Major in Kinesiology

The program in Kinesiology emphasizes knowledge and awareness of human movement and performance related to the major sub-disciplines and their interactions. Courses will present the historical and philosophical foundations of kinesiology and its development over the years as an academic discipline. 

The fundamentals of human anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics will be examined to provide a framework from which to begin an in-depth study of human movement. The physiological responses and adaptations that the body makes to exercise and movement will be considered. The effect of selected psychological variables on human performance, the acquisition and development of motor skills, and the control of human movement will be probed. Research related to the study of human movement and related areas will be explored in an attempt to apply the information to future movements, regardless of whether the movement is in everyday activities or performed in a sport or athletic event. 

Students may elect to seek licensure to teach after completing the requirements listed under the School of Education page.

4-Year Plans

To make your path to graduation a little easier, 4-year plans for students planning to major in Kinesiology have been created:

2013-2014 4-Year Plans

Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology

Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with Teaching Licensure


2012-2013 4-Year Plans

Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology

Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with Teaching Licensure


2011-2012 4-Year Plans

Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology

Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with Teaching Licensure


Degree Requirements

Course of Study for a B.S. Major in Kinesiology
For a complete listing of requirements for graduation, see Academics: "Degree/Graduation Requirements."
I. General Education Requirements 47 hours
  (Listed in this catalog under Academics: "General Education Display")
  Limit III. B. 1. Biology to BIO100 Human Biology OR BIO211 Human Anatomy and Physiology I.
II. Major Requirements
KIN100 Fundamentals of Movement 1 hour
KIN120 Foundations of Kinesiology (W) 3
HEA217 First Aid and CPR 2
KIN225 Physical Activities for Children 2
KIN320 Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Education (W) 3
KIN327 Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries (W) 3
KIN328 Anatomical Kinesiology 3
KIN329 Biomechanics of Human Movement 
KIN338 Physiology of Exercise 3
KIN420 Motor Learning 2
KIN425 Organization and Administration of Physical Education (W) 3
KIN426 Adaptive Physical Education (W) 3
KIN/HEA Elective 
PEA130 Aerobic Activities 1
PEA136 Beginning Tumbling 1
PEA166* Intermediate Swimming 1
PEA168 Rhythmic Activities 1
PEA235 Fundamentals of Sports Skills 3
40 hours
*This requirement can be satisfied by passing a departmental swimming test.
III. Additional Requirements  
 Math/Science Course for B.S. Degree 3-4 hours
IV. Electives (including additional Bible) 35-36 hours

Requirements for Teacher Licensure for Physical Education (Kinesiology)
1. Completion of the course of study for a B.S. major in Kinesiology as outlined above.
2. Required professional education courses (see College of Education entry).


ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
Each major in Kinesiology or Exercise Science is expected to participate in a variety of professional and related activities. Each student, whether seeking licensure to teach or not, is to obtain from their advisor and maintain a Participation Evaluation Form. At least fifty (50) points must be earned BEFORE the student may graduate.