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Kinesiology Major

 
 

Kinesiology ClassKinesiology 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 mindset that embraces a “holistic” approach to optimizing health, fitness, and athletic performance. A Kinesiology degree prepares students for careers in college or university athletic 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 health education.

 

KINESIOLOGY ADVISING WORKSHEET 2015-16

CORE REQUIREMENTS
(39 + FYS + Designated credits)

FOUNDATION REQUIREMENTS (9 + FYS credits)
CO 110 Fund of Communication 3
EN 111/112 Composition I or II 3
FS 101 First Year Seminar 1
MA 120 College Algebra  OR  
MA 125 Pre-Calculus  OR  
MA 241 Calculus and Analytical Geometry I* 3
   
AQCUIRE-TRANSFORM REQUIREMENTS (24 credits)
Social Justice and Civic Life  3
Social Justice and Civic Life 3
Creativity and Culture 3
Creativity and Culture 3
Belief and Reason 3
Belief and Reason 3
Explorations of Nature (Biology, Chemisty)* 3
Explorations of Nature (Biology, Chemisty)* 3
   
CONTRIBUTE REQUIREMENTS (6 credits)  
Minimum of 6 credit hours at the Contribute Level (can be met in the Major*) 3
3
   
DESIGNATED CREDITS  
Minimum of 9 Global Studies (GS) designated credit hours.**  
Minimum of 9 Interdisciplinary (IS) designated credit hours.**  
Minimum of 3 Community Engagement (CE) designated credit hours.***  
   
*Represents courses that meet CORE and Major requirements.
**IS and GS credit hours are infused throughout CORE PILLARS.
***CE credit hours (3) as determined by the MAJOR.
   

KINESIOLOGY: Exercise Science 

  CORE 40
  Major Related  39
  KN Major Courses 37
  Academic Electives 19
  minus major/related from CORE* -15
    120
       

KINESIOLOGY: Pre-Physical Therapy

  CORE 40
  Major Related  42
  KN Major Courses 37
  Additional DPT Prerequisites 16
  minus major/related from CORE* -15
    120

KINESIOLOGY MAJOR RELATED
(39-42 credits)

HUMANITIES (6 credits)
EN 112 Composition II  3
PL 255 Ethics 3
   
SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE (6 credits)
Pre-OT & PT students should take PY208 as elective.  
PY 101 General Psychology 3
PY/SO Elective 3
   
SCIENCE AND MATH (27-30 credits)
Pre-PT students take BI 220 (8hrs), MA125, MA 155, and PH231.
BI 111 Gen Biol: Cells & Genes*  OR  
BI 112 Gen Biol: Eco & Evol.* 4
BI 220 Human Anatomy & Physiology 6-8
CH 131 General Chemistry I* 4
CS 110 Understanding Computers 3
MA 120 College Algebra  OR  
MA 125 Pre-Calculus  OR  
MA 241 Calculus and Analytical Geometry I* 3
MA 155 Elem Probability & Statistics   OR   
SO 230 Social Statistics 3
PH 117 Physics Concepts*  OR  
PH 231 General Physics I 4-5
   
PRE-DPT students should also take (16 credits)
BI 250 General Microbiology  OR  
BI 325 Pathophysiology 4
CH 137 General Chemistry II 4
PH 232 General Physics II 5
PY 310 Abnormal Psychology 3
       

KINESIOLOGY REQUIREMENTS (37 credits)

KN 101 Introduction to Kinesiology  3
KN 211 Applied Sports Medicine 3
KN 236 Measurement & Evaluation  3
KN 271 Exercise and Nutrition  3
KN 295 Motor Behavior 3
KN 314 Personal Fitness Training  3
KN 319 Biomechanics and Motor Control 3
KN 381 Exercise Physiology 3
KN 393 Sports Psychology* 3
KN 418 Clinical Kinesiology  3
KN 420 Stress Physiology* 3
KN 482 Internship (CE) 3
KN 499 Research Seminar 1
       

 

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