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Sample Curriculum

Sample Kinesiology Four Year Plan

Exercise Science, Pre-Occupational Therapy, and Pre-Physical Therapy

First Year

Fall Semester (16 Hours)

  • CO 110 Fundamentals of Communication (3)
  • EN 111 English Composition I (3) 
  • FS 101 First Year Seminar (1) 
  • KN 101 Introduction to Kinesiology (3)
  • MA 120 College Algebra or above (3)
  • PY 101 General Psychology (3)

Spring Semester (16 Hours)

  • BI 111/112 General Biology course (4)
  • CS 111/210 Computer Science course (3)
  • EN 112 English Composition II (3)
  • KN 211 Applied Sports Medicine (3)
  • SO 101 Introduction to Sociology (3)
Second Year

Fall Semester (16 Hours)

  • CH 131/135 Chemistry course (4)  
  • KN 236 Measurement and Evaluation (3)
  • KN 271 Exercise and Nutrition (3)
  • PL 255 Ethics (3)
  • CORE - Religious Studies course (3)

Spring Semester (15-17 Hours)

  • BI 220 Human Anatomy & Physiology (6-8)
  • KN 314 Personal Fitness Training (3)
  • MA 155 Elementary Probability and Statistics (3)
  • CORE - English Literature course (3)
Third Year

Fall Semester (16-17)

  • KN 295 Motor Behavior (3)
  • PH 117/231 Physics course (4-5) 
  • CORE - History course (3)
  • Student electives (6)

Spring Semester (15)

  • IS  Interdisciplinary Course (3)
  • KN 319 Biomechanics & Motor Control (3)
  • Kn 381 Exercise Physiology (3)
  • KN 393 Sport Psychology (3)
  • CORE - Art course (3)
Fourth Year

Fall Semester (12)

  • IS Interdisciplinary Course (3)
  • KN 418 Clinical Kinesiology  (3)
  • KN 420 Stress Physiology (3)
  • KN 482 Internship (3)

Spring Semester (13)

  • IS Interdisciplinary Course (3)
  • KN 499 Research Seminar  (1)
  • Student elective or Chemistry II (4)
  • Student elective or Physics II (5)

Sample Master's in Kinesiology 4 + 1

Pending Higher Learning Commission Approval during the Spring 2018

Fifth Year (M.S. degree = 4 + 1)

UNDERGRADUATE EARLY APPLICANTS - Avila Kinesiology Dual Credit Courses (15 Hours)

  • KN 319/519 Biomechanics (3)
  • KN 381/581 Exercise Physiology (3)
  • KN 418/518 Clinical Kinesiology (3)
  • KN 420/520 Stress Physiology (3)
  • MA 300/500+ Statistics course (3)

YEAR FIVE (15-18 HOURS)

Fall Semester (6 Hours)

  • KN 627 Evidence-Based Practice (3)
  • Kinesiology elective (3)

Spring Semester (6 Hours)

  • KN 643 Statistics in Kinesiology (3)
  • KN 680 Topics in Kinesiology elective (3)

Summer Semester (6 Hours)

  • KN 676 Neurophysiology of Movement (3)
  • KN 682 Internship (3) OR KN 699 Research Thesis (3)

Sample Master's in Kinesiology Plan

Pending Higher Learning Commission Approval during the Spring 2018

Fifth Year

Fall Semester (6 Hours)

  • KN 518 Clinical Kinesiology (3)
  • KN 520 Stress Physiology (3)

Spring Semester (6 Hours)

  • KN 519 Biomechanics (3)
  • KN 581 Exercise Physiology (3)

Summer Semester (6 Hours)

  • KN 565 Strength and Conditioning Lab (3)
  • KN 676 Neurophysiology of Movement (3)
Sixth Year

Fall Semester (6 Hours)

  • KN 627 Evidence-Based Practice (3)
  • Kinesiology elective (3)

Spring Semester (6 Hours)

  • KN 643 Statistics in Kinesiology (3)
  • KN 680 Topics in Kinesiology (3)

Summer Semester (3-6 Hours)

  • KN 682 Internship (3) AND Kinesiology elective (3)

     OR

  • KN 699 Research Thesis (3)
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