Kinesiology - BS, Exercise and Sport 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 Exercise and Sport Science 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 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 1
or Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition
3
Select one of the following: 1,2 3-4
Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences  
Calculus II for Biological Sciences  
Engineering Mathematics II  
Finite Mathematics  
Calculus II  
Language, philosophy and culture 2,3 3
General elective 4 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
PHYS 201 College Physics 1 4
POLS 206 American National Government 3
PSYC 107 Introduction to Psychology 3
Select one of the following: 1,2 3-4
Business Calculus  
Calculus I for Biological Sciences  
Engineering Mathematics I  
Calculus I  
American history 2,3 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Second Year
Fall
NFSC 202 Fundamentals of Human Nutrition 1 3
POLS 207 State and Local Government 3
Select one of the following: 1 3
Public Speaking  
Communication for Technical Professions  
Argumentation and Debate  
Technical and Business Writing  
Creative arts 2,3 3
General elective 4 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
KINE 199 Required Physical Activity 1,5,6 1
KINE 213 Foundations of Kinesiology 1 3
KINE 215 Fundamentals of Coaching 1 1
KNFB 222/HEFB 222 Teaching and Schooling in Modern Society 1 3
American history 2,3 3
General elective 4 3
 Semester Credit Hours14
Third Year
Fall
BIOL 319 Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology I 1 4
KINE 121 Physical and Motor Fitness Assessment 1,7 2
KINE 199 Required Physical Activity 1,5,6 1
KINE 305 Sport Nutrition 1 3
KINE 307 Lifespan Motor Development 1 3
Coaching minor elective 1,4,7,8 2
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
BIOL 320 Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology II 1 4
KINE 199 Required Physical Activity 1,5,6 1
KINE 318 Athletic Injuries 1 3
PSYC 307 Developmental Psychology 1 3
Coaching minor elective 1,4,7,8 2
General elective 4 1
 Semester Credit Hours14
Fourth Year
Fall
KINE 340 Essentials of Strength and Conditioning 1,9 3
KINE 404 Coaching Psychology 1 3
KINE 433 Physiology of Exercise 1 3
KINE 435 Physiology of Exercise Lab 1,10 1
KNFB 315 Elementary School Physical Activities 1 3
Coaching minor elective 1,4,7,8 2
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
KINE 406 Motor Learning and Skill Performance 1 3
KINE 407 Motor Control and Learning Lab 1,10 1
KINE 426 Exercise Biomechanics 1 4
KINE 483 Practicum in Kinesiology 1 3
SPMT 421 Legal Aspects of Sport 1 3
Life and physical sciences 1 1
 Semester Credit Hours15
 Total Semester Credit Hours120