Kinesiology: Concentration in Exercise and Movement Sciences

Major Requirements (SF State Bulletin: Degree Requirements)

Roadmap (SF State Bulletin: Roadmap)

Your major advisor answered a few questions to assist you with your first semester courses — see below.

General Information

What are some of the highlights and features to know about this major? Kinesiology is an impacted major and students must follow the guidelines on our website to apply to our major. Freshmen are admitted as Pre-Kinesiology; therefore, they must apply directly to our major during their sophomore year.
When should I first meet with my major department? We highly encourage students to visit an advisor at the beginning of the semester. 
How will I be assigned to a major advisor and how do I contact them?

Our Undergraduate Advisor will assign you to a Faculty Advisor.

Contact the main office (415-338-2244 or visit GYM 101) to schedule an appointment with our Undergraduate Advisor.

Once you’ve been assigned a Faculty Advisor, contact your Faculty Advisor directly to schedule an appointment or visit them during their walk-in hours. 

Where can I find information about major advising?

All information is posted on our website:

Students may also visit the Kinesiology main office in GYM 101 for all updated office hours. 

Does this major require any pre-work from me before I attend orientation or register for classes? None.
What should I do if my major core and/or prequisite courses are full? Complete upper-division general education courses, major emphasis courses or electives (if applicable).

Does this major have GE courses that are met in major?

[These courses are deemed “met in the major” upon completion of the courses listed (even though the courses are not approved for GE). This is true whether or not the student completes the major.]


B2 (Life Science): BIOL 212 AND BIOL 220 OR BIOL 328.

Is there anything else I need to know about starting in this major?

Attend one of our monthly Pre-Kinesiology advising workshops (opened to all students but FRESHMEN or pre-kinesiology students are highly encouraged). Contact the main office (415-338-2244 or GYM 101) for workshop times and dates.

For any quick questions, students can also meet with a Kinesiology peer advisor via office hours in GYM 133 or email Contact the main office for more information.

Transfer Student Info

What upper division courses should I take in my first semester as a transfer student for this major?

-KIN 384 GWAR + KIN 251 (must be taken concurrently)

-Various emphasis courses

Are there any prerequisites to these upper division courses for the major?

-Must be declared Kinesiology major

-ENG 214 or equivalent

-KIN 250 or equivalent

-MATH 124 or equivalent

Are there any registration blocks or holds in the system for this major, and if so, what do I do/who do I contact to clear them? Students must be upper division standing and declared Kinesiology major to take core classes.
Does this major have an approved Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) roadmap?

Yes, Kinesiology (AA-T)

[Click here for ADT Roadmap]

Freshmen Student Info

Are there any courses I should take first as a Freshman to get started in this major and/or are there any lower division GE course requirements that I can take that will also count toward this major?

-BIOL 100 + 101 OR BIOL 230

-MATH 124

-CHEM 101+102 OR CHEM 115

-PHYS 101 + 102 OR PHYS 111 +112

Are there entry or prerequisite requirements for these Freshmen courses?

-BIOL 230 – must be a declared pre-kinesiology or kinesiology

-CHEM 115 – must take chem placement test

-MATH 124 – Satisfactory completion of ELM requirement

[-PHYS 101- High school algebra; score of 50 or above on entry level mathematics (ELM) examination, which must be taken prior to enrollment.  

-PHYS 111- MATH 199 or equivalent; score of 50 or above on entry level mathematics (ELM) examination, which must be taken prior to enrollment; acceptable score on the physics readiness test, which must be taken before the start of the semester; concurrent enrollment in PHYS 112.]

Can any of my AP or IB tests count toward requirements in this major?

-AP BIOL, CHEM and/or PHYS with a score of 3
     satisfies: BIOL 100+101, CHEM 101+102, PHYS 101+102 (respectively)

-AP BIOL, CHEM and/or PHYS with a score of 4 or better
     satisfies: BIOL 230, CHEM 115, PHYS 111+112

-AP Stats – 3 or better
     satisfies: MATH 124

College of Health & Social Sciences Student Resource Center (SRC)

Services provided for: undergraduate students with College of Health and Social Sciences majors, pre-majors and minors.

Services offered: Academic planning (GE, DARs, DPR and major), freshman transitioning support, impacted major consultation, academic probation advising, general life/support counseling, petition consultation, career prep and planning, major career exploration, graduation check (GE and graduation requirements), resume and cover letter help

Phone: (415) 405-3740
Location: HSS 254