This major is designed for students interested in teaching physical education in high school or middle school. The following course work satisfies San José State University’s requirements for a BS in Kinesiology. The BS- Kinesiology, Preparation for Teaching, offered by the Department of Kinesiology is approved as subject matter preparation for a single subject credential by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC). Individuals who do not wish to complete one of the degree programs, or individuals seeking a single subject credential in subject areas not listed must pass all portions of the appropriate Commission-approved subject matter examination(s).
Minimum grade point average (GPA) criteria may be required for verification of subject matter competency. Completion of the program will not guarantee admission to the credential program. Like all other applicants, students must meet credential program standards and undergo screening for admission. See “Teaching: How to Become a Teacher in California” (see Teaching) for information on application and admission to credential programs.
Note: Students who wish to complete or have completed another major should consult with a Department of Kinesiology advisor who specializes in teacher preparation to determine requirements for single subject matter competency certification in physical education.
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University Requirements for Graduation
Students must complete all residency, curriculum, unit, and GPA requirements as outlined in the Undergraduate Graduation Requirements section of the Policies and Procedures .
The 4-Year Roadmap is available online. Roadmaps should be used in consultation with the catalog and your advisor to identify additional requirements for completing the major (for example, course grade minimums). Associate Degrees (ADT) Pathways are also available online.
This degree program meets certain University Requirements through approved major modifications. Please see the Major Exceptions area in the General Education (GE) section to identify the specific adjustments for this degree program or contact your major advisor for more details.
Major-Specific Graduation Requirements
Students in this major must complete all courses Required in the Major (All courses in Preparation, Core, Concentration/Specialization) with a “C- or better” to graduate. The following courses in Preparation of major must be passed with a “C or better”: KIN 100W .
Kinesiology International Experience Requirement
To satisfy the Department of Kinesiology international requirement, students must study abroad for at least nine days in an approved program (exemption from the study abroad portion of the requirement must be approved by the dean of the College of Applied Sciences and Arts based on compelling individual life experiences or physical limitations. A relevant cross-cultural experience in the U.S. will be substituted). Specific details can be found on the college website at www.sjsu.edu/chahs/international-experience.
Adapted Physical Education Added Authorization
The Adapted Physical Education Added Authorization (APEAA) allows an educator to provide students with disabilities a specially designed physical education program as determined by the local level special education assessment.
The Kinesiology, Preparation for Teaching, BS is blended with the Adapted Physical Education Added Authorization program. Students take the adapted coursework as part of their undergraduate degree. If students earn a B or better in APE coursework, they are eligible for the APEAA.
Individuals who currently hold a valid Single Subject - Physical Education, Special Education, or Multiple Subject California teaching credential are eligible to complete the APEAA program. If interested, they should contact the program co-coordinators Dr. Jihyun Lee and Dr. Erin Siebert.
General Education/American Institution Requirements
Courses that meet General Education/American Institution requirements are noted with area designation for required area. For legend please see General Education Attributes .