B.A. Degree in Kinesiology: Fitness Management

With the rapid growth in the sport and fitness industry, health fitness professionals are in high demand. The health fitness emphasis offers students a solid foundation of knowledge. Students will combine the benefits of an exercise-science type degree, which will prepare them for fitness certification, with a good foundation of business that can be built upon for future endeavors.

Our Graduates

This major is designed for students who plan to enter the fitness industry and may wish to move into management and, eventually, run their own business as they gain experience.


General Education Prerequisites (8 Units)

  • BIOL-101L Principles of Biology (4)
    or BIOL-110L General Biology Cells and Physiology (4)
  • ECON-105 Principles of Economics (4)

Required Courses (56 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 (26 units)

  • ACCT-220 Principles of Accounting I (3)
  • KIN-270 Nutrition (3)
  • KIN-368 Analysis of Aquatics (1)
  • KIN-369 Analysis of Fitness Activities (1)
  • KIN-441L Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription (3)
  • MGT-350 Organizational Theory (3)
  • or MGT-355 Organizational Behavior (3)
  • MGT-360 Human Resource Management (3)
  • MKT-300 Principles of Marketing (3)
  • SOC-442 Social Gerontology (3)

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