Major in Kinesiology

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The Kinesiology program offers multiple tracks:

  • Athletic Training
  • Exercise Science

The Athletic Training track is designed for students interested in pursuing certification from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA). It is an Internship Program, providing individual courses recommended by the NATA and the opportunity to gain practical experience under a Certified Athletic Trainer. This sequence of courses and field experiences will prepare persons for graduate study in Athletic Training, as well as Physical Therapy, and Developmental Physical Education.

The Exercise Science track is designed to provide students with a solid understanding and knowledge of the benefits of physical fitness and the knowledge and skills necessary to educate persons from various populations toward this end. The program also prepares students to pursue a graduate degree in Exercise Science. Specifically, students are prepared to assume fitness management positions in a variety of settings and may pursue exercise specialist certifications through organizations such as ACSM, NSCA, and NDEITA, as well as graduate degrees in specialty areas of Kinesiology.

Requirements for a Major in Kinesiology-Athletic Training

42 hours of coursework, consisting of the following:

All of the following:
BIO264 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
HED179 First Aid/CPR/Injury Prevention 1
HED274 Drug Education 3
HED284 Nutritition 3
KIN180 Introduction to Kinesiology 2
KIN255 Psychological and Sociological Aspects of Physical Education and Sports 3
KIN265 Tests and Measurement in Kinesiology 3
KIN281 Principles of Athletic Training 3
KIN293 Athletic Injury Assessment 3
KIN380W Biomechanics 3
KIN382 Exercise Physiology I 3
KIN390 Practicum in Athletic Training 2
KIN392 Advanced Athletic Training 3
KIN393 Therapeutic Modalities 3
One of the following:
KIN386W Exercise Physiology II 3
KIN388W Body Composition and Analysis 3
TOTAL: 42

Recommended elective courses:

HED204 Human Sexuality 3
KIN294 Motor Development 3
KIN385 Organization and Administration of Physical Education, Sport, and Intramurals 3
KIN490 Practicum in Athletic Training 3

Requirements for a Major in Kinesiology-Exercise Science

43 hours of coursework, consisting of the following:

All of the following:
BIO163 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIO264 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
HED179 First Aid/CPR/Injury Prevention 1
HED284 Nutritition 3
KIN180 Introduction to Kinesiology 2
KIN255 Psychological and Sociological Aspects of Physical Education and Sports 3
KIN260 Methods of Teaching Fitness Activities 3
KIN265 Tests and Measurement in Kinesiology 3
KIN380W Biomechanics 3
KIN382 Exercise Physiology I 3
KIN386W Exercise Physiology II 3
KIN388W Body Composition Analysis 3
KIN391 Exercise Science Practicum 2
KIN495 Exercise Science Internship 2+
One of the following:
CHM121 Survey of Chemistry 4
CHM131 General Chemistry I 4
TOTAL: 39