Kinesiology

(formerly Physical Education)

College of Health and Human Services
Dean: Donald P. Zingale

Department of Kinesiology
GYM 201
415-338-1258
Fax: 415-338-7566
Chair: Susan Higgins

Undergraduate Adviser: Allen Abraham

Graduate Coordinator: Frank Verducci

Faculty

Professors--Abraham, Bennett, Birkie, Evans, Higgins, Schleihauf, Schmid, Summerford, Verducci

Associate Professors--Kern, Wallace

Assistant Professors--Anderson, Zieff

Programs

B.A. in Kinesiology

B.S. in Kinesiology: Concentration in Athletic Training

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. 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.

For the general student and the major student, the department also 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.

Bachelor of Arts.The Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology is designed for students who wish to study the broad range of sub-disciplines which develop knowledge in kinesiology, sport, and human movement. Students are exposed to the scientific, historical, socio-cultural, and psychological bases of movement, exercise, and sport. Working closely with an adviser, students tailor a thematic emphasis designed to provide greater depth in such areas as gender and movement, sport psychology, socio-cultural dimensions of sport, ethical issues in sport, etc. Upon completion of the program, and with careful planning, students may be prepared for entry-level careers in an area related to the thematic emphasis, or for advanced study.

Students opting for the B.A. in Kinesiology are likely to be interested in the study of movement, exercise, and sport in relation to a personal theme, or an ultimate career goal that extends beyond traditional departmental boundary lines (i.e., sport studies, journalism, wellness, mind-body relationships, etc.).

Bachelor of Science.All of the undergraduate program concentrations in the 124-unit B.S. degree have as their basis a foundation in science, mathematics, psychology, and a sequence of courses designed to progressively and integratively develop the students' knowledge of movement, exercise, and skill. This focus will serve as a basis for application to one of four selected concentrations: Athletic Training, Exercise Science and Fitness, Human Movement Studies, or Physical Education.

The graduating B.S. degree student shall have the skills and knowledge to engage in the observation, analysis, and measurement of movement, fitness, performance, and/or learning; shall have the tools and knowledge to engage in synthesis and systematic inquiry; and shall be capable of using the computer and supporting technologies as to 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 concentrations in Exercise Science and Fitness or Human Movement Studies are recommended options for students interested in careers in physical or occupational therapy and related rehabilitative fields.

The Athletic Training Concentrationprepares students to achieve certification as athletic trainers. This concentration provides all the course work that leads to certification as an athletic trainer. However, this program is not a certificate program, and students must apply for certification through NATA after completion of 1,500 hours of internship that are accumulated outside of the degree program at SFSU. The accumulation of these internship hours is independent of this concentration and is done on the student's own initiative. Advising from the athletic trainer in finding suitable locations is available.

There are several courses in this cooncentration that are taken through telecommunications with CSU Chico and Humboldt. Careful planning with an adviser is essential as the courses in this concentration are sequential, have very specific course and grade prerequisites, and many are offered only once a year.

Expectations regarding student performance for successful completion of this concentration are available from the athletic trainer.

The Exercise Science and Fitness Concentrationprepares 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. 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 Concentrationprepares 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. 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 videography 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 condentration 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 Concentrationprepares students for entry to a teacher credentialing program. The course of study satisfies state requirements for the Subject Matter Program in Physical Education and for departmental standards of competence 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.

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 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 an adviser should consult the department advising coordinator in GYM 107.

Many of the courses listed in the major patterns which follow have prerequisites or corequisites. Thus, they must be taken in a particular sequence. (Consult the Announcement of Courses section in this Bulletin.) 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.

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 immediatelyby 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 knowlege and understanding in exercise and movement 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 knowlege 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 Scienceor Movement 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. 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.

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.

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN KINESIOLOGY

Courses for this program are listed in alphabetical sequence (consult Index for page reference).

Units

Core

BIOL 100	Human Biology		3
BIOL 328	Human Anatomy		4
KIN 350	Movement and Skill		3
KIN 457	Culture, Gender, and Movement		3
KIN 475	Anatomical and Mechanical Bases 
of Human Movement 3
KIN 476	Physiological Bases of Human 
Movement 3
KIN 486	Motor Learning or
KIN 487	Motor Development		3

KIN 489	History and Philosophy of Sport		3
Total for core		25
Activity Requirement		6
With prior approval of an adviser, select six 
activity classes (KIN/DAN prefix) repre-
senting a variety of movement forms to
complement and enhance the student's
personal movement profile.
Elective Theme		12
Upper division electives to support a particular 
theme, with prior approval of a depart-
mental adviser. At least six units must be
courses with a Kinesiology prefix.
Examples of themes: sport and society,
women and sport, sport and the media,
sport administration, ethical issues in
sport, activity and child development,
activity and aging, activity and wellness,
philosophy of mind-body-action, cross-
cultural perspectives, movement as ritual.
Student and adviser must work together in

developing an appropriate focus.
Total units for degree		43
NOTE:Students who wish to teach in public schools must complete the Subject Matter Program requirements, and are advised to enroll in the B.S. in Kinesiology with a Concentration in Physical Education.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN KINESIOLOGY

The department offers a 124-unit Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with Concentrations in Athletic Training, 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.

Courses for this program are listed in alphabetical sequence (consult Index for page reference).

Units

Core Requirements

BIOL 100	Human Biology		3
BIOL 328	Human Anatomy		4
MATH 124	Elementary Statistics		3
PSY 200	General Psychology		3
KIN 325	Computer Applications in Health 
Education, Kinesiology, and
Recreation 3
KIN 350	Movement and Skill		3

KIN 486	Motor Learning		3
Total for core		22

Concentration

Select either Athletic Training, Exercise Science 
and Fitness, Human Movement Studies, or

Physical Education (see below)		46-56
Total for degree		68-78

Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology: Athletic Training Concentration

Units

Core requirements(see above)			22

Concentration

BIOL 610/611	Human Physiology and 
Laboratory (3/1) 4
CHEM 101/102	Survey of Chemistry and 
Laboratory (3/1) or
CHEM 111	General Chemistry (5)		4-5
PHYS 101/102	Conceptual Physics and 
Laboratory (3/1) or
PHYS 111/112	General Physics I and 
Laboratory (3/1) 4
HED 310	Health in Society		3
DIET 253	Nutrition in Health and Disease		3
KIN 480	Anatomical Kinesiology		3
KIN 485	Biomechanics		3
KIN 482	Exercise Physiology		3
KIN 584	Prevention and Care of Athletic 
Injuries 3
KIN 585/586	Evaluation of Athletic Injuries 
and Laboratory (2/1) 3
(Teleconference class originating
from SFSU)
KIN 295	Red Cross Certification in 
First Aid/CPR (1) or
Proof of certification through the Red Cross		0-1
Activity Requirement		3
With prior approval of adviser, select three 
activity courses (KIN prefix, 1 unit each)
representing a variety of movement and
fitness forms to complement the student's
personal movement and fitness profile.

Telecommunication Courses

CSU Chico	Athletic Training Administration		2
CSU Chico	Laboratory in Athletic Training 
Administration 1
CSU Humboldt	Rehabilitation of Athletic 
Injuries 2
KIN 587	Laboratory		1

Elective

Units selected from the following		3-4
KIN 300	Health-related Fitness and 
Wellness
KIN 311	Peak Performance
KIN 450	Ergogenic Substances in Sport
KIN 504	Psychology of Sport
KIN 457	Culture, Gender, and Movement
PSY 493	Motivation
HH 430	Foundations of Biofeedback and 
Self-regulation
HH 433	Introduction to Autogenic 
Training
PHIL 383	Ethics in Medicine
PHIL 395	Ethical Issues in Science and 
Technology
PHIL 440	Ethics at Work I

SOC 486	Medical Sociology (4)

Total for concentration		46-48
Total for major		68-71
NOTE:Registration for the telecommunication classes occurs through the laboratory instructor on the first day of class.

Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology: Exercise Science and Fitness Concentration

Units

Core requirements(see above)			22

Concentration

BIOL 610/611	Human Physiology and 
Laboratory (3/1) 4
CHEM 101/102	Survey of Chemistry and 
Laboratory (3/1) or
CHEM 111	General Chemistry I (5)		4-5
DFM 253	Nutrition in Health and Disease		3
PHYS 101/102	Conceptual Physics and 
Laboratory (3/1) or
PHYS 111/112	General Physics I and 
Laboratory (3/1) 4
KIN 420	Field Experience in Fitness/
Wellness 1
KIN 450	Ergogenic Substances in Sport		2
KIN 480	Anatomical Kinesiology		3
KIN 482	Exercise Physiology		3
KIN 485	Biomechanics		3
KIN 488	Assessment		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
Activity Requirement		3
With prior approval of adviser, select three 
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.

Total for concentration		47-48
Total for major		69-70

Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology: Concentration in Human Movement Studies

Units

Core requirements(see above)			22

Concentration

BIOL 610/611	Human Physiology and 
Laboratory (3/1) 4
CHEM 101/102	Survey of Chemistry and 
Laboratory (3/1) or
CHEM 111	General Chemistry I (5)		4-5
PHYS 101/102	Conceptual Physics and 
Laboratory (3/1) or
PHYS 111/112	General Physics I and 
Laboratory (3/1) 4
KIN 457	Culture, Gender, and Movement		3
KIN 480	Anatomical Kinesiology		3
KIN 482	Exercise Physiology		3
KIN 485	Biomechanics		3
KIN 560	Qualitative Analysis of Movement		2
KIN 610	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		3
With prior approval of adviser, select three 
activity courses (KIN/DANC prefix, 1
unit each) representing a variety of move-
ment forms to employ and enhance the
student's personal movement profile.
Units selected from the following 		9-11
KIN 536	Movement for Individuals with 
Disability (4)
KIN 538	Therapeutic Exercise (2)
KIN 487	Motor Development
PHIL 620	Philosophy of Mind or
PHIL 610	Theory of Knowledge
PSY 581	Physiological Psychology
PSY 463	Human Factors

SPCH 512	Nonverbal Communication (4)

Total for concentration		47-50
Total for major		69-72

Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology: Concentration in Physical Education

Units

Core requirements(see above)			22

Foundation

KIN 300	Health-Related Fitness and 
Wellness 3
KIN 340	Orientation to Teaching in Physical 
Education 3
KIN 401	Elementary School Physical Educa-
tion, 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		8
With prior approval of adviser following consul-
tation, select eight basic activity courses
(1 unit each) to satisfy the distribution
shown below. Selections should broaden
the student's personal movement and
skill vocabulary.
Aquatics
Dance (2 experiences, one of which must be 
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 320	Principles of Officiating		2

Total for concentration		56
Total for major		78

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 ongoing 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 oppotrunities in the future for individuals with a Specialist Credential in Adapted Physical Education.

Curriculum

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.

Units

BIOL 230	Introductory Biology I		5
BIOL 240	Introductory Biology II		5
BIOL 614	Vertebrate Histology or
BIOL 210	General Microbiology and 
Public Health or
A course in cell biology		3-4
CHEM 111	General Chemistry I		5
CHEM 113/114	General Chemistry II and 
Laboratory (3/2) 5
CHEM 130	General Organic Chemistry or
CHEM 333/334	Organic Chemistry I (3/2)		3 or 5
PHYS 111/112	General Physics I and 
Laboratory (3/1) 4
PHYS 121/122	General Physics II and 
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 and Labora-
tory (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

Units

Core

KIN 295	First Aid and CPR		1
KIN 321	Introduction to Sports Injury Care (2) 
or
KIN 584	Care and Prevention of Athletic 
Injuries 2-3
KIN 355	Science, Sport, and Fitness or
KIN 475	Anatomical and Mechanical Bases 
of Movement or
KIN 480	Anatomical Kinesiology and
KIN 476	Physiological Basis of Move-
ment or
KIN 482	Exercise Physiology		3-6
KIN 486	Motor Learning		3

KIN 504	Psychology of Sport		3
Total for core		12-16
Select two courses from the following:		4
(Previous competitive experience in the
sport or consent of instructor is required.)
KIN 305	Instructional Analysis: Track, Field, 
and Gymnastics Floor Activities
KIN 310	Coaching Softball
KIN 311	Coaching Baseball
KIN 312	Coaching Basketball
KIN 313	Coaching Volleyball
KIN 314	Coaching Soccer
KIN 315	Coaching Track and Field
KIN 316	Coaching Swimming
KIN 620/621	Advanced Practicum in 
Physical Education Activities
One elective from the following:		3
KIN 331	Peak Performance
KIN 350	Movement and Skill
KIN 457	Culture, Gender, and Movement
KIN 485	Biomechanics
KIN 487	Motor Development
KIN 502	Sport and Social Issues
KIN 570	Directed Coaching Experience		1
A one-season coaching experience in youth 
athletics, recreation leagues, interschol-
astic, or intercollegiate athletics in a sport

in which a coaching course is selected.
Total for minor/certificate		20-24

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, statistics. For students without an undergraduate major in kinesiology or physical education, a 24-unit equivalency in course work related to exercise and movement 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.

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 ENG 414, Elements of 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 ENG 414. 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 or movement 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.

Courses for this discipline are listed in alphabetical sequence (consult Index for page reference).

Units

Core Requirements

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 one of the following concentrations		9

Movement Science

KIN 733	Motor Learning
KIN 736	Neuromotor Control Process
Elective in area of emphasis on advisement 
(3 units)

Exercise Science

KIN 743	Applied Exercise Physiology
KIN 746	Theories of Sports Medicine
Elective in area of emphasis on advisement 
(3 units)

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

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
Continuous Enrollment:Students actively working on their master's research project or thesis are expected to maintain continuous enrollment and/or pay a laboratory fee until the project/thesis is completed, unless the remaining work is not deemed substantial by the graduate program director.

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.



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