University Studies - BS, Sports Conditioning Concentration

The sports conditioning concentration curriculum leads to a Bachelor of Science degree in University Studies. It is designed to serve students who are in good academic standing with the University (2.0+ GPR) and are specifically seeking an interdisciplinary degree plan which provides preparation for further study in fields or careers in coaching high performance athletes and personal training. The focus is on adult performance at collegiate, professional or fitness industry levels. Students will receive a coaching minor and will choose a second minor of their choice. This concentration is housed in the Division of Kinesiology within the Department of Health and Kinesiology.

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
3
BIOL 111 Introductory Biology I 4
American History Elective 1,2 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective 1,2 3
Creative Arts Elective 1,2 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
KINE 120 The Science of Basic Health and Fitness 1
KINE 215 Fundamentals of Coaching 3 1
HLTH 216 First Aid 3 2
Mathematics 3
Life and Physical Sciences Elective 1 4
American History Elective 1,2 3
 Semester Credit Hours14
Second Year
Fall
Communication Elective 1 3
Mathematics 3
POLS 206 American National Government 3
KINE 121 Physical and Motor Fitness Assessment 3 2
KINE 199 Required Physical Activity 3,4 1
KINE 213 Foundations of Kinesiology 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
POLS 207 State and Local Government 3
NUTR 202 Fundamentals of Human Nutrition 3
Language, Philosophy and Culture Elective 1,2 3
Coaching Elective 3,5 2
Minor 3
 Semester Credit Hours14
Third Year
Fall
KINE 306 Functional Anatomy for Coaches 3 1
KINE 305 Sport Nutrition 3
Coaching Elective 3,5 2
Minor 3
Minor 3
Elective 2,5 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
KINE 302 Applied Exercise Physiology for Coaches 3 1
KINE 307 Lifespan Motor Development 3 3
Select one of the following: 3
Career Development in Coaching and Youth Development  
Ropes Course and Group Process  
Directed Studies  
Elective 2,5 3
Elective 2,5 3
Coaching Elective 3,5 2
 Semester Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
Fall
KINE 318 Athletic Injuries 3 3
KINE 386 Sport Physiology 3
KINE 482 Seminar 6 1
SPMT 421 Legal Aspects of Sport 3
Minor 3
Elective 2,5 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
KINE 404 Coaching Psychology 3
KINE 483 Practicum in Kinesiology 3
Minor 3
Minor 3
Elective 2,5 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
 Total Semester Credit Hours120