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Department of Kinesiology


The Kinesiology Department is one of the largest departments at CSUSB, with 17 full-time and 26 part-time faculty, and 900 undergraduate students. The department offers one undergraduate degree major in Kinesiology with three concentrations- Allied Health Professions, Physical Education and Adapted Physical Education, and Exercise Science.

Kinesiology faculty have won the prestigious award for teaching, the Golden Apple Teaching Award. Our faculty are nationally and internationally recognized for the research and scholarly activity. Our program offers students first-rate, state of the art classroom instruction, hands on laboratory instruction, community outreach opportunities, faculty mentorship in research activities, and a variety of career development opportunities. Our faculty are currently conducting research in areas of aging and bone density, sport nutrition, observation learning, environmental exercise responses, physical activity of children, eye gaze with children with autism, sport psychology, and many more. The Kinesiology Department offers hands on internal internships, for example: Fitness Assessment Internship and Exercise Consultation Internship.

Our website is designed to help you locate information regarding our program and to acquaint you with faculty teaching interests and ongoing research. Watch the video below to hear from our faculty and see our teaching and research spaces. If you would like any additional information after you have had a chance to browse our website, please send us your questions.

Welcome to Kinesiology!



Nicole Dabbs

Professor and Chair


Dr. Nicole Dabbs, Professor and Chair
Dr. Nicole Dabbs, Professor and Chair


Important Information Regarding Spring 2023 Enrollment for Kinesiology Classes

Anyone planning to take a KINE course during the SPRING 2023 term needs to complete the Kinesiology Safety Acknowledgement form. Students will not be able to register for kinesiology classes unless this is complete. Please click the button below for a direct link to complete the Kinesiology Safety Acknowledgement form:

Kinesiology Safety Acknowledgement

Click here for a guide on how to complete the Kinesiology Safety Acknowledgment.



The CSUSB Department of Kinesiology is a member of
the American Kinesiology Association.


American Kinesiology Association


We are open and ready to support you and will continue to monitor and meet established safety guidelines in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Please keep a close watch for resources and new announcements, as found on CSUSB’s dedicated COVID-19/Coronavirus Information web page.