Physical Activity Studies Option

The Physical Activity Studies Option (44 units) Kinesiology is a multidisciplinary field that explores human movement from the perspectives of the humanities and social, behavioral, and life sciences. This option would allow students to focus on issues related to social justice, sport, and physical activity. The major with this option totals 104 units. units.

Core Courses (45 units)

  • KIN 3300 Kinesiological Measurement (5)
  • KIN 3305 Structural Kinesiology (4)
  • KIN 3310 Biomechanics (5)
  • KIN 3320 Exercise Physiology (5)
  • KIN 3330 Motor Learning and Control (5)
  • KIN 3700 History of Sport (4)
  • KIN 3740 Philosophy of Sport (4)
  • KIN 3750 Sport in Contemporary Society (4)
  • KIN 3340 Motor Development (4)
  • KIN 3350 Sport & Exercise Psychology (5)

Upper Division Electives (44 units)

  • Forty four units from the following list of courses are required; no more than 8 units can come from Recreation (REC).

    • KIN 3200 Sport in Film: Cultural Perspectives (4)
    • KIN 3205 Mental Skills for Performance (4)
    • KIN 3210 Science of Expertise (4)
    • KIN 3600 Evaluation and Care of Athletic Injuries (4)
    • KIN 3601 Athletic Training: Modalities and Rehabilitation (4)
    • KIN 3735 Sport, Racism, and Ethnicity (4) 
    • KIN 4008 Adapted Physical Activity (4)
    • KIN 4010 Contemporary Perspectives in Exercise Nutrition (4)
    • KIN 4090 Computer Application in Kinesiology (4)
    • KIN 4330 Clinical Exercise Physiology (4)
    • KIN 4610 Exercise Prescription (4)
    • KIN 4614 Exercise & Well-Being (4)
    • KIN 4615 Exercise and Stress (4)
    • REC 3000 Philosophy of Leisure (4)
    • REC 3200 Wellness Through Leisure (4)
    • REC 3202 Women and Leisure (4)
    • REC 3300 Leadership in Hospitality, Recreation, and Tourism (4)

Performance Requirments (6 units)

The skill proficiency requirement for all major students in Kinesiology, regardless of option, involves satisfactory completion of one (1) activity course in each of five categories: Swimming, Combatives, Team Sports, Individual or Dual Sports, and Fitness Activities. One beginning level course must be repeated at the intermediate level.

Social Justice Option Advisor:

Missy Wright, Ph.D.

missy.wright@csueastbay.edu

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