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 3-hour elective course, depending on the areas chosen.
Clinical Assistant Professor Colleen Geary
Office: 1023 Moore Hall
This area of study 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 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. Students pursuing pre-professional studies should take BSC 114 with BSC 115 instead of BSC 109.
All students in the major must complete the kinesiology core:
|BSC 215||Human Anatomy & Physiology I||4|
|ATR 272||First Aid, Safety & CPR||1|
|BSC 216||Human Anatomy & Physiology II||4|
|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|
Electives: 36 hours
Students in the major must complete a minimum of 36 hours of electives taken from the following list. This should be discussed with an advisor in the Department of Kinesiology.
|ATR 257||Intro to Athletic Training||3|
|CH 101||General Chemistry||4|
|CH 102||General Chemistry||4|
|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|
|KIN leisure activity||1|
|300-level or above KIN (coaching)||3|
|KIN 306||Analysis Teaching Movement I||3|
|KIN 388||Professional Dev. in Fitness||3|
|KIN 387||Adapted Sports Professional Development||3|
|KIN 401||Sport Admin.: Princ. and Pract||3|
|KIN 402||Sport Marketing||3|
|KIN 403||Legal Issues in Sport||3|
|KIN 404||Financial Issues in Sport||3|
|KIN 486||Internships-Disability Sport||6|
|KIN 493||Fit Apprsl Exer Prescrip||3|
|KIN 496||Independent Study||3|
|MATH 113||Precalculus Trigonometry||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|
|PH 101||General Physics I||4|
|PH 102||General Physics II||4|
|PY 211||Elem Statistical Methods||3|
|SPE 300||Survey Spe Accomd Stratg||3|
Types of Jobs Accepted
Graduates pursue jobs such as exercise physiologist, personal trainer, coach, athletic coordinator, sport nutritionist, scientist, 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.