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2010-2011 Academic Catalog 
2010-2011 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Department of Kinesiology

J. Sue Fletcher, Ed.D., Chair

Professors: Fletcher, Hall, Luo
Associate Professors: Deaner, Young
Assistant Professor: Marcell
Lecturers: Eastham, Herring

Office: Field House 142
Phone: (209) 667-3325

Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education , available with a concentration in Health and Wellness Promotion 
Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education with Single Subject Matter Preparation in Physical Education 
Minor in Physical Education 
Liberal Studies concentration in Physical Education 
Master of Arts in Education: Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Physical Education 

Courses provide a background in physical education for those planning to enter the teaching field, an educational foundation for those planning to undertake graduate work, or a program for preprofessional work in health and wellness fields such as pre-physical therapy.


  1. Advising is mandatory for all majors in this degree program. Please contact the department office either by telephone or email for information on academic advising.
  2. Students interested in obtaining a teaching credential are strongly advised to confer with the Department of Teacher Education program adviser at the beginning of the junior year. An application for admission into the teacher education program is available from the Department of Teacher Education.
  3. Each course counted toward the major, including prerequisites, must be completed with a grade of C- (1.9) or higher.  All courses counted toward the major must be taken on a letter grade basis.

Liberal Studies Concentration in Physical Education

Please refer to the Liberal Studies  section of the catalog.

Teaching Credentials

Majors in physical education interested in the single subject credential are referred to the Teacher Education  section of this catalog.

Before admission to the Single Subject Credential Program, students must be cleared for subject matter competence. The Department of Kinesiology will certify students for competence in appropriate subject matter content when they:

  1. Complete an approved California Commission on Teacher Credentialing Single Subject Matter Preparation Program in Physical Education, or
  2. Earn a passing score on the Single Subject Examination in Physical Education, Test #09 and the CSET Examination in Physical Education,

Learning Objectives

Physical Education majors will:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and skill in a broad variety of movement and fitness activities.
  • Understand the biological/physical and behavioral bases of movement and the changes that occur across the life span, within diverse populations, and under a variety of environmental conditions.
  • Understand the sociocultural and humanistic bases of movement within diverse culture, historical periods, and social settings.
  • Understand how motor skills are acquired, how fitness is achieved, and how to maintain these across the life span under a variety of environmental and personal unique conditions.
  • Understand the relationship between movement, conditioning/training, well-being and skill across the life span and within diverse populations.
  • Know how to apply kinesiological knowledge to enhance motor skills and fitness in a variety of populations and conditions.
  • Apply critical thinking, writing, reading, oral communication, quantitative and qualitative analysis, and information management skills to movement- related questions.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge of the conditions for safety in movement-related contexts across the life span and within diverse populations, and respond appropriately to common injuries occurring during physical activity.
  • Be able to use a computer and other technology to support inquiry and professional practice in a movement-related field.
  • Be able to use and apply kinesiological data collection techniques and measurement theory to assess, analyze, and evaluate human performance.
  • Understand the scientific methods and other systematic ways of knowing relative to research and scholarship in human movement.
  • Demonstrate the ability to integrate multidisciplinary knowledge bases of kinesiology in an applied, problem-solving context.
  • Be familiar with standards, ethics, and expectations of professional communities related to human movement.
  • Be prepared to engage in professionally related community activities.
  • Demonstrate additional in-depth knowledge and skills associated with study in any one of the concentrations, specializations, and emphases that are associated with the Physical Education degree.