Kinesiology - BS, Exercise Science Track, Motor Behavior Concentration

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.

The three options in exercise science expose students to a strong science background making them excellent candidates for employment opportunities in exercise related areas (cardiac rehabilitation, corporate or private fitness), advanced graduate studies (motor behavior, exercise physiology) or professional school (medical, dental or physical therapy). Course prerequisites for medical, dental or physical therapy professional schools are included in the various programs under this track.

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 1
or Composition and Rhetoric
3
BIOL 111 Introductory Biology I 2 4
Select from the following: 2 3-4
Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences  
Finite Mathematics  
Calculus II for Biological Sciences  
Engineering Mathematics II  
Topics in Contemporary Mathematics II  
Calculus  
American history 3,4 3
Creative arts 3,4 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
BIOL 112 Introductory Biology II 2 4
KINE 121 Physical and Motor Fitness Assessment 2 2
Select one of the following: 1 3
Public Speaking  
Communication for Technical Professions  
Argumentation and Debate  
Technical and Business Writing  
Select one of the following: 2 3-4
Mathematical Concepts—Calculus  
Business Calculus  
Calculus I for Biological Sciences  
Engineering Mathematics I  
Analytic Geometry and Calculus  
American history 3,4 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Second Year
Fall
CHEM 101
CHEM 111
Fundamentals of Chemistry I
and Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory I 2
4
PHYS 201 College Physics 2 4
POLS 206 American National Government 3
PSYC 107 Introduction to Psychology 3
 Semester Credit Hours14
Spring
CHEM 102
CHEM 112
Fundamentals of Chemistry II
and Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory II 2
4
KINE 213 Foundations of Kinesiology 2 3
PHYS 202 College Physics 2 4
POLS 207 State and Local Government 3
Language, philosophy and culture 3,4 3
 Semester Credit Hours17
Third Year
Fall
BIOL 319 Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology I 2 4
KINE 307 Lifespan Motor Development 2 3
SOCI 205 Introduction to Sociology 2 3
STAT 302
Statistical Methods 2
or Statistical Methods
3
Professional Development Elective 2,5 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
BIOL 320 Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology II 2 4
KINE 199 Required Physical Activity 2,6 1
KINE 318 Athletic Injuries 2 3
PSYC 306 Abnormal Psychology 2 3
Professional development elective 2,5 3
 Semester Credit Hours14
Fourth Year
Fall
KINE 406 Motor Learning and Skill Performance 2 3
KINE 427 Therapeutic Principles 2 3
PSYC 307 Developmental Psychology 2 3
Professional development elective 2,5 3
Professional development elective 2,5 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
KINE 199 Required Physical Activity 2,6 1
KINE 426 Exercise Biomechanics 2 4
KINE 433 Physiology of Exercise 2 3
KINE 435 Physiology of Exercise Lab 2,7 1
KINE 482 Seminar 7,8 1
Professional development elective 2,5 3
 Semester Credit Hours13
 Total Semester Credit Hours120