Feb 20, 2024
Program Director: Jim Ave, Ph.D, ATC
This program is designed for students who are planning on a career in the fitness industry with the possibility of management in this industry, including owning a small business. Students will gain knowledge and skills in the science of fitness as well as an introductory business background.
BA Kinesiology - Fitness Management
Department Chair: Jim Ave, Ph.D.
Kinesiology Program Overview
The word kinesiology refers to the study of human movement, and the School of Natural Sciences uses it as an umbrella term that includes several different academic programs. In the undergraduate program, the Department of Kinesiology has three Bachelor of Arts emphases and two Bachelor of Science emphases. The B.A. emphases are exercise science, fitness management and physical education teaching. The Bachelor of Science degrees are more academically rigorous and include a research component. The B.S. emphases include exercise physiology and pre-physical therapy/occupational therapy. The Department of Kinesiology also offers two minors: coaching and physical education teaching. A detailed description of each major and each minor follows.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
- Students will, upon completion of this program, demonstrate comprehension of content-specific knowledge from the kinesiology foundations.
- Students will, upon completion of this program, evaluate fitness components using appropriate techniques and instruments.
- Students will, upon completion of this program, demonstrate ability to perform, teach, and evaluate various motor skills appropriate to the intended population and purpose.
- Students will, upon completion of this program, use the appropriate method of research to answer questions and solve problems in the kinesiology disciplines.
- Students will, upon completion of this program, comprehend the importance of a Biblical worldview as it relates to personal and professional conduct.
Main Campus Fresno
Lower Division Major Prerequisites
Required Courses (54 Units)
Emphasis Courses (23 Units)