Kinesiology: Concentration in Exercise and Movement Sciences

Major department advisors answered a few questions to assist you with your first-semester class selection. 

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 http://kin.sfsu.edu/ 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? Contact the main office (415-338-2244 or visit GYM 101) to schedule an appointment with our academic advisor.
Where can I find information about major advising? All information is posted on our website: kin.sfsu.edu
Does this major require any pre-work from me before I attend orientation or register for classes? Not applicable.
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.

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.]

Yes.

B2 (Life Science): BIOL 212 AND BIOL 220 OR BIOL 32

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

Attended 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 kadviser@sfsu.edu. 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

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

<<back to College of Health and Social Sciences