2022-2023 Cal Poly Humboldt Catalog 
    Jun 02, 2023  
2022-2023 Cal Poly Humboldt Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Kinesiology, B.S.

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Humboldt provides students with three state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, including the human performance, biomechanics, and behavioral performance labs. In addition, our facilities include a natatorium, two gymnasiums, a dance studio, an all-weather track and field, cross-country trails, stadium, and two playing fields round out the facilities. Students develop their skills through fieldwork and practicum experiences in addition to their academic coursework.

Students who wish to earn both a B.S. and M.S. in Kinesiology, may be interested in the Kinesiology Four Plus One (4+1) Program. The 4+1 program allows students with the necessary academic skills and who demonstrate exceptional promise for advanced study, to complete the degree requirements for the Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in 5 years. For additional information see Kinesiology, M.S.  or visit the Kinesiology and Recreation Administration website.

High school students should take the college preparatory program plus biology, math, anatomy, and physiology. Participation in intercollegiate sports, physical activities, and a computer course are encouraged.

Requirements for the Bachelor’s Degree

A bachelor’s degree requires a total of 120 units. Students must fulfill General Education & All-University Requirements , residency, unit, and GPA requirements as outlined in the Bachelor’s Degree Requirements .

Requirements for the Major (67-77 Units)

Students must earn a C- or better in all required courses for the major that have a KINS, ZOOL, REC, or HED prefix (or their equivalent, in the case of courses transferred from another institution).

The Upper Division Area B General Education requirement is met by the coursework within the Bachelor of Science degree for Kinesiology.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students completing this program will have demonstrated the ability to:

  • identify and explain the concepts of kinesiology
  • analyze, synthesize, and evaluate relevant information from scientific literature to inform professional practice
  • demonstrate effective written and oral communication for the discipline of kinesiology
  • apply knowledge and skills from kinesiology to promote health and physical activity, and optimize performance among diverse populations.

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