Department Chair: Tiffanye Vargas
Department Office: Health and Human Services (HHS) 2, Rm. 103
Telephone: (562) 985‑4051
Website: Kinesiology Department
Faculty: Michelle Alencar, Melissa Bittner, Josh Cotter, Jill A. Crussemeyer, Scott Ducharme, Alison Ede, Kurt Escobar, Jana Fogaca, Christine Galvan, Grant M. Hill, Jeff L. Kress, Leilani Madrigal, Mikiko Nakajima, Portia Resnick, Karen Roos, Evan Schick, Jan M. Schroeder, Tiffanye Vargas, Kevin Valenzuela, Kellie Walters, Emyr W. Williams, Will Wu, Amanda Young
Department Coordinators: Dana Osbourne, Tiana Tuinei
College: College of Health and Human Services
Courses: Kinesiology (ATEP, KIN) Courses
Allied Health Professions Programs: Certified Athletic Trainer • Educator/Professor • Researcher
Exercise Science and Fitness: Strength and Conditioning Coach • Educator/Professor • Researcher • Exercise Technician • Fitness Specialist • Exercise Physiologist • Exercise Specialist
Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE):
Physical Educator • Adapted Physical Education Specialist • Sport Coach • High School Athletic Administrator • Educator/Professor • Researcher
Sport Studies: Sport Coach • Educator/Professor • Researcher • Mental Training Consultant/Sport Psychologist • Sport Manager • College Athletic Administrator (For more information, see www.careers.csulb.edu.) Various entry-level trainee positions are available for graduates, regardless of academic discipline.
The mission of the Department of Kinesiology is to facilitate wellness among individuals through the study and application of human movement principles across the lifespan and through the management of and participation in physical activity, exercise, and sport. The Department serves the needs of students completing majors in other fields who find that certain aspects of kinesiology are important to professional objectives and personal interests.
Programs at a Glance
In addition to the degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, the Major must meet the following Department policies and requirements for University graduation:
- Each major course and prerequisite course must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. A course in which a grade lower than a “C” is received must be retaken and successfully completed prior to enrolling in any other course for which it is a prerequisite;
- Upper-division courses may not be waived by substitution or examination without Department petition and approval;
- Department approval.
Single Subject Teaching Credential in Physical Education (K-12)
In addition to meeting the subject matter competence requirement for the Teaching Credential, prospective Physical Education teachers are also required to complete 45 units of professional preparation in the Single Subject Credential Program, including student teaching. Students can begin the professional preparation courses as early as the junior year however they are advised to focus on completing required degree-specific courses prior to enrolling in credential courses. It is strongly advised that they complete no more than 12 units of credential coursework (including APE added authorization courses that are not part of their undergraduate APE option degree) prior to graduation as they can only request a maximum of 12 units to be applied as graduate credit. (Requests for graduate credit for credential courses must be completed prior to graduation.) If taking EDSS 300P as an undergraduate it is advised that they take this course their final semester or at earliest their final year of undergraduate studies at CSULB. Most credential coursework should be completed as a post-baccalaureate student. Taking more than 12 units of credential coursework prior to graduation can negatively impact the starting teacher salary. Refer to the Single Subject Teacher Education section of this catalog or the Single Subject Credential Program website ( https://www.csulb.edu/college-of-education/single-subject-credential-program-sscp) for a description of the professional preparation requirements, courses, and application procedures.
ProgramsGraduate and Professional Degrees
- Athletic Training, M.S.
- Kinesiology, Adapted Physical Education Option, M.A.
- Kinesiology, Coaching and Student-Athlete Development Option, M.A.
- Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology and Nutrition Option, M.S.
- Kinesiology, Exercise Science Option, M.S.
- Kinesiology, Individualized Studies Option, M.A.
- Kinesiology, Sport and Exercise Psychology Option, M.S.
- Kinesiology, Sports Medicine and Injury Studies Option, M.S.
- Sport Management, M.A.
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