The Department offers a B.S. degree in Kinesiology.  Students can choose from the following 3 concentrations:

Applied Exercise Science

The Concentration in Applied Exercise Science prepares students for careers in the fitness/wellness industry (e.g., corporate fitness) and certain clinical rehabilitation settings (e.g., cardiac rehabilitation).  This concentration also provides students with the opportunity to prepare for advanced studies in related disciplines (e.g., master’s degree in exercise physiology) This concentration follows current guidelines for academic programs in and prepares students for nationally recognized professional certifications offered by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).

Physical Activity Leadership

The Concentration in Physical Activity Leadership prepares students for careers interested in programs aimed at increasing physical activity.  This concentration provides students with the skills and knowledge to become physical education teachers, after-school program leaders, personal trainers, parks and recreation fitness leaders and many more.

Allied Health

The Concentration in Allied Health prepares students that are interested in graduate/professional preparation programs such as Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Physician’s Assistants.  The curriculum includes the majority of courses required as prerequisites for entry into those programs.

Activity Courses

The Kinesiology Department recognizes the value and importance of physical activity as part of an individual's lifestyle.  Each semester the Department offers a variety of sport and physical activity courses that students can enroll in for 1-unit of credit.   Some common courses taught throughout the year include yoga, indoor cycling, interval training, and basketball.  Please refer to the current course schedule in MyCSUB for a complete listing.

2021-2022 Catalog Description of Kinesiology Major

2021-2022 Catalog Description of Kinesiology courses

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2013 Graduate

Department of Kinesiology

California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022

Phone: (661) 654-2187
Fax: (661) 654-2067
Office: Education 142