The Department of Kinesiology at San Francisco State University has as its mission to enhance theory and practice, scholarship and service, about, in, and through human movement and physical activity. The students and faculty study the various forms of physical activity in the context of daily living, classroom, rehabilitation, fitness and health pursuits, competitive and artistic domains. The department emphasizes the cross-disciplinary foundations of the field of Kinesiology while providing both theoretical and practical knowledge related to the biological, physical, socio-cultural, philosophical, and psychological factors underlying all forms of physical activity. We anticipate our future teaching and scholarship to continue exploring and contributing to strategies for resolving contemporary issues such as childhood obesity, falls among the elderly, promoting social responsibility through physical activity, improving the delivery and social value of quality public school physical education, and educating the general public on the importance of physical activity. The Department seeks to sustain excellent interactions with the diverse communities by preparing professionals who can apply their theoretical knowledge to a range of practical issues. Graduates from our programs can gain immediate entry into a number of physical activity, exercise, and human movement related jobs or can seek advanced study leading to careers in: teaching, adapted physical education, coaching, athletic training, physical therapy, occupational therapy, fitness program management, sports media, consulting, community-based program development, cardiac rehabilitation, biomechanical analysis of movement, ergonomics, sports-related endeavors, research in movement and skill development and learning, research in exercise physiology, research in sociocultural, psychological, or at-risk youth development.