The degree includes a 34-hour core of kinesiology courses. Students then opt to take 36-39 hours in two or three concentrations. These concentrations are fitness, nutrition, business, health promotion, coaching/sport skill, preprofessional track and disability sports. Finally, students may have room in their program for one 3- hour elective course, depending on the concentrations chosen.
Professor Mark Richardson
Office: 1007 Moore Hall
Clinical Instructor Colleen Geary
Office: 1006 Moore Hall
This program offered by the department of kinesiology requires the completion of 120 semester hours as specified below and leads to the bachelor of science in education degree. The program does not lead to professional certification as a teacher. A prospective exercise and sport science student must
- complete 45 hours of applicable courses toward the degree, and
- have at least a 2.0 GPA before taking upper-division (300-level or above) courses in the program of study.
General Studies: 50 hours
See general studies requirements listed earlier in this section. The following exceptions apply:
- Area II: Student may substitute a different Area II course for the public-speaking requirement.
- Area III: BSC 109 Intro Biology Non Maj II should be taken to meet prerequisite requirements. For students selecting the pre-professional concentration, BSC 114 Principles Of Biology I and BSC 115 Laboratory Biology I should be taken instead of BSC 109 Intro Biology Non Maj II. Students selecting the pre-professional concentration should complete MATH 112 Precalculus Algebra to meet prerequisite requirements.
- Area IV: Students selecting the business concentration are encouraged to complete EC 110 Principles of Microeconomics in meeting University core requirements. Students selecting the pre-professional concentration should complete PY 101 Intro To Psychology to meet prerequisite requirements.
All students in the major must complete the kinesiological core:
|BSC 215||Human Anatomy & Physiology I||4|
|BSC 216||Human Anatomy & Physiology II||4|
|ATR 272||First Aid, Safety & CPR||2|
|KIN 199||Ecol Appr Hlth & Fitness||3|
|KIN 300||Intro to Kinesiology||3|
|KIN 362||Motor Development||3|
|KIN 365||Applied Biomechanics||3|
|KIN 366||Evaluation and Measurement||3|
|KIN 464||Admin Phys Educ & Sport||3|
|KIN 468||Adapted Physical Education||3|
|KIN 492||Physiology of Exercise||3|
Kinesiological Concentrations: 36–43 hours
Students in the major must select three of the following concentrations for in-depth study or the pre-professional concentration plus one additional concentration. This should be discussed with an adviser in the Department of Kinesiology.
|KIN 388||Professional Development in Fitness||3|
|KIN 493||Fit Apprsl Exer Prescrip (required)||3|
|KIN 488||Internships-Fitness 1||9-12|
All students must take KIN 493 Fit Apprsl Exer Prescrip. A student who takes KIN 388 Professional Development in Fitness may take KIN 488 Internships-Fitness for 9 hours instead of 12 hours. A student who does not take KIN 388 Professional Development in Fitness must take KIN 488 Internships-Fitness for 12 hours.
Health Promotion Concentration
|HHE 370||Prin/Foundatn Health Promotion||3|
|HHE 378||Drug Awareness Education||3|
|HHE 440||Understanding Stress Mgt||3|
|HHE 467||Design Eval Health Promo||3|
|NHM 101||Intro Human Nutrition||3|
|NHM 210||Dynamics Weight Control||3|
|NHM 315||Nutrition For Performance||3|
|NHM 401||Nutrition Health Profesn||3|
Sport & Fitness Management Concentration
|Select 15 hours of the following:||15|
|Intro Public Relations|
|Principles of Microeconomics|
|Sport Administration: Principles and Practice|
|Legal Issues in Sport|
|Financial Issues in Sport|
Coaching/Sport Skill Concentration
Students opting for this concentration may take up to three 3-hour coaching courses at the 300 level or above.
Students may also take a maximum of six different 1-hour Basic Physical Education Program (BPEP) courses (KIN 101 Physical Conditioning–KIN 170 Beginning Karate) to partially fulfill this concentration.
|Select 12 hours of the following:||12|
Coaching courses (300-level or greater)
Basic Physical Education Program (BPEP) courses
|Analysis Teaching Movement I|
|Intro to Athletic Training|
Students selecting the pre-professional concentration in preparation for advanced professional training (e.g. physical therapy school, medical school, occupational therapy school) may work with an exercise and sport science adviser in choosing alternate courses required for admission into specific programs. Substitutions must be adviser approved.
|CH 101||General Chemistry||4|
|CH 102||General Chemistry||4|
|PH 101||General Physics I||4|
|PH 102||General Physics II||4|
|MATH 113||Precalculus Trigonometry||3|
|PY 211||Elem Statistical Methods||3|
Disability Sports Concentration
|KIN 387||Adapted Sports Professional Development||3|
|SPE 300||Survey Spe Accomd Stratg||3|
|KIN 486||Internships-Disability Sport||6|
|KIN 496||Independent Study||3|
Students must complete electives as needed to complete 120 semester hours, in addition to all University core and exercise and sport science program courses.
Coach, Athletic Coordinator, Sports Nutritionist, Physical Therapist.
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