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2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Baccalaureate Degree Requirements Advising Sheet

Kinesiology B.A. - Subject Matter Preparation Program (Physical Education)

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View information for the Department of Kinesiology and Public Health Promotion , including Learning Objectives for the department and its programs.

Subject Matter Preparation Program Mission Statement:

The mission of the faculty of the Subject Matter Preparation Program (SMPP) 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.

Subject Matter Preparation Program Learning Outcomes:

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

This single subject waiver program is designed for students who wish to enter credential programs in physical education for K-12 schools. The SMPP in Physical Education is approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing and fulfills the subject matter competency prerequisite for entrance into a credential program for a single subject teaching credential in physical education.

Please note that this is an optional waiver program and a track in the Kinesiology B.A.


The Kinesiology B.A. degree requirements are fulfilled by the below coursework. Students must complete the Baccalaureate Degree Requirements , in addition to the following:

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 .

Recommendations for General Education Area E include: KINS 1000  or KINS 1001  and KINS 1610 .  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 (both within and outside of the Department) must be taken on a letter grade basis. This degree prepares students for admission to the Single Subject Credential Program  in Physical Education; the Bachelor of Arts, Kinesiology: Single Subject Matter Preparation Program was approved by the CCTC in 2009.

2. Complete the prerequisites to the major:

(12 units)

3. The Major

 (58 units)

Core Courses

Breadth/Depth Courses

Movement Perspective Courses

Supplementary Authorization in Introductory Health Science and in Introductory Physical Education

The holder of a Multiple Subject, Single Subject, Standard Secondary, or Special Secondary Teaching Credential may have one or more of the subjects commonly taught in departmentalized classes and listed below added to his or her credential as a supplementary authorization by verifying completion of the following requirements specified in California Administrative Code, Title 5 Sections 80057.5, 80089, 80089.1 and 80089.2. Supplementary authorizations cannot be issued in any subject that falls within the statutory single subject category of an applicant’s Single Subject Teaching Credential.

The department offers courses for the Introductory Health Science  supplementary authorization and the Introductory Physical Education  supplementary authorization.

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