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Curriculum in Kinesiology

The curriculum in Kinesiology and Health is designed for students preparing to enter professional areas related to the health, exercise or sport science fields. Students majoring in Kinesiology & Health may select one of six options: 1) Athletic Training, 2) Community and Public Health. 3) Exercise Science, 4) General Studies, 5) Health/Fitness Management, and 6) Physical Education Licensure.

Minors in dance, athletic coaching, and sport and culture are available; the requirements appear under Kinesiology, Courses and Programs.

A major in Performing Arts with a dance emphasis is available; the requirements appear under Curriculum in Performing Arts in Theatre.

Communication Proficiency
In order to meet graduation requirements, all students must earn an average of C (2.0) or better in Engl 150 and 250, with neither grade being lower than a C-. Students not meeting this condition must earn a C or better in an advanced writing course (select from Engl 220, 302, 309, or 314).

U.S. Diversity and International Perspectives
In order to meet graduation requirements, all students must complete 3 credits of course work in U.S. Diversity and 3 credits in International Perspectives. See university approved list.

  Cr.  
  42 General Education
  9 Physical and Life Sciences
    Basic Human Physiology and Anatomy
  8 Biol 255, 255L, 256, and 256L
  3 Introduction to Human Nutrition FS HN 167
  6 Mathematics and Computer Sciences
  2-3 Mathematics/Statisticsselect from Math 104, 140, 141, 142, 150, 165 OR Stat 101, 104, 226
  3-4 Computer Science choice
  9 Social Sciences
  6 Humanities
  12.5 Communication Skills
  6 Freshman CompositionEngl 150, 250
  3 Fundamentals of Public SpeakingSp Cm 212
  0.5 Library instructionLib 160
  3 Business Communication
    Engl 302, 314, or Sp Cm 312
  17 Core requirements: (Each course used to meet the Core requirements must be completed with a grade of C- or better.)
  3 Personal and Consumer HealthH S 110
  3 Fields and Disciplines in KinesiologyKin 252, 253, 254 (required of freshmen only)
  2 Concepts of Physical FitnessEx Sp 258
 
    Advanced Core (H S 110, Kin 252. 253, and 258 should be completed prior to enrollment in the advanced core courses; students must have completed three of these courses with at least one from each sub-discipline; some courses have unique prerequisites which can be taken as part of General Education coursework)
 
Biological Basis of Physical Activity and Health Promotion
  3 Biomechanics - Kin 355
  3 Human DiseasesH S 350
 
Behavioral Basis of Physical Activity and Health Promotion
  3 Sociology of Sport and Physical ActivityKin 360
  3 Sport PsychologyKin 365 OR
    Exercise PsychologyKin 366
  3 Motor Control and Learning Across the LifespanKin 372
  3 Consumer and Public HealthH S 310
 
Option 1. Athletic Training
The CAATE accredited athletic training option prepares students for the NATABOC certification examination or for graduate work in athletic training. Admission to the athletic training option is competitive and based on available department resources and will be determined on the basis of grades and other performance factors. Technical standards can be found on the athletic training website. Details are available from the Kinesiology Advising Office or the Athletic Training Education Program.
     
  3 Basic Athletic Training for Athletic TrainersKin 222
  1 Athletic Training Clinical
    PracticumKin 221, Kin 223
  1 Introduction to Taping, Bracing, and Equipment Fitting - Kin 240
  3 Evaluation of Athletic Injuries IKin 224
  1 Athletic Training Clinical PracticumKin 225
  3 Evaluation of Athletic Injuries IIKin 226
  1 Athletic Training Clinical PracticumKin 227
  3 Therapeutic Modalities for Athletic TrainersKin 323
  1 Athletic Training Clinical PracticumKin 324
  3 Rehabilitation of Athletic InjuriesKin 326
  1 Athletic Training PracticumKin 327
  3 Organization and Administration of Athletic TrainingKin 425
  3 Medical Concerns for the Athletic TrainerKin 450
  3 Legal Aspects of SportKin 445
  4 Principles of Fitness Assessment and Exercise PrescriptionKin 458
  R Review of Athletic Training CompetenciesKin 489
  2 Instructors First Aid and CPRH S 305
  4 General ChemistryChem 163
  4 Physics 106 or 111
  3 Drug EducationH S 215
    Elective to equal 124 total credits
 
The following courses are required; they can be taken as part of the General Education requirements:
     
  3-5 StatisticsStat 101, 104, 226
  2-3 Mathematicsselect from
    Math 140, 141, 142, 150, 165
 
The following six courses must also be taken; three can fulfill the Advanced Core requirement: Kin 355, 358, 360, 365, 372 and H S 350.
     
Option 2. Community and Public Health
This option emphasizes health promotion and disease prevention and prepares students for professional involvement in community health agencies which incorporate health services and the educational process. Students will be prepared for employment in state and public health agencies, volunteer health agencies, hospitals (patient education), and industry (health and wellness programs). Graduates are eligible to take the National Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam which recognizes qualified specialists in the diversified field of health education.
     
  2 First Aid and Emergency CareH S 105
  3 Drug EducationH S 215
  3 Worksite Health PromotionH S 380
  R Search Strategies for Field Experiences and EmploymentH S 385
  3 Administration of School HealthH S 390
  3 Community Health Program DevelopmentH S 430
  2 General MicrobiologyMicro 201
  1 Intro Micro LabMicro 201L
  3 Human SexualityHD FS 276
  3 Aging and the FamilyHD FS 377
  3 Principles of Accident PreventionTSM 270
  5 General Chemistry with labChem 163 and 163L
  4 Principles of Biology with labBiol 211 and 211L    
  3 Principles of MarketingMkt 340
  3 Principles of Public RelationsJl MC 220 or Publicity MethodsJl MC 205
  3 Principles of MicroeconomicsEcon 101
  3-4 Select from Engl 309, Engl 313, HD FS 395, HD FS 449 or Jl MC 342/342L
  10-16 Directed Field ExperienceH S 485
 
Electives to equal 124 total credits
   
The following courses must also be taken. They can fulfill either General Education or Core requirements for the Kinesiology & Health major:
3 StatisticsStat 101, 104, 226
  3 Psych 230 or HD FS 102 (under Social Science choice)
 
The following three courses must also be taken; they will fulfill the Advanced Core requirement; H S 310, 350 and Kin 366.
     
Option 3. Exercise Science
The Exercise Science option is designed for students interested in an interdisciplinary approach to the science of human movement. By combining exercise science with another area of study to support an individualized program, this option is suitable for students interested in graduate study or who are preparing for advanced study leading to careers in medicine, physical therapy, or other allied health programs.
     
  R Search Strategies for Field Experience and EmploymentEx Sp 385
  6 Two 300-400 level Ex Sp courses
  26 Meet the requirements of a specialization area in a related field
 
Electives to equal 124 total credits
     
A statistics course and one of Math 140, 141, 142, or 165 must be selected in the General Education requirements.
     
The following six courses must also be taken; three can fulfill the Advanced Core requirement: Kin 355, 358, 360, 365 or 366, 372 and H S 350.
     
Option 4. General Studies
The general studies option is provided for students interested in an interdisciplinary approach to the study of human movement. In this option kinesiology is combined with a concentration in another area of study to support an individualized program, such as community sport and recreation, dance, and other sport, exercise, or health related fields. Programs of study must be approved by the undergraduate program coordinator.
     
  R Kin 385
  6 Additional credits in 300-400 Kin courses
  26 Credits in related areas of study (must be approved by Curriculum Coordinator)
  8-12 Internship in Sport and Exercise ScienceKin 485
 
Electives to equal 124 credits
     
The following courses must also be taken. They can fulfill the General Education requirements:
  2-3 MathematicsSelect from Math 140, 141, 142, 150, 165
  3-5 Statisticsselect from Stat 101, 104, 226
  4 PhysicsPhysics 106 or 111
     
The following five courses must also be taken: three can fulfill the Advanced Core requirement: Kin 355, 358, 360, 365, 372.
     
Option 5. Health/Fitness Management
This option prepares students for careers in the physical fitness/health field. It is designed for those who wish to prepare for professional roles as exercise specialists or program directors in corporate fitness programs, health clubs, cardiac rehabilitation programs, or other public and private agencies providing physical fitness activities.
     
  2 Basic Athletic TrainingKin 220
  2 Leadership Techniques for Fitness ProgramsKin 259
  3 Management of Health-Fitness Programs and FacilitiesKin 345
  3 Worksite Health PromotionH S 380
  R Search Strategies for Field Experiences and EmploymentKin 385
  4 Principles of Fitness Assessment and Exercise PrescriptionKin 458
  1 Internship in Exercise Leadership Kin 459
  3 Medical Aspects of ExerciseKin 462
  8-16 Internship in Sport and Exercise ScienceKin 485A
  3 Principles of Organization and ManagementMgmt 370
  3 Principles of MacroeconomicsEcon 101
  4 Phys 106 or 111
Electives to equal 124 credits
     
The following courses are required: they can be taken as part of the General Education requirements:
  2-3 Mathematics - select from Math 140, 141, 142, 150, 165
  3-5 Statistics - select from Stat 101, 104, 226
 
The following five courses must also be taken: three can fulfill the Advanced Core requirement: Kin 355, 358, 366, 372 and H S 350.
     
Option 6. Physical Education Licensure
This option is designed for students seeking a license to teach physical education K-12. Students interested in preparing to coach must earn additional credits in: Kin 220 and 315. Note: when making general education course selections, teacher licensure students must choose C I 201, Psych 230, a natural science and a U.S. history or political science course.
     
Professional education requirements
  3 Foundations of American EducationC I 204
  R Senior SeminarC I 415
  3 Multicultural Gender Fair EducationC I 406
  8 Supervised Student Teaching in Physical Education in the Secondary SchoolKin 417
  8 Supervised Student Teaching in Physical Education in the Elementary SchoolKin 418
    Physical education professional theory
  2 Leadership Techniques for Fitness ProgramsKin 259
  3 Elementary and Pre-school Movement EducationKin 312
  0.5-1 Directed Field Experience in Elementary School Physical EducationKin 280
  0.5-1 Directed Field Experience in Physical EducationKin 281
  3 Teaching Physical EducationKin 375
  3 Adapted Physical Education
    Kin 395
  3 Measurment in Physical Education Kin 471
  3 Physical Education Curriculum Design and Program
    OrganizationKin 475
    Physical education professional activity and related courses
  2 First Aid and Emergency CareH S 105
  1 AquaticsKin 230
  1 Tumbling and Gymnastics SkillsKin 231
  1 Fundamentals of Self-defense
    Kin 237
  1 Fundamentals of Outdoor and Adventure ActivitiesKin 238
  1 Team Sport - Kin 232 or 233
  1 Individual SportKin 235 or 236
  2 DanceDance 211
Electives to equal 124 total credits
 
The following course must also be taken. It can fulfill the General Education requirement:
     
  4 Physics 106 or 111
The following five courses must also be taken; three can fulfill the Advanced Core requirement: Kin 355, 358, 360, 365 or 366, and 372.