Majors & Minors in Kinesiology

Requirements for the Major in Kinesiology, No Emphasis

A minimum of 30 total credits required, of which 20 credits must be above the 300 level or above

Dept Course Title Credit
KNS 150 Introduction to Kinesiology (not required) 3
KNS 250 Musculoskeletal Anatomy 4
KNS 260 Research Methods 4
KNS 280 Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology 3
KNS 311 Biomechanics 4
KNS 313 Exercise Physiology 4
KNS 340 History & Philosophy of Sport 3
KNS 382 Social Issues in Sport 3
KNS 440 Motor Learning & Control 4
KNS 489 Seminar in Kinesiology 2
      Total 31
    Two additional courses in KNS 300 level or above  
KNS     3
KNS     3
      Total 37

Guidelines for the Major in Kinesiology, Pre-Physical Therapy Emphasis

A minimum of 30 total credits required, of which 20 credits must be above the 300 level

Dept Course Title Credit
KNS 150 Introduction to Kinesiology (not required) 3
KNS 250 Musculoskeletal Anatomy 4
KNS 260 Research Methods 4
KNS 280 Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology 3
KNS 311 Biomechanics 4
KNS 313 Exercise Physiology 4
KNS 340 History & Philosophy of Sport 3
KNS 440 Motor Learning & Control 4
KNS   Upper Division (300 level or above) course elective 3
KNS 489 Seminar in Kinesiology 2
      Total 31
    Required Courses for Pre-Physical Therapy Emphasis  
BIOL 151 Cell & Molecular Biology 4
BIOL 152 Biology of Organism 4
BIOL 301 Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology 4
BIOL 302 Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology 4
CHEM 110A General Chemistry I 4
CHEM 110B General Chemistry II 4
MATH 80 Statistics 3
PHYS 135A College Physics I 4
PHYS 135B College Physics II 4
PSYC 100 Introduction to Psychology 3
PSYC   Developmental elective (see advisor) 3
INTD 299 Internship (Recommended) 1-3

*Electives should be carefully selected with advisor's guidance about current requirements for entry to the physical therapy programs of choice.

Guidelines for Kinesiology Major, Sports Management Emphasis

A minimum of 30 total credits required, of which 20 credits must be above the 300 level or above

Dept Course Title Credit
KNS  150 Introduction to Kinesiology (not required) 3
KNS 250 Musculoskeletal Anatomy 4
KNS 260 Research Methods 4
KNS 311 Biomechanics 4
KNS 313 Exercise Physiology 4
KNS 340 History & Philosophy of Sport 3
KNS 382 Social Issues in Sport 3
KNS 440 Motor Learning & Control 4
KNS 489 Seminar in Kinesiology 2
      Total 31
    Required Courses for Sport Management Emphasis  
ART 200 or 201 Digital Photography or Digital Video 3-4
BSAD 130 Business & Society 3
BSAD 320 Marketing Principles 3
BSAD 330 Management & Organizational Behavior 3
ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics 3
INTD 299 Internship 3-6
KNS 175 Introduction to Sport Management 3
KNS 475 Sport Law 3
THEA 101 Essentials of Public Speaking 3
      Total 27-31

*Minor in Business is encouraged

Guidelines for a Minor in Kinesiology

A minimum 18 total credits required

Dept Course Title Credit
KNS 150 Introduction to Kinesiology (not required) 3
KNS 250 Applied Musculoskeletal Anatomy 4
    Complete two courses from the following  
KNS 311 Biomechanics 4
KNS 313 Exercise Physiology 4
KNS 440 Motor Learning & Control 4
    Complete one of the following  
KNS 280 Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology 3
KNS 382 Social Issues in Sport 3
      Total 18