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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.

  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 Core kinesiology 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)

*Prerequisite core 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.

Please note: New Transfer students only fill out the CSUapply application. The application link below is only for current CSUSM Pre-Kinesiology students.

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
Currently accepting applications for: Spring  2019
Application deadline for Spring 2019: December 7, 2018*
Admission decision emails: On or after January 3, 2019

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