Kinesiology BS +Special Education MA + Clinical or Rehabilitative Services: Orientation and Mobility Credential Scholars Roadmap

The San Francisco State Scholars program provides undergraduate students with an accelerated pathway to a graduate degree. Students in this program pursue a bachelor’s and master’s degree simultaneously. This program allows students to earn graduate credit while in their junior and/or senior year, reducing the number of semesters required for completion of a master’s degree.

This roadmap is a suggested plan of study and does not replace meeting with an advisor. Please note that students may need to adjust the actual sequence of courses based on course availability. Please consult an advisor in your major program for further guidance.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterUnits
ENG 114 Writing the First Year: Finding Your Voice (A2) 1 3
Quantitative Reasoning Prerequisite (3-4 units) - Take One 2,3 3-4
GE Area A 4 3
GE Area C 3
SF State Studies or University Elective 3
Spring Semester
Select One (Major Prerequisite): 4-5
Human Biology
and Human Biology Laboratory (B2, B3)
Introductory Biology I
GE Area A 3
GE Area C 3
GE Area D 3
GE Area E 3
Second Year
Fall Semester
Select One (Major Prerequisite): 3
Principles of Human Anatomy
Human Anatomy
Select One (Major Prerequisite): 4
Survey of Chemistry
and Survey of Chemistry Laboratory (B1, B3)
General Chemistry I
GE Area C 3
GE Area D 3
U.S. and California Government 3
Spring Semester
BIOL 212
BIOL 213
Principles of Human Physiology
and Principles of Human Physiology Laboratory (Major Prerequisite)
KIN 250 Introduction to Kinesiology (Major Prerequisite) 3
Select One (Major Concentration): 4
Conceptual Physics
and Conceptual Physics Laboratory (B1, B3)
General Physics I
and General Physics I Laboratory (B1, B3)
GE Area F ± 3
Third Year
Summer Semester
SF State Studies or University Elective - Take Two 6
Fall Semester
KIN 384GW Research Methods in Kinesiology - GWAR (Major Core) 3
Major Activity Requirement 5 1
GE Area UD-B: Upper-Division Physical and/or Life Sciences 3
GE Area UD-C: Upper-Division Arts and/or Humanities 3
GE Area UD-D: Upper-Division Social Sciences 3
SF State Studies or University Elective 3
Spring Semester
KIN 457 Culture, Gender, and Movement (Major Core) 3
KIN 480 Anatomical Kinesiology (Major Core) 4
KIN 486 Motor Learning (Major Core) 3
Major Electives (12 units total) - Take Two 6 6
Fourth Year
Fall Semester
KIN 482 Exercise Physiology (Major Core) 3
KIN 483 Exercise Physiology Laboratory (Major Concentration) 1
KIN 485 Biomechanics (Major Concentration) 3
SPED 655 Basic Orientation and Mobility for Learners with Visual Impairments (Credential, Graduate Elective) 7 3
SPED 788 Law, Ethics, and Instructional Planning (Credential, Graduate Core) 3
Major Electives (12 units total) 6 3
Spring Semester
KIN 404 Sport and Exercise Psychology (Major Concentration) 3
Select One (Capstone): 3
Kinesiology Community-Based Internship
Integrative Research Seminar
and Senior Research Project
Independent Study
SPED 747 Physical Disabilities and Sensory Impairments (Credential, Graduate Core) 3
SPED 749 Medical, Educational, and Rehabilitative Implications of Visual Impairment (Credential) 4
Major Electives (12 units total) 6 3
Fifth Year
Fall Semester
Select One (Graduate Core): 3
Seminar in Educational Research
Advanced Research Seminar in Special Education
SPED 756 Orientation and Mobility Seminar (Credential, Graduate Elective) 7 3
SPED 760 Methods in Orientation and Mobility I (Credential, Gradaute Elective) 7 3
SPED 792 Methods in Orientation and Mobility II (Credential, Graduate Elective) 7 3
Spring Semester
SPED 726 Workshop: Student Teaching Support Sessions for Mild/Moderate Support Needs or Orientation Mobility (Credential) 3
SPED 730 Student Teaching: Special Education (Credential) 9
Sixth Year
Fall Semester
SPED 731 Special Education Field Experience (Credential) 3
SPED 753 Living Skills Assessment and Instruction for Learners with Visual Impairments (Credential, Graduate Related Studies) 8 3
SPED 822 Methods in Orientation and Mobility III (Credential) 3
SPED 823 Methods in Orientation and Mobility IV (Credential) 3
Spring Semester
SPED 757 Visual Impairment: Special Populations (Credential) 3
Culminating Experience 9 6
 Total Units176-178

ENG 114 can only be taken if you complete Directed Self-Placement (DSP) and select ENG 114; if you choose ENG 104/ENG 105 through DSP you will satisfy A2 upon successful completion of ENG 105 in the second semester; multilingual students may be advised into alternative English courses.


To determine the best B4 course option, students should complete the online advising activity at Questions? Contact Gator Smart Start.


Quantitative Reasoning Requirement (3-4 units)

Select One:

ETHS 116 Algebra and Statistics for Social Justice (4 units) (B4, SJ)
ETHS 117 Statistics for Social Justice (3 units) (B4, SJ)
ISED 160 Data Analysis in Education (3 units) (B4)
MATH 124 Elementary Statistics (3 units) (B4)
PSY 171 Quantitative Reasoning in Psychology (3 units) (B4)


To avoid taking additional units, it is recommended that you meet the SF State Studies (AERM, GP, ES, SJ) requirements within your GE or major.


Activity Requirement (1 Unit)

With prior approval of advisor, select one activity course (KIN prefix) representing a fitness-related activity or movement form that complements and enhances the student's personal fitness and movement profile.

KIN 100 Aerobics: Low Impact (1 unit)

KIN 103 Aerobics: Steps (1 unit)

KIN 136 Hatha Yoga (1 unit)

KIN 139 Jogging (1 unit)

KIN 148 Elementary Kung Fu (1 unit)

KIN 151 Tae Kwon Do (1 unit)

KIN 161 Shaolin Chuan: Tan-Tui (1 unit)

KIN 164 Elementary Soccer (1 unit)

KIN 171 Beginning Swimming: Non-Swimmers (1 unit)

KIN 172 Elementary Swimming (1 unit)

KIN 175 Elementary Tai-Chi Chuan (1 unit)

KIN 189 Weight Training: Beginners Only (1 unit)

KIN 191 Individualized Weight Training (1 unit)

KIN 272 Intermediate/Advanced Swimming (1 unit)


Electives (12 Units)

Students must take 12 units of electives. Groupings of electives in three focus areas are provided below, but other groups are possible and students should meet with an advisor to select electives that align with their career path. The movement science area focuses on the factors that influence the neuromotor control, learning, relearning, and development of motor skills and analysis. The social science area focuses on the socio-cultural and psychological factors that serve to constrain and define human movement, fitness, and physical activity. The exercise science area focuses on the physiology of exercise, fitness and health, exercise prescription, and fitness programming in healthy adults, youth, elderly, and clinical populations.

Movement Science Focus Area

KIN 325 Computer Applications in Kinesiology (3 units)

KIN 437 Physical Dimensions of Aging (3 units)

KIN 487 Motor Development (3 units) (UD-B)

KIN 538 Therapeutic Exercise (3 units)

KIN 539 Motor Assessment of Individuals with Disabilities (3 units)

KIN 636 Neuromotor Control Processes (3 units)

KIN 680 Musculoskeletal Biomechanics and Human Movement (3 units)

Social Science Focus Area

KIN 322 Sport in America (3 units)

KIN 331 Peak Performance (3 units) (UD-D, GP, SJ)

KIN 434 Sport-Based Youth Development (3 units)

KIN 489 History and Philosophy of Sport and Physical Activity (3 units)

KIN 502 Sport and Social Issues (3 units) (UD-D, AERM, SJ)

KIN 510 Sport, Movement, and Screen Culture (3 units) (UD-C, GP, SJ)

KIN 604 Advanced Exercise Psychology (3 units)

Exercise Science Focus Area

KIN 310 Youth Development Instructional Analysis I (3 units)
or KIN 312 Youth Development Instructional Analysis II (3 units)

KIN 314 Principles of Strength and Conditioning (3 units)

KIN 437 Physical Dimensions of Aging (3 units)

KIN 490 Introduction to Sport and Fitness Program Management (3 units)

KIN 538 Therapeutic Exercise (3 units)

KIN 555 Exercise Testing and Prescription (3 units)

KIN 683 Advanced Exercise Physiology (3 units)

KIN 690 Internship in Fitness/Wellness (3 units)


Upper-Division/Graduate Courses (12 units)

Courses in Special Education that align with the professional interest and career goals of the student, selected with a faculty advisor. No more than 9 units of upper-division coursework can be counted towards the degree.


Related Studies (3 units)

Selected upon approval of major faculty advisor in a program area.


Culminating Experience (6 units)

Students will be required to complete one of the following options for the approved culminating experience, following advancement to candidacy:

Option 1

  • SPED 896EXM Culminating Experience Examination
  • Two graduate seminars selected in consultation with an advisor. One must be outside of the student's interest area, which may include SPED 881 Advanced Research Seminar in Special Education.

Option 2

  • SPED 894 Creative Work Project in Special Education
  • One graduate seminar outside the interest area selected in consultation with an advisor, which may include SPED 881 Advanced Research Seminar in Special Education.

Option 3


Given catalog rights, fall 2023 transfer students do not need to complete an Area F course.