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 various Concentrations (listed below) within the B.S. in Kinesiology degree. While students are not required to select a Concentration, it is highly recommended as each Concentration consists of specific courses unique to that sub-discipline/area.

Concentrations must be officially declared by the student; contact a KNES Academic Advisor for procedures on declaring a concentration.

Course substitutions/exceptions are not available for the Required & Elective courses listed in each concentration.

A student may elect to change or not complete a previously declared concentration; contact a KNES Academic Advisor for procedures and impact to study plan.

Declaring a concentration should occur upon completing 85 units and/or prior to applying for graduation.

Declared and completed concentrations will be noted on the student transcript.

All required units of a Concentration must be completed in addition to the KNES Pre-requisites (9 units), KNES Foundation coursework (9 units), KNES Disciplinary Core coursework (18 units), Upper Division Writing (3 units), and General Education coursework (48 units). A total minimum of 120-units is required for graduation.

Note: Students are responsible for reviewing pre-/co-requisites for all courses by visiting the University Catalog.

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 the required coursework in a declared concentration. A total minimum of 120-units is required for graduation.

* 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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