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Prospective Student FAQs

What are the prerequisites and requirements in order to apply to Cal Poly? 

Can I get a minor in Kinesiology?

Can I get both my Associates and Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology at Cal Poly?

What can incoming students do to make their application more competitve?

What career options does a major in Kinesiology provide?

I'm currently a student in a different major at Cal Poly, how do I transfer into Kinesiology?

What is the job outlook like for recent graduates?

I'm interested in a career in allied health professions, such as Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, or Nursing. What information do I need?

Can I get a tour of the department? 

Who do I contact for information on the Masters program?


What are the prerequisites and requirements in order to apply to Cal Poly? 

All required and important coursework can be found on the Cal Poly Admissions page for Kinesiology

Can I get a minor in Kinesiology?

The department does not currently offer a minor option. Check out the American Council on Exercise for opportunites in Continuing Education, Fitness Certification, and Professional Resources.

Can I get both my Associates and Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology at Cal Poly?

The Kinesiology department only offers Bachelor and Master degrees.

What can incoming students do to make their application more competitve?

Admission into Cal Poly is very competitive. Please see both the Freshman Selection Criteria and Transfer Selection Criteria, released by Cal Poly Admissions.

What career options does a major in Kinesiology provide?

See our Career Options page for more information on potential jobs after graduation!

I'm currently a student in a different major at Cal Poly, how do I transfer into Kinesiology?

Cal Poly has a general Change of Major Policy all potential transfers should be familiar with. The Kinesiology department also has additional Transfer Information

What is the job outlook like for recent graduates?

Check out the Graduate Status Report for Kinesiology majors gathered by Cal Poly Career Services. 

I'm interested in a career in allied health professions, such as Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, or Nursing. What information do I need?

All of the key resources and information for allied health professions, such as career profiles, major choice, four year plans, and how to choose a career, can be found through Cal Poly's Pre-Health Career Advising.

Can I get a tour of the department? 

The Kinesiology department does not currently offer tours, however general campus and housing tours are offered through the University.

Who do I contact for information on the Masters program?

Information about the Graduate Education program can be found on the master of science page of our website. For further information, contact Dr. Kris Jankovitz at kjankovi@calpoly.edu, or by phone at 805-756-2534.

 

For any further questions, please email kinesiology@calpoly.edu, or call (805) 756-2545.

 

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