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BS Kinesiology, Accelerated

Offered at the San Marcos Campus

Overview

The Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology: Movement Science Option covers the science of movement. It combines the biological, physical, behavioral and social sciences into the study of physical activity and sport, and examines their effect on the fitness and quality of life for people across their lifespan.

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New cohorts begin every fall and spring semester.

Application and document deadlines:

  • Spring 2020: Dec. 2, 2019
  • Fall 2020: April 8, 2020

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Spring 2020 ApplicationFall 2020 Application

  • Cohort program

    Benefit from immediate peer support, individualized attention, guaranteed placement in courses, guaranteed time to completion, small classes and more in this 16-month program

  • Prepare for your dream job

    Prepare for a career in wellness coaching, personal training, nutrition counseling, assisting in orthopedic rehabilitation, health advocacy roles and more

  • Range of topics

    Program topics include prevention of athletic injuries, motor control, movement anatomy, nutrition for exercise performance, stress training, biomechanics of human movement and more

  • Hands-on learning

    Learn and conduct research in the new human performance lab, participate in evidence-based research and conduct group projects and exercises

Program Details

  • ADMISSION

    How to Apply

    Admission Requirements

    • Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA from all transfer coursework
    • Completion of the equivalent of 60 transferable semester units at a community college or university

    Prerequisites

    CSU lower-division general education requirements must be completed prior to admission to CSUSM.

    • Area A1 Oral Communication GEO 102
    • Area A2 Written Communication GEW 101
    • Area A3 Critical Thinking LTWR 115, MATH 110, PHIL 110 or PSYC 110
    • Area B4 Mathematics, Any CSU B4 Math

    Program prerequisites:

    • BIOL 104: Principles of Biology: Human Emphasis
    • BIOL 177: Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology for Kinesiology I
    • BIOL 178: Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology for Kinesiology II
    • CHEM 150 or 105: General, Organic and Biochemistry for Life
    • MATH 125: Pre-Calculus
    • PSYC 100: Introduction to Psychology
    • KINE 200: First Aid and Safety
    • KINE 201: CPR and AED
    • KINE 202: Introduction to Kinesiology
  • COSTS

    Semester Units* Subtotal**

    Fall Semester 1 - Block 1

    6 $2,694
    Fall Semester 1 - Block 2 7 $3,143
    Spring Semester 1 - Block 1 7 $3,143
    Spring Semester 1 - Block 2 7 $3,143
    Summer Semester 1 - Block 1 7 $3,143
    Summer Semester 1 - Block 2 6 $2,694
    Fall Semester 2 - Block 1 6 $2,694
    Fall Semester 2 - Block 2 7 $3,143
    Total 53 $23,797

    *Unit rate for this program is $449

    **University semester fees not included. View complete breakdown of Extended Learning fees. Semester tuition subtotals based on sample program sequence. All quoted tuition rates are based on previous academic years and are subject to change without notice.

    Funding and Financial Aid

    • This program is eligible for financial aid
    • isit the Extended Learning funding page or call 760-750-4850 to learn more about your funding options
    • Federal VA educational benefits can be used for this program (not eligible for Cal Vet fee waiver)
    • Cal Grant can be used for this program
    • Active duty military, veterans and dependents should visit the military services page or call 760-750-8705
  • COURSE SEQUENCE

    View course descriptions and specific program requirements on the Kinesiology - Movement Science Catalog Page

    Sample Schedule for Fall start

    Semester Course (units)

    Fall Semester 1 - Block 1

    KINE 303 (3)

    KINE 336 (3)

    Fall Semester 1 - Block 2

    KINE 301 (4)

    KINE 310 (3)

    Spring Semester 1 - Block 1

    KINE 302 (3)

    KINE 311(4)

    Spring Semester 1 - Block 2

    KINE 305 (4)

    KINE 404 (3)

    Summer Semester 1 - Block 1

    BIOL 316 (3)

    KINE 326 (4)

    Summer Semester 1 - Block 2

    ANTH 301 (3)

    PHIL 345 (3)

    Fall Semester 2 - Block 1

    KINE 425 (4)

    KINE 495A (2)

    Fall Semester 2 - Block 2

    KINE 406 (3)

    KINE 426 (3)

    KINE 495B (1)

     

    Sample Schedule for Spring Start

    Semester Course (units)
     Spring Semester 1 - Block 1

    KINE 303 (3)

    KINE 336 (3)

     Spring Semester 1 - Block 2

    KINE 301 (4)

    KINE 310 (3)

     Summer Semester 1 - Block 1

    ANTH 301 (3)

    KINE 311 (4)

     Summer Semester 1 - Block 2

    KINE 305 (4)

    PHIL 345 (3)

     Fall Semester 1 - Block 1

    BIOL 316 (3)

    KINE 326 (4)

     Fall Semester 1 - Block 2

    KINE 302 (3)

    KINE 426 (3)

     Spring Semester 2 - Block 1

    KINE 425 (4)

    KINE 495A (2)

     Spring Semester 2 - Block 2

    KINE 404 (3)

    KINE 406 (3)

    KINE 495B (1)

    Schedules are subject to change. 

  • FAQ

    What is a cohort?

    A cohort is a group of students who work through a curriculum together to achieve the same academic degree. Because they are accepted into the same program, take their classes together and graduate together, students in cohorts tend to form a strong support system and professional network that benefit them during their degree program and beyond.

    What is the difference between the two kinesiology options: movement science and health science?

    In both programs, you will learn the fundamentals of kinesiology, the science of movement that integrates the biological, physical, behavioral and social sciences in the study of physical activity and how that affects people throughout their lives.

    Both the movement science and health science options cover topics including movement anatomy, exercise physiology, nutrition, epidemiology, motor control, statistics and much more. Both programs require an internship where you will gain hands-on experience working in the field of kinesiology.

    Movement Science

    • Understanding the mechanics of how the human body moves
    • Location: San Marcos
    • Duration: Accelerated 16-month program
    • Topics: Care and prevention of athletic injuries, social and emotional health, biomechanics of human movement and more
    • Potential careers: Physical and occupational therapy, fitness education, physical training, nutrition consulting, etc.

    Health Science

    • Understanding the effects of health issues on the individual and community
    • Location: Temecula
    • Duration: Five-semester program
    • Topics: Human anatomy and physiology, physiology of disease, bioethics, health promotion, drug education and more
    • Potential careers: Health and wellness education, public health, community and health advocacy, epidemiology, etc.

    What services do you offer to active military, veterans and dependents?

    Please visit our military and veteran services page to learn how we can help you with VA benefits, campus resources, financial aid and more.


 

“This is a great degree if you want to apply science by working with people. Movement science is understanding the human body across the lifespan and then applying basic biological principles, physics and physiology so that we can understand everything from quiet standing and walking through exercise and sports.”

– Deanna Asakawa

Assistant Professor, CSUSM Department of Kinesiology

– Deanna Asakawa

Employment for exercise physiologists is projected to grow 11 percent between 2014 and 2024, and California has the top state annual mean wage with $68,190. Within major metropolitan areas across the nation, San Diego holds the highest annual mean wage for this occupation: $72,470.

– Bureau of Labor Statistics

Occupational Outlook Handbook

– Bureau of Labor Statistics
 
 
 

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