Kinesiology BS

Professions in Kinesiology are among the fastest growing in the world. Individuals, corporations, and government entities have come to recognize that the fitness, health, and well-being of individuals creates the foundation for the success of our society and economy. By providing you with knowledge, skills and abilities, our Kinesiology faculty and staff will help prepare you to pursue a number of enjoyable professions, and post-graduate opportunities.

The Kinesiology major develops comprehensive expertise in the human body's development and functions, the roles of physical movement in growth and learning, and the methods for improving and maintaining a high quality of life and personal wellness at every age.

To learn more about the major, visit the Kinesiology website.

Required Courses

Special Requirements

If you transferred into CSUMB as an AS-T-certified student in Kinesiology, please see the AS-T certified requirements.

If you are unsure about your transfer status, please talk to a Kinesiology faculty advisor as soon as possible.

All other Kinesiology majors, see below.

Standard Requirements

In order to graduate, you will also need to complete your general education and university requirements.

Complete ALL of the following core courses:

Complete one of the following concentrations:

Exercise Science Concentration

Complete ALL of the following courses:

Wellness Concentration

Complete ALL of the following courses:

Complete FOUR of the following courses:

Learning Outcomes

MLO 1: Knowledge of Kinesiology

Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental content, principles, and issues common in the field of kinesiology, including exercise science and wellness. Demonstrate the ability to use diverse methods of inquiry to analyze kinesiology related issues.

MLO 2 Multi-cultural Competency & Civic Engagement

Demonstrate the ability to deliver kinesiology content by communicating effectively across culturally diverse populations within the context of issues related to social responsibility, justice, diversity, pluralism, and compassion.

MLO 3 Professional Responsibility & Application

Demonstrate the ability to articulate, collaborate, and motivate others in diverse settings and communities utilizing concepts from kinesiology and related fields.

MLO 4 Subject Matter Competency in Kinesiology

Demonstrate the ability to evaluate and disseminate advanced topics in either the field of Exercise Science or Wellness by completing up to 30 credits within one of the two KIN concentrations (Exercise Science and Wellness).

Course Pathways

These pathways are examples of how you might complete all the requirements for your degree in an order that makes sense given prerequisites. They are meant to give you a general sense of what your education will look like.

Your own unique situation and a number of other factors may mean your actual pathway is different. Perhaps you'll need an extra math or language class, or one of the courses we've listed isn't offered in a particular semester. Don't worry - there is flexibility built into the curriculum. You'll want to work closely with an advisor and use the academic advisement report to take all that into account and develop a pathway that's customized for you.

In the meantime, use this example as a starting point for choosing classes or discussing your plans with an advisor. Your advisor is your best resource when it comes to figuring out how to fit all the courses you need, in the right sequence, into your personal academic plan.

General Freshman Pathway

Fall Freshman

Units: 4
Requirements:
  • C2
Course: Any approved course
Units: 4
Requirements:
  • A1
Units: 4
Requirements:
  • B4
Course: Any approved course
Units: 4
Requirements:
  • C1

* This FYS class is just an example. The FYS class you choose might meet a different GE area, so you would have to adjust your actual pathway accordingly.

Spring Freshman

Course: Any approved course
Units: 4
Requirements:
  • A2
  • A3
Course: Any approved course
Units: 4
Requirements:
  • B1
Units: 3
Requirements:
  • B2
Course: Any approved 101-level language course
Units: 4
Requirements:
  • C3

Fall Sophomore

Course: Free Elective Course
Units: 4
Requirements:
Course: Any approved course
Units: 4
Requirements:
  • C2
Course: Any approved 102-level language course
Units: 4
Requirements:
  • Language Proficiency
Course: Any approved course
Units: 4
Requirements:
  • D1

Spring Sophomore

Course: Any approved 201-level language course
Units: 4
Requirements:
  • Language Proficiency
Course: Any approved course
Units: 4
Requirements:
  • D2
Course: Any approved course
Units: 4
Requirements:
  • D3
Course: Any approved course
Units: 3
Requirements:

Fall Junior

Units: 1
Requirements:
  • Major
Units: 4
Requirements:
  • E
Units: 4
Requirements:
  • B2
  • B3
  • Major
Course: Approved Concentration Specific MLO 4 course
Units: 3
Requirements:
  • Concentration

Spring Junior

Course: Approved Concentration Specific MLO 4 Course
Units: 3
Requirements:
  • Concentration
Course: Approved Concentration Specific MLO 4 Course
Units: 3
Requirements:
  • Concentration
Units: 4
Requirements:
  • B2
  • B3
  • Major
Units: 3
Requirements:
  • Major
Course: Approved Concentration Specific MLO 4 Course
Units: 3
Requirements:
  • Concentration

Fall Senior

Course: Approved Concentration Specific MLO 3 course
Units: 3
Requirements:
  • Concentration
Course: Approved Concentration Specific MLO 3 course
Units: 3
Requirements:
  • Concentration
Course: Approved Concentration Specific MLO 4 course
Units: 3
Requirements:
  • Concentration
Course: Any approved course
Units: 4
Requirements:
  • A4

Spring Senior

Course: Approved Concentration Specific MLO 4 course
Units: 3
Requirements:
  • Concentration
Course: Approved Concentration Specific MLO 2 course
Units: 3
Requirements:
  • Concentration
Course: Approved Concentration Specific MLO 4 Course
Units: 3
Requirements:
  • Concentration
Units: 3
Requirements:
  • D4
Course: Approved Concentration Specific MLO 4 course
Units: 3
Requirements:
  • Concentration

General Transfer Pathway

Fall Junior

Units: 1
Requirements:
  • Major
Units: 4
Requirements:
  • E
Units: 4
Requirements:
  • B2
  • B3
  • Major
Course: Approved Concentration Specific MLO 4 course
Units: 3
Requirements:
  • Concentration
Course: Any approved course
Units: 4
Requirements:
  • D2

Spring Junior

Course: Approved Concentration Specific MLO 4 course
Units: 3
Requirements:
  • Concentration
Course: Approved Concentration Specific MLO 3 course
Units: 3
Requirements:
  • Concentration
Units: 4
Requirements:
  • B2
  • B3
  • Major
Units: 3
Requirements:
  • Major
Course: Approved Concentration Specific MLO 4 course
Units: 3
Requirements:
  • Concentration

Fall Senior

Course: Approved Concentration Specific MLO 3 course
Units: 3
Requirements:
  • Concentration
Course: Approved Concentration Specific MLO 3 course
Units: 3
Requirements:
  • Concentration
Course: Approved Concentration Specific MLO 4 course
Units: 3
Requirements:
  • Concentration
Course: Any approved course
Units: 4
Requirements:
  • A4
Course: Approved Concentration Specific MLO 4 course
Units: 3
Requirements:
  • Concentration

Spring Senior

Course: Approved Concentration Specific MLO 4 course
Units: 3
Requirements:
  • Concentration
Course: Approved Concentration Specific MLO 2 course
Units: 3
Requirements:
  • Concentration
Course: Approved Concentration Specific MLO 4 course
Units: 3
Requirements:
  • Concentration
Units: 3
Requirements:
  • D4
  • Major
Course: Approved Concentration Specific MLO 4 course
Units: 3
Requirements:
  • Concentration

Fall Additional Year

Course: Any 201-Level Language
Units: 4
Requirements:
  • Language Proficiency