Program Description


The Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion offers a bachelor of science and a master of science degree in kinesiology. The undergraduate curriculum is divided into three subplans: pedagogy, exercise science, and health promotion. These subplans are designed to meet a variety of student needs and interests.

Most students who elect the pedagogy subplan will obtain a California teaching credential which will qualify them to teach physical education in the state's public and private schools at either the elementary or secondary level. Those who elect the adapted physical education emphasis will become qualified to obtain the Adapted Physical Education Specialist Credential. The department also provides selected coursework that qualifies students with a major other than kinesiology to earn a physical education teaching credential (a supplementary authorization). Students may prepare themselves to coach athletic teams by selecting appropriate courses.

The exercise science subplan prepares students to work as a fitness consultant in a variety of settings or prepares students for advanced degree programs in exercise science or for entrance to professional schools in such areas as physical therapy, physician's assistant, chiropractic, or medicine.

The health promotion subplan prepares students to work as a wellness professional in corporate settings and to work as a health educator in community or government agencies.

In addition to serving it's own majors, the KHP Department provides required and elective courses in kinesiology and health to meet the educational needs throughout the University. The Activity Program provides courses such as basketball, aerobics, karate, gymnastics, and weight lifting.

About Cal State Polytechnic University-Pomona

Ranked as one of the best public universities in the West by U.S. News & World Report, Cal Poly Pomona is known for its polytechnic identity and learn-by-doing approach to education. The university recognizes that students who solve the classroom problems of today have an advantage as employees solving the real-world problems of tomorrow. Faculty in all disciplines apply theory to practice, providing students with numerous opportunities to use their knowledge in hands-on projects, research collaborations, and valuable internship and service-learning programs. Located on 1,438 acres in Los Angeles County, the university offers a unique blend of affordability, access and academic excellence, which helps low-income students reach personal, career and financial success. The New York Times calls Cal Poly Pomona an engine of upward mobility.