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Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology

This program provides students with the opportunity to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology. Students are prepared for careers in athletic training, exercise science or teaching physical education (pre-kindergarten–12). All required Kinesiology (KIN) courses and support work must be completed with a grade of “C-” or better.

Academic advising for students seeking the Kinesiology degree is available in the College of Education and Human Development Advising and Certification Center.

The minimum number of semester credit hours for this degree, including the Core Curriculum requirements, is 120, of which at least 39 must be at the upper-division level.

Students seeking the Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology must fulfill University Core Curriculum requirements in the same manner as other students.

Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology (Athletic Medicine Concentration)

This program provides students with the opportunity to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Athletic Medicine. Students are trained for careers in athletic training, and this is a pre-professional allied health training program for physical therapy and occupational therapy. Additional coursework may be required for acceptance into an allied health training program. Students should contact the Health Professions Office for details. All kinesiology degree core and support work must be completed with a grade of “C-” or better.

The minimum number of semester credit hours for this degree, including the Core Curriculum requirements, is 120, of which at least 39 must be at the upper-division level.

Core Curriculum Requirements (42 semester credit hours)
Students seeking the Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Athletic Medicine must fulfill University Core Curriculum requirements. The courses listed below satisfy both degree requirements and Core Curriculum requirements. For a complete listing of courses that satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements, see pages 3–5 of this catalog.

STA 1053 should be used to satisfy the core requirement in Mathematics. BIO 1404 and BIO 1413 should be used to satisfy the core requirement in Natural Sciences. SOC 1013 is recommended to satisfy the core requirement in Social and Behavioral Science.

Degree Requirements (90 semester credit hours)

  1. Required KIN Courses (42 semester credit hours):

    KIN  2003  Computer Applications in Kinesiology and Health
    KIN  2303  Cultural and Scientific Foundations
    KIN  3303  Athletic Injuries and Training Procedures
    KIN  3313  Anatomy and Physiology for Kinesiology
    KIN  3323  Biomechanics
    KIN  3433  Exercise Physiology
    KIN  3453  Fitness Programming and Exercise Prescription
    KIN  4043  Therapeutic Modalities
    KIN  4143  Advanced Athletic Training
    KIN  4243  Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
    KIN  4253  Exercise Nutrition
    KIN  4403  Motor Learning
    KIN  4936  Internship in Kinesiology

  2. Support Courses (48 semester credit hours):

    BIO  1122  Laboratory Investigations in Biology
    BIO  1404  Biosciences I
    BIO  1413  Biosciences II
    BIO  2091  Human Anatomy Laboratory
    BIO  2111  Human Physiology Laboratory
    BIO  3123  Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
    BIO  3153  Physiology of Human Systems
    CHE  1103  General Chemistry I
    CHE  1113  General Chemistry II
    CHE  1121  General Chemistry I Laboratory
    CHE  1131  General Chemistry II Laboratory
    COM  1053  Business and Professional Speech
    MAT  1073  Algebra for Scientists and Engineers
    PHY  1603  Algebra-based Physics I
    PHY  1611  Algebra-based Physics I Laboratory
    PHY  1623  Algebra-based Physics II
    PHY  1631  Algebra-based Physics II Laboratory
    PSY  1013  Introduction to Psychology
    SOC  1013  Introduction to Sociology
    STA  1053  Basic Statistics


B.S. in Kinesiology: Athletic Medicine Concentration — Recommended Four-Year Academic Plan

YEAR 1
Fall Spring
KIN 2303 3 BIO 1122 2
MAT 1073 3 BIO 1404 (core and major) 4
PSY 1013 3 KIN 2003 3
WRC 1013 (core) 3 STA 1053 (core and major) 3
U.S. History & Diversity core 3 WRC 1023 (core) 3
Total semester hours 15 Total semester hours 15
YEAR 2
Fall Spring
BIO 1413 (core and major) 3 BIO 2111 1
CHE 1103/1121 3/1 BIO 3153 3
KIN 3303 3 CHE 1113/1131 3/1
POL 1013 (core) 3 COM 1043 3
U.S. History & Diversity core 3 POL 1133 or POL 1213 (core) 3
    SOC 1013 (core and major) 3
Total semester hours 16 Total semester hours 17
YEAR 3
Fall Spring
BIO 2091 1 KIN 3323 3
BIO 3123 3 KIN 3433 3
KIN 3313 3 KIN 4243 3
KIN 4143 3 PHY 1623/1631 3/1
PHY 1603/1611 3/1 Economics core 3
Literature core 3    
Total semester hours 17 Total semester hours 16
YEAR 4
Fall Spring
KIN 3453 3 KIN 4936 6
KIN 4043 3 World Society & Issues core 3
KIN 4253 3    
KIN 4403 3    
Visual & Performing Arts core 3    
Total semester hours 15 Total semester hours 9

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Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology (Exercise Science and Wellness Concentration)


This program provides students with the opportunity to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Science and Wellness. Students are trained for careers in exercise science. All kinesiology degree core and support work must be completed with a grade of “C-” or better.

The minimum number of semester credit hours for this degree, including the Core Curriculum requirements, is 120, of which at least 39 must be at the upper-division level.

Core Curriculum Requirements (42 semester credit hours)
Students seeking the Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Science and Wellness must fulfill University Core Curriculum requirements. The courses listed below satisfy both degree requirements and Core Curriculum requirements. For a complete listing of courses that satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements, see pages 3–5 of this catalog.

STA 1053 should be used to satisfy the core requirement in Mathematics. BIO 1404 should be used to satisfy the Level One core requirement in Natural Sciences; BIO 1413 is recommended to satisfy the Level Two core requirement. SOC 1013 is recommended to satisfy the core requirement in Social and Behavioral Science.

Degree Requirements (84 semester credit hours)

  1. Required KIN Courses (53 semester credit hours):

    KIN  2003  Computer Applications in Kinesiology and Health
    KIN  2123  Fitness and Wellness Concepts
    KIN  2303  Cultural and Scientific Foundations
    KIN  3051  Group Fitness Instruction
    KIN  3071  Musculoskeletal Fitness Instruction
    KIN  3213  First Aid and Injury Management
    KIN  3303  Athletic Injuries and Training Procedures
    KIN  3313  Anatomy and Physiology for Kinesiology
    KIN  3323  Biomechanics
    KIN  3433  Exercise Physiology
    KIN  3443  Graded Exercise Testing and Fitness Assessment
    KIN  3453  Fitness Programming and Exercise Prescription
    KIN  4023  Exercise Psychology
    KIN  4253  Exercise Nutrition
    KIN  4403  Motor Learning
    KIN  4936  Internship in Kinesiology
    KIN  4973  Wellness Counseling
    KIN  4983  Applied Exercise Science

  2. Support Courses (29 semester credit hours):

    BIO  1122  Laboratory Investigations in Biology
    BIO  1404  Biosciences I
    BIO  2083  Human Anatomy
    BIO  2091  Human Anatomy Laboratory
    BIO  2103  Human Physiology
    BIO  2111  Human Physiology Laboratory
    COM  1043  Introduction to Communication
    HTH  3003  Survey of Drugs and Health
    HTH  3553  Emotional Wellness
    MAT  1023  College Algebra with Applications
    STA  1053  Basic Statistics

  3. Electives (2 semester credit hours)

B.S. in Kinesiology: Exercise Science and Wellness Concentration — Recommended Four-Year Academic Plan

YEAR 1
Fall Spring
KIN 2303 3 BIO 1122 2
MAT 1023 3 BIO 1404 (core and major) 4
POL 1013 (core) 3 KIN 2123 3
WRC 1013 (core) 3 WRC 1023 (core) 3
U.S. History & Diversity core 3 U.S. History & Diversity core 3
Total semester hours 15 Total semester hours 15
YEAR 2
Fall Spring
BIO 2083/2091 3/1 BIO 2103/2111 3/1
KIN 2003 3 COM 1043 3
STA 1053 (core and major) 3 POL 1133 or POL 1213 (core) 3
Natural Sciences core – Level II 3 Economics core 3
Social & Behavioral Science core 3 Visual & Performing Arts core 3
Total semester hours 16 Total semester hours 16
YEAR 3
Fall Spring
HTH 3003 3 HTH 3553 3
KIN 3051 1 KIN 3071 1
KIN 3213 3 KIN 3323 3
KIN 3313 3 KIN 3433 3
Elective 2 KIN 4023 3
World Society & Issues core 3 Literature core 3
Total semester hours 15 Total semester hours 16
YEAR 4
Fall Spring
KIN 3303 3 KIN 4936 6
KIN 3443 3 KIN 4973 3
KIN 3453 3 KIN 4983 3
KIN 4253 3    
KIN 4403 3    
Total semester hours 15 Total semester hours 12

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Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology (Physical Education Concentration)

This program provides students with the opportunity to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Physical Education. Students are prepared for careers in teaching physical education (pre-kindergarten–12). All kinesiology degree core and support work must be completed with a grade of “C-” or better.

Academic advising for students seeking the Kinesiology degree is available in the College of Education and Human Development Advising and Certification Center. The minimum number of semester credit hours for this degree, including the Core Curriculum requirements, is 120, of which at least 39 must be at the upper-division level.

Core Curriculum Requirements (42 semester credit hours)
Students seeking the Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Physical Education must fulfill University Core Curriculum requirements. The courses listed below satisfy both degree requirements and Core Curriculum requirements. For a complete listing of courses that satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements, see pages 3–5 of this catalog.

STA 1053 should be used to satisfy the core requirement in Mathematics. BIO 1233 should be used to satisfy the Level One core requirement in Natural Sciences. SOC 1013 is recommended to satisfy the core requirement in Social and Behavioral Science.

Degree Requirements (84 semester credit hours)

  1. Required KIN Courses (48 semester credit hours):

    KIN  2003  Computer Applications in Kinesiology and Health
    KIN  2303  Cultural and Scientific Foundations
    KIN  2421  Outdoor Activities and Innovative Games
    KIN  2441  Management and Organization in Kinesiology and Sports
    KIN  3001  Skill Analysis in Physical Activity: Individual Activities
    KIN  3011  Skill Analysis in Physical Activity: Team Sports I
    KIN  3021  Skill Analysis in Physical Activity: Team Sports II
    KIN  3031  Skill Analysis in Physical Activity: Dual Sports
    KIN  3051  Group Fitness Instruction
    KIN  3061  Foundational Movement
    KIN  3103  Motor Development
    KIN  3303  Athletic Injuries and Training Procedures
    KIN  3313  Anatomy and Physiology for Kinesiology
    KIN  3323  Biomechanics
    KIN  3413  Tactics
    KIN  3433  Exercise Physiology
    KIN  4113  Evaluation
    KIN  4123  Psychosocial Aspects of Exercise and Sport
    KIN  4343  Movement Awareness
    KIN  4403  Motor Learning
    KIN  4423  Developmental/Adapted Physical Activity

    and 1 hour of Kinesiology elective

  2. Support Courses (21 semester credit hours):

    BIO  1233  Contemporary Biology I
    COM 1043  Introduction to Communication
    EDP  3203  Learning and Development in the Secondary School Adolescent
    EDU  2103  Social Foundations for Education in a Diverse U.S. Society
    HTH  3013  Survey of Human Nutrition
    IDS  2013  Introduction to Learning and Teaching in a Culturally Diverse Society
    STA  1053  Basic Statistics

  3. Professional Education courses (15 semester credit hours):

    C&I  4716*  Student Teaching: All-Level EC-12
    KIN  4203*  Teaching Secondary Physical Education
    KIN  4303*  Teaching Elementary Physical Education
    RDG  3773*  Reading and Writing Across the Disciplines-Secondary

    Courses marked with an asterisk (*) require an advisor code and are restricted to students who have applied and been accepted into the Teacher Certification Program.

All the courses listed for the Physical Education Concentration (84 hours) are required for teacher certification in physical education. Only the courses marked with an asterisk are restricted and require an advisor code and acceptance into the Teacher Certification Program. Advisor codes for these classes will be issued only if all prerequisites have been completed.

B.S. in Kinesiology: Physical Education Concentration — Recommended Four-Year Academic Plan

YEAR 1
Fall Spring
BIO 1233 (core and major) 3 KIN 2003 3
KIN 2303 3 KIN 2441 1
STA 1053 (core and major) 3 WRC 1023 (core) 3
WRC 1013 (core) 3 SOC 1013 (core) 3
U.S. History & Diversity core 3 Natural Sciences core – Level II 3
    U.S. History & Diversity core 3
Total semester hours 15 Total semester hours 16
YEAR 2
Fall Spring
IDS 2013 3 COM 1043 3
KIN 3313 3 EDU 2103 3
POL 1013 (core) 3 KIN 3303 3
Literature core 3 POL 1133 or POL 1213 (core) 3
World Society & Issues core 3 Economics core 3
    Visual & Performing Arts core 3
Total semester hours 15 Total semester hours 18
YEAR 3
Fall Spring
EDP 3203 3 KIN 3001 1
KIN 2421 1 KIN 3011 1
KIN 3051 1 KIN 3323 3
KIN 3061 1 KIN 4123 3
KIN 3103 3 KIN 4343 3
KIN 3413 3 KIN 4423 3
KIN 3433 3 RDG 3773 3
KIN elective 1    
Total semester hours 16 Total semester hours 17
YEAR 4
Fall Spring
HTH 3013 3 C&I 4716 6
KIN 3021 1    
KIN 3031 1    
KIN 4113 3    
KIN 4203 3    
KIN 4303 3    
KIN 4403 3    
Total semester hours 17 Total semester hours 6

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