Master of Science (MS) in Kinesiology
The Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion offers a bachelor of science and a master of science degree in kinesiology. The undergraduate curriculum is divided into three subplans: pedagogy, exercise science, and health promotion. These subplans are designed to meet a variety of student needs and interests.
Most students who elect the pedagogy subplan will obtain a California teaching credential which will qualify them to teach physical education in the state's public and private schools at either the elementary or secondary level. Those who elect the adapted physical education emphasis will become qualified to obtain the Adapted Physical Education Specialist Credential. The department also provides selected coursework that qualifies students with a major other than kinesiology to earn a physical education teaching credential (a supplementary authorization). Students may prepare themselves to coach athletic teams by selecting appropriate courses.