Lower Division Requirements
Fall 2016 - Spring 2017

BS - Kinesiology

San José State University -to- Santa Monica College

Community College students should meet with a counselor as soon as possible to determine the equivalent courses offered at that institution. Students should complete as many as possible of the lower division requirements listed below, prior to transfer.

Lower Division Course Requirements

Community College Course Equivalents

STAR Act (SB 1440):

The Kinesiology department accepts the AA-T in Kinesiology for transfer into the BS Kinesiology (Individual Studies area of study) major. We recommend transfer students complete the following courses, which are required for the Kinesiology major at SJSU, as part of their AA-T in Kinesiology. Students should take courses which clear the American Institutions requirement and a second course in English composition as part of their CSU GE or IGETC requirements for the AA-T degree (doing so will increase greater choice in the 60 units of SJSU course work to be taken after transfer).

Second Course in English Composition:

ENGL 002 Critical Thinking and WritingENGL 2 Critical Analysis and Intermediate Composition
HIST 47 The Practice of History
ENGL 001B Argument and AnalysisENGL 2 Critical Analysis and Intermediate Composition

Listed below are lower division course requirements necessary for: BS - Kinesiology with specialization in Exercise and Fitness, Rehabilitation Science, Sport Management and Culture, Inclusive Physical Activity in Communities, or Individualized Studies.

Note: Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in BIOL 65 (65o), 66, and CHEM 30A, and earn a grade of "C-" or better in the Math concepts course and all the requirements of the major.

Preparation for the Major:

BIOL 065 Human AnatomyAnatmy 2 Advanced Human Anatomy
Or the following alternative may be taken in lieu of BIOL 65, unless the student is considering a Pre Physical Therapy track:
BIOL 065O Human Anatomy
(or approved equivalent transfer course)
Anatmy 1 General Human Anatomy
BIOL 066 Human PhysiologyPHYS 3 Human Physiology
CHEM 030A Introductory ChemistryCHEM 19 Fundamentals of General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry
Math Concepts Course - Any course approved for CSU GE Area B4 - Mathematical Concepts.

Lower Division Requirements of the Major:

KIN 070 Introduction to KinesiologyPROCR 10 Introduction to Kinesiology
Kinesiology majors are required to take 6 KIN activity courses. One activity must be taken from 4 different movement areas. Students must earn a grade of "C-" or better in these courses.

Area of Specialization Requirements:

Choose one area of study from: Exercise and Fitness, Rehabilitation Science, Sport Management and Culture, Inclusive Physical Activity in Communities, or Individualized Studies (A minimum passing grade of "C-" in all major courses is required for all kinesiology majors). Note: Only the following emphasis offer lower division course work to meet some requirements.

Exercise and Fitness:

KIN 069 Stress Management: A Multidisciplinary PerspectiveNo Current Equivalent
NUFS 008 Nutrition for the Health ProfessionsNUTR 1 Introduction to Nutrition Science
NUFS 009 Introduction to Human NutritionNo Current Equivalent

Rehabilitation Science:

CHEM 001A General ChemistryChem 11 General Chemistry I
CHEM 001B General ChemistryChem 12 General Chemistry II
PHYS 002A Fundamentals of PhysicsPhyscs 8 Calculus-Based Physics 1 with Lab
PHYSCS 6 General Physics 1 with Lab
PHYS 002B Fundamentals of PhysicsPhyscs 9 Calculus-Based Physics 2 with Lab
PSYC 001 Introduction to PsychologyPsych 1 General Psychology
STAT 095 Elementary StatisticsMath 54 Elementary Statistics

Sport Management and Culture - select 6 semester units from:

ADV 091 Introduction to AdvertisingNo Current Equivalent
BUS1 020N Survey of AccountingACCTG 1 Introduction to Financial Accounting
BUS3 080 Legal Environment of BusinessBus 5 Business Law
BUS4 091L Computer Tools for BusinessCIS 4 Introduction to Computers, Business Applications
BUS4 092 Introduction to Business ProgrammingNo Current Equivalent
PR 099 Contemporary Public RelationsJOURN 43 Public Relations and Publicity
BUS2 090 Business StatisticsMath 54 Elementary Statistics

Inclusive Physical Activity in Communities:

EDSE 014A American Sign Language INo Current Equivalent
ART 026 Drawing IINo Current Equivalent
STAT 095 Elementary StatisticsMath 54 Elementary Statistics

Individualized Studies:

AA-T in Kinesiology or other transfer courses in consultation with the department advisor after matriculation.


Admission to San Jose State is competitive in all majors. SJSU continues to have more qualified applicants than available new student spaces. Because of this, SJSU is an impacted campus with impacted programs. For the most current information regarding admission impaction at SJSU please visit our website SJSU Impaction Information page.

Prior to transferring to San Jose State University all transfers must earn at least 60 transferable semester units (90 quarter), including the CSU four basic skill courses required for CSU admission eligibility (except majors which have an approved CSU GE A3 waiver). Within those 60 semester/90 quarter units, students are strongly encouraged to complete the following:

1. Lower Division Major Course Requirements (especially for STEM Majors):
Complete as many of the lower division courses required for the major as possible. Many of these courses may be double counted as part of the CSU GE-Breadth 39 semester unit requirements. The lower division major courses for this major are shown above.

2. General Education Requirements:
Complete all the CSU GE Breadth requirements at the community college (39 semester units/58 quarter units). The approved courses for each area can be found at under the link "CSU GE-Breadth Certification Courses" for your college. Many of these courses may be double counted to meet the major requirements shown above, so choose your courses wisely. Some SJSU majors which meet GE requirements within the majors are noted on the Major Exceptions and Modifications page in our catalog. Please see your college counselor/advisor to review your general education in order to receive FULL OR PARTIAL CERTIFICATION PRIOR TO TRANSFER to San Jose State University.

3. Second Course in English Composition highly recommended:
All students are strongly encouraged to complete a second English composition course as part of their lower division GE prior to transferring to SJSU (either to meet CSU GE Area A3 or C2) for the greatest success in passing the Writing Skills Test (WST) at SJSU. Complete this course with a grade of "C" or better prior to registering for the WST at SJSU to avoid delays in enrollment for other SJSU courses. To register for the WST contact our Testing office at:

4. American Institutions Requirement (US 1, US 2, and US 3 must be completed):
This requirement is normally 2 courses and can be taken as part of your CSU GE-Breadth 39 semester unit requirements (GE Area D and sometimes Area C). The approved courses can be found at under the link "CSU U.S. History, Constitution, and American Ideals Courses" for your college.

5. Graduation Requirement - Physical Education (PE):
All undergraduate students who matriculate at SJSU are required to complete two units of physical education from Kinesiology/Dance activity courses, unless the major program has an approved PE waiver. Majors which have approved PE waivers are noted on the Major Exceptions and Modifications page in our catalog.