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The word kinesiology refers to the study of human movement and at Fresno Pacific University, it’s used as an umbrella term that includes several different programs. The three bachelor of arts emphases are designed specifically for students interested in pursuing entry-level or management careers in the fitness industry as well as those wanting to teach physical education in the K-12 setting.

Emphases

This program requires an emphasis

Highlights

  • Analyzation of various sports and exercise activities based on personal interests and career goals.
  • You will gain insights into the fitness industry and explore your areas of interest.
  • Teaching emphasis coursework explores dance movement and motor learning and analyzes many sports found in K-12.

Career opportunities

Fitness industry careers: personal training, corporate fitness, management, business ownership. Teaching: health fitness, kinesiology, sports science and coaching in K-12 setting.

Course listing

General Education Prerequisites

CodeTitleUnits
BIOL 100 and BIOL 100L
or BIOL 111 and BIOL 111L
Principles of Biology and Lab
or General Biology: Cells and Physiology and Lab
4

Required Courses (50-51 Units)

Core Courses (33 Units)
CodeTitleUnits
BIOL 331Human Anatomy4
BIOL 331LHuman Anatomy Lab0
BIOL 332Human Physiology4
BIOL 332LHuman Physiology Lab0
COM 343Writing in the Natural Sciences3
KIN 251Foundations of Kinesiology3
KIN 331Fundamentals of Motor Behavior4
KIN 331LFundamentals of Motor Behavior Lab0
KIN 390Internship in Kinesiology1
KIN 395Sport and Exercise Psychology3
KIN 401Biomechanics4
KIN 401LBiomechanics Lab0
KIN 406Physiology of Exercise I4
KIN 406LPhysiology of Exercise I Lab0
KIN 485Senior Seminar2