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Kinesiology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Chico, CA, United States
The mission of the Department of Kinesiology at California State University Chico is to communicate and create knowledge about sport, exercise, and physical activity. The department achieves its mission through innovative and engaging instruction, scholarship, and professional service. 
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Overview

Career Outlook

Society is recognizing the health and quality of life implications associated with low levels of physical activity. Graduates of the Department of Kinesiology at California State University Chico are well prepared to work in a variety of physical activity professions serving people of all ages. Student- centered instruction blending theoretical knowledge and hands - on experience makes our graduates attractive candidates for careers or advanced study in preventative and rehabilitative exercise training, corporate fitness, personal training and fitness leadership, physical education, and sports medicine.

Facilities

The Department of Kinesiology is fortunate to have quality facilities on campus and access to beautiful outdoor areas in Northern California. The department is housed in the 64,000 square foot Yolo Hall located adjacent to the Shurmer - Acker Gym complex and playing fields. Department majors utilize dedicated laboratories for adapted physical education, athletic training, biomechanics, exercise physiology, fitness, motor behavior, and pedagogy. Other instructional facilities include dance studios, a climbing wall, a ropes course, two gymnasiums, tennis courts, outdoor track, weight training/fitness rooms, and golf, soccer and multipurpose fields.

Activity Classes

The department offers activity courses designed to help students improve skills and appreciation of lifetime physical activity. Students may elect to take several courses from a wide variety of classes including core strengthening, aerobic dance exercise, dance, martial arts, traditional sports, outdoor activities, and yoga.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Human Anatomy
  • Philosophy of School Based Teaching Physical Education
  • Net Games & Self-defense for Teachers
  • Rhythms and Dance for Teachers
  • Developmentally Appropriate Physical Education for Children
  • Outdoor Education for Teachers
  • Introduction to Adapted Physical Activity
  • Motor Development and Behavior
  • Biomechanics
  • Physiology of Exercise
  • Youth Fitness
  • Developmentally Appropriate Physical Education for Middle School Students
  • Assessment in Physical Education
  • Developmentally Appropriate Physical Education for High School Students

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    500

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

  • Minimum required score:

    47

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General Requirements

Generally, applicants will qualify for consideration for first-time freshman admission if they meet the following requirements:

  • Have graduated from high school, have earned a Certificate of General Education Development (GED) or have passed the California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE);
  • Have completed with grades of C or better each of the courses in the comprehensive pattern of college preparatory subject requirements also known as the “a-g” pattern (see “Subject Requirements”).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17368 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17368 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    17368 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17368 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7864 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7864 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Chico

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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