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Kinesiology Department


BS - Kinesiology, Preparation for Teaching

This major is designed for students interested in teaching physical education in high school or middle school. The following course work satisfies San José State University's requirements for a BS in Kinesiology. The BS- Kinesiology, Preparation for Teaching is approved as subject matter preparation for a single subject credential by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC). Individuals who do not wish to complete one of the degree program, or individuals seeking a single subject credential in subject areas not listed must pass all portions of the appropriate Commission-approved subject matter examination(s).

Minimum grade point average (GPA) criteria may be required for verification of subject matter competency. Completion of the program will not guarantee admission to the credential program. Like all other applicants, students must meet credential program standards and undergo screening for admission. See "Teaching: How to Become a Teacher in California" (see Teaching) for information on application and admission to credential programs.

Note: Students who wish to complete or have completed another major should consult with a Department of Kinesiology advisor who specializes in teacher preparation to determine requirements for single subject matter competency certification in physical education.


Course Requirements

General Education Requirements39
Of the 51 units required by the university, 12 units may be satisfied by specified major and support requirements. Consult major advisor for details.
American Institutions(6)
Of the 6 units required by the university, all may be satisfied within general education requirements as specified in the schedule of classes.
Physical Education2
Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement(3)
At SJSU, students must pass both the SJSU Writing Skills Test (WST) and a 100W course. For additional information on the WST, please see http://testing.sjsu.edu/wst. Exceptions to the GWAR may be found at http://info.sjsu.edu/gwar.html.
Preparation for the Major18
BIOL 065. Human AnatomyB2+B34
BIOL 065O may also be used to meet this requirement.
BIOL 066. Human PhysiologyB2+B35
BIOL 065 and 066 are not GE but meet Area B2 for Kinesiology majors
CHEM 030A. Introductory ChemistryB1+B33
KIN 100W. Writing WorkshopZ3
Mathematical Concepts3
UNVS 015C or UNVS 016C may be used in lieu of the statistics course required by this major through the Summer 2014.
Requirement of the Major61
Core Courses25
KIN 070. Introduction to Kinesiology3
KIN 155. Exercise Physiology3
KIN 158. Biomechanics3
KIN 175. Measurement and Evaluation in Kinesiology3
KIN 185. Senior Seminar3
Complete one course from:
KIN 160. History of Sport and Physical Education3
KIN 161. Philosophical Perspectives of Sport3
KIN 164. Sociocultural Perspectives3
Complete one course from:
KIN 165. Motor Development3
KIN 166. Motor Learning3
Four activity courses from four of six different Movement areas (in addition to the 2 unit kinesiology requirement)4
Area Requirements36
Specializations are a cluster of courses used by departments for advising purposes. Specializations will not appear on transcripts or diplomas. Please see advisor for more details.
Single Subject Teaching
Single Subject Teaching0
KIN 156. Introduction to Adapted Physical Activity3
KIN 168. Psychology of Coaching3
Complete one course from:
KIN 165. Motor Development3
KIN 166. Motor Learning3
KIN 170B. Field Experience-Teaching1
Students will take KIN 170B four times for a total of 4 units
KIN 172. Elementary School Programs, K-63
KIN 173. Introduction to Teaching Physical Education3
KIN 178. Management Practices for Physical Education Teachers3
KIN 179. Design and Assessment of Movement Experiences3
Whichever was not taken in Core
Additional Coursework3
Additional Activity course (by advisement)3
Adaptive Physical Education0
KIN 107. Adapted Aquatics1
KIN 188. Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries2
KIN 156. Introduction to Adapted Physical Activity3
KIN 159. Sport and Adapted Activities3
KIN 168. Psychology of Coaching3
KIN 170B. Field Experience-Teaching1
KIN 170C. Fieldwork in Adapted Physical Activity1-3
KIN 171A. Non Traditional Game and Sport Activities3
Students will take a total of 3 units from KIN 170C
KIN 172. Elementary School Programs, K-63
KIN 173. Introduction to Teaching Physical Education3
KIN 174. Assessment of Psychomotor Function3
KIN 178. Management Practices for Physical Education Teachers3
KIN 179. Design and Assessment of Movement Experiences3
KIN 187. Clinical Exercise Physiology3
Complete one course from:
KIN 165. Motor Development3
KIN 166. Motor Learning3
Whichever was not taken in Core
Activity courses (by advisement)1

Total Units:120

Supplementary Authorizations

Students who want to teach physical education but are completing, or have completed, a credential in another area should apply for a supplementary authorization. See a Department of Kinesiology advisor who specializes in teacher preparation for specific content requirements for a supplementary authorization approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

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