Kinesiology: Concentration in Physical Education
Major Requirements(SF State Bulletin: Degree Requirements)
Roadmap (SF State Bulletin: Roadmap)
GE Requirements (SF State Bulletin: General Education)
KIN Handout (SRC pdf)
Your major advisor answered a few questions to assist you with your first semester courses — see below.
- General Information
- Transfer Student Information
- Freshman Student Information
- College Resource Center (Advising)
|What are some of the highlights and features to know about this major?||Kinesiology is an impacted major and students must follow the admission guidelines on our website to apply into our major. Freshmen are admitted as Pre-Kinesiology; therefore they must apply directly to our major, this typically occurs 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?||
Advising information can be found on our website under the "Advising" tab.
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 prerequisite courses are full?||
Freshmen can complete lower-division general education courses.
Transfer students can complete upper-division general education courses, major emphasis courses or electives (if applicable).
|Is there anything else I need to know about starting in this major?||
Students should attend one of our monthly Pre-Kinesiology advising workshops (opened to all students, but Freshmen with an interest in Kinesiology and/or declared Pre-Kinesiology students are highly encouraged). Students can 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 email@example.com.
|What upper division courses should I take in my first semester as a transfer student for this major?||
(1) KIN 251;
(2) KIN 355 (meets GE Area UD-B); and
(3) KIN 384GW; and
(4) Upper division GE Area C/UD-C; and
(Note: IF student has not completed US History (USH) and/or US/CA Government (USG) (CSLG), HIST 470 or HIST 471 are ideal options to meet UD-C+USH+USG+CSLG+SF State Studies American Ethnic & Racial Minorities/AERM+Social Justice/SJ).
(5) Upper division GE Area D/UD-D or Elective or Minor
|Are there any prerequisites to these upper division courses for the major?||
KIN 251 Prerequisites: Restricted to Kinesiology majors; concurrent enrollment in KIN 384GW.
KIN 355 Prerequisities: GE Areas A1, A2, A3, and B4 or consent of the instructor.
KIN 384GW Prerequisites: Restricted to upper-division Kinesiology majors; completion of GE Area A2, KIN 240 or KIN 250 (may be taken concurrently) and MATH 124 or equivalent with grades of C or better.
Upper division GE courses (UD-B UD-C or UD-D) Prerequisites: Upper division standing; and/or successful completion of GE Areas A1, A2, A3, and B4.
|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?||
|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?||
(1) COMM 150 (meets GE Area A1)
OR Critical Thinking (meets GE Area A3); and
(2) ENG 114/104 (meets GE Area A2); and
(3) MATH 124 (meets GE Area B4); and
(4) HED 290 (meets GE Area C1+SF State Studies Global Perspectives/GP); and
(5) BIOL 100 + 101 (meets Area B1+B3+SF State Studies Social Justice/SJ) or BIO 230
OR GE Area D2 or GE Area D3.
|Are there entry or prerequisite requirements for these Freshmen courses?||
BIOL 230 Prerequisites: Restricted to Biology and Biochemistry majors and minors, Kinesiology majors, and Environmental Studies: Natural Resources Management and Conservation majors.
MATH 124 Prerequisites: Category I or II placement for QR/Math, or if Category III/IV placement for QR/Math students must also concurrently enroll into Math 123.
|Can any of my AP or IB tests count toward requirements in this major?||
AP Biology with a score of 4 or better will satsify BIOL 230.
AP Statistics (only if took exam in 2018-2019) with a passing score of 4 or better will satisfy MATH 124.
IB Biology HL with a score of 5 or better will satsify BIO 230.
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