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

Course of Study for a B.S. Major in Kinesiology 126 HOURS
Program Coordinator:Dr. Jana Meninno  
For a complete listing of requirements for graduation, see Academics: Degree/Graduation  
I. General Education Requirements 45 hours
Listed in this catalog under Academics: General Education Display
Limit III. B. 1. Biology to BIO 100 Human Biology or BIO 211 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
II. Major Requirements 40 hours
HEA 217  First Aid and CPR 
KIN 100  Fundamentals of Movement 
KIN 120  Foundations of Kinesiology (W) 
KIN 225  Physical Activities for Children 
KIN 235  Fundamentals of Sports Skills  3
KIN 320  Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Education (W)  3
KIN 327 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries (W) 3
KIN 328 Anatomical Kinesiology 3
KIN 329  Biomechanics of Human Movement 
KIN 338 Physiology of Exercise 3
KIN 420 Motor Learning 2
KIN 425  Organization and Administration of Physical Education (W) 
KIN 426  Adaptive Physical Education (W) 
KIN/HEA  Elective  
PEA 130  Aerobic Activities 
PEA 136  Beginning Tumbling 
PEA 166*  Intermediate Swimming 
PEA 168  Rhythmic Activities 
    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)
37-38 hours
Total Hours 126 hours


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 course of study for a B.S. major in Kinesiology as outlined above.

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