Kinesiology Department


Kinesiology majors study human movement, the physical activity involved in work and play. Many of our graduates work as athletic directors, athletic trainers, coaches, teachers, personal trainers and sports managers; others continue on to medical school or receive advanced degrees in physical therapy. A charter member of the American Kinesiology Association, our department is a recognized leader in the CSU system as well as in kinesiology education throughout the country. We offer bachelor's degrees in kinesiology, athletic training, and teaching and a master's degree in kinesiology that allows degree candidates to focus on adapted physical activity, athletic training, biomechanics, exercise physiology, sport management, sport psychology and other areas of study. We support several student organizations, including SPATO, the athletic training club, the Adapted Physical Activity Club, a student service organization that advocates for individuals with disabilities, the Pre-PT Club, and the Kinesiology Ambassadors' Club, which seeks to spread information about the field of kinesiology.

Departmental Honors Program

Graduation with departmental honors in Kinesiology can be achieved by successful completion of the departmental honors program open to those senior majors with a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher and a 3.5 or higher average in the major.