Kinesiology - BS, Exercise Science Track, Motor Behavior Concentration

The Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology offers several tracks designed to prepare students for a variety of careers. Motor Behavior prepares students to enter physical or occupational therapy, or other related professional schools. The course of study is designed to provide students a broad background with special emphasis on both the physiology and psychology of human movement. Professional directed electives allow students to obtain the prerequisites unique to the professional school of choice. This program also provides the background for students that wish to go to graduate school in motor neuroscience. These students, with the permission of the laboratory director, may enroll in independent study leading to an undergraduate research project in motor behavior (motor development, motor learning, or motor control).

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
KINE 199 Required Physical Activity 1,2,3 1
KINE 213 Foundations of Kinesiology 1 3
Select from the following: 1 3-4
Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences  
Calculus II for Biological Sciences  
Engineering Mathematics II  
Finite Mathematics  
Calculus II  
American history 4,5 3
 Semester Credit Hours14
Spring
BIOL 112 Introductory Biology II 1 4
ENGL 103
Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition 1
or Composition and Rhetoric
3
Select one of the following: 1 3-4
Business Calculus  
Calculus I for Biological Sciences  
Engineering Mathematics I  
Calculus I  
American history 4,5 3
Professional development elective 1,6 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Second Year
Fall
CHEM 119 Fundamentals of Chemistry I 1 4
POLS 206 American National Government 3
PSYC 107 Introduction to Psychology 3
Creative arts 4,5 3
Professional development elective 1,6 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
CHEM 120 Fundamentals of Chemistry II 1 4
KINE 121 Physical and Motor Fitness Assessment 1,3 2
PHYS 201 College Physics 1 4
SOCI 205 Introduction to Sociology 1 3
Select one of the following: 1 3
Technical and Business Writing  
Public Speaking  
Communication for Technical Professions  
Argumentation and Debate  
 Semester Credit Hours16
Third Year
Fall
BIOL 319 Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology I 1,3 4
KINE 199 Required Physical Activity 1,2,3 1
KINE 307 Lifespan Motor Development 1 3
POLS 207 State and Local Government 3
PSYC 306 Abnormal Psychology 1 3
 Semester Credit Hours14
Spring
BIOL 320 Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology II 1,3 4
KINE 318 Athletic Injuries 1 3
PSYC 307 Developmental Psychology 1 3
Language, philosophy and culture 4,5 3
Professional development elective 1,6 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Fourth Year
Fall
KINE 427 Therapeutic Principles 1 3
KINE 433 Physiology of Exercise 1 3
KINE 435 Physiology of Exercise Lab 1,7 1
PHYS 202 College Physics 1 4
STAT 302
Statistical Methods 1
or Statistical Methods
3
 Semester Credit Hours14
Spring
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
Professional development elective 1,6 3
Professional development elective 1,6 3
 Semester Credit Hours14
 Total Semester Credit Hours120