Oct 26, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Kinesiology, BS


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Students seeking a BS in Kinesiology can specialize in EC-12 Physical Education Certification, Exercise Science, Pre-Allied Health, or Sport Management. All majors must take a minimum of 42 SCH in University Core Courses and a minimum of 23 SCH in Kinesiology Major Requirements. 

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. Beyond the General Education Core Requirements, students majoring in kinesiology must complete all courses in sections 2-4 above with a grade of “C” or better. Transfer credit hours into the kinesiology degree plans must adhere to the same grade standard.

Degree Requirements for Kinesiology, BS (121-126 SCH)


University Core Curriculum and other General Education Requirements (42 SCH)


See “Core Curriculum Program ” in this catalog. It is recommended that Kinesiology students take the following courses when fulfilling the Life & Physical Sciences, Math, and Social Sciences requirements of the University Core Curriculum depending on specialization. Please consult your faculty mentor or academic advisor for specific details. These hours are listed in the Foundation Courses of the Degree Requirements.

If these courses are not taken in the University Core, they will still need to be completed, if required in the chosen specialization. These hours are listed in the Foundation Courses of the Degree Requirements.

First-Year Seminars


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

EC-12 Physical Education Certification (126 SCH)


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 and Human Development 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; and
  • 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. Kinesiology Major Requirements
  4. Certification Requirements
  5. Physical Education Certification Special Emphasis
  6. Physical Education Certification Special Foundations
  1. 42
  2. (2)
  3. 23
  4. 19
  5. 15
  6. 27

 

Total 126 (128)

 * Transfer students with 24 or more hours are exempt from First-Year Seminar.

EC-12 Physical Education Certification Special Emphasis (Five courses in a second emphasis area) minimum 15 semester hours

Students completing the EC-12 Physical Education Certification must complete five courses (a minimum of 15 semester hours) in a special emphasis area (second emphasis area) approved by their faculty mentor. Students must pass these courses with a grade of “C” or better. It is strongly recommended that students take at least one additional course beyond the required five in this discipline to better prepare for the TExES certification test taken after state issuance of initial teaching certificate in EC-12 Physical Education.

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

(See “College of Education and Human Development Certification Requirements” in this catalog for the EDUC 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 2.75 on all academic work taken in Kinesiology prior to being admitted into the Teacher Education Program.

Total: 126


Exercise Science Specialization (121 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 specialists, 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 testing and prescription to safely and effectively assess fitness status and appropriately prescribe exercise training 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
  1. 42
  2. (2)
  3. 23
  4. 31
  5. 25
  Total 121 (123)

*Transfer students with 24 or more hours are exempt from First-Year Seminar.

Note:

To enroll in the Professional Field Experiences students must have departmental approval as well as an overall and Kinesiology GPA of 2.75.

Exercise Science Special Foundations (25 semester hours)


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

Total: 121


Pre-Allied Health Professional Specialization (122 semester hours)


Students seeking a career in allied health fields (e.g. Cardiac Rehabilitation, Dentistry, Medicine, Occupational Therapy, and Physical Therapy) should complete the requirements of the Pre-Allied Health Professional Specialization of the kinesiology major. This specialization serves as an excellent preparatory program for students pursuing graduate study in these fields as well as post baccalaureate study in exercise science. Graduates with a BS in Kinesiology with a Pre-Allied Health Professional Specialization will demonstrate knowledge of basic kinesiology theory and principles as they relate to the fields in allied health.

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. Special Emphasis Requirements
  5. Special Foundations
  1. 42
  2. (2)
  3. 23
  4. 33
  5. 24
  Total 122 (124)

*Transfer students with 24 or more hours are exempt from First-Year Seminar.

Note:

To enroll in the Professional Field Experiences students must have departmental approval as well as an overall and Kinesiology GPA of 2.75.

Although a 2.75 GPA is the minimum standard for the Professional Field Experiences I and II, students should take note that most allied health graduate programs are extremely competitive. A 3.5 or higher GPA is mostly needed to position themselves for acceptance. This is especially true for Physical Therapy graduate programs that a 3.7 or higher GPA is essential.

Pre-Allied Health Professional Special Foundations (minimum of 24 semester hours)


Students completing the Pre-Allied Health Professional Specialization 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.

Total: 122


Sport Management Specialization (122 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. Additional Major Requirements 
  5. Special Emphasis Requirements
  6. Special Foundations
  1. 42
  2. (2)
  3. 23
  4. 15
  5. 24
  6. 18
  Total 122 (124)

*Transfer students with 24 or more hours are exempt from First-Year Seminar

Note:

To enroll in the Professional Field Experiences students must have departmental approval as well as an overall and Kinesiology GPA of 2.75.

Sport Management Special Foundations (18 semester hours)


Students completing the Sport Management Specialization must complete a minimum of 18 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 the following:  Business Administration, Marketing, Communications, or Public Relations, in lieu of the 18 required hours of business-related courses. Students should look in the College of Business section of the catalog for the specific courses needed for the minor.

Total: 122


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