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

  1. complete 45 hours of applicable courses toward the degree, and
  2. 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.

Kinesiological Core

All students in the major must complete the kinesiological core:

BSC 215Human Anatomy & Physiology I4
BSC 216Human Anatomy & Physiology II4
ATR 272First Aid, Safety & CPR2
KIN 199Ecol Appr Hlth & Fitness3
KIN 300Intro to Kinesiology3
KIN 362Motor Development3
KIN 365Applied Biomechanics3
KIN 366Evaluation and Measurement3
KIN 464Admin Phys Educ & Sport3
KIN 468Adapted Physical Education3
KIN 492Physiology of Exercise3
Total Hours34

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.

Fitness Concentration

KIN 388Professional Development in Fitness3
KIN 493Fit Apprsl Exer Prescrip (required)3
KIN 488Internships-Fitness 19-12
Total Hours15-18

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 370Prin/Foundatn Health Promotion3
HHE 378Drug Awareness Education3
HHE 440Understanding Stress Mgt3
HHE 467Design Eval Health Promo3
Total Hours12

Nutrition Concentration

NHM 101Intro Human Nutrition3
NHM 210Dynamics Weight Control3
NHM 315Nutrition For Performance3
NHM 401Nutrition Health Profesn3
Total Hours12

Sport & Fitness Management Concentration

Select 15 hours of the following:15
Intro Public Relations
Principles of Microeconomics
Sport Administration: Principles and Practice
Sport Marketing
Legal Issues in Sport
Financial Issues in Sport
Total Hours15

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 ConditioningKIN 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
Total Hours12

Pre-professional Concentration

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 101General Chemistry4
CH 102General Chemistry4
PH 101General Physics I4
PH 102General Physics II4
MATH 113Precalculus Trigonometry3
PY 211Elem Statistical Methods3
PY electives6
Total Hours28

Disability Sports Concentration

KIN 387Adapted Sports Professional Development3
SPE 300Survey Spe Accomd Stratg3
KIN 486Internships-Disability Sport6
KIN 496Independent Study3
Total Hours15

Additional Electives

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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