College of Health Sciences and Human Services


Why Join CSUMB's KIN Program?

Beyond a rigorous academic curriculum, we provide lots of hands-on opportunities to prepare you for many career paths, such as:

  • 3 credit internship course: get 120 hours of work experience at Physical and Occupational Therapy, Cardiac Rehab, Strength and Conditioning, Corporate and Commercial Fitness, and more sites across the Monterey peninsula
  • Exercise Is Medicine On Campus: get hands on experience with programs and client interactions right here on campus
  • Kinesiology Service Learning: A 30 hour immersive community experience where students are partnered with organizations serving diverse populations in Monterey County.
  • Undergraduate Research: get hands on experience and skills working side by side with your professors on data collection, analysis, running interventions, and presenting at conferences
  • Practical courses like Exercise Science Lab and Techniques in Strength and Conditioning

Outside of the program, we also have strong relationships with CSUMB's NCAA Division II athletic teams, and lots of our students get hours working with their Athletic Training and Strength & Conditioning staff

What our students and graduates say about our program

Graduating senior, who recently launched his own business, says, "“My long-term goal is to follow in the footsteps of my role models, who are my professors here."

Current student says, "our curriculum better prepares them for careers after graduation.”

“I'm excited to continue my path towards sport psychology and I wanted to thank you for introducing me to this path and a big thanks to the kinesiology department for everything.” --KIN graduate, class of 2023, accepted to Masters program at Cal Baptist University

“Your time and dedication to your students shows how much you genuinely care. I wanted to thank you personally for everything you have done, especially during this crazy time in the world.” --KIN student during asynchronous courses/COVID, 2020

“Your love and knowledge for the world of kinesiology is so vast and so inspiring to me and I was grateful to see how much you loved it by how well you taught.” --KIN graduate, class of 2021

[CSUMB provided me an] "appreciation for research-based evidence practices." KIN graduate, class of 2016.

Examples of jobs our graduates get

Graduating Year from CSUMB Job and Employer
2021 Associate Athletic Director at Stevenson School
2021 Exercise Physiologist for a cardiology clinic of Sutter Health
2019 Recreation Coordinator, Pacific Grove Parks & Recreation
2015 Head Athletic Trainer, California State University Monterey Bay
2013 Head Athletic Trainer, Monterey Bay Football Club
2013 Spaceflight Researcher, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
2011 Full Time Lecturer, Kinesiology Department, California State University Monterey Bay
2010 Professor, Kinesiology and Outdoor Recreation, Southern Utah University

Examples of graduate school programs our students go to

Graduating Year from CSUMB Graduate Program University
2024 Doctorate of Physical Therapy Western Carolina University (and won awards to fully cover tuition)
2021 Master of Physician Assistant A.T. Still University
2021 Master in Prosthetics-Orthotics Northwestern University
2020 Masters in Athletic Training Oregon State University
2019 Masters in Sports Management California State University Long Beach
2019 Masters in Occupational Therapy Hofstra University
2018 School of Medicine M.D. program University of California Davis
2018 Doctorate of Physical Therapy University of the Pacific
2018 Doctorate of Physical Therapy Shenandoah University
2016 Doctorate of Physical Therapy Duke University

Examples of businesses our graduates start

Graduating Year from CSUMB Name of Business
 2019 Reborn Fit
2018 The Green Directive
2016 S-Tier Strength
2016 Strength