Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology: Concentration in Exercise and Movement Sciences – KIN Associate Degree for Transfer Roadmap

This is a sample pathway for students who transfer to San Francisco State University in the current Bulletin year with an AA-T in Kinesiology. At least 12 lower-division units in the major (KIN 250, BIOL 220, BIOL 212/BIOL 213, one activity unit) and all lower-division GE requirements have been satisfied. Additional units in the major may have been satisfied. Check with a major advisor about the most appropriate course sequence. Degree completion guaranteed in 60 units; see the Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) section for more information.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
KIN 251 Success in the Kinesiology Major 2
KIN 384GW Research Methods in Kinesiology - GWAR 1 3
Major Prerequisite or Concentration – See List – Take Two 8
or University Elective if met in transfer
US History and US/CA Government – See List 2 3
Second Semester
KIN 457 Culture, Gender and Movement 3
KIN 480 Anatomical Kinesiology 4
KIN 486 Motor Learning 3
Major Prerequisite or Concentration – See List 4
or University Elective if met in transfer
Third Semester
KIN 482
KIN 483
Exercise Physiology
and Exercise Physiology Laboratory
KIN 485 Biomechanics 3
KIN 504 Sport and Exercise Psychology 3
Major Emphasis 3
GE Area UD–B: Upper Division Physical and/or Life Sciences 3
Fourth Semester
KIN 696
Kinesiology Community-Based Internship
or Integrative Research Seminar and Senior Research Project
or Independent Study
Major Emphasis – Take Three 8-9
GE Area UD–D: Upper Division Social Sciences 3
 Total Units60

To Do at SF State:

Enough total units to reach 120 minimum for graduation; 40 units minimum at the upper-division level; to include the following:

University-Wide Requirements: 9-18 Units

  • ENG 214 or equivalent A4 course (0-3 units): If this requirement is not completed before transfer, it is not possible to finish this major in four semesters. Completion in 60 units is possible, but KIN 384GW cannot be taken until ENG 214 and MATH 124 or equivalents have been completed. Subsequent KIN courses cannot be taken until KIN 384GW is completed.
  • American Institutions (0-6 units): US History, US Government, California State and Local Government requirements if not taken before transfer. See grid above for advice about courses that fulfill both requirements if needed.
  • Upper-division GE, areas B, C and D (9 units) – see grid above for advice about courses that double-count in UD GE and American Institutions.
  • Students entering the major with the AA-T in Kinesiology are not required to fulfill SF State Studies and Complementary Studies requirements.

Kinesiology: Concentration in Exercise and Movement Sciences Major: 39-57 units

KIN 250, BIOL 220 or BIOL 328, BIOL 212/BIOL 213, one unit of activity met in transfer.

University Electives: Zero or More Units

Depends on course choices made at the community college, how transferred units are applied to the requirements above, and course choices at SF State. Some courses may meet more than one requirement, e.g. both in UD GE and the major.

Major Prerequisite or Concentration

BIOL 100
BIOL 101
Human Biology
and Human Biology Laboratory
CHEM 101
CHEM 102
Survey of Chemistry
and Survey of Chemistry Laboratory
MATH 124Elementary Statistics3
PHYS 101
PHYS 102
Conceptual Physics
and Conceptual Physics Laboratory
PHYS 111
PHYS 112
General Physics I
and General Physics I Laboratory

US History and US/CA Government2

AFRS 375Law and the Black Community3
AFRS 376Government, the Constitution, and Black Citizens3
HIST 470The U.S. Constitution to 18963
HIST 471The U.S. Constitution since 18963