Dec 01, 2023  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog

Kinesiology, BS

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Program Mission Statement

The Department of Health and Human Performance is committed to the experiential education of its students in the multidisciplinary human movement sciences through authentic and modern pedagogical practices linked to measurable graduate and student learning outcomes. The curricula and experiences employed by the Department are intentionally and continuously updated to integrate modern research and techniques to best serve its students in their own pursuits of career preparation and success

Program Information

The BS: Kinesiology program provides preparation for students planning to pursue graduate studies or employment in the rapidly expanding fields of personal/corporate fitness and wellness programming, public health, exercise science, and exercise prescription. Students who wish to become teachers should refer to the Physical Education & Health K-12, BS  degree program.

The degree includes extensive coursework in the performance field of kinesiology along with an opportunity to select electives to further specialize their degree to match career or graduate school goals. Since this degree is a subject area degree rather than an education degree, it would also facilitate admission to graduate studies in the field or to post-baccalaureate or graduate level teacher licensure programs requiring an undergraduate major in a specific subject area. 

Graduate Outcomes

Program graduates will:

  • Demonstrate expertise of knowledge in the discipline of kinesiology.
  • Effectively communicate demonstrated expertise in kinesiology to a diverse audience.
  • Apply demonstrated knowledge and communication skills in practices related to their chosen career paths.


Graduate outcomes for the BS: Kinesiology degree are assessed through continuous student performance assessments and feedback, graduate/exit surveys, employer/supervisor surveys, alumni surveys, program self-study, and accreditation reviews. An assessment plan can be obtained from the Department Chair of Health & Human Performance.

Credit Requirements

General Education: 32 Credits

General Education  

Select 1 course/4 credits from the following:

Select the following course for Natural Science

Select 6 credits from any of the following

Capstone: 6 Credits

Complete 6 credits from the following:

Minor/Electives: 24 Credits

Work with your advisor to select an appropriate minor or college-level catalog courses to bring degree total to 120 credits. 

Kinesiology Total Credits: 120

Recommended Four Year Course Sequence

This list includes the major, minor, and option core classes as guidelines to complete in four years. It is one example of how the program can be completed in four years; faculty advisors assist students in choosing among the options in a given semester to insure progress towards completion of the program. Students should complete general education and elective requirements while working with these guidelines.

Freshmen Year Kinesiology Courses

Sophomore Year Kinesiology Courses

Junior Year Kinesiology Courses

  • Internship credits from KIN 490, 498, or 499.

Senior Year Kinesiology Courses

  • Internship credits from KIN 490, 498, or 499.

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