2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog


Kinesiology

The Department of Kinesiology offers programs of study designed to provide students with the educational background necessary for the pursuit of careers in a variety of movement-based professions. The Bachelor of Science degree is offered with majors in:

  • health and fitness
  • movement science
  • physical education
  • physical education with strength and conditioning
  • sport psychology

The Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training (BSAT) degree is offered to majors in athletic training. The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) accredits the BSAT.

In addition, the department offers minors in movement science, health, physical education and fitness. The department also offers a variety of activity (PEAC) courses.

The curriculum for each major comprises the following components:

I. Kinesiology core courses common to all majors (14 hours)

II. Foundation courses specific to each major (18-37 hours)

III. Emphasis courses (6-18 hours)

IV. Associated requirements intended to supplement the departmental courses (11-27 hours)

In addition to the major requirements, students must take core curriculum and elective courses to accumulate a minimum of 124 hours for the Bachelor of Science degree. The department emphasizes learning experiences beyond the classroom environment. Students are required and/or encouraged to participate in research, internships, clinical experiences and special projects that are arranged through academic advisers.

Departmental Policies

  • Pass/No-Credit. No kinesiology core, foundations, emphasis or associated requirements courses may be taken on a P/NC basis.
  • Grades and GPA. Students pursuing the movement science, health and fitness and sport psychology majors must earn a minimum of a "C-" in all courses within the kinesiology core, foundations, emphasis and associated requirements areas of their major. In addition, in order to graduate with the BS degree (excludes the BSAT), students must earn a minimum of a 2.5 GPA for all courses satisfying the kinesiology core foundations and emphasis areas of their major.
  • Progression Policy. Once students pursuing a major in the Kinesiology Department have earned 54 hours toward the bachelor of science degree, to enroll in KINE or HLTH courses at the 30000 level or higher, they must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA.