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 Department of Education page.

Degree Requirements

B.S. Major in Kinesiology 126 hours
Program Coordinator:  Dr. Jana Meninno  
For a complete listing of requirements for graduation, see Academics: Degree/Graduation  
Must choose an emphasis:  Exercise Science or Health and Human Performance (with or without Teacher Licensure)  
   
I. Liberal Arts Core Requirements 34 hours
Listed in this catalog under Academics: Liberal Arts Display
Limit II. C. Quantitative Reasoning to MAT 101 College Algebra
Limit III. A. Behavioral Sciences to PSY 210 General Psychology 
*Limit III. B. Natural Sciences to CHE 121 and 121L (General Chemistry I and Lab)
   
II. Major Requirements 34 hours
BIO 100  Human Biology OR    4
BIO 211  Human Anatomy & Physiology I  (4) 
HEA 121  Principles of Nutrition   3 
HEA 217  First Aid and CPR   2 
KIN 120  Foundations of Kinesiology (W)   3 
KIN 327 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries (W)  3
KIN 328 Anatomical Kinesiology  3
KIN 329  Biomechanics of Human Movement   3 
KIN 338 Physiology of Exercise (W)  3
KIN 420 Motor Learning  2
KIN 425  Organization and Administration of Physical Education (W)   3 
KIN 426  Adaptive Physical Education (W)   3 
PEA 100 Lifetime Wellness   1
PEA 156  Weight Training   1 

 
III. Additional Requirements (choose one emphasis below):
18 hours 
A.  Exercise Science*   
BIO 212  Human Anatomy & Physiology II   4 
KIN 397/497  Practicum in Exercise Science   4 
KIN 437  Exercise Testing and Prescription   3 
KIN  Elective(s)   4 
MAT 235  Introductory Statistics   3 
B.  Health and Human Performance   
HEA 216 Personal Health   3 
KIN 100  Fundamentals of Movement   1 
KIN 225  Physical Activities for Children   3 
KIN 235  Fundamentals of Sport Skills   3 
KIN 320  Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Education (W)   3 
KIN/PEA  Elective(s)   5 
     
IV. Electives (including additional Bible)
40 hours

* Exercise Science emphasis requires taking BIO 211 and strongly recommends taking

CHE 121 and CHE 121L

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.                                                                                                        

Requirements for Teaching Licensure in Physical Education (Kinesiology)

1. Completion of the B.S. major in kinesiology as outlined above.

2. Required professional education courses (see Department of Education entry)