Kinesiology- Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Health

The Kinesiology major leads to a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Health. This major is for students interested in the scientific aspects of human movement. Kinesiology focuses on the acquisition of knowledge and understanding of interactions of physiological, anatomical, neuropsychological, and biomechanical factors that affect human health and performance. Skills learned in the classroom, laboratory and internships include assessing and developing effective strategies for enhancing health, improving performance, preventing diseases related to sedentary behavior and promoting the recovery of health in rehabilitation settings. State-of-the-art laboratories complement the classroom and foster critical thinking, reasoning, and other basic principles of liberal education, instrumental in careers in and outside of Kinesiology.

Program Requirements

Requirements outside the KNH Dept.
BIO 161Principles of Human Physiology4
CHM 141College Chemistry3-4
or CHM 141R College Chemistry
CHM 144College Chemistry Laboratory2
CHM 142College Chemistry3
CHM 145College Chemistry Laboratory2
PHY 161Physics for the Life Sciences with Laboratory I4
PSY 111
PSY 112
Introduction to Psychology
and Foundational Experiences in Psychology
4
STA 261Statistics4
Requirements in KNH
KNH 184Motor Skill Learning and Performance3
KNH 184LMotor Skill Learning and Performance Laboratory1
KNH 188Physical Activity and Health3
KNH 244Functional Anatomy3
KNH 244LFunctional Anatomy Laboratory1
KNH 381Biodynamics of Human Performance3
KNH 381LBiodynamics of Human Performance Lab1
KNH 382Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription4
KNH 468/KNH 568Physiology of Exercise and Physical Activity3
KNH 468L/KNH 568LPhysiology of Exercise and Physical Activity1
Related courses in Kinesiology Area:
Select six hours of the following:6
Nutrition for Sports and Fitness
KNH 453A
Physiology of Endurance and Resistance Training
KNH 453B
Nutrition & Physical Activity
KNH 453J
Exercise is Medicine Seminar
KNH 453K
Mechanics of Musculoskeletal Injury
KNH 453Y
Musculoskeletal Disorders
Exercise Management of Chronic Disease
Advanced Motor Control and Learning
General Medical Conditions and Pharmacology for Athletic Training 1
Exploring KNH Matrix
Select at least nine KNH hours outside of major/concentration but inside of KNH. 29
Total Credit Hours64-65
1

Athletic Training courses that require instructor permission.

2

Not all KNH courses qualify for the KNH Matrix. See a KNH advisor for details.