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2024-2025 Academic Catalog 
2024-2025 Academic Catalog

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Department of Kinesiology

Office: Spartan Complex, SPX 102

Telephone: 408-924-3010

Email: kinesiology@sjsu.edu

Website: www.sjsu.edu/kinesiology


Theodore Butryn
Craig J. Cisar
Jessica Chin
Matthew A. Masucci
Peggy Plato, General Education Program Coordinator
Tamar Z. Semerjian, Chair
Emily H. Wughalter

Associate Professors

Cole Armstrong, Graduate Coordinator
Stanley B. Butler
Seung Ho Chang, Physical Activity Program Coordinator
David Daum
Areum Jensen
Jihyun Lee

Assistant Professors

Matthew Bejar
Michael Dao, Associate Chair
Yang Hu
Li Jin
Erin Siebert, Undergraduate Coordinator
Lamont Williams


Kinesiology majors study human movement, the physical activity involved in work and play. Many of our graduates work as athletic directors, athletic trainers, coaches, teachers, personal trainers and sports managers; others continue on to medical school or receive advanced degrees in physical therapy. A charter member of the American Kinesiology Association, our department is a recognized leader in the CSU system as well as in kinesiology education and other allied health professions throughout the country. We offer bachelor’s degrees in kinesiology and teaching, and a master’s degree in kinesiology that allows degree candidates to focus on exercise physiology, sport management, sport studies, and other areas of specialization. We support several student organizations, including the Adapted Physical Activity Club, a student service organization that advocates for individuals with disabilities; the Pre-PT Club; the pre-OT Club; and the Kinesiology Ambassadors’ Club, which seeks to spread information about the field of kinesiology.


    Undergraduate Major(s)

    Undergraduate Minor(s)


    Added Authorization(s)

    Added Authorizations are granted by the California Commission on Teaching Credentialing and extend special authorization to specific audiences. 

    Spartan Accelerated Graduate Education (SAGE) Scholars

    Spartan Accelerated Graduate Education (SAGE) Programs  programs are combined bachelor’s and master’s programs at SJSU (per University Policy F19-1). Sometimes they may also satisfy the requirements for a credential. Students in these programs pursue a bachelor’s and master’s degree simultaneously. These program allow 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.


      Activity/Physical Education Classes

      The Department of Kinesiology  identifies the following courses as “activity classes”. DANC 154A  and DANC 154B  may also be used to satisfy the requirements in the Kinesiology, BS  and Kinesiology, Preparation for Teaching, BS 

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