Kinesiology - Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology

The Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology degree program consists of 15 credit hours of core coursework, plus additional coursework in one of four concentration areas: Exercise Science, Clinical Exercise Science, Performance Psychology, or Physical Education. For the required number of concentration area credit hours see the program descriptions below. Regardless of the concentration, students are required to complete 120 total semester hours for the Kinesiology degree. Additionally, students pursuing a Kinesiology degree will be responsible to ensure that they complete 48 upper division credits (300 and 400 level courses). Kinesiology students must maintain a minimum 2.75 GPA in order to enroll in most upper division SP M and PE P courses. Some courses in the Clinical Exercise Science Concentration require a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Successful completion of the Kinesiology degree will support a variety of careers in health sciences, biomedical research, and teaching. Information about Kinesiology and potential employment opportunities may be obtained at the Department of Kinesiology and Dance in the Activity Center 204, phone 646-2215.

Required General Education Courses
Area I: English and Communication
Choose one from the following: (ENGL 218G or ENGL 318G recommended)
3
Business and Professional Communication
Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences
Technical and Scientific Communication3
Advanced Composition3
Advanced Technical and Professional Communication3
Area III: Laboratory Sciences
Choose one from the following:
Natural History of Life
Cellular and Organismal Biology
Choose one from the following:
General Chemistry I4
General Chemistry II4
General Physics I
General Physics II
Area IV: Social and Behavioral Sciences
Introduction to Psychology3
Kinesiology Core15
Introduction and Foundations3
Fitness for Health and Sport3
Lifetime Activities2
Anatomy & Physiology I3
Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory1
Motor Learning3
Total Credits15

Additional coursework for individual kinesiology tracks are listed below. The various tracks require 13-20 credit hours of electives (see advisor for details).

Concentration: Clinical Exercise Science

Required Courses
SP M 308Exercise Physiology3
SP M 320 LPalpation and Anatomical Kinesiology Laboratory2
SP M 330Exercise Testing and Prescription4
SP M 371Anatomy and Physiology II3
SP M 371 LAnatomy and Physiology II Lab1
SP M 409Clinical Biomechanics3
SP M 409 LClinical Biomechanics Laboratory1
SP M 445Internship12
SP M 456Exercise for Special Populations3
Select two from the following:6
Pathophysiology and Human Function(s) 13
Neurophysiology and Human Function 13
Advanced Exercise Physiology 13
Physical Dimensions of Aging 13
Select one of the following3
Health and Exercise Psychology3
Psychology of Sport3
Select one of the following3
Inferential Statistics in Sport and Exercise Science3
Statistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences3
Statistical Applications3
Statistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences3
Statistics for Psychological Sciences3
Electives (see advisor for details)20
Total Credits64
1

 This course carries a pre-requisite of a 3.0 cumulative GPA for admission

Concentration: Exercise Science

Required Courses
SP M 305Applied Biomechanics3
SP M 305 LApplied Biomechanics Laboratory1
SP M 308Exercise Physiology3
SP M 330Exercise Testing and Prescription4
SP M 371Anatomy and Physiology II3
SP M 371 LAnatomy and Physiology II Lab1
SP M 445Internship12
SP M 451Advanced Exercise Physiology3
SP M 456Exercise for Special Populations3
SP M 460Principles of Strength and Conditioning3
SP M 460 LPrinciples of Strength and Conditioning Laboratory1
Select one of the following3
Health and Exercise Psychology3
Psychology of Sport3
Select one of the following3
Inferential Statistics in Sport and Exercise Science3
Statistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences3
Statistical Applications3
Statistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences3
Statistics for Psychological Sciences3
Electives (see advisor for details)22
Total Credits65

Concentration: Performance Psychology: Minor in Psychology

Required Courses
SP M 303Health and Exercise Psychology3
SP M 304Psychology of Sport3
SP M 308Exercise Physiology3
SP M 371Anatomy and Physiology II3
SP M 371 LAnatomy and Physiology II Lab1
SP M 445Internship12
Select 4 credits from the following:4
Applied Biomechanics
and Applied Biomechanics Laboratory
4
Clinical Biomechanics
and Clinical Biomechanics Laboratory
4
Select one of the following3
Inferential Statistics in Sport and Exercise Science3
Statistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences3
Statistical Applications3
Statistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences3
Statistics for Psychological Sciences3
Psychology Minor
Select the official Psychology Minor requiring 18 credit hours in PSY 118
Electives (see advisor for details)16
Total Credits66
1

Courses used for PSY minor cannot also be used for credit as electives.

Note: Official minor documentation must be completed with the Department of Psychology.

 Concentration: Physical Education

PE P 315Elementary School Physical Education3
PE P 323Racquet Sports2
PE P 392Theory and Technique of Sports and Games2
PE P 393Theory and Technique of Dance and Rhythms2
PE P 394Designing Student Centered Afterschool Physical Activity Clubs3
PE P 455Adapted Physical Education 13
PE P 466Methods of Teaching Secondary Physical Education 1,46
SP M 324Introduction to Exercise Science: Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics3
SP M 341Motor Development3
C EP 210Educational Psychology 23
EDLT 368Integrating Technology with Teaching 23
EDUC 181Field Experience I 21
EDUC 315Multicultural Education 33
SPED 350Introduction to Special Education in a Diverse Society 23
RDG 414Content Area Literacy 13
EDUC 471Secondary Student Teaching 19
EDUC 482Middle and High School Student Teaching Seminar 13
1

 Requires admission to Teacher Ed Program (TEP)

2

Pre/co-requisite to Teacher Ed program

3

 Must be completed prior to Submission of TEP portfolio

4

 Instrtuctor signature required