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.


First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
ENGL 103 or ENGL 104Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition or Composition and Rhetoric 3
BIOL 111Introductory Biology I 4
American History Elective 1,23
Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective 1,23
Creative Arts Elective 1,23
 Term Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
Select one of the following: 3-4
Finite Mathematics  
Calculus II for Biological Sciences  
Engineering Mathematics II  
Topics in Contemporary Mathematics II  
Calculus  
KINE 120The Science of Basic Health and Fitness 1
KINE 215Fundamentals of Coaching 1
HLTH 216First Aid 2
Life and Physical Sciences Elective 14
American History Elective 1,23
 Term Semester Credit Hours14
Second Year
Fall
Communication Elective 13
Select one of the following: 3-4
Mathematical Concepts—Calculus  
Business Calculus  
Calculus I for Biological Sciences  
Engineering Mathematics I  
Analytic Geometry and Calculus  
Introduction to Logic  
POLS 206American National Government 3
KINE 121Physical and Motor Fitness Assessment 2
KINE 199Required Physical Activity 21
KINE 213Foundations of Kinesiology 3
 Term Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
POLS 207State and Local Government 3
NUTR 202Fundamentals of Human Nutrition 3
KINE 198Health and Fitness Activity 41
Language, Philosophy and Culture Elective 1,23
Coaching Elective 42
Minor 3
 Term Semester Credit Hours15
Third Year
Fall
KINE 306Functional Anatomy for Coaches 1
KINE 305Sport Nutrition 3
Coaching Elective 42
Minor 3
Minor 3
Elective 2,43
 Term Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
KINE 302Applied Exercise Physiology for Coaches 1
KINE 307Lifespan Motor Development 3
KINE 431 or KINE 485Ropes Course and Group Process or Directed Studies 3
Elective 2,43
Elective 2,43
Coaching Elective 42
 Term Semester Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
Fall
KINE 318Athletic Injuries 3
KINE 386Sport Physiology 3
KINE 482Seminar 51
SPMT 421Legal Aspects of Sport 3
Minor 3
Elective 2,43
 Term Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
KINE 404Coaching Psychology 3
KINE 491Research 2
Minor 3
Minor 3
Elective 2,43
 Term Semester Credit Hours14
 Total Semester Credit Hours: 120

1

 Must meet Core Curriculum requirements.

2

 Some electives should meet the International and Cultural Diversity graduation requirement.

3

 Must be a specific activity class.  See advisor for appropriate course.

4

Select electives in consultation with advisor. 

5

 Meets Core Curriculum writing requirement.