Bachelor of Science Kinesiology

Active lifestyles and competitive sports are exciting and important parts of contemporary living. With a strong foundation in the natural and social sciences, graduates gain knowledge and skills needed to provide scientifically grounded, community-focused, and ethically principled expertise to a diverse clientele, from children to older adults. The bachelor of science degree in Kinesiology prepares students to enter exciting fields such as corporate/commercial fitness, senior fitness and wellness, teaching physical education, athletic coaching.


The Department of Kinesiology offers the following Concentrations within the B.S. in Kinesiology degree. While students are not required to select a Concentration, they are highly recommended as they consist of specific courses (21 units) unique to that sub-discipline/area.

* Advising Tracks are no longer available for incoming Kinesiology majors (Fall 2015). Current majors electing not to choose a Concentration must complete curricular requirements of the old Advising Tracks.

Course exceptions or substitutions are not available within concentrations.

It is highly recommended, even for those pursuing Physical Therapy or Occupational Therapy, to select a Concentration.

Major (degree) Requirements (applies to all KNES majors)

Pre-requisites (9 Units Minimum)
Anatomy and Physiology (KNES/BIOL 210 or KNES/BIOL 191A)
Individual Sport
Team Sport
Martial Arts/Combative

Foundational Courses (9 Units) *course prerequisites can be verified via the University Catalog
KNES 202 Introduction to Kinesiology
KNES 349 Measurements and Statistics
KNES 360 Movement Anatomy

Disciplinary Core (18 Units) *course prerequisites can be verified via the University Catalog
KNES 348 Physiology of Exercise
KNES 361 Principles of Human Movement
KNES 371 Human Motor Control and Learning
KNES 380 Philosophy of Human Movement
KNES 381 History of Sports, Games, and Culture
KNES 383 Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity

Upper Division Writing Requirement
ENGL 301 (This is NOT a General Education Course)

In addition to the above requirements, students must complete an additional 21 units in a declared concentration.

* Students are encouraged to verify pre-requisites for each course; please refer to the current University Catalog for course pre-requisites (catalog.fullerton.edu)

How to declare a major or minor in Kinesiology

  • Complete KNES 202 and KNES 210 or BIOL 210 with a "C" or better
  • Demonstrate a minimum of 2.5 CSUF GPA with at least 15 residence units earned and a CUM GPA of 2.5
  • Complete the Change of Academic Objective Form, obtain a signature of a KNES academic advisor and return to Admissions and Records in LH-114

Note: A letter grade MUST be showing for both courses (KNES 202 and KNES/BIOL 210) before a signature can be provided.

Department of Kinesiology

800 North State College Blvd.,
Fullerton, California 92834
Room KHS-121,
Phone: (657) 278-3316
Fax: (657) 278-5317

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