The Department of Kinesiology currently offers 8 Concentrations (listed below) within the B.S. in Kinesiology degree. We are proud to offer the highest number of concentrations of any kinesiology department in the CSU or UC system. This provides students with the opportunity to tailor their career and educational goals more specifically than any other CSU or University in the area. As a reminder, every student in the major must complete the Kinesiology major pre-requisites (9 units), foundation courses (9 units), disciplinary Core (18 units), and the upper division writing requirement (3 units), plus one of the 8 concentrations in order to complete their degree in kinesiology. Note: Students are responsible for reviewing pre-/co-requisites for all courses by visiting the University CatalogOpens in new window .

FAQ about Concentrations

When do I declare my Concentration? 

Declaring a concentration should occur upon completing 85 units (end of Junior Year) and/or prior to applying for graduation.

How do I declare a Concentration?

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

Can I substitute courses in my selected concentration? 

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

Once I declare a concentration, am I able to switch my concentration? 

Unlike other schools in the area, a student may elect to change and not complete and change a previously declared concentration. Please be aware, changing concentration multiple times may delay time to graduation. To change a concentration, contact a KNES Academic Advisor for procedures and impact to study plan.

Will a concentration appear on my diploma or academic transcript?

A Declared and completed concentrations will be noted on student transcript and not on diploma