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Kinesiology, Movement Science Option, B.S.

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Program of Study

Kinesiology, the study of human movement, integrates the biological, physical, behavioral and social sciences in the study of physical activity and sport, and their effect on fitness and quality of life of people across the lifespan. The Kinesiology program at California State University San Marcos is a comprehensive program of study offered in support of the Surgeon General’s “Call to Action to Prevent and Decrease Overweight and Obesity,” and Healthy People 2020.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology will:

  1. Apply the scientific process in exercise physiology.
  2. Design and instruct appropriate content and teaching progressions related to human movement concepts and skill themes.
  3. Design exercises to improve strength and flexibility.
  4. Explain application of motor control and motor learning concepts. 

Career and Educational Opportunities

The Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology is intended to prepare students for careers in areas such as physical education, exercise physiology, rehabilitation, athletic training, corporate wellness, coaching, wellness coaching, and personal training. With an emphasis on rehabilitation and chronic disease, the major is also excellent preparation for those wishing to pursue advanced degrees in physical education, kinesiology, medicine, physical/occupational therapy, nursing, public health, and more.

Option Requirements in Movement Science

General Education (48 Units)

General Education Requirements  

Major Requirements (43-45 Units)

Culminating Experience (3 Units)

Select one option from below:


Twelve to fifteen (12-15) units of lower-division General Education units in Area B (Mathematics and Science), and E (Lifelong Learning and Information Literacy) may be automatically satisfied by courses taken in the Preparation for the Major and Major Requirements. 

Advanced Study (3-4 Units)

Select one additional course from the following:

Major Elective (5-6 Units)

Choose 5-6 units from the following:

Any additional 300, 400, or 500 level KINE course(s). 
Other course(s) approved by advisor.  Courses required as prerequisites for graduate school can be taken to fulfill this requirement.

Minimum Total (120 Units)

Students must take a sufficient number of elective units to bring the total number of units to a minimum of 120

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