May 24, 2020  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Department of Kinesiology


Erin Hall, Ed.D., Chair

Professors: Deaner, Hall, Luo, Young
Associate Professor: Powell
Assistant Professors: Alami, Bernard, Conrad, Eastham, Jacobs
Lecturer: Herring, Fraze

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

Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology  , available with a 

Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology with Single Subject Matter Preparation in Physical Education  

Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science , available with a 

  • concentration in Movement Science 
  • concentration in Rehabilitation Science 

Minor in Kinesiology 
Liberal Studies concentration in Kinesiology  

Department of Kinesiology Mission Statement

The mission of the faculty of the Department of Kinesiology is to professionally prepare students to contribute positively to the health and well-being of members of society as advocates for a physically active lifestyle, and preventative health methods.  We strive to promote life-long learning and service to diverse populations.  Additionally, the department enriches the overall education of all students at Stanislaus State through its activity courses and upper- and lower-division general education course offerings.

This mission is accomplished through a series of foundational courses, assignments and experiences specific to one of three fields of study:

  • Exercise Science
  • Health Promotion
  • Single Subject Matter Preparation Program

Requirements

  1. Advising is mandatory for all majors within the Department of Kinesiology. Please contact the department office either by telephone (209-667-3325) or email (Kinesiology@csustan.edu) for information on academic advising.
  2. All enrollment requirements to any Department of Kinesiology Degree must be completed prior to enrolling in any upper-division core Kinesiology courses.  You will be blocked from enrolling in all upper-division core Kinesiology courses within the major when you try to register for classes as of fall 2016, if the enrollment requirements are not completed.  This registration block will remain in effect for all subsequent semesters until all of the enrollment requirements to the major are completed.
  3. 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.
  4. Each course counted toward the major, including prerequisites, must be completed with a grade of C- (1.7) or higher.  All courses counted toward the major, including prerequisites, must be taken on a letter grade basis.
  5. Many Kinesiology courses are physically demanding and require physical competency to pass the course successfully. It is recommended to wait until students can physically perform the course skills before enrolling in the course. A physician’s clearance may be required to return to physical activity. Students missing over 3 weeks of an Activity Course, will have missed too much of the course content and physical practice to make up and pass the course successfully.

Liberal Studies Concentration in Kinesiology

Please refer to the Liberal Studies  section of the catalog.

Teaching Credentials

Majors in Kinesiology 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 the approved California Commission on Teacher Credentialing Single Subject Matter Preparation Program in Physical Education at CSU. Stanislaus, or,
  2. Earn a passing score on the Single Subject Examination in Physical Education, Test #09 and the CSET Examination in Physical Education.

Program Goals

  1. Content KnowledgeStudents will demonstrate and apply knowledge and disciplinary concepts related to the field of Kinesiology.
  2. Communication Skills:  Students will develop oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  3. Critical ThinkingStudents will demonstrate critical thinking skills including the ability to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate information to make sound decisions and solve problems as they apply to the field of Kinesiology.
  4. ProfessionalismStudents will demonstrate professional and ethical practices in the areas of communication, conduct, presentation, and preparation.

Exercise Science Program Learning Outcomes 

  1. Students will demonstrate and apply exercise science content knowledge through taking exams, completing assignments including laboratory write-ups, and participating in course activities.
  2. Student will develop effective communication skills through oral presentations, handouts for their peers, and small group discussion.
  3. Students will develop effective leadership and interpersonal communication skills through assignments, which require individual and group assessment and consultation.
  4. Students will demonstrate critical thinking skills through the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data in order to design and implement plans for exercise prescription, rehabilitation, and performance outcomes.
  5. Students will develop and demonstrate professionalism through observations of professionals in the field, by attending professional events, and by applying confidentiality principles while collecting data and interacting with individuals and groups.

Concentration Mission Statements and Program Learning Outcomes

Health Promotion Mission Statement

The mission of the faculty of the Health Promotion Concentration is twofold.  First, our mission is to prepare professionally exceptional health promotion students that can serve in a variety of health settings of practice including schools, work-sites, communities, with individuals, and in the health care system.  The second is to promote healthy lifestyles and prevent diseases within a given population utilizing a holistic approach to the dimensions of health.  This degree path is designed to prepare students for careers in the settings of health promotion, and/or to enter a graduate program related to the dimensions of health.

Health Promotion Program Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students will evaluate and research the dimensions of health from a holistic approach.
  2. Student will examine through assessments the capacity of and need for a holistic approach to the dimensions of health.
  3. Students will design, implement, and manage programs related to a holistic approach to the dimensions of health.
  4. Students will determine appropriate resources related to a holistic approach to the dimensions of health.
  5. Students will support lifelong growth of self and others utilizing communication and advocacy as it relates to a holistic approach to the dimensions of health.

Single Subject Matter Preparation Program Mission Statement

The mission of the faculty of the Single Subject Matter Preparation Program is to prepare professionally exceptional physical education teachers and coaches that foster the acquisition of content knowledge and skills, and promote physically active lifestyles of children and young adults through high quality physical education programs.  This degree path allows individuals to enter into a credential program.

Single Subject Matter Preparation Program Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students will demonstrate and apply physical education content knowledge through taking exams, completing assignments and participating in course activities.
  2. Students will demonstrate and apply motor skill competency in a variety of sports and games through successful participation and completion of the theory and analysis courses.
  3. Students will demonstrate effective communication skills and a high degree of professionalism in their coursework and at professional events.