Kinesiology (Exercise Science) - 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 (3000 (300) and 4000 (400) level courses). Kinesiology students must maintain a minimum 2.75 GPA in order to enroll in most upper division SPMD courses. ENGL 1110G, Area II courses, Kinesiology Core courses, Concentration Area 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.

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education, Viewing a Wider World, and program specific courses to total a minimum of 120 credits with 48 credits in courses numbered 3000 (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.

Exercise Science Concentration is the preferred pathway for anyone seeking careers in Allied Health Fields (e.g. Medical Doctor, Doctor Osteopathic, Physical/Occupational Therapy, Chiropractic, Physicians Assistant, Athletic Training, etc.) as well as Human Performance (e.g. Strength and Conditioning, Corporate Fitness, Personal Training)

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Area I: Communications
English Composition - Level 1
Choose one from the following:4
Composition I4
Composition I 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) (Preferred Below) 1
Take two (8 credits) of the following
Principles of Biology: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution
and Principles of Biology: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution Laboratory
4
Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology
and Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology Laboratory
4
General Chemistry I Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors4
General Chemistry II Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors4
Algebra-Based Physics I
and Algebra-Based Physics I Lab
4
Algebra-Based Physics II
and Algebra-Based Physics II Lab
4
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences Course (3 credits) (Preferred Below) 1
Introduction to Psychology3
Area V: Humanities 13
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 13
General Education Elective 13-4
Students who select MATH 1350G or MATH 2350G as their Statistics course will have that course count as the General Education Elective requirement 3
3
Viewing a Wider World 46
Departmental/College Requirements
Kinesiology Core
SPMD 1310Introduction to Kinesiology3
SPMD 1350Social Foundations of Physical Activity3
SPMD 2210Anatomy and Physiology I3
SPMD 2210LAnatomy and Physiology Laboratory1
SPMD 2250Fitness for Health and Sport3
SPMD 3210Anatomy and Physiology II3
SPMD 3210LAnatomy and Physiology II Lab1
SPMD 3410Exercise Physiology3
SPMD 3450Biomechanics3
SPMD 3450LBiomechanics Laboratory1
SPMD 3650Motor Development3
SPMD 3710Motor Learning3
SPMD 4998Internship12
Concentration Courses
SPMD 3550Psychology of Sport3
or SPMD 3610 Health and Exercise Psychology
SPMD 4210Advanced Exercise Physiology3
SPMD 4250Principles of Strength and Conditioning3
SPMD 4250LPrinciples of Strength and Conditioning Laboratory1
SPMD 4350Exercise Testing and Prescription3
SPMD 4410Exercise for Special Populations3
Departmental Requirements (in addition to Gen.Ed/VWW)
Choose one from the following: 33
Statistical Applications
Introduction to Statistics3
Statistical Methods3
Inferential Statistics in Sport and Exercise Science3
Electives, to bring the total credits to 120 520
Total Credits120-122

A Suggested Plan of Study for Students

This roadmap assumes student  placement in MATH 1220G College Algebra and ENGL 1110G Composition I. The contents and order of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics and English. It is only a suggested plan of study for students and is not intended as a contract. Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Semester 1Credits
ENGL 1110G Composition I 1 4
SPMD 1310 Introduction to Kinesiology 3
Choose one from the following: 4
Principles of Biology: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution
and Principles of Biology: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution Laboratory
 
General Chemistry I Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors  
Algebra-Based Physics I  
PSYC 1110G Introduction to Psychology 3
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 3
 Credits17
Semester 2
Area I: English Comp Level 2 3
Area II: Mathematics 3-4
Choose one from the following: 4
Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology
and Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology Laboratory
 
General Chemistry II Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors  
Algebra-Based Physics II  
Area V: Humanities 3
SPMD 1350 Social Foundations of Physical Activity 3
 Credits16-17
Second Year
Semester 1
Area I: Oral Communications 3
General Education Elective 3-4
SPMD 2210 Anatomy and Physiology I 3
SPMD 2210L Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory 1
SPMD 2250 Fitness for Health and Sport 3
Viewing a Wider World Course 3 3
 Credits16-17
Semester 2
SPMD 3210 Anatomy and Physiology II 3
SPMD 3210L Anatomy and Physiology II Lab 1
SPMD 3650 Motor Development 3
Kinesiology Approved Elective 3
Choose one from the following: 3
Statistical Applications  
Statistical Methods  
Introduction to Statistics  
Inferential Statistics in Sport and Exercise Science  
Viewing a Wider World Course 3 3
 Credits16
Third Year
Semester 1
SPMD 3410 Exercise Physiology 3
SPMD 3450 Biomechanics 3
SPMD 3450L Biomechanics Laboratory 1
SPMD 3550
Psychology of Sport
or Health and Exercise Psychology
3
Kinesiology Approved Elective 3
Kinesiology Approved Elective 3
 Credits16
Semester 2
SPMD 3710 Motor Learning 3
SPMD 4210 Advanced Exercise Physiology 3
SPMD 4350 Exercise Testing and Prescription 3
Kinesiology Approved Elective 3
Kinesiology Approved Elective 3
 Credits15
Fourth Year
Semester 1
SPMD 4250
4250L
Principles of Strength and Conditioning
and Principles of Strength and Conditioning Laboratory 1
4
SPMD 4410 Exercise for Special Populations 1 3
Kinesiology Approved Elective 3
Kinesiology Approved Elective 2
Students who need to be enrolled in 15 credits for Financial Aid purposes will need to take additional elective credits  
 Credits12
Semester 2
SPMD 4998 Internship 1 12
Students who need to be enrolled in 15 credits for Financial Aid purposes will need to take additional elective credits  
 Credits12
 Total Credits120-122