The bachelor's degree includes a 34-hour core of kinesiology courses. Students then opt to take 36-39 hours in two or three areas, including fitness, health promotion, nutrition, sport and fitness management, coaching/sport skill, pre-professional and disability sports. Finally, students may have room in their program for one three- hour elective course, depending on the areas chosen.
Clinical Assistant Professor Colleen Geary
Office: 2008 Moore Hall
This program leads to the bachelor of science in education degree and requires the completion of 120 semester hours as specified below. 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 pre-professional coursework, 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 pre-professional coursework should complete MATH 112 Precalculus Algebra to meet prerequisite requirements.
- Area IV: Students selecting the sport and fitness management concentration are encouraged to complete EC 110 Principles of Microeconomics in meeting University core requirements. Students selecting pre-professional coursework 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 Focused Coursework: 36–43 hours
Students in the major must select three of the following areas for in-depth study or pre-professional coursework plus one additional area. 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 Coursework
|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 Coursework (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 Coursework
Students opting for Coaching/Sport Skill may take up to three different three-hour coaching courses at the 300 level or above.
Students may also take a maximum of six different one-hour Basic Physical Education Program (BPEP) courses (KIN 101 Physical Conditioning–KIN 170 Beginning Karate) to partially fulfill Coaching/Sport Skill.
|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 pre-professional coursework 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 Coursework
|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.
Types of Jobs Accepted
Graduates accept jobs such as exercise physiologist, personal trainer, coach, athletic coordinator, sports nutritionist or physical therapist.
Jobs of Experienced Alumni
Experienced alumni serve in positions such as strength and conditioning coach, exercise physiologist, university professor, research scientist, coach, personal trainer, physical therapist and occupational therapist.