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Department of Kinesiology

General Kinesiology Classes

The General Kinesiology curriculum is VERY flexible. Students can take classes from any of our 3 options to match their background and interest. For example, students can choose from the following courses:


  • KINES 245 - Sport Career Development: This course teaches students how to break into the sport industry.  Students undergo a career analysis to determine their current market value and then develop a strategic sport career plan to differentiate themselves from others in the sport industry.  In addition, students learn how to build a personal brand and essential networking skills and will meet a minimum of 50 new sport network contacts in their chosen sport profession.

  • KINES 241 - Sport Leadership: In sport you can be just another a worker, a manager, or a sport leader.  Sport Leadership is designed to teach students the difference between these types of positions and how to develop the essential skills to lead, manage, & supervise others in the sport industry.  

  • KINES 246 - Sport Revenue: The ability to generate revenue is one of the most sought after skills by sport employers.  In Sport Revenue students learn about the various revenue streams of sport organizations, such as sport sales, sponsorships, and fundraising.  By knowing how revenue drives decisions made by sport organizations, students not only will have a better understanding of how and why sport teams operate as they do, they will be better prepared to become a future sport administrator.

  • KINES 261 - Professional Ethics: In Professional Ethics students tackle some of the most talked about topics in sport and the most pressing issues they will face as managers and leaders.

  • KINES 244 - Sport Law: Sport Law prepares sport managers and leaders for the primary legal issues that they will face during their sport careers and how to develop a risk management plan to minimize those risks.

  • KINES 231 - Research Methods: Knowing where to find reliable information and how to report it is critical in the sport workplace; students learn how to do both here.

  • Statistics: Statistics is an essential course for all graduate programs and plays a key role in many sport careers. For example, sabermetrics, made famous in the movie "Money Ball" is quickly becoming the norm in scouting and analyzing players.

  • Sport Internship: There is no substitute for experience in sport. Our students are allowed to take 2 internships and are encouraged to volunteer for as many other sport experiences as possible. Students are supervised by both Fresno State faculty and an onsite sport organization supervisor.

  • Electives: In addition to these courses, students select two additional elective courses to gain more knowledge in their chosen career area. For example, with the assistance of the Sport Administration Program Coordinator, students can choose a sport internship, and/or classes in Title IX Compliance, business, marketing, finance, etc. No matter what your career goal in sport, you can choose courses that are beneficial to you.