Kinesiology

A major in Kinesiology consists of eleven courses (eight core courses, and three courses in an emphasis chosen by the student) and six Kinesiology activity classes, at least one chosen from each of the following categories: fitness, team sport, individual sport, aquatics, and dance.

The eight required courses are the following:

  • KINE 100 Foundations of Kinesiology
  • KINE 200 Care and Prevention of  Sport Injuries
  • KINE 220 Health and Wellness
  • KINE 280 Skills for Majors
  • KINE 320 Anatomy and Physiology
  • KINE 330 Structural Kinesiology
  • KINE 360 Physiology of Exercise
  • KINE 370 Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription

The areas of emphasis, and the courses comprising them are as follows:

Secondary Physical Education and Health - 3 courses

  • KINE 300 Secondary Methods
  • KINE 400 Administration
  • KINE 430 Coaching Spring Sports

One of the following courses below may be substituted for KINE 430.

  • KINE 440 Coaching Basketball
  • KINE 450 Coaching Swimming
  • KINE 460 Coaching Volleyball
  • KINE 470 Coaching Football

Elementary Physical Education - 3 courses

  • KINE 250 Games and Basic
  • KINE 290 Motor Development
  • KINE 350 P.E. for Elementary Education

 Sports Management - 3 courses

  • ECON 100 Survey of Economic Issues
    or
  • BUSI 200 Fundamentals of Accounting and Business I
  • BUSI 290 International Marketing
  • KINE 498 Individual Internship

Recreation Leadership- 3 courses

  • KINE 240 Recreational Leadership
  • KINE 270 Outdoor Education
  • KINE 498 Independent Internship

Minor

  • KINE 100 Foundations of Kinesiology
  • KINE 150 Concepts of Fitness
  • KINE 200 Care and Prevention of Sports Injuries
  • KINE 300 Secondary Methods
    or
  • KINE 350 P.E. for Elementary Education
  • KINE 320 Anatomy and Physiology
    or
  • KINE 330 Structural Kinesiology
    or
  • KINE 360 Physiology of Exercise
    or
  • KINE 400 Administration

Teaching Certification

Students planning to certify to teach physical education should contact their major advisors and the Education Department for a list of courses required within the major and by the professional societies for licensure.