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.
- 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.
Fitness industry careers: personal training, corporate fitness, management, business ownership. Teaching: health fitness, kinesiology, sports science and coaching in K-12 setting.
Transferring to Fresno Pacific
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In order to obtain a bachelor’s degree from Fresno Pacific University, students must complete at least 120 units. Along with completing all required courses in their selected area of study, general education requirements must be met by all graduates. See the general education summary in the undergraduate academic catalog for more information.
Select programs may not provide enough units for a student to graduate and therefore an emphasis and/or elective courses must be completed alongside the major. Please see below for emphases related to this area of study.
General Education Prerequisites
|BIOL 231||Anatomy and Physiology I||4|
|BIOL 231L||Anatomy and Physiology I Lab||0|
|MATH 205||Introductory Statistics||3|
|PSY 120||General Psychology||3|
|MATH 206L||Introductory Statistics Lab||1|
Required Courses (46-47 Units)
Core Courses (31 UNITS)
|BIOL 232||Anatomy and Physiology II||4|
|BIOL 232L||Anatomy and Physiology II Lab||0|
|KIN 251||Foundations of Kinesiology||3|
|KIN 331||Fundamentals of Motor Behavior||4|
|KIN 331L||Fundamentals of Motor Behavior Lab||0|
|KIN 343||Writing in the Natural Sciences||3|
|KIN 368||Analysis of Aquatics||1|
|KIN 369||Analysis of Fitness Activities||1|
|KIN 390||Internship in Kinesiology|
Must be taken for a minimum of 2 units
|1 - 3|
|KIN 395||Sport and Exercise Psychology||3|
|KIN 401L||Biomechanics Lab||0|
|KIN 406||Physiology of Exercise I||4|
|KIN 406L||Physiology of Exercise I Lab||0|
|KIN 485||Senior Seminar||2|
This program requires an emphasis
Jim Ave, Ph.D., ATC
Don Diboll, Ph.D.
Fay Nielsen, Ph.D.