Kinesiology, B.S.

Mission

Kinesiology and Health Science will challenge students to improve the health and well-being of society by demonstrating the highest standards of quality in teaching, research, scholarship, service, incorporating a Christian worldview, and to develop a leadership role among academic programs similar to our collective fields of study for the purpose of addressing challenges related to preventive medicine, health care, human performance, exercise, and sport. 

Degree Program

A Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology is offered upon completion of the University baccalaureate and major requirements.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, students will be able to:

  1. Identify fundamental scientific concepts and principles (anatomical and physiological) of human movement and performance (ULO 1).
  2. Apply knowledge of the human body to determine various health and exercise parameters for individuals, and demonstrate proficiency in measuring and evaluating relevant human performance variables (ULO 3).
  3. Synthesize, analyze, and interpret information for critical problem solving in human performance based contexts (ULO 1).
  4. Integrate Scripture and personal faith with disciplined-based knowledge pertaining to human performance and capability (ULO 2).

Each Program Learning Outcome (PLO) listed above references at least one of the University Learning Outcomes (ULO 1, 2, 3), which may be found in the General Information section of this catalog.

GPA Requirements

All major requirements and any biology, chemistry, physical science or math general education requirements must be completed with a "C-" or better grade.

Curriculum Requirements

Program-Specific Core Curriculum (GE) Required Courses

KNES 213Fundamental Principles of Physical Fitness2
PHSC 111Physics I3
PHSC 117Physics I Laboratory1
PSYC 200Introduction to Psychology3
MATH 210Introduction to Probability and Statistics3
or MATH 318 Biostatistics
CHEM 105General Chemistry I 14
Total Credits16
1

 Exercise Science and Health Promotion concentrations may choose CHEM 120.

Concentrations

Exercise Science and Health Promotion (55 Credits)

The concentration in Exercise Science and Health Promotion is ideal for students who wish to work in health and fitness, wellness promotion or strength and conditioning, and serves as preparation for graduate study in exercise physiology, athletic training, and other kinesiology-related disciplines.

This concentration requires 55 credits, 37 of which must be upper-division.

Program Courses
BIOS 254Human Anatomy4
BIOS 281Physiology4
KNES 301Kinesiology3
KNES 302Exercise Physiology3
KNES 303Exercise Physiology Laboratory1
KNES 307Measurement and Evaluation in Kinesiology3
KNES 335Health Concepts3
KNES 401Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries3
KNES 408Motor Learning3
KNES 422Biomechanics3
KNES 434Leadership in Sport and Human Movement3
KNES 440Nutrition for Health and Sport3
KNES 446Exercise Prescription and Program Design3
KNES 480Directed Study3
KNES 329Psychology of Coaching Sport and Human Movement3
or KNES 420 Sociology and Psychology in Physical Education and Sport
Select 10 credits of electives, of which 6 credits must be upper-division, from the following:10
Fundamentals of Cellular and Molecular Biology
Fundamentals of Cellular and Molecular Biology Laboratory
Fundamentals of Organismal Biology
Fundamentals of Organismal Biology Laboratory
Microbiology
Prosection
Neurobiology
Cell and Molecular Biology
Laboratory in Cell and Molecular Biology
Genetics
Vertebrate Physiology
Developmental Biology
Immunology
General Chemistry II
Organic Chemistry I
Organic Chemistry II
Laboratory in Organic Chemistry I
Laboratory in Organic Chemistry II
Biochemistry I
Biochemistry II
Laboratory in Biochemistry
Assessment and Rehabilitation of Athletic Injuries
Topics in Kinesiology
Seminars in Kinesiology
Directed Study
Physics II
Physics II Laboratory
Experimental Psychology
Psychological Testing and Assessment
Abnormal Psychology
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Developmental Psychology: Lifespan
Developmental Psychology: Childhood and Adolescence
Physiological Psychology
Advanced Statistics
Total Credits55

Pre-Physical Therapy (56 Credits)

The Pre-Physical Therapy concentration is for students who plan to pursue a graduate degree (master's or doctoral) in physical therapy, occupational therapy or other programs in allied/sports health care. Our program is designed to meet the prerequisite needs of most nationwide graduate programs.

This concentration requires 56 credits, 34 of which must be upper-division.

Program Courses
BIOS 254Human Anatomy4
BIOS 281Physiology4
CHEM 106General Chemistry II4
KNES 301Kinesiology3
KNES 302Exercise Physiology3
KNES 303Exercise Physiology Laboratory1
KNES 335Health Concepts3
KNES 402Assessment and Rehabilitation of Athletic Injuries3
KNES 408Motor Learning3
KNES 422Biomechanics3
KNES 440Nutrition for Health and Sport3
KNES 446Exercise Prescription and Program Design3
KNES 480Directed Study3
PHSC 112Physics II3
PHSC 118Physics II Laboratory1
KNES 329Psychology of Coaching Sport and Human Movement3
or KNES 420 Sociology and Psychology in Physical Education and Sport
Select 9 credits of electives, of which 6 must be upper-division, from the following:9
Fundamentals of Cellular and Molecular Biology
Fundamentals of Cellular and Molecular Biology Laboratory
Fundamentals of Organismal Biology
Fundamentals of Organismal Biology Laboratory
Microbiology
Prosection
Neurobiology
Physiological Psychology
Cell and Molecular Biology
Laboratory in Cell and Molecular Biology
Genetics
Vertebrate Physiology
Developmental Biology
Immunology
Organic Chemistry I
Organic Chemistry II
Laboratory in Organic Chemistry I
Laboratory in Organic Chemistry II
Biochemistry I
Biochemistry II
Laboratory in Biochemistry
Measurement and Evaluation in Kinesiology
Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
Leadership in Sport and Human Movement
Topics in Kinesiology
Seminars in Kinesiology
Directed Study
Experimental Psychology
Psychological Testing and Assessment
Abnormal Psychology
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Developmental Psychology: Lifespan
Developmental Psychology: Childhood and Adolescence
Advanced Statistics
Total Credits56