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All Kinesiology Majors

All candidates for a degree in applied arts and sciences must complete the requirements listed in the “Graduation Requirements” section of the SDSU General Catalog.

Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement

Passing the Writing Placement Assessment with a score of 10 or completing one of the approved
upper division writing courses (W) with a grade of C (2.0) or better.

International Experience

All kinesiology majors are required to participate in an international experience to increase awareness of cross-cultural issues, global health, economic, political, cultural, social services, and health challenges experienced by local populations in international environments. Students participate in residence for two or more weeks (exceptions must be approved by the dean of the college for students who, because of serious and compelling life events or physical limitations, cannot meet this requirement). Specific details can be found on the CHHS Undergraduate International Experience web site.

 


Emphasis in Pre-Physical Therapy

Preparation for the Major

Exercise and Nutritional Sciences 200, 265; Biology 203, 203L, 211, 211L, 212; Chemistry 200, 201; Nutrition 201; Physics 180A and 180B, 182A and182B; Psychology 101; Sociology 101; and one of the following: Biology 215, Economics 201, Psychology 280, Sociology 201, Statistics 119. (47 units)

Preparation for the Major courses cannot be taken for Credit/No Credit (Cr/NC). Exercise and Nutritional Sciences 200 and Biology 212 must be completed with a grade of C or higher.

Major

A minimum of 39 upper division units to include Exercise and Nutritional Sciences 301, 302, 303, 304, 304L, 305, 306, 307, 363, 388A (1 unit) or 388B (1 unit), 401A, 401B, 434; Biology 336, 436; Nutrition 304. Biology 336 will also satisfy three units of the General Education requirement in IV.A. Recommended: Students should take Sociology 355 to satisfy the General Education requirement in IV.B. Students should take Exercise and Nutritional Sciences 466 to learn more about clinical pathology of general medical conditions.

 


Emphasis in Fitness Specialist

Preparation for the Major

Exercise and Nutritional Sciences activities (2 units), Exercise and Nutritional Sciences 104A, 200, 265; Biology 100, 100L, 212; Chemistry 100; Nutrition 201; Psychology 101; Sociology 101; and one of the following: Biology 215, Economics 201, Psychology 280, Sociology 201, Statistics 119. (32 units)

Preparation for the Major courses cannot be taken for Credit/No Credit (Cr/NC). Exercise and Nutritional Sciences 200 and Biology 212 must be completed with a grade of C or higher.

Major

A minimum of 51 upper division units to include Exercise and Nutritional Sciences 301, 302, 303, 304, 304L, 305, 306, 307, 363, 388A (1 unit) or 388B (1 unit), 401A, 401B, 431, 432, 432L, 433, 434; Biology 336; Nutrition 304, 312; and three units selected from the following courses: Exercise and Nutritional Sciences 388A or 388B, 440, 499, Management 350, Marketing 370. Biology 336 will also satisfy three units of the General Education requirement in IV.A. Recommended: Students should take Sociology 355 to satisfy the General Education requirement in IV.B.

ENS 440  (Fitness Practitioner Internship)

The ENS 440 Fitness Practitioner Internship is currently an elective 3-unit class and is only offered in the Spring semester.  In Fall 2014, all students in the Fitness Specialist Emphasis will be required to take ENS 440 and will be offered both Fall and Spring semesters.

The internship offers students the opportunity for growth and development of practical skills in the preventive fitness and wellness field. It encompasses the pertinent aspects of fitness assessment, testing, programming, and training.  Additionally, wellness and health education, and management and administration of health clubs and wellness facilities are the focus of specific internship sites. There are a variety of internship sites offered: University-based; Research; Commercial, Corporate, Clinical, and Preventive/Wellness. Enrollment in ENS 440 – Fitness Practitioner Internship has specific requirements to be eligible and for completion. Please download the document below to review the requirements of and eligibility for enrollment in this class.

Students can find information about available internship sites by going to “ENS-HR” on Blackboard.

 


Emphasis in Exercise Generalist

This emphasis option is available for students completing the Transfer Model Curriculum (TMC) with an Associates Degree in Kinesiology, allowing transfers into SDSU to receive credit for courses already taken as part of the Associates Degree to satisfy most or all of the ‘Preparation for the Major’ requirements of the BS in Kinesiology. The curriculum is otherwise the same as the Fitness Specialist emphasis (see above). Contact the undergraduate adviser for details.