Kinesiology - BS, Exercise and Sport Science Track

This option is offered to students wishing to pursue careers in exercise and sport training. A solid foundation in scientific principles related to the biology of sport along with the practical knowledge in physical activity pedagogy, coaching and exercise training will prepare future coaches and trainers. This degree plan includes a full semester of practicum experience in appropriate environments. Additional program information is available on the Department of Health and Kinesiology website or by contacting the advising office in the department.

The four options in exercise science expose students to a strong science background making them excellent candidates for employment opportunities in exercise related areas (cardiac rehabilitation, corporate or private fitness), advanced graduate studies (motor behavior, exercise physiology) or professional school (medical, dental or physical therapy). Course prerequisites for medical, dental or physical therapy professional schools are included in the various programs under this track.

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 4
ENGL 104 Composition and Rhetoric 2 3
KINE 199 Required Physical Activity 1,3 1
MATH 140
Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences
or Finite Mathematics
American history elective 4,5 3
 Semester Credit Hours14
KINE 121 Physical and Motor Fitness Assessment 1 2
KINE 215 Fundamentals of Coaching 1 1
MATH 142 Business Calculus 3
PSYC 107 Introduction to Psychology 3
Select one of the following: 2 3
Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition  
Writing about Literature 1  
Technical and Business Writing  
Public Speaking  
American history elective 4,5 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Second Year
KINE 199 Required Physical Activity 1,3 1
KNFB 222/HEFB 222 Teaching and Schooling in Modern Society 1 3
PHYS 201 College Physics 1 4
POLS 206 American National Government 3
Creative arts elective 4,5 3
Life and physical sciences elective 4,5 1
 Semester Credit Hours15
KINE 199 Required Physical Activity 1,3 1
KINE 213 Foundations of Kinesiology 1 3
NFSC 202 Fundamentals of Human Nutrition 3
POLS 207 State and Local Government 3
Coaching elective 1,6,7 2
Free elective 6 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Third Year
BIOL 319 Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology I 1 4
KINE 305 Sport Nutrition 1 3
KNFB 315 Elementary School Physical Activities 1 3
Coaching elective 1,6,7 2
Free elective 6 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
BIOL 320 Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology II 1 4
KINE 307 Lifespan Motor Development 1 3
PSYC 307 Developmental Psychology 1 3
SPMT 421 Legal Aspects of Sport 1 3
Coaching elective 2,6,7 2
 Semester Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
KINE 318 Athletic Injuries 1 3
KINE 340 Essentials of Strength and Conditioning 1,8 3
KINE 404 Coaching Psychology 1 3
KINE 433 Physiology of Exercise 1 3
KINE 435 Physiology of Exercise Lab 1,9 1
Language, philosophy and culture elective 4,5 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
KINE 406 Motor Learning and Skill Performance 1 3
KINE 407 Motor Control and Learning Lab 1,9 1
KINE 426 Exercise Biomechanics 1 4
KINE 483 Practicum in Kinesiology 1 3
Free elective 6 1
Free elective 6 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
 Total Semester Credit Hours120