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.
Transferring to Fresno Pacific
Come and experience the FPU community and finish your degree with us! Visit our Transfer page to learn more about transferring or connect with a Transfer Specialist to ensure your transition to FPU is as smooth as possible.
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|
|CHEM 103||General Chemistry I||4|
|CHEM 103L||General Chemistry I Lab||0|
|MATH 205||Introductory Statistics||3|
|MATH 206L||Introductory Statistics Lab||1|
|PSY 120||General Psychology||3|
Required Courses (62-65 Units)
Core Courses (46-47 UNITS)
|BIOL 111||General Biology: Cells and Physiology||4|
|BIOL 111L||General Biology: Cells and Physiology Lab||0|
|BIOL 232||Anatomy and Physiology II||4|
|BIOL 232L||Anatomy and Physiology II Lab||0|
|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 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 complete a minimum of 3 units
|1 - 3|
|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|
Must be taken for a minimum of 2 units
|1 - 3|
|KIN 485||Senior Seminar||2|
or Calculus I
|PHYS 120||General Physics I||4|
|PHYS 120L||General Physics I Lab||0|
This program requires an emphasis
Don Diboll, Ph.D.
Fay Nielsen, Ph.D.