Chance of getting into cal poly’s kinesiology department? pls help

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California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly) is a public university with an acceptance rate of 28%.

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?

Two Bachelor of Science degrees—a BS in kinesiology and a BS in public health—are available from the department of kinesiology and public health. Additionally, the division offers a Minor in Sport and Exercise 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?

For more information on potential jobs after graduation, visit our Career Options page!

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 Polys 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.



Does Cal Poly have a Kinesiology major?

Welcome to the Department of Kinesiology and Public Health Undergraduate students get a hands-on introduction to the full range of career options in Kinesiology and Public Health by participating in ongoing research projects.

What college has the best Kinesiology program in California?

Best Kinesiology And Physical Therapy Colleges & Universities in California
  • Pepperdine University. 4 Year • Malibu, CA • …
  • Occidental College. …
  • Vanguard University of Southern California. …
  • University of San Francisco. …
  • Westmont College. …
  • Chapman University. …
  • California Baptist University. …
  • Holy Names University.

What are the least impacted majors at Cal Poly?

Bioresource and agricultural engineering at Cal Poly is the major that has the least impact on freshmen.

What college has the best Kinesiology program?

Best Colleges for Kinesiology
  • Boston University. Colorado State University. Elon University. Indiana University. …
  • Texas A&M University. University of Delaware. University of Florida. University of Georgia.
  • University of Minnesota. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. University of South Carolina.

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