Explore the mechanics of sports and exercise in relation to the human body.


  • Courses discuss motor learning, tests and measurements and offer practical experience in the field.
  • You will analyze various sports and exercise activities based on personal interests and career goals.

Career opportunities

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

Program director

Donald (Don) Diboll
Don Diboll, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Kinesiology

Course listing

General Education Prerequisites

BIOL-100 & 100L 
or BIOL-111 & 111L
Principles of Biology
 General Biology: Cells and Physiology

Required Courses (49-50 Units)

Core Courses (33 Units)
BIOL-331& 331L Human Anatomy4
BIOL-332& 332L Human Physiology4
COM-343Writing in the Natural Sciences3
KIN-251Foundations of Kinesiology3
KIN-331& 331L Fundamentals of Motor Behavior4
KIN-390Internship in Kinesiology2
KIN-395Sport and Exercise Psychology3
KIN-401& 401L Biomechanics4
KIN-406& 406L Physiology of Exercise I4
KIN-485Senior Seminar2
Emphasis Courses (16-17 Units)
KIN-275Sport First Aid3
KIN-368Analysis of Aquatics1
KIN-369Analysis of Fitness Activities1
KIN-441& 441L Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription3
KIN-451& 451L Exercise Programming for Fitness and Performance3

Choose a minimum of 2 units from the following:

KIN-316Coaching Methods3
KIN-345Analysis of Individual and Dual Sports2
KIN-351Analysis of Team Sports2
KIN-357Analysis of Outdoor Activities1
KIN-359Analysis of Fundamental Movements1
KIN-370Analysis of Non-Traditional Sports1
KIN-375Analysis of Dance2