Kinesiology (Performance Psychology) - 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.

With a concentration in Performance Psychology, students can also receive a Minor in Psychology.  Official Minor documentation and verification of completion must be approved through the Department of Psychology.

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 Sciences Courses (8 credits) (Preferred courses listed below) 1
Choose 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
SPMD 3610Health and Exercise Psychology3
Psychology Courses18
Students can select the official Psychology Minor requiring 18 credit hours in PSYC 5
Non-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 120 612
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 4
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 Lab  
PSYC 1110G Introduction to Psychology 3
Area VI: Creative and Fina Arts 3
SPMD 1310 Introduction to Kinesiology 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 Wider World 3
 Credits16-17
Semester 2
SPMD 3210 Anatomy and Physiology II 3
SPMD 3210L Anatomy and Physiology II Lab 1
SPMD 3410 Exercise Physiology 3
Psychology Course-See Psychology Dept Courses (300/400) 3
Choose one from the following: 3
Statistical Applications  
Introduction to Statistics  
Statistical Methods  
Inferential Statistics in Sport and Exercise Science  
Viewing Wider World 3
 Credits16
Third Year
Semester 1
SPMD 3450 Biomechanics 3
SPMD 3450L Biomechanics Laboratory 1
SPMD 3550 Psychology of Sport 3
SPMD 3650 Motor Development 3
Psychology Course-See Psychology Dept Courses (300/400) 3
Psychology Course-See Psychology Dept Courses (300/400) 3
 Credits16
Semester 2
SPMD 3610 Health and Exercise Psychology 3
SPMD 3710 Motor Learning 3
Psychology Course-See Psychology Dept Courses (300/400) 3
Psychology Course-See Psychology Dept Courses (300/400) 3
Psychology Course-See Psychology Dept Courses (300/400) 3
 Credits15
Fourth Year
Semester 1
Kinesiology Approved Elective 3
Kinesiology Approved Elective 3
Kinesiology Approved Elective 3
Kinesiology Approved Elective 3
Kinesiology Approved Elective: If Needed to enroll in 15 credits for Financial Aid  
 Credits12
Semester 2
SPMD 4998 Internship 12
Kinesiology Approved Elective: If Needed to enroll in 15 credits for Financial Aid  
 Credits12
 Total Credits120-122