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2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Kinesiology, BS


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The Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Kinesiology coursework includes: 1) General Education Core Requirements, 2) Kinesiology Major Requirements, 3) Special Emphasis Requirements, and 4) Special Foundations Requirements. Students majoring in kinesiology must complete all kinesiology/health-related courses (e.g., courses with a KINE or HLTH prefix) with a grade of “C” or better. Transfer credit hours in kinesiology/health-related courses must adhere to the same grade standard.

EC-12 Physical Education Certification (129 semester hours)


Students seeking a certificate to teach EC-12 Physical Education must complete the Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology and complete the College of Education EC-12 Teacher Certification requirements. Information for students holding a degree and seeking certification may be obtained in the Certification Office.

Student Learning Outcomes


Students will:

  • create safe, equitable, developmentally-appropriate and enjoyable movement experiences which benefit the participant and encourage life-long participation in movement;
  • model a healthy, physically active lifestyle and model a life-long learner seeking opportunities to grow professionally;
  • serve the community as a knowledgeable practitioner of the kinesiology profession who meets the needs of all students in a diverse society.

Degree Requirements


  Sem. Hrs.
  1. Core Curriculum Program
  2. First-Year Seminars (when applicable)*
  3. Major Requirements
  4. Physical Education Certification Special Emphasis
  5. Physical Education Certification Special Foundations
45
(2)
44-45
12
27
  Total 128-129 (130-131)

*First Year Seminars

First-Year Seminars or Electives

Full-time, first-year students are required to take the following courses:


EC-12 Physical Education Certification Special Emphasis (minimum of 12 semester hours)


Students completing the EC-12 Physical Education Certification must complete four courses (a minimum of 12 semester hours) in a special emphasis area (second teaching field) by their faculty mentor. Students must pass these courses with a grade of “C” or better. It is strongly recommended that students take two additional courses beyond the required four in this discipline to better prepare themselves for the TExES certification test.

EC-12 Physical Education Certification Special Foundations (27 semester hours)


(See “College of Education Certification Requirements” in this catalog for the EDCI courses required for teacher certification). Prior to being admitted into the Field-based block course, students pursuing EC-12 Certification must complete KINE 3339 - Elementary Physical Education Programs  and KINE 3341 - Secondary Physical Education Programs . Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50 on all academic work taken in Kinesiology prior to being admitted into the Teacher Education Program.

Exercise Science Specialization (123-126 semester hours)


Students seeking a career in exercise science should complete the requirements for the Exercise Science Specialization of the kinesiology major. This specialization serves as an excellent program for students seeking careers as fitness trainers, exercise technologists, and strength and conditioning coaches. The Exercise Science Specialization is also an exceptional preparatory program for students pursuing graduate study in Exercise Science (e.g. exercise physiology, kinesiology, biomechanics, measurement/evaluation). Graduates with a BS in Kinesiology with an Exercise Science Specialization will demonstrate knowledge of structural kinesiology, exercise physiology, biomechanics, sport psychology, and measurement and evaluation.

Student Learning Outcomes


Students will:

  • apply the principles of exercise physiology to prescribe safe and effective strength and conditioning programs;
  • apply the principles of biomechanics to assess the quantity and quality of human motion;
  • apply the principles of sport psychology to enhance human performance;
  • apply the principles of measurement and evaluation to collect, analyze, and interpret data.

Degree Requirements


  Sem. Hrs.
  1. Core Curriculum Program
  2. First-Year Seminars (when applicable)*
  3. Major Requirements
  4. Exercise Science Special Emphasis Requirements
  5. Exercise Science Special Foundations
45
(2)
27
29-30
22-24
  Total 123-126 (125-128)

*First Year Seminars

First-Year Seminars or Electives

Full-time, first-year students are required to take the following courses:


Note:

*Includes 1 hour laboratory component from MATH 1442 

Note:

To enroll in the Professional Field Experiences students must have departmental approval as well as an overall and Kinesiology GPA of 2.50.

Exercise Science Special Foundations (22-24 semester hours)*


 Students must pass these courses with a grade of “C” or better.

Note:

*The total shown does not include the hours applied to the core curriculum.

Pre-Physical Therapy/Pre-Occupational Therapy Specialization (128-129 semester hours)


Students seeking a career in physical therapy or occupational therapy should complete the requirements of the Pre-Physical Therapy/Pre Occupational Therapy Specialization of the kinesiology major. The Pre-Physical Therapy and Pre-Occupational Therapy Specialization serves as an excellent preparatory program for students pursuing graduate study in physical therapy or occupational therapy as well as post baccalaureate study in exercise physiology, biomechanics, and cardiac rehabilitation. Graduates with a BS in Kinesiology with a Pre-Physical Therapy/Pre-Occupational Therapy Specialization will demonstrate knowledge of basic kinesiology theory and principles as they relate to the fields of physical and occupational therapy.

Student Learning Outcomes:


Students will:

  • identify procedures for immediate care for injuries, including the use of standard emergency procedures and wound care;
  • apply the principles of measurement/evaluation as they relate to injury assessment and rehabilitation;
  • apply the principles of biomechanics as it relates to injury assessment and rehabilitation;
  • apply the principles of exercise physiology to prescribe safe and effective rehabilitation programs;
  • identify preventative techniques, bracing, and/or taping to reduce the frequency or severity of performance injuries.

 

Degree Requirements


  Sem. Hrs.
  1. Core Curriculum Program
  2. First-Year Seminars (when applicable)*
  3. Major Requirements
  4. Special Emphasis Requirements
  5. Special Foundations
45
(2)
28
31-32
24
  Total 128-129 (130-131)

*First Year Seminars

First-Year Seminars or Electives

Full-time, first-year students are required to take the following courses:


Note:

Students pursuing the Pre-Physical Therapy/Pre-Physical Therapy Specialization should complete MATH 1442 - Statistics for Life  to satisfy the mathematics component of the Core Curriculum.

Note:

*Includes 2 additional hours for BIOL 1406  and BIOL 1407 .

Note:

To enroll in the Professional Field Experiences students must have departmental approval as well as an overall and Kinesiology GPA of 2.50.

Pre-Physical Therapy/Pre-Occupational Therapy Special Foundations (minimum of 24 semester hours)


Students completing the Pre-Physical Therapy/Pre-Occupational Therapy track must complete a minimum of 24 semester hours of advisor-approved courses that support the graduate degree the students will pursue. Students must pass these courses with a grade of “C” or better. These courses may include, but are not limited to the following:

Sport Management Specialization (126 semester hours)


Students seeking a career in sport management should complete the requirements of the Sport Management Specialization of the kinesiology major. Careers in sport management include positions with professional teams or leagues, college athletic departments, conference offices, and amateur sports associations. Sport management graduates can also serve the sports industry through club and facility management, marketing and event promotion, and sports equipment sales and distribution. This program also prepares students for careers in recreation such as intramural directors, outdoor education teachers, camp leaders, ropes course managers, and other administrative positions in the recreational sports field. Graduates with a BS in Kinesiology with a Sport Management Specialization will be able to demonstrate theoretical and practical knowledge of sport management concepts.

Student Learning Outcomes


Students will:

  • demonstrate general sport management principles;
  • ethically apply legal, marketing, and finance issues to the sport industry;
  • incorporate interdisciplinary knowledge to sport management concepts.

Degree Requirements


  Sem. Hrs.
  1. Core Curriculum Program
  2. First-Year Seminars (when applicable)*
  3. Major Requirements
  4. Special Emphasis Requirements
  5. Special Foundations
45
(2)
38-39
26
15
  Total 124-125 (126-127)

*First Year Seminars

First-Year Seminars or Electives

Full-time, first-year students are required to take the following courses:


Note:

To enroll in the Professional Field Experiences students must have departmental approval as well as an overall and Kinesiology GPA of 2.50.

Sport Management Special Foundations (15 semester hours)


Students completing the Sport Management Specialization must complete a minimum of 15 semester hours of approved business and/or management-related courses. Students must pass these courses with a grade of “C” or better.

Students may choose to acquire a minor in business or marketing in lieu of the 15 required hours of business-related courses. Students should look in the College of Business section of the catalog for the specific courses needed for either minor.

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