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Kinesiology Major

 
 

Kinesiology is the study of human movement and the body's response to exercise. It is an examination of systems, factors, and principles involved in human development within the context of society. Relevant fields in the study of kinesiology include anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, motor learning and control, and sport psychology and sociology. Building on appropriate prerequisites from the traditional disciplines in the humanities and the physical, biological, and social sciences, our curriculum blends a conventional biophysical approach with an innovative contemporary mind-set that embraces a "holistic" approach to optimizing health, fitness, and athletic performance. Two general areas of concentration within the Kinesiology program are Sports Science and Rehabilitation Science. These emphases provide students with distinctive career path choices and enable them to personalize their education. A Kinesiology degree prepares students for careers in college or university athlete programs, professional sports arenas, the private fitness industry, human service organizations, allied health careers in hospital and medical centers, corporate wellness venues, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation settings, and education. The major also prepares students to apply to professional programs including medicine, physical therapy, physician assistant, sport psychology, athletic training, exercise physiology, biomechanics, or public health.

 

CORE REQUIREMENTS
LEVEL I CORE REQUIREMENTS
Fundamentals of Communication
Composition I* or II*
First Year Seminar
Finite Math OR 
College Algebra OR
Calculus and Analytical Geometry I*
Computer competency as determined by major*
 
LEVEL II CORE REQUIREMENTS
World Civil or American History
Literature
Philosophy*
Religious Studies

Philosophy OR Religious Studies

(may substitute this requirement by taking a Level III Philosophy/Religious Studies course)
Art, Music or Theater
Natural Science*
Self and Society*
(Cult Anthr, Conflict Resol, Mass Media & Society, Gen Psych, Psychology of Women, Human Rel in Organ, or Intro to Sociology-only if not taken for Social Institutions)
Social Institutions*
(Legal Aspect Bus I, Survey Econ, Amer Nat'l Govt., Intro to Sociology, Pers Fin Mgt, or Social Problems/Change)
 
LEVEL III CORE REQUIREMENTS
2 Interdisciplinary Courses
(courses only available at Avila)
KINESIOLOGY MAJOR RELATED
HUMANITIES
EN 112 Composition II* (3)
PL 255 Ethics* (4)
     
SCIENCE AND MATH  
Pre-PT students take BI 220 (8 hrs.), MA120, CH131, PH231.
BI 111 General Biology: Cells & Genes* OR  
BI 112 General Biology: Eco & Evol.* (4)
BI 220 Human Anatomy and Physiology (6-8)
CH 131 General Chemistry I* (4)
CS 110 Understanding Computers* (3)
HE 111 Nutrition` (3)
MA 115 Finite Math* OR  
MA 120 College Algebra* OR  
MA 125 Pre-Calculus (3)
MA 155 Elem Probability & Statistics OR  
SO 230 Social Statistics (3)
PH 117 Physics Concepts* OR  
PH 231 General Physics I* (4-5)
Optional: Pre-PT students should also take (13 credits)
BI 112 Gen Biol: Eco & Evol* (4)
CH 137 General Chemistry II (4)
PH 232 General Physics II (5)
     
SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE
Pre-OT & PT students should take PY 310.
PY 101 General Psychology* (3)
PY 208 Life Span Development (3)
PY/SO/SW Elective* (3)
PY/SO/SW Elective (3)
     
KINESILOGY REQUIREMENTS
ATHLETIC CARE AND REHABILITATION (9 credits)
KN 211 Applied Sports Medicine (3)
KN 319 Biomechanics and Motor Control (3)
KN 418 Clinical Kinesiology (3)
     
FITNESS ASSESSMENT AND TRAINING (9 credits)
KN 101 Intro to Kinesiology (3)
KN 314 Personal Fitness Training (3)
KN 393 Sports Psychology (3)
     
NUTRITION AND METABOLISM (9 credits)
KN 271 Exercise and Nutrition (3)
KN 381 Exercise Physiology (3)
KN 420 Stress Physiology (3)
     
RESEARCH & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (3 credits)
KN 475 National Certification (1)
KN 482 Internship (1)
KN 499 Research Seminar (1)