Kinesiology Minor: Physical Education Teaching

Similar to the secondary teaching emphasis of the kinesiology major, this minor prepares students to teach physical education in K-12 schools.

Unique Features

Courses for this minor cover the main topics of the major, as well as physical education methods.

Our Graduates

The kinesiology secondary teaching minor is designed for students majoring in another area, are headed towards teaching, and yet would like to lay a foundation for being able to pass the California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET) in physical education. Although single subject has traditionally been grades 7-12, many school districts are hiring physical education specialists at elementary schools as well.


Required Courses (19 Units)

  • KIN-320 Theory of Physical Education (3)
  • KIN-330L Fundamentals of Motor Behavior (4)
  • KIN-340 Measurement Evaluation (3)
  • KIN-385 Kinesiology Practicum (1)

Select two of the following courses:

  • KIN-251 Foundations of Kinesiology (3)
  • KIN-270 Nutrition (3)
  • KIN-395 Sport and Exercise Psychology (3)

Select one of the following courses:

  • 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-368 Analysis of Aquatics (1)
  • KIN-369 Analysis of Fitness Activities (1)
  • KIN-370 Analysis of Non-Traditional Sports (1)

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