Jul 29, 2021  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Baccalaureate Degree Requirements Advising Sheet

Kinesiology B.A.

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The Kinesiology B.A. is a general foundational degree in Kinesiology. It has the versatility to be tailored to fit the specific interests of students who have a general interest in the field of Kinesiology.  However, it does not qualify students for admission to the Single Subject Credential Program or meet specific graduate program requirements (e.g., Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, etc). Students interested in teaching should inquire with the following program: Subject Matter Preparation Program (Physical Education) . Students interested in PT, OT, or similar fields should inquire about the Exercise Science B.S.  

Students are required to get advising early in the program to help meet their career objectives. 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 (both within and outside of the Department) must be taken on a letter grade basis. Most professional post-graduate degree programs (Graduate School, PT/OT School, etc.) have a prerequisite “repeat” policy that only allows a course to be taken twice for a passing grade; a course is considered a repeat even if it is taken at a different university. *120 units total is the minimum required for graduation; additional elective units are required for graduation.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Content Knowledge:  Students will demonstrate and apply knowledge and disciplinary concepts related to the field of Kinesiology
  • Communications Skills: Students will develop oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Critical Thinking: Students 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.
  • Professionalism: Students will demonstrate professional and ethical practices in the areas of communication, conduct, presentation, preparation.


1. Complete the Baccalaureate Degree Requirements.

A student must comply with all University regulations and satisfy the following requirements:

  1. Units and Residency  (minimum of 120 units: 40 units of upper division coursework and 30 semester units at Stanislaus State. At least 24 of these 30 units must be earned in upper-division courses, at least 12 must be in the major, and at least 9 must be applicable to General Education-Breadth requirements)
  2. Grade Point Average  (minimum grade point average of 2.0 (C) or better)
  3. General Education * (minimum of 49 units)
  4. Upper Division Writing Proficiency  (minimum of 3 units)
    - Writing Proficiency (WP) Course (may double count in the major)
  5. United States Constitution and California State and Local Government  (minimum of 3 units)
  6. Multicultural Requirement  (minimum of 3 units) (may double count with General Education requirements or in the major)

Subsequently all students must submit an application for graduation and receive approval from the major advisor, department chair, and Director of Academic Advising. For more information see the Baccalaureate Degree Requirements .

   *Recommended General Education:

2. Complete the Prerequisites to the Major.

(12 units)

3. Complete the Major.

The Major

(41 units)

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