Kinesiology, Bachelor of Science in Education

Degree Description

The kinesiology major is designed to prepare students to assume positions as fitness or health promotion directors and exercise consultants in private or public agencies, health centers, cardiac rehabilitation programs, as well as corporate fitness programs. This major is also well-suited as a pre-professional program for students interested in further pursuing a career in athletic training, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nursing, physician assistant, and other medical fields. Additionally, the kinesiology major will prepare students for research intensive graduate programs in exercise physiology, biomechanics, physical activity, and others.

Admissions

Students must have a cumulative and major GPA of at least 2.5.

Requirements

Courses Required for Major (Core Curriculum)

In addition to the general education requirements, the following courses must be taken:

KINS 1800FITNESS FOR LIVING3
KINS 2210GROUP EXERCISE LEADERSHIP2
KINS 2220THEORY AND PRACTICE OF TEACHING RESISTANCE TRAINING2
BMCH 2400HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY & ANATOMY I4
BMCH 2500HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY AND ANATOMY II4
KINS 2430FOUNDATIONS IN KINESIOLOGY3
KINS 2800MOTOR LEARNING3
KINS 3040PREVENTION AND CARE OF ATHLETIC INJURIES3
KINS 3900MOTIVATION FOR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY3
KINS 4010LABORATORY METHODS IN EXERCISE SCIENCE6
KINS 4150ADAPTED PHYSICAL ACTIVITY THEORY AND PRACTICE3
BMCH 4630BIOMECHANICS3
KINS 4800EXERCISE LEADER PRACTICUM I3
KINS 4910INTERNSHIP IN EXERCISE SCIENCE6
KINS 4930MEASUREMENT AND EVALUATION IN KINESIOLOGY3
KINS 4940PHYSIOLOGY OF EXERCISE3
HEKI 3090APPLIED NUTRITION3
PHHB 3030FIRST AID3
PHHB 4550HEALTH ASPECTS OF AGING3
PHYS 1110
PHYS 1154
GENERAL PHYSICS I WITH ALGEBRA
and GENERAL PHYSICS LABORATORY I
5
CHEM 1010CHEMISTRY IN THE ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIETY3
PSYC 1010INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY I3
Select 4 hours of physical activity from the following:4
MODERN DANCE
BALLET
YOGA I
RELAXATION TECHNIQUES
BEGINNING/INTERMEDIATE SWIMMING
BACKPACKING & CAMPING
PILATES MATWORK
BALLROOM DANCE I
T'AI CHI FOR MOVEMENT IMPROVEMENT
WALKING/JOGGING
ZUMBA
INDOOR CYCLING
HIP HOP
MINDFULNESS MEDITATION
Select 15 hours of professional electives approved by the advisor.15
Total Credits93

Students must complete all required course work, both general and professional, with a minimum GPA of 2.5 before applying for their practicum experiences. Prior to graduation, all exercise science course work must be completed with a least a 2.5 overall GPA and no grade below “C-“.