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 two bachelor of science emphases are academically rigorous and include research components. Both of these emphases will prepare you to become a competent, highly-qualified professional in the fitness industry, certain areas within allied health care, athletic performance enhancement careers and careers in physical or occupational therapy.
- You will have a solid foundation for many of the higher-level professional certifications required by numerous organizations.
- Coursework specifically addresses your career goals for master’s or doctoral degree.
- You will learn about humans from several unique perspectives with underlying themes of fitness and its benefits.
Potential career paths for the bachelor of science in Kinesiology include certified professional trainer, health/fitness instructor, aerobics instructor, health care services, nursing care services, and professions in both medical and surgical hospitals.
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 100 and BIOL 100L|
or BIOL 111 and BIOL 111L
|Principles of Biology and Lab|
or General Biology: Cells and Physiology and Lab
|CHEM 103||General Chemistry I||4|
|CHEM 103L||General Chemistry I Lab||0|
or MATH 210
Required Courses (61-63 Units)
Core courses (45 units)
|BIOL 331||Human Anatomy||4|
|BIOL 331L||Human Anatomy Lab||0|
|BIOL 332||Human Physiology||4|
|BIOL 332L||Human Physiology Lab||0|
|COM 343||Writing in the Natural Sciences||3|
|KIN 251||Foundations of Kinesiology||3|
|KIN 275||Sport First Aid||3|
|KIN 331||Fundamentals of Motor Behavior||4|
|KIN 331L||Fundamentals of Motor Behavior Lab||0|
|KIN 368||Analysis of Aquatics||1|
|KIN 369||Analysis of Fitness Activities||1|
|KIN 390||Internship in Kinesiology||1|
|KIN 401L||Biomechanics Lab||0|
|KIN 406||Physiology of Exercise I||4|
|KIN 406L||Physiology of Exercise I Lab||0|
|KIN 481||Research in Kinesiology||1|
|KIN 485||Senior Seminar||2|
|MATH 311||Statistics for the Natural Sciences||3|
|PHYS 120||General Physics I||4|
|PHYS 120L||General Physics I Lab||0|
This program requires an emphasis