2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    Apr 20, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Health and Human Performance, B.A.

Department Learning Outcomes

All majors within the department of Kinesiology will be able to:

  1. Speak and write effectively to a target audience on essential information in their discipline.
  2. Critically evaluate and integrate new information into professional practice to sole relevant health and fitness problems.
  3. Assess human movement to determine risk for injury and improve human performance.
  4. Describe the mechanisms (i.e. metabolic, physiologic, biomechanical, and developmental) by which physical activity aids in health promotion, performance enhancement and disease prevention.
  5. Serve others in clinical, educational, or athletic settings by pursuing their vocation and calling.

Lower-Division Elective

Lower-Division Total: 21-24 Units

Required Concentration

Students must select a minimum of 11 additional units below that are not counting in the major requirements above.

Pre-Allied Health

Upper-Division Total: 36-37 Units

Major Total: 57-61 Units

4-Year Credential Track: Single Subject Teaching Credential

Majors in the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees complete a minimum of 128 units to graduate. The following majors have the option of choosing the 4-year credential track by fulfilling additional units within the undergraduate degree in fulfillment of the Single Subject California Teaching Credential.

For the 4-year credential track, the following 4000-level credential courses are strategically added to the undergraduate degree course plan. These courses represent the required courses for the California SB2042 Single Subject Teaching Credential. Students desiring to enroll in the 4-year credential track would need to make application to the Teacher Education program before entry in the 3rd credential course, meeting all program, university and state requirements for classroom observations and tests required prior to student teaching. Students would be interviewed by a faculty committee prior to being placed in student teaching. Candidates remain Kinesiology majors and are co-advised by both departments throughout their undergraduate program.

Candidates may also apply to the School of Education Graduate Program to fulfill the remaining requirements toward the California Teaching Credential(s). Any 4000-level courses cross listed with the 6000-level credential courses cannot be repeated between the undergraduate and graduate programs. At the point that the requirements for the undergraduate degree are fulfilled, the candidate would apply to the Graduate School of education and complete the remaining courses required for the credential post-baccalaureate.

The following courses may be used for the credentialing purposes in the State of California. When taken prior to the posting of a baccalaureate degree, unit values may not be applied toward master’s degree courses. Other appropriate master’s degree-level courses must be substituted for unit values.