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.
To make your path to graduation a little easier, 4-year plans for students planning to major in Kinesiology have been created:
B.S. Major in Kinesiology
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:
Listed in this catalog under Academics: Liberal Arts Core
Limit II. C. Quantitative Reasoning to MAT 101 College Algebra or higher
Limit III. A. Behavioral Sciences to PSY 210 General Psychology
*Limit III. B. Natural Sciences to BIO 100 Human Biology and lab OR BIO 211 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
II. Major Requirements:
Principles of Nutrition
First Aid and CPR
Foundations of Kinesiology (W)
Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries (W)
Biomechanics of Human Movement
Physiology of Exercise (W)
Organization and Administration of Physical Education (W)
Adaptive Physical Education (W)
III. Additional Requirements (choose one emphasis below):
A. Exercise Science*
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
Practicum in Kinesiology
Exercise Testing and Prescription
B. Health and Human Performance
Fundamentals of Movement
Physical Activities for Children
Fundamentals of Sport Skills
Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Education (W)
IV. Electives (including additional Bible)
* Exercise Science emphasis requires taking BIO 211 Human Anatomy and Physiology I and strongly recommends taking CHE121 General Chemistry I and CHE121L General Chemistry I Lab.
**Three (3) hours must be upper-division.
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.)
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