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


  • Courses cover the main topics of the major, as well as physical education methods.

Career opportunities

The kinesiology secondary teaching minor is designed to pair with a major preparing you for a teaching career. The minor lays 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.

Course listing

Required Courses (19 Units)

KIN-320Theory of Physical Education3
KIN-331& 331L Fundamentals of Motor Behavior4
KIN-340Measurement Evaluation3
KIN-385Kinesiology Practicum1

Select two of the following courses:

KIN-251Foundations of Kinesiology3
KIN-395Sport and Exercise Psychology3

Select two units from the following courses:

KIN-345Analysis of Individual and Dual Sports2
KIN-351Analysis of Team Sports2
KIN-357Analysis of Outdoor Activities1
KIN-359Analysis of Fundamental Movements1
KIN-368Analysis of Aquatics1
KIN-369Analysis of Fitness Activities1
KIN-370Analysis of Non-Traditional Sports1