Where to Start?

If you are new to William & Mary and considering a Kinesiology & Health Sciences major, we recommend that you take KINE 200: Intro to the Human Body in the fall, and KINE 204: Intro to Kinesiology your first spring on campus, unless you plan on going to medical school after W&M.

If medical school is part of your plan, check out the Pre-Med Advising resources, and talk to the pre-med advisor. You should probably take BIOL 220/221: Intro to Organisms, Ecology, Evolution/Lab in the fall. You might then take BIOL 225/226: Intro to Molecules, Cells, Development/Lab in the spring. These courses are prerequisites for many of the advanced courses required for a Kinesiology & Health Sciences major. If you are interested in another health profession, we have more advice for pre-health professionals.

Not a major?

If you are interested in taking a Kinesiology & Health Sciences course, but don't plan to major or minor in our field, check out our course list. We have a lot of courses that meet COLL requirements and that don't have prerequisites. 

Plan of Study for a Kinesiology & Health Sciences major

The following sequence of courses is a logical progression through many of the core courses in Kinesiology & Health Sciences. You should consult with a Kinesiology & Health Sciences advisor to determine the best sequence for your individual interests. You do not have to be a declared major to request an advising meeting. We are happy to meet with you any time before you declare your major.

Note the asterisk (*) by the courses that are only taught in Fall semesters and the (^) by the courses only taught in the Spring semesters. Check the course schedule to see which ones will be taught next semester. Check the open course list to see which classes still have open seats.

Freshman Year
Fall Semester
KINE 150 Freshman Seminar
KINE 200 Intro to the Human Body*
Electives
Spring Semester

KINE 204 Introduction to Kinesiology & Health Sciences

KINE 322 Motor Learning
Electives
Sophomore Year
Fall Semester

KINE 295 Exercise Prescription
KINE 303 Human Anatomy
KINE 394 Statistics & Evaluation*
Electives

Spring Semester

KINE 304 Human Physiology^
KINE 305 Human Phys. Lab
Electives

Junior Year
Fall Semester

KINE 394, Statistics and Evaluation*
KINE 442, Exercise Physiology*
KINE Electives
Electives

Spring Semester

KINE 308 Biomechanics^
KINE Electives
Electives

Senior Year
Fall Semester

KINE 450 Cardiovascular Physiology*
KINE 393 Health Ethics
Writing Requirement Course
Electives

Spring Semester

KINE 393 Health Ethics
Writing Requirement Course
Electives