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2023/2024 University Catalog 
2023/2024 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Kinesiology, Emphasis in Prephysical Therapy, B.S. in Applied Arts and Sciences

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(Major Code: 08351) (SIMS Code: 556511)

All candidates for a degree in applied arts and sciences must complete the requirements listed in the section of this catalog on “Graduation Requirements .”

Preparation for the Major courses cannot be taken for credit/no credit (Cr/NC). ENS 200  and BIOL 212  must be completed with a grade of C (2.0) or better.

Students interested in applying to postgraduate allied health programs are advised to follow the prephysical therapy emphasis. It should be noted that required courses attempt to prepare individuals for graduate application, however specific course requirements and admission standards may vary for each graduate school.

Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement

Completing one of the approved upper division writing courses (W) with a grade of C (2.0) or better. See “Graduation Requirements ” section for a complete listing of requirements.

International Experience

All kinesiology majors are required to participate in a pre-approved international experience to increase awareness of cross-cultural issues, global health, economic, political, cultural, social services, and health challenges experienced by local populations in international environments. Students participate in residence for two or more weeks (exemption from the study abroad portion of the requirement must be approved by the dean of the college based on serious and compelling life events or physical limitations; a relevant course will be substituted). Specific details can be found on the college website at http://www.chhs.sdsu.edu/international.

To meet the international experience requirement, majors must complete one of the following:

  1. A CSU Study Abroad Program;
  2. An SDSU Exchange Program;
  3. An SDSU Study Abroad Program;
  4. An SDSU Study Travel Program;
  5. One course selected from:


BIOL 336  will also satisfy three units of the General Education requirement in IV.A. Students should take HHS 350  to satisfy the General Education requirement in IV.B. Students should take ENS 466  to learn more about clinical pathology of general medical conditions.

Types of Activity Courses

The department offers a wide variety of physical activity courses ranging from adapted physical education through intermediate level classes. The purpose of the physical activity program is to:

  1. Provide quality physical activity skill instruction at the beginning and intermediate levels in a wide variety of sport and dance activities.
  2. Provide a vehicle for vigorous physical activity in an instructional setting.
  3. Provide knowledge about various sport and dance activities.
  4. Provide knowledge about the value of physical activity as it relates to an improved quality of life.
  5. Provide opportunity for physical activity instruction to all segments of the student population, including those with temporary or permanent disabilities.

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