Kinesiology - Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology

The Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology degree program can be completed in one of three concentration areas: 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. ENGL 111G, Area II courses, all Kinesiology Core courses, concentration courses and approved electives must be completed with a grade of C- or better.

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.

Concentration: Exercise Science

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, program requirements and elective credits to total at least 120 credits with 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Area I: Communications
English Composition - Level 14
Rhetoric and Composition4
Rhetoric and Composition Honors4
English Composition - Level 2 13
Oral Communication 13
Area II: Mathematics 1,23-4
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences11
Area III: Laboratory Science Courses (8 credits) 1
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences Course (3 credits) 1
Area V: Humanities 13
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 13
General Education Elective 13-4
Students who select A ST 251G, STAT 251G or STAT 271G as their Statistics course will have that course count as the General Education Elective requirement 3
Viewing a Wider World 46
Departmental/College Requirements
Kinesiology Core39
Introduction to Kinesiology3
Social Foundations of Physical Activity3
Fitness for Health and Sport3
Anatomy & Physiology I3
Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory1
Applied Biomechanics3
Applied Biomechanics Laboratory1
Exercise Physiology3
Motor Learning3
Anatomy and Physiology II3
Anatomy and Physiology II Lab1
Internship6-12
Concentration Courses16
Health and Exercise Psychology3
Psychology of Sport
Exercise Testing and Prescription3
Advanced Exercise Physiology3
Exercise for Special Populations3
Principles of Strength and Conditioning3
Principles of Strength and Conditioning Laboratory1
Non- Departmental Requirements (in addition to Gen.Ed/VWW)
Choose one from the following: 33
Statistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences3
Statistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences
Statistics for Psychological Sciences3
Statistical Applications3
Inferential Statistics in Sport and Exercise Science3
Second Language: (not required)
Electives, to bring the total credits to 120 523
Total Credits120-122

Concentration: Performance Psychology: Minor in Psychology

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, program requirements and elective credits to total at least 120 credits with 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Area I: Communications
English Composition - Level 14
Rhetoric and Composition4
Rhetoric and Composition Honors4
English Composition - Level 2 13
Oral Communication 13
Area II: Mathematics 1, 23-4
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences11
Area III: Laboratory Sciences Courses (8 credits) 1
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences Course (3 credits) 1
Area V: Humanities 13
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 13
General Education Elective 13-4
Students who select A ST 251G, STAT 251G or STAT 271G as their Statistics course will have that course count as the General Education Elective requirement 3
Viewing a Wider World 46
Departmental/College Requirements
Kinesiology Core39
Introduction to Kinesiology3
Social Foundations of Physical Activity3
Fitness for Health and Sport3
Anatomy & Physiology I3
Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory1
Applied Biomechanics3
Applied Biomechanics Laboratory1
Exercise Physiology3
Motor Learning3
Anatomy and Physiology II3
Anatomy and Physiology II Lab1
Internship6-12
Concentration Courses24
Health and Exercise Psychology3
Psychology of Sport3
Non-Departmental Requirements (in addition to Gen.Ed/VWW)
Choose one from the following: 33
Statistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences3
Statistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences
Statistics for Psychological Sciences3
Statistical Applications3
Inferential Statistics in Sport and Exercise Science3
Psychology Minor
Select the official Psychology Minor requiring 18 credit hours in PSY 5
Electives, to bring the total credits to 120 615
Total Credits120-122

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

Concentration: Physical Education

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and program requirements to total at least 120 credits with 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Area I: Communications
English Composition - Level 14
Rhetoric and Composition4
Rhetoric and Composition Honors4
English Composition - Level 1 13
Oral Communication 13
Area II: Mathematics
MATH 121GCollege Algebra 23
or MATH 190G Trigonometry and Precalculus
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences11
Area III: Laboratory Sciences Course (8 credits) 1
Human Growth and Behavior (Required with a "C-" or better)3
Area V: Humanities 13
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 13
General Education Elective
MATH 210GMathematics Appreciation3
or MATH 142G Calculus for the Biological and Management Sciences
Viewing a Wider World 36
Must be from two different colleges, cannot be DANCE 451V/HON 247V
Departmental/College Requirements
Kinesiology Core (specific to Physical Education only)13
Social Foundations of Physical Activity3
Fitness for Health and Sport3
Anatomy & Physiology I 43
Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory 41
Motor Learning3
K-12 Physical Education Concentration Courses19
Lifetime Activities2
Racquet Sports2
Theory and Technique of Lifelong Outdoor Leisure Activities2
Theory and Technique of Sports and Games2
Theory and Technique of Dance and Rhythms2
Designing Student Centered Afterschool Physical Activity Clubs3
Introduction to Exercise Science: Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics3
Motor Development3
Professional Education Coures28
Field Experience I 41
Educational Psychology 43
Multicultural Education 4, 53
Introduction to Special Education in a Diverse Society 43
Integrating Technology with Teaching 43
Elementary School Physical Education3
Content Area Literacy 63
Adapted Physical Education 63
Methods of Teaching Secondary Physical Education 66
Student Teaching12
Secondary Student Teaching 69
Middle and High School Student Teaching Seminar 63
Non-Departmental Requirements (in addition to Gen.Ed/VWW)
Choose two from the following:6
Human Ancestors3
Introduction to World Cultures3
Introduction to Anthropology3
World Archaeology3
Introduction to Economics3
Principles of Macroeconomics3
Principles of Microeconomics3
World Regional Geography3
Culture and Environment3
American National Government3
Introduction to Political Science3
American Political Issues3
International Political Issues3
The Human Mind3
Archaeology: Search for the Past3
The Citizen and the State: Great Political Issues3
American Politics in a Changing World3
Media and Society3
Introduction to Language3
Personal Health and Wellness3
Introduction to Psychology3
Introduction to Social Welfare3
Introductory Sociology3
Contemporary Social Problems3
Introduction to Women's Studies3
Representing Women Across Cultures3
One additional Area V/VI: Humanites or Creative & Fine Arts Course (must be a different subject area than the course selected above) 23
Second Language: (not required)
Electives, to bring the total credits to 1200
Total Credits120