B.A. Degree in Kinesiology: Exercise Science

The exercise science emphasis explores the mechanics of sports and exercise in relation to the human body, offering students an introduction to the field.

Unique Features

Courses specific to this emphasis discuss motor learning, tests and measurements and offer practical experience in the field. Students analyze various sports and exercise activities based on personal interests and career goals.

Our Graduates

The exercise science emphasis is designed for students to pursue entry-level careers in the fitness industry, such as personal training and corporate fitness, as well as in strength and conditioning. Students will have a solid preparatory foundation for entry-level fitness certifications from professional organizations in the fitness industry.


General Education Prerequisites (4 Units)

  • BIOL-101L Principles of Biology (4)
    or BIOL-110L General Biology Cells and Physiology (4)

Required Courses (46-47 Units)

Core Courses (30 units)

  • BIOL-331L Human Anatomy (4)
  • BIOL-332L Human Physiology (4)
  • KIN-251 Foundations of Kinesiology (3)
  • KIN-330L Fundamentals of Motor Behavior (4)
  • KIN-385 Kinesiology Practicum (2)
  • KIN-395 Sport and Exercise Psychology (3)
  • KIN-401L Biomechanics (4)
  • KIN-406L Physiology of Exercise (4)
  • KIN-485 Senior Seminar (2)

Emphasis Courses (14 units)

  • KIN-270 Nutrition (3)
  • KIN-275 Sport First Aid (3)
  • KIN-368 Analysis of Aquatics (1)
  • KIN-369 Analysis of Fitness Activities (1)
  • KIN-441L Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription (3)
  • KIN-450L Exercise Programming for Fitness and Performance (3)


Choose a minimum of 2 units from the following:

  • KIN-316 Coaching Methods (3)
  • KIN-345 Analysis of Individual and Dual Sports (2)
  • KIN-351 Analysis of Team Sports (2)
  • KIN-357 Analysis of Outdoor Activities (1)
  • KIN-359 Analysis of Fundamental Movements (1)
  • KIN-370¬†Analysis of Non-Traditional Sports (2)
  • KIN-375 Analysis of Dance (2)

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