Kinesiology - BS, Exercise Science Track, Applied Exercise Physiology Concentration

The Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology offers several tracks designed to prepare students for a variety of careers. The Applied Exercise Physiology track prepares students to become clinical exercise physiologists working in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation programs. This program contains a strong science background making students excellent candidates for professional schools such as Physical Therapy School. Students can also prepare for immediate employment in clinical fields to include areas like cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, pharmaceutical sales and medical equipment sales and service. In addition, students also train for jobs as personal trainers or corporate/private fitness specialists. This track also enables students to continue their education in the fields such as clinical exercise physiology, sport physiology and nutrition.

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 111 Introductory Biology I 1 4
ENGL 104
Composition and Rhetoric 1
or Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition
3
KINE 121 Physical and Motor Fitness Assessment 1,2 2
Select one of the following: 1 3-4
Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences  
Calculus II for Biological Sciences  
Engineering Mathematics II  
Finite Mathematics  
Calculus II  
Language, philosophy and culture 3,4 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
BIOL 112 Introductory Biology II 1 4
CHEM 119 Fundamentals of Chemistry I 1 4
KINE 213 Foundations of Kinesiology 1 3
American history elective 3,4 3
Professional development elective 1,3,5 3
 Semester Credit Hours17
Second Year
Fall
CHEM 120 Fundamentals of Chemistry II 1 4
PSYC 107 Introduction to Psychology 3
Select one of the following: 1 3-4
Business Calculus  
Calculus I for Biological Sciences  
Engineering Mathematics I  
Calculus I  
American history 3,4 3
Creative arts 3,4 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
BIOL 319 Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology I 1,2 4
KINE 199 Required Physical Activity 1,2,6 1
PHYS 201 College Physics 1 4
POLS 207 State and Local Government 3
Professional development elective 1,3,5 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Third Year
Fall
BIOL 320 Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology II 1,2 4
KINE 318 Athletic Injuries 1 3
PHYS 202 College Physics 1 4
POLS 206 American National Government 3
Select one of the following: 1 3
Public Speaking  
Communication for Technical Professions  
Argumentation and Debate  
Technical and Business Writing  
 Semester Credit Hours17
Spring
KINE 199 Required Physical Activity 1,2,6 1
KINE 307 Lifespan Motor Development 1 3
KINE 433 Physiology of Exercise 1 3
KINE 435 Physiology of Exercise Lab 1,7 1
KINE 439 Exercise Evaluation and Prescription 1,7 4
Professional development elective 1,3,5 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
Fall
KINE 406 Motor Learning and Skill Performance 1 3
KINE 426 Exercise Biomechanics 1 4
KINE 427 Therapeutic Principles 1 3
KINE 483 Practicum in Kinesiology 1 3
Professional development elective 1,3,5 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
KINE 484 Internship in Kinesiology 1 9
 Semester Credit Hours9
 Total Semester Credit Hours120