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Impaction Status

Kinesiology at CSUSM is an IMPACTED program. An undergraduate major is designated as impacted when the number of applications received from fully qualified applicants during the initial filing period exceeds the number of available spaces. Such majors are authorized to use supplementary admission criteria to screen applications.

The following supplemental admission criteria will be used to determine acceptance into the Kinesiology degree program for CSUSM Pre-Kinesiology students.

  1. Cumulative GPA from all coursework of AT LEAST 2.5
    NOTE:  A GPA of 2.5 is NOT a guarantee of admission. Kinesiology has limited seats each semester and selects students according to overall competitiveness. The most competitive applicants will have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher.
  2. Grade of "C" or better in the following four Pre-Kinesiology Core courses (or equivalent)*:
    • KINE 202: Introduction to Kinesiology
    • BIOL 104: Principles of Biology: Human Emphasis (with lab)**
      **Note: an Intro or General Biology w/lab (4 semester units) is generally acceptable
    • BIOL 177 Anatomy & Physiology I for KINE majors (with lab)
    • BIOL 178 Anatomy & Physiology II for KINE majors (with lab)
      (Note: 1 semester of Anatomy w/lab and 1 semester of Physiology w/lab is acceptable for A&P I/II)

*Pre-Kinesiology course(s) can be in progress at the time of application. If completing a course outside of CSUSM, an unofficial transcript displaying a final grade is required as proof of course in progress.

Current CSUSM Students

Pre-Kinesiology Applicants meeting the criteria above MUST apply to the Kinesiology program.
See timeline information below.

If you are currently accepted into the Kinesiology degree program and wish to change your OPTION, please use the Online Change of Major feature located in your Student Center found within myCSUSM.

Application Timeline
Application Process  Date
Currently accepting applications for: Fall  2018
Application deadline for Summer 2018: August 10, 2018*
Admission decision emails: On or before August 27, 2018

*Applications received after this date will need to apply for the next application cycle.