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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 a minor in Public Health?

Can I get both my Associates and Bachelors degree in Kinesiology and Public Health 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, how do I transfer into Kinesiology and Public Health?

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? 


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 and Public Health

Can I get a minor in Kinesiology?

Yes!  The Department of Kinesiology and Public Health offers a minor in Exercise and Sports Studies. The purpose of this minor is to prepare students for entry-level positions in coaching at the youth, club/interscholastic, or college/university levels. Students who complete this minor will also be prepared to take the California Subject Examination (CSET) for physical education as a means to enter a single subject credential program to teach physical education.  Students who complete this minor could also explore other career options related to exercise, physical activity, and sports. Additionally, students who complete this minor will be better prepared to apply for graduate programs in sport psychology and potentially become a Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC) through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP).

Can I get both my Associates and Bachelors degree in Kinesiology and Public Health at Cal Poly?

The Department of Kinesiology and Public Health offers two Bachelor of Science Degrees, BS Kinesiology and BS Public Health. The department also offers a Minor in Exercise and Sport Studies.

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

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, how do I transfer into Kinesiology and Public Health?

Cal Poly has a general Change of Major Policy all potential transfers should be familiar with. 

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? 

General campus and housing tours are offered through the University. For specific question please contact the department office.

 

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

 

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