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.

The Dance Science track for the BS in Kinesiology 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
BIOL 107 Zoology 1,2 4
DCED 222 Introduction to Dance Science 2 2
ENGL 103
Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition 2
or Composition and Rhetoric
3
KINE 213 Foundations of Kinesiology 2 3
KINE 120 The Science of Basic Health and Fitness 1,2 1
Select one of the following: 3,4 2
Ballet I  
Ballet II  
Ballet III  
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
DCED 202 Dance Appreciation 2,5,6 3
KINE 201 Pilates Apparatus 2 2
PSYC 107 Introduction to Psychology 2,6,7 3
Select one of the following: 3,4 2
Movement Lab: Modern Dance I  
Movement Lab: Modern Dance II  
Movement Lab: Modern Dance III  
Select one of the following: 3,4 2
Movement Lab: Ballet I  
Movement Lab: Ballet II  
Movement Lab: Ballet III  
Professional Development Elective 2,8 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Second Year
Fall
BIOL 319 Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology I 2 4
DCED 303 Health Practices for Dancers 2 2
Select one of the following: 3,4 2
Modern Dance I  
Modern Dance II  
Modern Dance III  
Select one of the following: 3,4 2
Ballet I  
Ballet II  
Ballet III  
Select one of the following: 1,2 3
Writing about Literature  
Technical and Business Writing  
Public Speaking  
Communication for Technical Professions  
Argumentation and Debate  
 Semester Credit Hours13
Spring
BIOL 320 Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology II 2 4
DCED 203 Dance Production 2 3
Select one of the following: 3,4 2
Movement Lab: Ballet I  
Movement Lab: Ballet II  
Movement Lab: Ballet III  
Select one of the following: 3,4 2
Movement Lab: Modern Dance I  
Movement Lab: Modern Dance II  
Movement Lab: Modern Dance III  
Select one of the following: 2 3-4
Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences  
Calculus II for Biological Sciences  
Engineering Mathematics II  
Finite Mathematics  
Calculus II  
 Semester Credit Hours14
Third Year
Fall
DCED 306 Dance Composition I 2 2
DCED 308 Safe Practices in Teaching Dance 2,9 3
Select one of the following: 3,4 2
Modern Dance I  
Modern Dance II  
Modern Dance III  
American history 1,6 3
Professional development elective 2,8 3
Professional development elective 2,8 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
KINE 307 Lifespan Motor Development 2 3
PHYS 201 College Physics 1,2 4
Select one of the following: 2 3-4
Business Calculus  
Calculus I for Biological Sciences  
Engineering Mathematics I  
Calculus I  
American history 1,6 3
Professional development elective 2,8 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Fourth Year
Fall
DCED 401
Dance Pedagogy 2
or Athletic Injuries
3
POLS 206 American National Government 1 3
Language, philosophy and culture 1,6 3
Professional development elective 2,8 3
Professional development elective 2,8 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
KINE 403 Dance Wellness 2,9 3
KINE 406 Motor Learning and Skill Performance 2 3
KINE 426 Exercise Biomechanics 2 4
KINE 433 Physiology of Exercise 2 3
POLS 207 State and Local Government 1 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
 Total Semester Credit Hours120