Kinesiology - BS, Dance Science Track

The Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology offers several options designed to prepare students for a variety of careers in public school education, exercise science and dance science. Some options also provide academic preparation for students interested in professional schools, e.g., physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician’s assistant or medicine. There are some common course requirements for all kinesiology options. Additional hours for each option are specifically designed to prepare students for that field of study. The sequencing of courses should be determined in consultation with an appropriate academic advisor.

This option is offered to prepare and educate students to enter the field of dance science. Dance Scientists are professionals who are employed by dance companies and dance training facilities throughout the world to devise effective training programs as well as advise the dancers regarding nutrition, injury prevention/care and dance psychology. Dance Scientists also become researchers, dance therapists, massage therapists and better informed dancers and teachers.

This degree plan has been laid out showing students the number of hours they must take each semester in order to complete the degree in four years without attending summer school.  This is a suggested plan and does not have to be followed as laid out below.  Students should use this information in conjunction with advising documents available from their advisor or the department website when scheduling courses each semester to ensure they are meeting all prerequisites, taking courses for admission to professional phase in a timely manner and meeting all grade requirements.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
ENGL 103
Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition
or Composition and Rhetoric
BIOL 107 Zoology 4
DCED 160 Ballet I 2
DCED 171 Modern Dance I 2
DCED 202 Dance Appreciation 3
PSYC 107 Introduction to Psychology 3
 Semester Credit Hours17
Select one of the following: 3
Writing about Literature  
Technical and Business Writing  
Public Speaking  
Communication for Technical Professions  
Argumentation and Debate  
Select one of the following: 3-4
Mathematical Concepts—Calculus  
Business Calculus  
Calculus I for Biological Sciences  
Engineering Mathematics I  
Analytic Geometry and Calculus  
KINE 213 Foundations of Kinesiology 3
KINE 260 Movement Lab: Ballet I 2
KINE 271 Movement Lab: Modern Dance I 2
KINE 199 Required Physical Activity 3 1
American history elective 1,2 3
 Semester Credit Hours17
Second Year
PHYS 201 College Physics 4
DCED 161 Ballet II 2
DCED 172 Modern Dance II 2
DCED 303 Health Practices for Dancers 2
KINE 201 Pilates Apparatus 2
Select one of the following: 3-4
Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences  
Finite Mathematics  
Calculus II for Biological Sciences  
Engineering Mathematics II  
Topics in Contemporary Mathematics II  
 Semester Credit Hours15
BIOL 319 Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
DCED 203 Dance Production 3
KINE 361 Movement Lab: Ballet II 2
KINE 372 Movement Lab: Modern Dance II 2
KINE 175
Gender Neutral Partnering 3
or Required Physical Activity
American History Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Third Year
BIOL 320 Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
DCED 162 Ballet III 2
DCED 173 Modern Dance III 2
DCED 306 Dance Composition I 2
NFSC 202 Fundamentals of Human Nutrition 3
POLS 206 American National Government 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
DCED 301 Dance History 4 3
DCED 400 Dance Composition II 2
KINE 462 Movement Lab: Ballet III 2
KINE 473 Movement Lab: Modern Dance III 2
POLS 207 State and Local Government 3
Language, Philosophy and Culture Elective 1,2 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
DCED 402 Dance Composition III 2
KINE 305 Sport Nutrition 3
KINE 318 Athletic Injuries 3
KINE 406 Motor Learning and Skill Performance 3
KINE 482 Seminar 4 1
 Semester Credit Hours12
DCED 401 Dance Pedagogy 3
KINE 120 The Science of Basic Health and Fitness 1
KINE 403 Dance Wellness 3
KINE 433 Physiology of Exercise 3
SPMT 304 Sport Psychology Management and Practice 3
 Semester Credit Hours13
 Total Semester Credit Hours120