Course Requirements

All students in the Master of Science in Kinesiology will complete 12 units of core courses. Upon completing the core, students will follow an 18-unit concentration in either sport management, physical education, or exercise science.

The following curriculum and course sequence is based on fall or spring starts per program:

Core Requirements

KIN510 Ethics & Philosophy in Kinesolgy

This course studies contemporary and historical value systems in sport and the role of ethical leadership. Current ethical issues in modern sport and physical education are examined.(3 units)

KIN510-B
Bright, Joshua Eric
10/12/2017 Th 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM Health Science Campus ONLN
KIN510-A
Bright, Joshua Eric
10/12/2017 Th 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Health Science Campus ONLN

KIN550 Legal Aspects of Kinesiology

This course provides an understanding of the American legal system and its response to sport related disputes. Material includes legal terminology, liability, risk management, personnel issues, Title IX, and various issues facing today's teachers, coaches and athletic administrators. (3 units)

KIN550-A
Fields, Richard T.
06/12/2018 TTh 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Health Science Campus
KIN550-B
Hinrichs, Troy
05/07/2018 W 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Health Science Campus

KIN570 Research Methods

This course provides an introduction to research methods designed to acquaint the student with reading and analyzing literature. Material will include basic statistics, quantitative and qualitative research methods.(3 units)

KIN570-C
Kim, Jong-Kyung
09/05/2017 T 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Health Science Campus A013
KIN570-B
Kim, Jong-Kyung
09/05/2017 T 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Health Science Campus A013
KIN570-A
Sullivan, Sean
10/10/2017 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Health Science Campus A016

KIN580 Research Project Seminar

This course provides the student with the opportunity to complete an original research project of either quantitative or qualitative design. Designed to deepen the student's knowledge in an area of professional interest. (3 units)

KIN580-B
Sullivan, Sean
09/05/2017 - Online
KIN580-A
Gillum, Trevor L.
09/05/2017 - Online
KIN580-A
Sullivan, Sean
01/16/2018 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Health Science Campus L244
KIN580-B
Kim, Jong-Kyung
01/10/2018 Th 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Health Science Campus ONLN

Concentration Requirements

Exercise Science

KIN516 Advanced Exercise Physiology

This course that prepares students to better understand clinical exercise physiology, sport physiology, and exercise testing and prescription. Students will understand the bioenergetics, energetics of human movement, lactate metabolism, cardiovascular and pulmonary exercise physiology, and both acute and chronic hormonal responses to exercise. (3 units; Spring)

KIN516-B
Gillum, Trevor L.
01/10/2018 M 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Health Science Campus L248
KIN516-A
Gillum, Trevor L.
01/10/2018 M 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM Health Science Campus L248

KIN526 Musculoskeletal Exercise Intrven

This course examines the use of resistance and strength training in exercise programs. Topics include treatment of selected neuromuscular, orthopedic, and musculoskeletal diseases and dysfunction, as well as improvement of performance through musculoskeletal exercise. (3 units; Fall)

KIN526-A
Coburn, Jared W.
09/05/2017 M 5:00 PM - 7:55 PM Health Science Campus L243
KIN526-A
Coburn, Jared W.
05/07/2018 M 5:00 PM - 7:55 PM Health Science Campus

KIN536 Clinical Exercise Physiology

This course is an advanced study of human physiological adaptations to exercise. Emphasis is placed on energy metabolism, energetics, and exercise training techniques. Clinical application of current research findings is stressed.(3 units; Fall)Ä

KIN536-B
Boyer, William
09/05/2017 W 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Health Science Campus A013
KIN536-A
Kim, Jong-Kyung
09/05/2017 W 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Health Science Campus L243

KIN546 Sports Nutrition

This course provides a foundation in the science of exercise nutrition and bioenergetics. These foundational principles will be used in constructing sound nutritional recommendations as they apply to human physical activity and sports medicine. Current research concerning pharmacologic and nutritional ergogenic aids, disordered eating, fluid balance and thermoregulation, and body composition will be discussed. (3 units)

KIN546-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/10/2018 - Online
KIN546-A
Patterson, Heidi Lynn
05/07/2018 T 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Health Science Campus

KIN566 ClnclExercIntrvntn4ChronDisease

This course will prepare students for laboratory based clinical exercise assessments through hands on experience and guided case studies. Focus will be given to cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, and pulmonary assessments. This course will discuss the underlying pathology of a variety of metabolic and lifestyle disease with specific emphasis on exercise prescription for the prevention and treat of lifestyle diseases. This course will center on 4 primary domains: 1) Patient/Client Assessment, 2) Exercise Prescription, 3) Program implementation/ongoing support, 4) Leadership and Counseling. (3 units)

KIN566-A
Boyer, William
01/10/2018 W 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM Health Science Campus L248

KIN586 Elctrocardgrphy in Clncl Exrcs

This course prepares students for clinical interpretation of electrocardiograpy (EKG) in the rehabilitation, medical and exercise performance environments. Laboratory experiences are included that provide an understanding of EKG readings during health and exercise related activities. (3 units; Summer)

KIN586-B
Kim, Jong-Kyung
01/10/2018 T 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Health Science Campus L248
KIN586-A
Kim, Jong-Kyung
01/10/2018 T 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Health Science Campus

Physical Education Pedagogy

KIN500 Leadership in Kinesiology

This course covers the historical and philosophical roles of sport programs in education. Leadership theory will be applied to various physical activity roles within K-12 and higher education settings. (3 units)

KIN500-A
Sullivan, Sean
05/08/2018 TTh 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Health Science Campus

KIN501 Applied Pedagogy in Phys Educ

This course is designed to improve teaching effectiveness by covering curricular, classroom management, assessment, and physical development issues for students of all ages. (3 units)

KIN560 School Health Education

School health education, drug and tobacco education, family living, community health, and safety education are mixed with teaching philosophy and current research to prepare the physical education teacher to teach health. Approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing to meet requirements for the professional clear credential. (3 units)

Choose One:

EDU514 Secondary Methods

This course examines various research-based instructional techniques, planning strategies, methods, and assessment practices for the secondary schools, both public and private. Twenty (20) hours of structured observation is required, equally divided between the middle school and high school classroom. This course will introduce the California TPA process. Prerequisite: Education Committee Acceptance. (3 units) ally fr9É¡

EDU514-B
Murcray, Theodore
09/05/2017 Th 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center B223
EDU514-A
Smith, Sarah Michelle
09/05/2017 Th 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center B219
EDU514-B
Moss, Joshua P.
01/10/2018 T 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center B259
EDU514-A
Smith, Sarah Michelle
01/10/2018 T 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center B218
EDU514-A
STAFF, STAFF
05/07/2018 T 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM TBA ONLN

EDU522 Curriculum Theory & Development

This course is an overview of curriculum from the societal level to the classroom level and the experiences of the learner. Provides opportunity to explore development of the school curricula, K-12; to examine philosophical bases for curriculum development; and to investigate procedures for organizing the curriculum for effective learning. (3 units)

EDU522-C
Heyman, James R.
09/05/2017 - Online
EDU522-B
Parker, Jonathan K
09/05/2017 Th 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center B251
EDU522-A
Parker, Jonathan K
09/05/2017 T 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center B251
EDU522-A
Parker, Jonathan K
01/10/2018 T 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center B219
EDU522-A
STAFF, STAFF
05/07/2018 T 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM TBA ONLN

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EDU515 Reading/Writing in Content Area

Focusing on the attainment of skills as a teacher of literacy, this course requires students to demonstrate content reading and writing competencies, such as determining levels of reading achievement, applying readability formulas, evaluating textbooks, and developing strategies for vocabulary, critical thinking, and comprehension. Focus is placed on the preparation of lessons which integrate language arts standards with other content standards and provide for differentiated instruction for diverse students including English learners. Twenty (20) hours of fieldwork required. Prerequisite: Education Committee Acceptance. (3 units)

EDU515-B
Mock, Jin-Sil
09/05/2017 Th 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center B111
EDU515-A
Mock, Jin-Sil
01/10/2018 Th 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center B111
EDU515-A
STAFF, STAFF
05/07/2018 Th 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM TBA ONLN

EDU521 Theories of Learning & Teaching

Examination of principles of teaching that can be derived from psychological theories and research, including behavioral, cognitive, and social theories. (3 units)

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EDU518 Classroom Management & Ethics

This course explores the context and best practices of teacher ethics and classroom management. The course equips students to navigate the implicit and explicit ethical dilemmas inherent in the routine decisions teachers make every school day in a manner consistent with the profession’s code of ethics. The course also equips students with a variety of classroom management and discipline strategies and techniques to optimize the learning environment for all students. Ten hours of fieldwork is required. Prerequisite: Education Committee Acceptance. (3 units)

EDU518-B
Mock, Jin-Sil
09/05/2017 Th 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center B220
EDU518-C
Mock, Jin-Sil
09/05/2017 T 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center B112
EDU518-A
Cordes, David J.
09/05/2017 Th 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center B221
EDU518-D
Mock, Jin-Sil
09/05/2017 T 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center B112
EDU518-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/10/2018 Th 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center B110
EDU518-C
Mock, Jin-Sil
01/10/2018 T 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM Yeager Center
EDU518-B
Mock, Jin-Sil
01/10/2018 Th 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center B111
EDU518-D
Mock, Jin-Sil
01/10/2018 T 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center B111
EDU518-A
STAFF, STAFF
05/07/2018 Th 4:30 PM - 6:55 PM TBA ONLN
EDU518-B
STAFF, STAFF
05/07/2018 Th 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM TBA ONLN

EDU542 Models of Teaching & Learning

Students explore varied strategies of instruction from four families of teaching models: behavioral, social, personal, and information processing. Students will identify and study sixteen unique models of teaching, which provide the student with a wide repertoire of teaching models for classroom practice. Students examine relationships among theories of learning and instruction as well as various instructional alternatives. Prerequisite: EDU 300, EDU 302, and teaching experience or permission of the instructor. (3 units)

EDU542-A
Timmons, Rachel E.
09/05/2017 Th 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center B251
EDU542-B
Heyman, James R.
01/10/2018 - Online
EDU542-A
Timmons, Rachel E.
01/10/2018 Th 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM Yeager Center B221
EDU542-A
STAFF, STAFF
05/07/2018 Th 7:05 PM - 9:30 PM TBA

Sport Management

KIN500 Leadership in Kinesiology

This course covers the historical and philosophical roles of sport programs in education. Leadership theory will be applied to various physical activity roles within K-12 and higher education settings. (3 units)

KIN500-A
Sullivan, Sean
05/08/2018 TTh 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Health Science Campus

KIN515 Managing Sport Programs

This course covers various management issues including policy development and implementation, management style and philosophy, and human resource issues. Also covered will be the interaction of sport managers with governing boards, administrators, and constituents. (3 units)

KIN515-A
Steward, Sean C
09/05/2017 TTh 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Health Science Campus L249

KIN535 Event & Facility Management

This course will encompass a thorough conception of the planning and management of various athletic events and facilities. Class will periodically attend events outside of normal class hours, including weekends.(3 units)

KIN535-A
Steward, Sean C
07/17/2018 TTh 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Health Science Campus

KIN545 Sport Marketing and Promotion

This course covers a variety of promotional and marketing strategies for sport programs and facilities ranging from high school athletics through professional sports.(3 units)

KIN545-A
Steward, Sean C
01/11/2018 Th 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Health Science Campus L244

KIN565 Economics of Sport

This course provides an introduction to the economic principles that influence athletic and sport organizations. Topics discussed include monopoly, economic impact analysis, budget preparation and related topics. (3 units)

KIN565-A
Fenex, Bart L.
03/27/2018 TTh 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Health Science Campus L249

KIN575 Media & Public Relatns in Sport

This course examines media and public relations in sport. Different types of media, technology and alternative marketing and communication channels will be explored. (3 units; Summer, As Offered)

KIN575-A
Winter, Natalie A
01/10/2018 - Online
KIN575-A
Winter, Natalie A
05/07/2018 - Online

Thesis/Comprehensive Exam Requirement 

Students must complete the comprehensive exam or thesis sequence for their declared concentration. Physical education concentrations can choose 3 units of approved electives in place of KIN 585. 

KIN594 Comprehensive Examination

Required for students wishing to take a comprehensive examination to complete degree requirements for a Master of Science in Kinesiology. The course is not repeatable for credit. Students may retake the course once if the final examination is unsuccessful. Prerequisites: KIN 570 and program director permission. Pass/Fail. (1 unit; Fall, Spring, Summer)

KIN594-A
Gillum, Trevor L.
12/12/2017 F 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Health Science Campus A013
KIN594-A
Gillum, Trevor L.
01/10/2018 F 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Health Science Campus A013
KIN594-A
Gillum, Trevor L.
05/07/2018 F 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Health Science Campus A013

KIN585 Field Experience I

Internship experience designed to provide the students with practical knowledge of sport related careers. Internship sites and duties are arranged by the student with the assistance and approval of the faculty advisor.(3 units; Fall, Spring, Summer)

KIN585-B
Gillum, Trevor L.
09/05/2017 - Instructor OFFC
KIN585-A
Pearson, David J.
09/05/2017 Th 5:00 PM - 5:20 PM Health Science Campus A015
KIN585-A
Pearson, David J.
01/10/2018 Th 5:00 PM - 5:20 PM Health Science Campus A006
KIN585-B
Kim, Jong-Kyung
01/10/2018 M 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM Instructor OFFC
KIN585-A
Pearson, David J.
05/07/2018 T 5:00 PM - 5:25 PM Health Science Campus A006
KIN585-B
Kim, Jong-Kyung
05/07/2018 M 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM Health Science Campus

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KIN598 Thesis

This course provides an extended research experience for the student. Under the direction of a faculty chair and thesis committee, the student will conduct further empirical research after completing KIN 580 through the preparation and defense of a thesis. In the event that the student does not successfully defend by the end of the course, the student will retake the course the next semester that it is offered. If the thesis defense is not successful after two attempts, the student will meet with the program director and enroll in the comprehensive examination to fulfill the examination requirement. Prerequisites KIN 570, 580, and department chair permission. (3 units; Fall, Spring, Summer)

KIN598-A
Gillum, Trevor L.
09/05/2017 - Instructor OFFC
KIN598-A
Gillum, Trevor L.
01/10/2018 - Instructor OFFC
KIN598-B
Kim, Jong-Kyung
01/10/2018 - Instructor OFFC
KIN598-A
Gillum, Trevor L.
05/07/2018 T 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM Health Science Campus