Division of Molecular, Health & Life Sciences
Fred B. Schnee, Ph.D., Chair

Requirements for the major in Kinesiology (B.A.):
The mission of the Kinesiology program is to provide a broad and dynamic program to prepare students for graduate study and careers in exercise, sport, wellness, and allied health.

To be eligible for admission to the Kinesiology major, a student must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25 and have passed the L.KIN-101 and L.BIO-115 courses with a grade of “C” or better in each. Once admitted to the major, a student must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25 throughout the course of study. Students who fail to maintain the minimum cumulative GPA requirement may be removed from the major or be prevented from enrolling in upper level Kinesiology courses.

To be eligible for graduation with a Kinesiology major, a student must earn a “C” or better in all courses counted toward the major. Courses in which the student earns less than a “C” grade will not be accepted toward the major. In addition, a student‘s cumulative GPA must be at least a 2.25 to graduate with a degree in Kinesiology.

Students must complete a minimum of 6 additional credits of KIN, ATR, or SMG prefix courses. Electives must be 200 level or above. No more than three credits of internship/practical experiences will be counted toward the six credit minimum. Elective courses must be chosen in consultation with a student’s advisor.

Additional guidelines for Kinesiology majors, including internship guidelines, advising procedures, and course pre-requisites, can be found in the Kinesiology Student Handbook.

Req Course Cr's
1   L.BIO-115: Principles of Biology 4
2   Biology Anat/Phys course, TBD 4
3   Biology Anat/Phys course, TBD 4
4   L.CHE-111: General Chemistry I 4
5   L.KIN-050: Personal Fitness 1
6   L.KIN-101: Introduction to Kinesiology 3
7   L.KIN-145: Nutrition 3
8   L.KIN-232: Biomechanics and Kinesiology 3
9   L.KIN-250: Research Methods in Kinesiology 3
10   L.KIN-322: Physiology of Exercise 3
11   L.KIN-344: Theory of Strength Training and Conditioning 3
12   L.KIN-370: Fitness Assessment and Prescription 3
13   L.KIN-439: Exercise Psychology 3
14   L.KIN-492: Internship in Kinesiology 3
Select one from Req 15
15   L.PSY-101: Introductory Psychology 3
15   L.PSY-121: Developmental Psychology 3
Select one from Req 16
16   L.MAT-115: Statistics-FM 4
16   L.BIO-279: Experimental Design & Biostatistics-AH 4
17   Specialty Elective (200+ KIN, ATR, SMG courses only) 3
18   Specialty Elective (200+ KIN, ATR, SMG courses only) 3
57 total required credits
Requirements for the minor in Coaching:
Req Course Cr's
1   L.KIN-121: Personal and Community Health 3
2   L.KIN-235: Sports Officiating 3
3   L.KIN-244: Theory of Coaching 3
Select one from Req 4
4   L.ATR-130: Prevention of Athletic Injuries 3
4   L.ATR-140: First Aid and Emergency Care 3
5   Biology Anat/Phys course, TBD 4
6   L.KIN-322: Physiology of Exercise 3
Select one from Req 7
7   L.PSY-121: Developmental Psychology 3
7   L.KIN-338: Sport Psychology 3
7   L.KIN-439: Exercise Psychology 3
22 total required credits

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