Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology

Committed to Human Health and Wellness

The Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology degree-completion program from California Baptist University positions students for career entry and mobility in the arenas of fitness, athletic training, teaching, coaching, and allied health-related fields. This well-rounded degree serves as a solid educational foundation for those students planning to pursue graduate work in related fields, or a teaching credential. Students emerge from the program with a broad understanding of the principles of kinesiology as well as a marketable set of skills employers seek. Through personal as well as professional development, students are given the tools to improve their career opportunities while improving the lives of those they help.

Monica O'Rourke, Ph.D., Faculty Fead
Monica O'Rourke, Ph.D.,
Faculty Lead

Balanced Curriculum

CBU’s B.S. in Kinesiology degree-completion program covers a breadth of knowledge that confidently prepares students to pursue their professional goals. Blending physical education and exercise science courses, the program’s academically rigorous curriculum uniquely positions students to become educators while also providing a solid foundation for graduate studies.* Coupled with a teaching credential, the B.S. in Kinesiology from CBU competitively differentiates students seeking careers within the public school system. Students who complete the B.S. in Kinesiology at CBU are also recognized as excellent candidates for graduate programs in kinesiology, athletic training, and other areas of advanced study.

Practical Preparation

Small classes give students direct access to faculty with a working knowledge of the subjects they teach. Comprised of public school teachers, recreation and athletic directors, and other working professionals, faculty members bring relevant experience from the field into the classroom. Students gain a practical understanding of how to apply concepts to the workplace, and to achieving career goals.

Professional Connections

Students of the Kinesiology degree-completion program are strongly encouraged to become engaged and take advantage of the program’s exceptional networking opportunities. The Kinesiology program and faculty have fostered outstanding relationships with a range of professionals in sports medicine, fitness, athletic training and other high-demand professions. The faculty-sponsored student kinesiology club meets regularly to discuss professional issues relevant to the field, and introduce students to guest speakers who work in the field.

Developing Ethical Professionals

CBU’s Kinesiology faculty and curriculum prepare students of high moral character who are committed to enhancing the quality of life of all people. To achieve this, the degree-completion program is guided by CBU’s Christian values and mission. Each Kinesiology faculty member is passionate about helping people maximize their physical health and overall wellness, and it is our goal to produce students who share this passion.

Finish What You Started

If you’re ready to reach your professional and personal goals, the B.S. in Kinesiology degree-completion program is ready to help. Attend the next information session to learn more about the B.S. in Kinesiology major.

*Note: Some graduate programs may require prerequisite courses not included in CBU’s degree completion kinesiology coursework.

What are CBU's admissions requirements?
  • 24 transferrable units preferred
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Speak with an Admissions Counselor to discuss options at 951.343.3900 or cbuonline@calbaptist.edu
How much will my education at CBU cost?
  • Approximately 51 units to graduate depending on transferred units
  • Costs vary depending on the number of units transferred
  • Per unit cost is $511
How can I afford to go to CBU?
  • Financial assistance is available
  • The first step is to fill-out the FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov
  • CBU’s FAFSA School Code: 001125
Contact Admissions

Phone: 951.343.3900
Email: cbuonline@calbaptist.edu


Program Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology Major Program (51 units)

Prerequisites to Program

Composition
Intermediate Composition

Lower Division Requirements (11 units)

Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab
First Aid and Safety
Movement Anatomy
Applied Movement Anatomy

Upper Division Requirements (21 units)

Contemporary Health Issues
Foundations of Kinesiology
Lifelong Motor Development
Care and Prevention of Athletic Injury
Exercise Physiology
Behavioral Aspects of Sport
Measurement and Evaluation in Kinesiology

Upper Division Elective Requirements (12 units)
Complete twelve (12) units from the following:

Nutrition Science
Movement Experiences for Children
Applied Exercise Physiology
Movement Experiences for Middle School Students
Methods of Teaching Sport Activities
Organization and Administration of Physical Education
Fitness Assessments and Exercise Prescription
Principles of Conditioning Athletes

Additional Program Courses (7 units)

Overview of the Bible
Foundations of Christian Thought

Financial Aid Assistance Scenarios

Scenario 1 – Veteran’s Benefit Recipient
Full Time 9 units: fall, spring, summer
Veteran’s Benefits – Post 9/11 GI Bill &
CBU Yellow Ribbon Program

$14,403   Cost Estimate Per Year* (Tuition/Fees)
- $14,403   GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Benefits
$0

Scenario 2 – Tuition Reimbursement and Loan Recipient
Full Time 9 units: fall, spring, summer
Tuition Reimbursement and Loan Recipient

$14,403   Cost Estimate Per Year* (Tuition/Fees)

Financial Aid Assistance Options
$2,500   Employer Tuition Reimbursement**

Scenario 3 – Loan Recipient
Full Time 9 units: fall, spring, summer
Stafford Loan Recipient-Subsidized and Unsubsidized

$14,403   Cost Estimate Per Year* (Tuition/Fees)

Financial Aid Assistance Options
$14,403   Subsidized & Unsubsidized Stafford Loan***
Examples Only: Assumes Eligibility by filing a FAFSA and meeting all eligibility criteria

* tuition costs based on cost per unit
** must be eligible to qualify
*** based on eligibility (assumes graduate level)

Financial Aid Assistance Scenarios

Scenario 1 – Veteran’s Benefit Recipient
Full Time 6 units: fall, spring, summer
Veteran’s Benefits – Post 9/11 GI Bill &
CBU Yellow Ribbon Program

$9,777   Cost Estimate Per Year* (Tuition/Fees)
- $9,777   GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Benefits
$0

Scenario 2 – Scholarship and Loan Recipient
Full Time 6 units: fall, spring, summer
Scholarship and Loan Recipient

$9,777   Cost Estimate Per Year* (Tuition/Fees)

Financial Aid Assistance Options
$2,500   Disablity Scholarship**

Scenario 3 – Loan Recipient
Full Time 6 units: fall, spring, summer
Stafford Loan Recipient-Subsidized and Unsubsidized

$9,777   Cost Estimate Per Year* (Tuition/Fees)

Financial Aid Assistance Options
$9,777   Subsidized & Unsubsidized Stafford Loan***
Examples Only: Assumes Eligibility by filing a FAFSA and meeting all eligibility criteria

* tuition costs based on cost per unit
** must be eligible to qualify
*** based on eligibility (assumes graduate level)

Financial Aid Assistance Scenarios

Scenario 1 – Veteran’s Benefit Recipient
Full Time 12 units: fall, spring, summer
Veteran’s Benefits – Post 9/11 GI Bill &
CBU Yellow Ribbon Program

$18,885   Cost Estimate Per Year* (Tuition/Fees)
- $18,885   GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Benefits
$0

Scenario 2 – Grant and Loan Recipient
Full Time 12 units: fall, spring, summer
Pell, Cal Grant & Stafford Loan Recipient

$18,885   Cost Estimate Per Year* (Tuition/Fees)

Financial Aid Assistance Options
$5,645   Pell Grant (maximum estimate)**
$9,084   Cal Grant A (maximum estimate)**
$5,500   Stafford Loan***

Scenario 3 – Loan Recipient
Full Time 12 units: fall, spring, summer
Stafford Loan Recipient-Subsidized and Unsubsidized

$18,885   Cost Estimate Per Year* (Tuition/Fees)

Financial Aid Assistance Options
$18,750   Subsidized & Unsubsidized Stafford Loan***
Examples Only: Assumes Eligibility by filing a FAFSA and meeting all eligibility criteria

* tuition costs based on cost per unit
** must be eligible to qualify
*** based on eligibility (assumes Independent Student, Junior grade level)

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