Prepare to be a highly qualified professional in the fitness industry (i.e. corporate fitness), certain areas within allied health care (i.e. cardiac rehabilitation) and athletic performance enhancement (i.e. strength and conditioning). This emphasis will also prepare you to pursue graduate studies in exercise physiology or related academic disciplines.
- The curriculum follows academic program and content recommendations from reputable professional organizations such as the American College of Sports Medicine,the American Society of Exercise Physiologists & the National Strength & Conditioning Association
- You will have a solid foundation for many of the higher-level professional certifications these organizations offer.
Potential career paths include certified personal trainer, health/fitness instructor, exercise specialist, registered clinical exercise physiologist, aerobics instructor, certified strength and conditioning specialist, as well as positions in a research lab.
Don Diboll, Ph.D.
General Education Prerequisites
|BIOL-100 & 100L|
or BIOL-111 & 111L
|Principles of Biology|
General Biology: Cells and Physiology
|CHEM-103 & 103L||General Chemistry I||4|
Required Courses (61-63 Units)
Core Courses (45 Units)
|BIOL-331||& 331L Human Anatomy||4|
|BIOL-332||& 332L Human Physiology||4|
|COM-343||Writing in the Natural Sciences||3|
|KIN-251||Foundations in Kinesiology||3|
|KIN-275||Sport First Aid||3|
|KIN-331||& 331L Fundamentals of Motor Behavior||4|
|KIN-368||Analysis of Aquatics||1|
|KIN-369||Analysis of Fitness Activities||1|
|KIN-390||Internship in Kinesiology||3|
|KIN-401||& 401L Biomechanics||4|
|KIN-406||& 406L Physiology of Exercise I||4|
|KIN-481||Research in Kinesiology||2|
|MATH-311||Statistics for the Natural Sciences||3|
|PHYS-120 & 120L||General Physics I||4|
Emphasis Courses (16-18 Units)
|KIN-395||Sport and Exercise Psychology||3|
|KIN-441 & 441L||Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription||3|
|KIN-451 & 451L||Exercise Programming for Fitness and Performance||3|
Choose one to two courses of advisor-approved electives (4-6 units).