

Option in Kinesiotherapy (code KPE_BS03) (120 units)

Note: Please be advised, information below has been altered from the official print version of the CSULB 2009-2010 Catalog.

This Option is designed primarily for those students interested in careers which provide therapeutic physical activities in rehabilitation settings including clinics, hospitals, schools, universities, convalescent homes and other private and public institutions. Students interested in certification by the American Kinesiotherapy Association (AKTA) must complete additional requirements. Please consult the Department Coordinator and the Kinesiotherapy Certificate Program for additional information.

Supplementary Criteria for Admission

In the California State University, an undergraduate major is designated as impacted when the number of applications received the first month of the filing period is greater that the available spaces. Such degree majors are authorized to use a pre-major code and supplementary admission criteria to screen applicants. The Option in Kinesiotherapy is an impacted program and has the following supplementary admission criteria.

To be eligible for admission to the Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology Option in Kinesiotherapy, applicants must demonstrate the following prior to the semester for which the application is submitted. Applicants must have met requirements for admission to the university as a freshman or transfer student. Applicants must have completed the following prerequisite courses, each with a grade of "C" or better: BIOL 207, BIOL 208, PSY 100, and KIN 210 or their equivalents. Applicants must have completed PSY 220 or its equivalent with a grade of "B" or better. Applicants must have completed a minimum of 100 hours of observation or active participation in a therapeutic or rehabilitation setting. Applicants must submit a supplemental application to the CSULB Department of Kinesiology by February 1 for the fall semester or by October 1 for the spring semester. The supplemental application is available from the KIN Department Office or the KIN web site (www.csulb.edu/kpe). The supplemental application must be accompanied by 3 letters of recommendation, one letter must be from the therapeutic or rehabilitation setting noted above. The number of applicants who can be admitted is limited by space availability. Eligible applicants will be selected for admission based on cumulative grade point average, with a minimum of 2.75.

Requirements

Core Courses: BIOL 207, 208; KIN 300, 301, 312.

Lower Division: PSY 100, 210, 220, 241; KIN 210, 217, 263, and six activity units selected from the following:

KIN 100A, 102A ,104A, 106A, 107A, 108A, 109A, 110A, 112A, 114A, 114B, 114C, 121A, 124A, 125A, 125B, 126A, 127A, 142, 145A, 146A, 148A, 149A, 151A, 152A, 161A, 162A, 165A, 166, 167A, 168A, 169A, 172A, 172B, 172C, 183A, 185, 189, 237, 242, 243A, 243C, 244, 245, 246A, 247A, 250, 253, 255, 257, 261, 264, 265, 266, 267, 268.

Upper Division: GERN 400I or BIOL 301; HHS 374; KIN 309, 315, 320, 332I or 335, 427, 489F; PSY 341, 370.

A fieldwork, field experience or internship course requires current certification in First Aid (American Red Cross: Community First Aid & Safety or Emergency Response or Workplace Training: Standard First Aid or equivalent) and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (American Red Cross: Adult CPR or Adult, Infant & Child CPR or CPR for the Professional Rescuer; American Heart Association: Adult CPR or Adult, Infant & Child CPR or ACLS Provider or equivalent) prior to enrollment.

Option in Sport Psychology and Coaching (code KPE_BS04) (120 units)

The Option in Sport Psychology and Coaching has two Concentrations – one in Sport Psychology and one in Coaching. The course work for both concentrations is the same except for the activity courses and the elective courses. The Option is designed for students interested in careers in: 1) sport psychology; and 2) coaching outside the public school system (K-12), e.g., coaching professional athletes, coaching youth-sport athletes, and coaching in sport academies.

Core Courses: BIOL 207, 208; KIN 300, 301, 312.

Lower Division: NUTR 132: KIN 263: PSY 100, 210, 241, 220; and two activity units selected from the following: KIN 100A, 102A, 104A, 106A, 107A, 108A, 112A, 114A, 114B, 114C, 121A, 124A, 125A, 125B, 126A, 142, 145A, 146A, 148A, 149A, 151A, 152A, 161A, 162A, 165A, 166, 167A, 169A, 172A, 172B, 172C, 183A, 185, 189, 127A, 110A, 237, 242, 243A, 243C, 244, 245, 246A, 247A, 250, 253, 255, 257, 261, 264, 265, 266, 267, 268.

Upper Division: KIN 315, 332I, 335, 339I, 472, 475, 478; PSY 356.

Elective Courses for the Concentration in Sport Psychology: Select 15 units (minimum 6 units from KIN and 6 units from PSY) from the following courses: HHS 374; H SC 427; KIN 338I, 471, 489B, 495, 497, 499; PSY 301, 332, 333, 370, 373, 475.

Elective Courses for the Concentration in Coaching: Select 12 units (minimum 6 units from KIN) from the following courses: COMM 306, 335, 411; H SC 427; KIN 338I, 462, 489B, 497, 499; MKTG 300, 330; REC 321, 322, 324, 340I, 427; PSY 351, 453: Select 3 activity units from the following: KIN 250, 253, 255, 257, 264, 266, 267, 268.

A fieldwork, field experience, or internship requires current certification in First Aid (American Red Cross: Community First Aid & Safety or Emergency Response or Workplace Training: Standard First Aid or equivalent) and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (American Red Cross: Adult CPR or Adult, Infant & Child CPR or CPR for the Professional Rescuer; American Heart Association: Adult CPR or Adult, Infant & Child CPR or ACLS Provider or equivalent) prior to enrollment.

Option in Athletic Training (code KPE_BS05) (120 units)

This Option is designed for students interested in an athletic training career in the specialization of injury and illness prevention, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation for athletes and all physically active people, including the general public. A National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC) certified athletic trainer works in physician offices, rural and urban hospitals, hospital emergency rooms, urgent and ambulatory care centers, military hospitals, physical therapy clinics, high schools, colleges/universities, commercial settings, professional sports teams and performing arts companies. A minimum 120 units are required for graduation

The athletic training Option presents students two paths of educational study. One path of study offers students an overview of athletic training courses that may be applied to related allied health programs. The second path of study prepares a student for a career in athletic training. In addition to the Option’s course work, for a student to be eligible to take the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC) examination, the completion of a two year program in clinical education is required. The BOC requires the student to be a graduate from a college or university with an accredited athletic training program, then take and pass the exam administered by the Omaha-based Board of Certificatiion.

The Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).

Students interested in the CAATE accredited Athletic Training Education Program and/or certification by the Board of Certification (BOC) should meet with the Program Director for Athletic Training Education for additional information.

Supplementary Criteria for Admission

In the California State University, an undergraduate major is designated as impacted when the number of applications received the first month of the filling period is greater that the available spaces. Such degree majors are authorized to use a pre-major code and supplementary admission criteria to screen applicants. The Option in Athletic Training (code KPE_BS05) is an impacted program and has the following supplementary admission criteria:

To be eligible for admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology, Option in Athletic Training, applicants must demonstrate the following prior to the semester for which the application is submitted. Applicants must have met requirements for admission to the university as a freshman or transfer student. Applicants must have completed the following prerequisite courses, each with a grade of "C" or better: BIOL 207, BIOL 208, and PSY 100. Applicants must have completed KIN 207 (Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries) with a grade of "B" or better or the equivalents of these courses. Applicants must have completed a minimum of 150 hours of athletic training experience. At least 100 of these hours must be attained by participation in a traditional athletic training setting under the supervision of a NATABOC-certified athletic trainer. A maximum of 50 of these hours may be attained in an allied clinical setting, such as sports medicine clinics, summer sports camps, sports performance facilities, hospital facilities, or dance performance centers. Applicants must show proof of current First Aid (Community) certification, CPR (Community) certification, and AED certification.

Applicants must submit a supplemental application to the CSULB Department of Kinesiology by February 1 for the fall semester or by October 1 for the spring semester. The supplemental application is available from the KIN Department Office or the KIN web site (www.csulb.edu/kpe). The supplemental application must be accompanied by 3 letters of recommendation; one letter must be from the athletic training setting noted above. The number of applicants who can be admitted is limited by space availability. Eligible applicants will be selected for admission for admission based on cumulative grade point average.

Requirements

Core Courses: BIOL 207, 208; KIN 300, 301, 312.

Lower Division: CHEM 100 or 111A or 140; NUTR 132; HSC 210; KIN 207, 263; PHYS 100A; PSY 100; BIOL 260 or MATH 108 or KIN 483.

Upper Division: HSC 427; KIN 304, 306, 308A, 308B, 309, 310, 315, 332I or 335, 339I, 368, 407.

A fieldwork, field experience, or internship course requires current certification in First Aid (American Red Cross: community First Aid & Safety or Emergency Response or Workplace Training: Standard first Aid or equivalent) and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (American Red Cross: Adult CPR or Adult, Infant & Child CPR or CPR for the Professional Rescuer; American Heart Association: Adult CPR or Adult, Infant & Child CPR or ACLS Provider or equivalent) prior to enrollment.

Adapted Physical Education Specialist Credential (code 490)

This program is designed for students interested in the administration and implementation of physical activity programs for persons with disabilities. Completion of this credential authorizes the California Adapted Physical Education Specialist Teaching Credential.

Requirements

  1. Bachelor’s degree with a teaching major in Kinesiology;
  2. Must be obtained concurrently or after completion of the Single Subject Physical Education Teaching Credential, K-12;
  3. KIN 320, 387, 388, 427, 526, 546; EDSP 350; Select two courses from ED P 405, 526, 579B; EDSP 546A-F, 564.

Minor in Physical Education Teaching (code KPE_UM01)

The minor in Physical Education Teaching is available to any non-Kinesiology major. This minor is designed for those students who are striving for an additional credential. With completion of this minor, the University will recommend the additional credential in Physical Education.

Requirements

A minimum of 34 units as follows: BIOL 207 and KIN 301 or BIOL 208 and KIN 300; KIN 315, 343, 370, 380, 460, 483; EDSS 300P; Eight physical activity units including: KIN 237, 265; 250 or 257; 253 or 255; 264 or 268; 266 or 267; 270.

In addition to the above, each student is required to demonstrate skill proficiency at an average 3.5 level on a 5 point scale in KIN 343 and the 8 physical activity units completed to satisfy requirements for this minor. Only physical skill proficiency scores in the range of 2.0-5.0 are recorded and computed to determine a student’s physical skill proficiency average.

Concentration in Physical Education Elementary Teaching

Requirements

A minimum of 21 units as follows: KIN 301, 312, 315, 370, 427, 476, 477.

Concentration in Physical Education Coaching

Requirements

A minimum of 20 units as follows: KIN 301, 207, 332I; a minimum of 11 units selected in consultation with appropriate Kinesiology Advisor from the following: KIN 312, 363, 475, 489B.

Certificate Programs

The Department of Kinesiology offers two different certificate programs each of which is related to a special emphasis provided in the curriculum. All certificate programs are open to students enrolled in the University who meet general admission requirements as follows:

  1. Completion of 30 hours of course work;
  2. A minimum 2.75 GPA in all completed course work;
  3. Admission application and approval by a faculty committee in the certificate program selected.

Wilderness Studies Certificate (code KPE_CT02)

This program is designed to develop leaders who can provide safe and challenging situations for individuals seeking self-fulfilling experiences in wilderness environments. The program of study will enable the student to acquire appropriate knowledge and skills, and to develop a personal philosophy reflecting understanding and concern for the protection of the environment and safety of participants in wilderness activities.

Requirements

  1. Wilderness First Responder (WFR) Certification (80 hours)
  2. Resume of Outdoor Experiences
  3. Coursework (30-32 units): BIO 100; KIN 242, 244, 246A, 247A, 448, 489K; REC 427. Select three of the following: KIN 243A, 243C, 245; REC 430.

Kinesiotherapy Certificate (code KPE_CT04)

This program is designed to prepare the student to pass the American Kinesiotherapy Association (AKTA) Certification Test. AKTA certification will qualify the therapist to provide therapeutic physical activities in rehabilitation settings including clinics, hospitals, schools, universities, convalescent homes and other private and public institutions or in private practice. The student will complete the Kinesiotherapy Option in the undergraduate curriculum plus 27 additional units. Information concerning the certificate can be obtained from the Director of the Kinesiotherapy Program in the Department of Kinesiology.

Students seeking National Kinesiotherapy Certification need to complete the Undergraduate Option in Kinesiotherapy, the Undergraduate Kinesiotherapy Certificate, plus 12 post-baccalaureate Internship units with consensus of the Kinesiotherapy Advisor.

Requirements

  1. Admission application and approval by Director;
  2. Completion of the degree requirements of the Bachelor of Science: Option Kinesiotherapy;
  3. Specialization course work requires a “B” grade average for AKTA Certification;
  4. Course work: BIOL 301 or GERN 400I; H SC 210 or 411A or 411B or 427; KIN 210, 309, 320, 405 or 499, 427, 438/538, 488/588, 485, 489F; PSY 341.