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

The Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology offers several tracks designed to prepare students for a variety of careers. Basic Exercise Physiology provides a background in the physical and biological sciences required for additional graduate study in Exercise Physiology or entry into medical or dental professional school. Students pursuing medical or dental school use professional directed elective hours to meet professional school entrance requirements. Students planning to pursue a graduate degree in Exercise Physiology may enroll in independent study leading to an undergraduate research project.

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 103
Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition 1,2
or Composition and Rhetoric
KINE 213 Foundations of Kinesiology 1 3
PSYC 107 Introduction to Psychology 3
Select from the following: 1,2 3-4
Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences  
Calculus II for Biological Sciences  
Engineering Mathematics II  
Finite Mathematics  
Calculus II  
 Semester Credit Hours16
BIOL 112 Introductory Biology II 1 4
CHEM 119 Fundamentals of Chemistry I 1 4
KINE 121 Physical and Motor Fitness Assessment 1,3 2
Select one of the following: 1,2 3-4
Business Calculus  
Calculus I for Biological Sciences  
Engineering Mathematics I  
Calculus I  
Professional development elective 1,4,5 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Second Year
BIOL 319 Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology I 1,3 4
CHEM 120 Fundamentals of Chemistry II 1 4
Select one of the following: 1,2 3
Public Speaking  
Communication for Technical Professions  
Argumentation and Debate  
Technical and Business Writing  
American history 2,4 3
 Semester Credit Hours14
BIOL 320 Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology II 1,3 4
CHEM 227 Organic Chemistry I 1 3
CHEM 237 Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1 1
American history 2,4 3
Professional development elective 1,4,5 3
 Semester Credit Hours14
Third Year
BIOL 351 Fundamentals of Microbiology 1 4
CHEM 228 Organic Chemistry II 1 3
CHEM 238 Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1 1
KINE 318 Athletic Injuries 1 3
POLS 206 American National Government 3
Language, philosophy and culture 2,4 3
 Semester Credit Hours17
BICH 410 Comprehensive Biochemistry I 1 3
KINE 199 Required Physical Activity 1,3,6 1
KINE 307 Lifespan Motor Development 1 3
PHYS 201 College Physics 1 4
STAT 302
Statistical Methods 1
or Statistical Methods
 Semester Credit Hours14
Fourth Year
GENE 301 Comprehensive Genetics 1 3
GENE 312 Comprehensive Genetics Laboratory 1 1
KINE 433 Physiology of Exercise 1 3
KINE 435 Physiology of Exercise Lab 1,7 1
PHYS 202 College Physics 1 4
POLS 207 State and Local Government 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
KINE 406 Motor Learning and Skill Performance 1 3
KINE 407 Motor Control and Learning Lab 1,7 1
KINE 426 Exercise Biomechanics 1 4
KINE 427 Therapeutic Principles 1 3
Creative arts 2,5 3
 Semester Credit Hours14
 Total Semester Credit Hours120