Kinesiology & Special Education Credential One Integrated Program

About Kinesiology

The B.S. in Kinesiology (EMS) serves students interested in biomechanics, exercise physiology, motor behavior, sport/exercise psychology, socio-cultural studies of physical activity, and physical rehabilitation. Graduates of this program gain the skills and knowledge needed for advanced study in any of the above-mentioned domains or employment in fitness and rehabilitation settings, physical activity programming, and as consultants for agencies developing physical activity policy.

About Special Education (Orientation & Mobility)

The program prepares professionals to teach people of all ages who have visual impairments (including those with multiple disabilities) how to navigate their environment safely and efficiently using a white cane or visual skills. The curriculum includes such things as independent travel in indoor and outdoor environments; sensory and motor development; daily living skills; use of low vision, GPS, and electronic devices in travel. Graduates take jobs in schools, adult rehabilitation centers, or work as private contractors. The Federal government currently lists O&M as an area of personnel shortage. SFSU has a 100% employment rate of its graduates and stipend money is available to help defray tuition costs. Part-time and full-time educational options are available.

To be considered for admission, students must be a declared Kinesiology major and have received:

  • minimum All University GPA of 3.0 and 3.0 in the last 60 units.
  • Must not have no more than 90 units completed
  • Must complete all lower division GE courses

These documents/requirements should be included with the SF Scholars application:

  1. Resume
  2. Personal Statement of Interest
  3. Letters of Recommendation (2 minimum)
  4. Interview with SPED Faculty

Students will need to submit these documents to SPED before they can transition to the Graduate Level:

  1. Written English Proficiency (For MA)
        - CSET: Writing Skills Test
  2. Fingerprint Clearance (For CRED)
        - Complete LiveScan fingerprinting and apply for document with CA CTC
  3. Basic Skills Requirement (BSR) (waiver)
        - Meets Basic Skills Requirements:
             1. ENG 114
             2. GE-B4
             3. GE-A3

(Students must receive B- or higher/CR grade)

Kinesiology Department: Contact Dr. Matt Lee (
Graduate Studies: Contact Khaled Ezzat (
Orientation & Mobility: Contact Dr. Sandy Rosen (
SPED Department: Contact Chelsea Prieto (