Our experienced faculty at CSUF, with close ties to professional athletes, teams, and industry experts, combined with the intra-disciplinary focus of the Department’s curriculum, will support you on your journey to reach your professional goals.
CSUF’s Department of Kinesiology advances the understanding and practice of human movement across the lifespan in the context of a diverse and changing society. With the opportunity to take classes on our Southern California campus, you’ll experience the best of our faculty, classroom knowledge, and hands-on training. Learn more about our faculty and course offerings below!
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Principles of Strength and Conditioning (3)
Acute effects and chronic adaptations to various forms of resistance training across the lifespan.
Applied Sport Psychology (3)
Application of principles from sport psychology literature to enhance athletes’ and coaches’ performance.
Biomechanics of Musculoskeletal Injury (3)
Biomechanical analysis of human movement patterns and how they are related to the development of various musculoskeletal injuries. Biomechanical assessment and correction for prevention and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injury will also be developed.
Nutrition for Exercise and Performance (3)
Role of different nutrients (macro and micro) to provide energy during exercise, enhance performance and support recovery after exercise. Fluid replenishment, nutritional supplements, nutritional immunology and the female athlete.
Independent Study (1-3)
Topics based on a study plan prepared in cooperation with a faculty supervisor. Culminates in a paper, project, comprehensive examination. Application forms must be completed and approved prior to enrollment. Maximum of three units in any one semester; may be repeated once.
If you recently scored at least a TOEFL 61 (500pBT) or IELTS 5.5 or PTE 43 or other comparable result in a test of English, you may take up to 12 units of undergraduate courses. Background in sport science/kinesiology or related field required.
It's easy to apply, just submit an online application and upload the following items:
- Bank document or scholarship for at least $15,000. Bank document must show names and amounts in English.
- Passport copy (information page and photo)
- High school or university transcript
- English proficiency test score
- Statement of Purpose
- Qualifying health insurance is mandatory for all F-1 and J-1 visa students. For more information, visit Health Insurance.