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Physical Education - Pre-Physical Therapy

California State University, Dominguez Hills

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Physical Education - Pre-Physical Therapy

Kinesiology is an academic area concerned with the art and science of human movement, with particular reference to physical, mental, emotional and social variables.

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Admission requirements

First-time freshman:

  • High school GPA of 2.5 (“B” average) or higher
  • High school graduation certificate or exam results
  • Proof of English proficiency

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Program content

In addition to the Physical Education major requirements, modules for the Pre-Physical Therapy Option include:

  • Principles of Biology I
  • Principles of Biology Lab I
  • General Chemistry I
  • Medical Terminology: Radiology
  • Elements of Physics I
  • Tests and Measurements in Physical Education
  • Motor Learning
  • Nutrition for Peak Performance
  • Principles of Athletic Training
  • Principles of Athletic Training Laboratory
  • Therapeutic Modalities
  • Therapeutic Exercise
  • Lower Extremity Assessment
  • Upper Extremity Assessment
  • Clinical Experiences in PT/AT

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information


  • Tuition Fees: $6,945 (24 units/2 semesters)
  • Non-Resident Supplemental Tuition ($396/unit): $9,504 (24 units/2 semesters)

Career paths

A B.A. in Physical Education offers four options in the major. The Pre-Physical Therapy Option provides some of the prerequisites for Physical Therapy schools and can serve as a pre-medical preparation program. The Fitness Director Option enables students to assume leadership positions in fitness establishments in both public and private sectors. The Physical Education Teaching Option is designed for students seeking a teaching career in elementary or secondary physical education, or planning to enter graduate programs in preparation for teaching careers at the college or university levels.

Within the Physical Education Minor, two options are offered. The Coaching minor is for students planning to work as coaches in chosen areas of sports specialization. The Teaching minor qualifies credentialed teachers in other subject areas to teach Physical Education in grades K-9.

A Fitness Instructor Certificate is offered to meet the needs of individuals who are either presently employed or intend to seek employment as fitness instructors in health clubs, recreation centers, YM/WCAs or corporate fitness programs. Requirements for the certificate are based on guidelines established by the American College of Sports Medicine and the Association of Fitness in Business and Industry. The certificate can be completed independent of a bachelor's degree.

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California State University, Dominguez Hills

1000 E Victoria St.
90747 Carson California
United States of America

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