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Majoring in Kinesiology & Health Sciences

A major in Kinesiology & Health Sciences prepares students for a wide variety of academic and professional pursuits.  The major requires a minimum of 34 hours from the core curriculum courses listed below.  The major writing requirement in Kinesiology may be satisfied by obtaining a C- or better in KINE 393, 455, 470/471, 480/481, 493, 495 or 496.  Majors will satisfy the computing proficiency requirement by passing KINE 308 or KINE 394.

Students may choose to receive a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree or a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree when completing the Kinesiology major.

Core Courses
  • 150 Freshman Seminar
  • 200 Introduction to the Human Body (GER2)
  • 204 Introduction to Kinesiology & Health Sciences
  • 270 Foundations of Epidemiology
  • 280 Introduction to Public Health
  • 290 Introduction to Global Health
  • 295 Health-Related Exercise Prescription
  • 300 Social and Behavorial Science in Health
  • 301 Public Health and Physical Activity
  • 303 Human Anatomy
  • 304 Human Physiology (GER 2B)
  • 305 Human Physiology Lab(GER2B)(LAB)
  • 308 Biomechanics of Human Movement
  • 314 Dissection Human Anatomy Lab
  • 315 Human Anatomy Lab
  • 320 Issues in Health
  • 321 Health and Human Movement
  • 322 Motor Learning
  • 335 Play, Sport and Culture
  • 340 Motor Development (GER 3)
  • 350 Science of Nutrition (GER 2B)
  • 352 Nutrition and the Brain (GER2B, GER3, NSCI Behavioral Elective)
  • 355 International Nutrition
  • 360 Physiology of Aging
  • 365 Current Scholarship in Kinesiology & Health Sciences
  • 380 Introduction to Clinical Practice
  • 393 Health Ethics (GER 7)
  • 394 Statistics and Evaluation (GER 1)
  • 400 Sport Psychology (GER 3)
  • 405 Maternal, Neonatal, and Child Health
  • 422 Motor Control
  • 442 Exercise Physiology
  • 450 Cardiovascular Physiology
  • 455 Physiology of Obesity
  • 460 Topics in Kinesiology & Health Sciences
  • 470/471 Independent Study in Kinesiology & Health Sciences
  • 480/481 Kinesiology & Health Sciences Research
  • 485 Cellular Basis of Neuromuscular Physiology
  • 493 Philosophy in Kinesiology & Health Sciences (GER 7)
  • 494 Environmental Human Physiology
  • 495/496 Honors
  • 498 Internship

These core courses may lead to faculty/student research, independent study, and honors projects. Department courses not listed here, which are more technical and professional in nature, may be taken within the limit of the 48 hour rule to complement the core courses, and in some cases, to lead toward certifications.