Kinesiology

College of Health and Human Services
Interim Dean: Don Taylor

Department of Kinesiology
GYM 101
415-338-2244
Fax: 415-338-7566
Chair: Robert J. Spina

Undergraduate Adviser: Allen Abraham
Graduate Coordinator: Robert J. Spina

Faculty

Professors—Abraham, Schleihauf, Spina, Summerford, Verducci, Wallace

Associate Professors—Anderson, Kern, Lock, Zieff

Assistant Professors—Kim, Lee, Walsh

Programs

B.S. in Kinesiology: Concentration in Exercise Science and Fitness
B.S. in Kinesiology: Concentration in Human Movement Studies
B.S. in Kinesiology: Concentration in Physical Education
Pre-physical Therapy Curriculum
Adapted Physical Education Curriculum
Minor in Athletic Coaching
Certificate in Athletic Coaching
M.A. in Kinesiology: Concentration in Exercise Science
M.A. in Kinesiology: Concentration in Movement Science
M.A. in Kinesiology: Concentration in Sports Science


Program Scope

All major programs are carefully designed so that students experience the multidisciplinary foundations of human movement. Students gain theoretical and practical knowledge related to the biological, socio-cultural, philosophical, and psychological factors underlying movement across the lifespan. Movement and exercise are studied in the context of skill in activities of daily living and/or sport with application to conditioning, learning, and rehabilitation; and sport is studied as a personal endeavor and social institution. Concentrations or thematic emphases allow students to select patterns of courses tailored to meet individual interests or career goals.

The department offers a wide array of activity classes providing instruction in motor skills from the beginning to the advanced level, and an array of general education courses examining aspects of physical activity and performance from the psychological, biological, and sociological perspectives; and courses leading to certification in CPR, first aid, and coaching.

Bachelor of Science. All of the undergraduate program concentrations in the B.S. degree have as their basis a foundation in science, mathematics, psychology, and a sequence of courses designed to progressively develop the students' knowledge of movement, exercise, and skill. This focus will serve as a basis for application to one of three selected concentrations.

The graduating student will have the skills and knowledge to engage in the observation, analysis, and measurement of movement, fitness, performance, and/or learning; will have the tools and knowledge to engage in synthesis and systematic inquiry; and will be capable of using the computer and supporting technologies as a tool for systematic inquiry and/or professional practice.

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science, students will be prepared for immediate careers in exercise leadership, for advanced study in a number of movement and exercise related fields, or for entry into a teacher credential program.

The Exercise Science and Fitness Concentration prepares students who wish to become exercise physiologists or fitness specialists in clinical, research, educational, or business settings, or who wish to pursue graduate studies in exercise sciences. Those who desire expertise in personal training (i.e., one-to-one exercise advisers), cardiac rehabilitation, and exercise program direction should also select this concentration.

This program examines the effects of acute and chronic exercise on the human physiology. There is substantial application to physical fitness, wellness, and rehabilitation. Students will study the effects of exercise on factors influencing work performance, training programs, and adaptations including reduction of risk factors for medical conditions; such as, coronary heart disease, diabetes, cerebral vascular disease, as well as special conditions such as pregnancy, and other hypokinetic illnesses, or adaptations appropriate for aging populations or populations of disabled individuals. Finally, the program examines various types of training centers, with regard to their approaches to physical fitness and wellness, including their organizational and managerial practices.

Successful completion of the Exercise Science and Fitness Concentration requires that students demonstrate knowledge and skill in assessment of physical fitness and wellness, including body composition, aerobic power, flexibility, muscular power, strength, and endurance; exercise prescription for a variety of age groups and physical, social, or environmental conditions to develop or maintain fitness; evaluation of the effectiveness of various types of health and fitness centers with regard to their approach to physical fitness and wellness, evaluating and conducting exercise programs, and administrative and managerial practices.

The Human Movement Studies Concentration prepares students for advanced study in a number of movement related fields. This concentration should be elected by students who wish to pursue graduate study in areas such as physical or occupational therapy, biomechanics, motor learning and development, and ergonomics, or by any individual whose primary interest is in the study of human movement.

The programmatic approach is multidisciplinary and invites study in the sciences, psychology, philosophy, and communication. The program examines those factors that influence the form, function, and effectiveness of movement across the lifespan and for the disabled. The framework for study is the understanding of variables which influence development, acquisition, and control of movement and skill, including factors that affect performance, refinement, or relearning of motor skill.

Students become adept in observation and analysis of movement and in use of video and computer technology to study movement related questions. Throughout their studies, students apply the knowledge and skills they gain to analysis of movement problem(s) which are of personal interest and significance.

Successful completion of the Human Movement Studies concentration requires that students demonstrate the knowledge and skill to examine the factors which influence the development, acquisition, and control of movement and skill; discuss factors which influence the form, function, and effectiveness of movement; discuss factors which effect performance, refinement, or relearning of motor skill; interpret meanings associated with movement; perform detailed qualitative and quantitative analyses of movement in a variety of contexts; understand the literature of human movement; discuss the various levels on which movement and skill can be analyzed; identify a movement-related problem and determine the appropriate tool for analysis; and solve problems in a variety of scholarly and professional settings.

The Physical Education Concentration prepares students for entry to a teacher credentialing program. The course of study satisfies state requirements for the Subject Matter Program in Physical Education.

Successful completion of the Concentration in Physical Education requires that the student demonstrate knowledge about human movement, learning, and development; competence in analyzing and applying movement concepts to facilitate motor skill acquisition; broad-based personal movement literacy, skillfulness, and fitness; knowledge about a variety of movement and sport forms; knowledge about health-related fitness and wellness in the school age population; knowledge about working with individuals who are challenged physically, cognitively, or emotionally, and with individuals from a variety of cultural backgrounds; familiarity with a variety of pedagogical techniques appropriate to a variety of ages, contexts, and conditions; familiarity with assessment techniques appropriate to the teaching environment; familiarity with the problems and issues facing physical educators within the school system; and knowledge of the historical and philosophical bases of practices in physical education.

Minor/Certificate in Athletic Coaching. This area of study provides students in academic areas other than kinesiology with the knowledge and skills required for coaching interscholastic or community athletic teams.

Athletic Training Curriculum. Students seeking certification in Athletic Training are advised to see the athletic trainer to plan a course of study. Students can opt for a B.S. in Kinesiology in either Exercise Science and Fitness or in Human Movement Studies, and see their adviser regarding the additional courses necessary to seek certification.

Physical Education and Adapted Physical Education Teaching. Students who wish to become credentialed as public school teachers in physical education or as adapted physical education specialists should select the Bachelor of Science with Concentration in Physical Education program. However, to be eligible for admission to the credential program at San Francisco State University, students must attain a GPA of 2.75 in the Subject Matter Program curriculum. Students must work closely with an adviser to fulfill the requirements of the Subject Matter Program. They should also contact the College of Education Student Services Office at 338-7038 regarding teaching credential information.

Pre-physical Therapy. The Bachelor of Science with Concentration in Exercise Science and Fitness or Human Movement Studies supports preparation for advanced study in physical or occupational therapy and other therapeutic or rehabilitative fields. With the addition of specific courses required for admission to various graduate programs, the student will graduate with a strong foundation in the movement sciences as well as with the prerequisites necessary for entry to programs of their choice. Admission to graduate programs in physical therapy is extremely competitive. The Kinesiology Department faculty and the Kinesiology Student Association have a strong commitment to providing excellent advising and assistance to students who wish to become therapists.

Advising. Students in all the programs must work closely with an adviser to select the proper degree program, concentration, and configuration of courses to support career and scholarly interest related to the study of human movement. Students seeking to major in kinesiology must meet with the undergraduate advising coordinator in GYM 137 to be officially accepted into the major.

Many of the courses listed in the major patterns which follow have prerequisites or co-requisites. Thus, they must be taken in a particular sequence. (Consult the on-line course descriptions.) Further, up to twelve units may overlap between the major and General Education where a specific course is also approved for a segment of General Education. Prior approval by the student's major adviser is required for all individually tailored groups of courses and for course substitutions.

The course of study in the kinesiology major is very rigorous. It demands that the student has completed all Segment I requirements, including ENG 214, with a grade of C or better, prior to enrolling in the major courses. The major courses, projects, internships, and culminating experiences require competence in written and oral communication, quantitative reasoning, logical and critical thinking, computer facility, and a thorough grounding in biological and physical science. The Bachelor of Science is both unit and science intensive. Successful and timely progress through this program requires careful planning and organization. Students must show proof of completion of prerequisites to the instructor at the start of all applicable courses.

All majors are expected to construct a personal web site, maintain an electronic portfolio, and communicate electronically using the department's adviser software.

Transfer students are encouraged to visit the department prior to enrollment at SFSU, or as soon as possible thereafter, in order to learn about the major and the expectations for student performance. Students having academic difficulty for any reason are encouraged to seek assistance immediately by speaking to their adviser, a peer counselor in the Kinesiology Student Association, and/or the Advising Center of SFSU.

All courses used to satisfy completion of major requirements must be taken for a letter grade. No CR/NC grades may be used on the major petition for graduation.

Master of Arts. The Master of Arts in Kinesiology is designed for students wishing to expand their knowledge and understanding in exercise, movement, and sport science. This program of study is applicable to professionals in teaching, coaching, physical or occupational therapy, and other related fitness, sport, physical activity, exercise, and rehabilitative fields.

This program is intended to provide physical and occupational therapists, teachers, coaches, specialists in exercise and fitness, and other movement-related professionals an opportunity to study movement and exercise processes within a multidimensional framework emphasizing both theory and research, and their clinical or practical implications. The program is designed to provide students with basic knowledge as well as critical and evaluative skills necessary to find bridges between theory and practice as they relate to their unique professional interests.

The program is designed to allow students an area of emphasis in either Exercise Science, Movement Science, or Sport Science. The Exercise Science Emphasis will support further knowledge in physiological applications to exercise and skill. The Movement Science Emphasis will support further knowledge on the development, (re)acquisition, and performance of motor skills. The Sport Science Emphasis will support application of knowledge to sport-related contexts and questions. Study of the techniques in the physiological, behavioral, and biomechanical analysis of human movement is common in each emphasis. Course work which supports the study of movement disability, socio-cultural influences on exercise and skill, and psychological bases of optimum performance is also offered. Graduate teaching assistantships are available to qualified students.

Career Outlook

Graduates from our programs can gain immediate entry into a number of exercise and movement related jobs or can seek advanced study leading to careers in: teaching, adapted physical education, coaching, athletic training, physical therapy, occupational therapy, exercise leadership, fitness program management, cardiac rehabilitation, biomechanical analysis of movement, work-hardening, ergonomics, sports-related endeavors, research in movement and skill development and learning, and research in exercise physiology, or careers in technical writing or computer technology.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN KINESIOLOGY

The department offers a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with Concentrations in Exercise Science and Fitness, Human Movement Studies, and Physical Education. Each concentration's course of study includes: (1) a set of core requirements, some of which may be utilized to fulfill general education requirements, and which establish the framework for the study of movement, exercise, and skill from a variety of perspectives; and (2) a set of concentration-specific courses which serve the purpose of preparing the student for specific careers and/or graduate study within the field or other related disciplines. Students must select one of the three concentrations.

On-line course descriptions are available.

Prerequisites Units
BIOL 100 Human Biology or 3-5
  BIOL 230 Introductory Biology (5)
BIOL 328 Human Anatomy 4
MATH 124 Elementary Statistics 3
PSY 200 General Psychology 3
Core Requirements
KIN 325 Computer Applications in Kinesiology 3
KIN 350 Movement and Skill 3
KIN 486 Motor Learning 3
  Total for prerequisites and core 22-24
Concentration
Select either Exercise Science and Fitness, Human Movement Studies, or Physical Education (see below)
47-57
  Total for degree 69-73

Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology: Concentration in Exercise Science and Fitness

All majors are expected to show proof of current First Aid/CPR certification upon application for graduation. This can be obtained via KIN 295, or by receiving off-campus certification by an agency such as the American Red Cross.

It is recommended that all majors graduate with some form of certification to enhance employment opportunities, such as those provided by the American Red Cross, the American College of Sports Medicine, ACE, Senior Fitness Certificate, AFAA, or the National Coaching Association. See an adviser for suggestions and/or additional possibilities.

Program Units
Prerequisites and core requirements (see above) 22-24
BIOL 610 Human Physiology 3
BIOL 611 Human Physiology Laboratory 1
CHEM 101 Survey of Chemistry (3) and 4-5
 CHEM 102  Survey of Chemistry Laboratory (1) or
  CHEM 115   General Chemistry I: Essential Concepts of Chemistry (5)
Units selected from the following: 3
 DFM 253 Nutrition in Health and Disease  
 CFS 256 Weight Control and Nutrition
 CFS 355 Nutrition for Wellness
PHYS 101 Conceptual Physics (3) and 4
 PHYS 102  Conceptual Physics Laboratory (1) or
  PHYS 111   General Physics I (3) and
  PHYS 112   General Physics I Laboratory (1)
KIN 420 Field Experience in Fitness/Wellness 1
KIN 480 Anatomical Kinesiology 3
KIN 482 Exercise Physiology 3
KIN 484 Assessment in Exercise Science 3
KIN 485 Biomechanics 3
KIN 490 Fitness Program Management 2
KIN 555 Exercise Prescription 3
KIN 683 Applied Exercise Physiology 3
KIN 690 Internship in Fitness/Wellness 3
KIN 697 Integrative Research Seminar 2
KIN 698 Senior Research Project 1
Units selected from the following: 2-3
  KIN 450 Ergogenic Substances in Sport  
  KIN 556 Exercise Electrocardiography (2)
  KIN 457 Culture, Gender, and Movement
  KIN 504 Sport and Exercise Psychology
Activity Requirement
With prior approval of adviser, select 3 activity courses (KIN prefix, 1 unit each) representing a variety of fitness-related activities and/or movement forms that complement and enhance the student's personal fitness and movement profile.
3
  Total for concentration 47-49
  Total for major 69-73

Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology: Concentration in Human Movement Studies

All majors are expected to show proof of current First Aid/CPR certification upon application for graduation. This can be obtained via KIN 295, or by receiving off-campus certification by an agency such as the American Red Cross.

It is recommended that all majors graduate with some form of certification to enhance employment opportunities, such as those provided by the American Red Cross, the American College of Sports Medicine, ACE, Senior Fitness Certificate, AFAA, or the National Coaching Association. See an adviser for suggestions and/or additional possibilities.

Program Units
Prerequisites and core requirements (see above) 22-24
BIOL 610 Human Physiology (3) 3
BIOL 611 Human Physiology Laboratory (1) 1
CHEM 101 Survey of Chemistry (3) and 4-5
 CHEM 102  Survey of Chemistry Laboratory (1) or
  CHEM 115   General Chemistry I: Essential Concepts of Chemistry (5)
PHYS 101 Conceptual Physics (3) and 4
 PHYS 102  Conceptual Physics Laboratory (1) or
  PHYS 111   General Physics I (3) and
  PHYS 112   General Physics I Laboratory (1)
KIN 457 Culture, Gender, and Movement 3
KIN 480 Anatomical Kinesiology 3
KIN 482 Exercise Physiology 3
KIN 485 Biomechanics 3
KIN 487 Motor Development or 3
  KIN 504 Psychology of Sport
KIN 636 Neuromotor Control Processes 3
KIN 680 Quantitative Analysis of Movement 3
KIN 697 Integrative Research Seminar 2
KIN 698 Senior Research Project 1
Activity Requirement
With prior approval of adviser, select 3 activity courses (KIN/DANC prefix, 1 unit each) representing a variety of movement forms that enhance the student's personal movement profile.
3
Electives
Units selected on advisement
12
  Total for concentration 51-53
  Total for major 73-76

Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology: Concentration in Physical Education

Program Units
Prerequisites and core requirements (see above) 22-24
Foundation
KIN 300 Health-related Fitness and Wellness 3
KIN 340 Orientation to Teaching in Physical Education 3
KIN 401 Elementary School Physical Education, K-5 3
KIN 402 Practicum in Physical Education, N-5 1
KIN 457 Culture, Gender, and Movement 3
KIN 475 Anatomical and Mechanical Bases of Human Movement 3
KIN 476 Physiological Basis of Movement 3
KIN 487 Motor Development 3
KIN 488 Assessment 3
KIN 489 History and Philosophy of Sport 3
KIN 536 Movement for Individuals with Disability 4
KIN 580 Instructional Strategies for Middle and High School Physical Education, Grades 6-12 3
KIN 581 Practicum in Middle and High School Physical Education 1
Movement Experiences
With prior approval of adviser following consultation, select 8 basic activity courses (1 unit each) to satisfy the distribution shown below. Selections should broaden the student's personal movement and skill vocabulary.
8
  Aquatics  
  Dance (which must include folk dance)
  Martial Arts
  Individual Sports/Activities
  Team Sports
  Fitness
Instructional Analysis
KIN 305 Instructional Analysis: Track, Field, Gymnastics, Floor Activities 2
KIN 306 Instructional Analysis: Racquet Sports 2
KIN 307 Instructional Analysis: Basketball and Volleyball 2
KIN 308 Instructional Analysis: Fitness Activities 2
KIN 309 Instructional Analysis: Soccer and Softball 2
KIN 318 Coaching Youth Sport or 3
  KIN 504 Sport and Exercise Psychology
  Total for concentration 57
  Total for major 79-81

Additional Required Experiences

These experiences are required for satisfactory completion of the Physical Education Subject Matter Preparation Program. Students may complete these experiences in courses available at a college or university or off-campus. However, these experiences do not bear credit toward completion of the major.

Portfolio Preparation

Each student in the Subject Matter Preparation Program develops and maintains a professional portfolio. Students' professional growth and development, through completion of courses and required/recommended non-credit bearing experiences, should be subject to the student's own on-going critical reflection and should be thoughtfully documented. This process should in itself serve as a mechanism for professional growth. The resulting professional portfolio is an evolving document; a means for personal goal-setting and assessment; and a means for formative and summative evaluation.

Expectations for Student Performance

ADAPTED PHYSICAL EDUCATION CURRICULUM

By completing the following courses, along with the Subject Matter Credential in Physical Education, a Specialist Credential in Adapted Physical Education can be achieved.

At the present time, job opportunities within the area of adapted physical education are abundant within the public school setting. The demand for adapted physical education teachers far exceeds the number of existing credentialed teachers. It is estimated that there will be numerous job opportunities in the future for individuals with a Specialist Credential in Adapted Physical Education.

Curriculum Units
KIN 536 Movement for Individuals with Mild Disabilities 4
KIN 537 Movement for Individuals with Severe Disabilities 3
KIN 538 Therapeutic Exercise 2
KIN 539 Motor Assessment of Individuals with Disabilities 3
KIN 630 Internship in Adapted Physical Education 3

PRE-PHYSICAL THERAPY CURRICULUM

Students who wish to enter graduate or certificate programs in physical or occupational therapy may elect the Bachelor of Science program with a concentration in either Exercise Science and Fitness or Human Movement Studies. These programs include a number of courses typically required for admission to physical or occupational therapy programs. By choosing either concentration, the student will have more than one career/graduate study option upon completion of the major.

Physical and occupational therapy programs vary in their admissions requirements. The courses listed below, when added to the major, provide a strong profile for application to many programs. However, students are strongly advised to check the specific requirements of each program to which they plan to apply. Some of the courses listed below may be substituted for parallel courses in the major, upon approval of the student's adviser in the Department of Kinesiology. Others may be taken as free electives or, in some cases, to fulfill General Education requirements. To stay informed and to optimize planning, students must work closely with a departmental adviser, and should become involved in the Physical Therapy Student Association.

Curriculum Units
BIOL 230 Introductory Biology I 5
BIOL 240 Introductory Biology II 5
BIOL 614 Vertebrate Histology or 3-4
 BIOL 210  General Microbiology and Public Health or
 A course in cell biology
CHEM 115 General Chemistry I: Essential Concepts of Chemistry 5
CHEM 215/216 General Chemistry II: Quantitative Applications of Chemistry Concepts/Laboratory (3/2) 5
CHEM 130 General Organic Chemistry or 3 or 5
 CHEM 333/334  Organic Chemistry I (3/2)
PHYS 111/112 General Physics I/Laboratory (3/1) 4
PHYS 121/122 General Physics II/Laboratory (3/1) 4
PSY 542 Abnormal Psychology 3
Additional courses which may enhance the student's application to physical or occupational therapy programs include:
PT 300 Introduction to Physical Therapy 3
KIN 640 Internship in Pre-physical Therapy 3
BIOL 640/641 Neuroscience I/Laboratory (3/1) 4
BIOL 642 Neuroscience II 3
PHIL 383 Ethics in Medicine 3
PSY 431 Developmental Psychology 3
PSY 330 Child Development 3
SOC 476 Medical Sociology 4
Related courses in the following areas are recommended: adapted physical education, recreation therapy, health education, exercise science and fitness, human movement studies, multicultural aspects of society, research.

MINOR/CERTIFICATE IN ATHLETIC COACHING

This sequence of courses is for students that are interested in coaching and/or pursuing a career in coaching. It provides the knowledge and skill base required for coaching club, school, and community athletic teams.

Core Units
KIN 294 CPR  (KIN 295 optional) 1-2
KIN 318 Coaching Youth Sports 3
KIN 321 Introduction to Sports Injury Care 2
KIN 355 Science, Sport, and Fitness 3
BIOL 328 Human Anatomy 4
KIN 486 Motor Learning (KIN 350 prerequisite not required) 3
KIN 504 Sport and Exercise Psychology 3
  Total for core 19-20
Select 2 courses from the following1: (Previous competitive experience in the sport or consent of instructor is required.) 4
 KIN 305 Instructional Analysis: Track, Field, and Gymnastics Floor Activities (2)  
 KIN 307 Instructional Analysis: Basketball and Volleyball (2)
 KIN 308 Instructional Analysis: Fitness Activities (2)
 KIN 309 Instructional Analysis: Soccer and Softball (2)
 KIN 620 Advanced Practicum in Kinesiology2
 KIN 621 Advanced Practicum in Kinesiology
Culminating Experience  
KIN 570 Directed Coaching Experience 1
A one-season coaching experience in youth athletics, recreation leagues, interscholastic, or intercollegiate athletics in a sport in which a coaching course is selected.
  Total for minor/certificate 24-25

MASTER OF ARTS IN KINESIOLOGY

Admission to Program

The applicant must have an undergraduate major or equivalency in kinesiology or physical education which would include the following courses: human anatomy, human physiology, anatomical kinesiology and biomechanics (can be substituted with a combined kinesiology course), exercise physiology, motor learning or development, computer applications, and statistics. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average in these courses. For students without an undergraduate major in kinesiology or physical education, a 24-unit equivalency in course work related to exercise, movement, and sport science is required and must include the courses listed above. Students cannot enroll in graduate level classes (700-800) prior to completing a minimum of eighteen (18) undergraduate major units.

A statement of purpose must be included in the Application for Admission or sent directly to the Department of Kinesiology.

The student may be conditionally admitted pending:

Students conditionally admitted may not count more than six units of work taken prior to achieving classified status as part of their Graduate Approved Program for the degree.

International students must achieve a minimum score of 600 on the TOEFL (or 250 on the computerized TOEFL). The TOEFL standard must be completed prior to admission to the graduate program.

Upon admission, the department sends a letter to the candidate containing the name of the assigned adviser and classification conditions.

Written English Proficiency Requirement

There are two levels of literacy examinations required by the university.

Level One: The Department of Kinesiology requires each graduate student to take the Graduate Essay Test (GET) the first time it is given after they are admitted. The test should be taken prior to the first semester of enrollment. Students should contact the Testing Center for exact dates and fees. Students who do not receive a Pass must register for and successfully complete CHS 514, Preparation for Graduate Writing, with a minimum grade of B during the second semester in residence. Students will not be permitted to register for graduate classes in Kinesiology beyond the second semester unless they have passed the GET or successfully completed CHS 514. Level Two: the second level assessment of literacy proficiency occurs by virtue of the written thesis or master's project.

Program Requirements

The Master of Arts in Kinesiology is 33 units and includes a core, concentration, culminating experience, and electives. Students are to select an emphasis relating to exercise, movement, or sport science and, in consultation with their adviser, select electives and a culminating experience that best meets their professional/personal needs. Final approval of the student's program rests with the graduate faculty.

On-line course descriptions are available.

Core Requirements Units
KIN 710 Research in Kinesiology 3
KIN 715 Research Designs and Analysis 3
KIN 720 Movement, Fitness, and Skill 3
KIN 730 Analysis of Human Movement 3
KIN 740 Physiological Analysis 3
Concentration
Select 1 of the following concentrations: 9
Movement Science
KIN 733 Motor Learning  
KIN 736 Neuromotor Control Process
Elective in area of emphasis on advisement
Exercise Science
KIN 783 Applied Exercise Physiology  
KIN 746 Theories of Sports Medicine
Elective in area of emphasis on advisement
Sports Science
KIN 746 Theories of Sports Medicine  
KIN 756 Readings in Sports Research
Elective related to sports research on advisement
Electives
Electives chosen on advisement 3-6
Culminating Experience
Upon advisement, one of the following options must be selected: 3-6
Thesis
KIN 897 Independent Research in Kinesiology  
KIN 898 Master's Thesis
Master's Project
KIN 895 Master's Project in Kinesiology  
  Minimum total 33

and Oral Presentation of Culminating Experience

Continuous Enrollment: Students are expected to continuously enroll in the university while working on the degree.

Assistantships: Opportunities may be available to work in the Kinesiology Department as a graduate student at San Francisco State University. Qualified students may apply, when available, to work in the activity program, as laboratory assistants, or as supervisors in the Intramural and Recreation Program. Students may also apply for financial aid through the university.


Footnotes

  1. Community college courses in coaching are accepted as substitutes.
  2. Limited to Wrestling under the supervision of the head coach of that sport.


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