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B.S. in Kinesiology California State University San Marcos




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Kinesiology, the study of human movement, integrates the biological, physical, behavioral and social sciences in the study of physical activity and sport, and their effect on fitness and quality of life of people across the lifespan. The Kinesiology program at California State University San Marcos is a comprehensive program of study offered in support of the Surgeon General’s “Call to Action to Prevent and Decrease Overweight and Obesity,” and Healthy People 2020.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology will:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental principles of Kinesiology, including anatomy and physiology, teaching movement-related skills, physiological response to exercise, and the mechanics and control of movement.
  • Apply Kinesiology-related skills to empirical research, internships, field experience, and/or service learning.
  • Evaluate movement science questions through 1) the performance of health, fitness, and movement assessment, 2) the acquisition, analysis, and interpretation of original data, and 3) the procurement, appraisal, and application of information from current research literature.
  • Utilize oral and written communication that meets appropriate professional and scientific standards in Kinesiology.
  • Model professional and personal growth including, 1) advocacy for a healthy, active lifestyle, 2) promotion of professional ethics and service to others, 3) shared responsibility and successful collaboration with peers, and 4) pursuit of learning beyond CSUSM.

Career and Educational Opportunities

The Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology is intended to prepare students for careers in areas such as physical education, exercise physiology, rehabilitation, athletic training, corporate wellness, coaching, wellness coaching, and personal training. With an emphasis on rehabilitation and chronic disease, the major is also excellent preparation for those wishing to pursue advanced degrees in physical education, kinesiology, medicine, physical/occupational therapy, nursing, public health, and more.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study B.S. in Kinesiology.

Full Time (Minimum of 120 units)

Tuition fees

$17,216.00 (12,19,690) per year

Given fee includes all mandatory campus fees


21-Jan-20, 31-Aug-20


College of Education, Health and Human Services (CEHHS)

University Hall 421,

333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road,



92096, United States

Entry requirement for international students

Students are or will be a high school/secondary school graduate or equivalent with Equivalent of a "B" (3.0) grade point average.

Satisfy English Language Proficiency Admission Requirement for admission purposes with ONE of the following: TOEFL score of 61 iBT with writing score no lower than 19 and no section score below 14; IELTS overall band score of 5.5, writing score no lower than 5.5 and no section score below 5.0; Attended a high school where English was the principal language of instruction for 3 years (confirm with our International Admissions Office to see if your school is eligible); Conditional admission is available through our language program if you do not have a passing IELTS or TOEFL score. The minimum GPA required for conditional admission is 2.7.

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