Kinesiology, B.S.

Mission

The mission of the Kinesiology major is to develop Biblically-centered, highly skilled, and capable scholars, trained to positively impact societal health as Christ-centered professionals and innovative leaders. Our integrative educational approach through classroom, research, and field experiences will prepare students for advanced studies in graduate education, and occupations in healthcare, human performance, and exercise science professions.

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 must be completed with a "C-" or better grade.

Curriculum Requirements

Program-Specific Core Curriculum Courses
Kinesiology and Health Science Core Curriculum requirement is met by KNES 213 (see concentration tables below).
Physics I
Physics I Laboratory
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Probability and Statistics
Biostatistics
General Chemistry I 1

Concentrations

Health and Human Performance (54 Credits)

The concentration in Health and Human Performance 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 54 credits, 37 of which must be upper-division.

Program Courses
BIOS 254Human Anatomy4
BIOS 281Physiology4
KNES 213Scientific Principles of Health and Fitness 13
KNES 301Kinesiology3
KNES 302Exercise Physiology3
KNES 303Exercise Physiology Laboratory1
KNES 329Psychology of Exercise and Health3
KNES 337Exercise in Health and Disease3
KNES 351Strength and Conditioning Program Design3
KNES 401Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries3
KNES 434Leadership in Sport and Human Movement3
KNES 440Nutrition and Human Metabolism3
KNES 446Functional Assessment and the Prescription of Exercise3
KNES 447Functional Assessment and Prescription of Exercise Laboratory1
KNES 449Clinical Exercise Physiology3
Select 2 credits from the following:2
Directed Study
Internship
Directed Research in Kinesiology and Health Science
Elective Courses: Select 9 credits from the following (6 of the 9 credits must be upper-division)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
Cell and Molecular Biology
Laboratory in Cell and Molecular Biology
Genetics
Principles of Accounting I
Introduction to Marketing
Introduction to Marketing: Practical Application
Principles of Management
General Chemistry II
Organic Chemistry I
Organic Chemistry II
Laboratory in Organic Chemistry I
Laboratory in Organic Chemistry II
General Biochemistry I
General Biochemistry II
Laboratory in General Biochemistry
Measurement and Evaluation in Kinesiology
Assessment and Rehabilitation of Musculoskeletal Injuries
Motor Learning
Biomechanics
Biomechanics Laboratory
Topics in Kinesiology
Seminars in Kinesiology
Directed Study
Internship
Directed Research in Kinesiology and Health Science
Physics II
Physics II Laboratory
Abnormal Psychology
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Developmental Psychology: Lifespan
Developmental Psychology: Childhood and Adolescence
Physiological Psychology
Total Credits54

Exercise Science (55 Credits)

The Exercise Science 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 55 credits, 34 of which must be upper-division.

Program Courses
BIOS 254Human Anatomy4
BIOS 281Physiology4
KNES 213Scientific Principles of Health and Fitness 13
KNES 301Kinesiology3
KNES 302Exercise Physiology3
KNES 303Exercise Physiology Laboratory1
KNES 307Measurement and Evaluation in Kinesiology3
KNES 329Psychology of Exercise and Health3
KNES 402Assessment and Rehabilitation of Musculoskeletal Injuries3
KNES 422Biomechanics3
KNES 423Biomechanics Laboratory1
KNES 440Nutrition and Human Metabolism3
KNES 446Functional Assessment and the Prescription of Exercise3
KNES 447Functional Assessment and Prescription of Exercise Laboratory1
Select 2 credits from the following:2
Directed Study
Internship
Directed Research in Kinesiology and Health Science
Elective Courses: Select 15 credits from the following (9 of the 15 credits must be upper-division)15
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
Principles of Accounting I 2
Introduction to Marketing 2
Introduction to Marketing: Practical Application 2
Principles of Management 2
General Chemistry II
Organic Chemistry I
Organic Chemistry II
Laboratory in Organic Chemistry I
Laboratory in Organic Chemistry II
General Biochemistry I
General Biochemistry II
Laboratory in General Biochemistry
Exercise in Health and Disease
Strength and Conditioning Program Design
Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
Motor Learning
Sociology and Psychology in Physical Education and Sport
Leadership in Sport and Human Movement
Clinical Exercise Physiology
Topics in Kinesiology
Seminars in Kinesiology
Directed Study
Internship
Directed Research in Kinesiology and Health Science
Physics II
Physics II Laboratory
Abnormal Psychology
Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Developmental Psychology: Lifespan
Developmental Psychology: Childhood and Adolescence
Total Credits55

NOTE: The course sequence table is designed by the major department and is one way that the classes will work out properly in sequence for your major. However, there are alternative or flexible ways to rotate some of the classes within the same year/level and sometimes between year levels. Please contact your major department advisor to discuss flexible alternatives in scheduling the sequence of your classes.

See Core Curriculum Program section for a list of approved Core Curriculum courses.

Kinesiology, B.S. Health and Human Performance

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BBST 103 or 1653BBST 103 or 1653
CHEM 105 or 120 (required)4BIOS 2544
ENGL 100 or 1123PSYC 200 (required)3
Foreign Language (see Core Curriculum)4Communication (see Core Curriculum)3
GNST 1021Fine Arts (see Core Curriculum)3
 15 16
Total Credits 31
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BBST 209 or 2103BBST 209 or 2103
MATH 210 or 318 (required)3BBST 2513
KNES 21313BIOS 2814
PHSC 111 (required)3HIST 200, 201, or POSC 2253
PHSC 1171Literature (see Core Curriculum)3
 13 16
Total Credits 29
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BBST 306, 316, or 3263BBST 3543
BBST 3653ENGL 3133
KNES 3013KNES 3023
KNES 3373KNES 3031
KNES 480, 485, or 4991KNES 3513
Philosophy (see Core Curriculum)3KNES Elective23
Writing Competency RequirementGraduation Petition due in Registrar's Office
 16 16
Total Credits 32
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BBST 300/400 Bible Elective3BBST 4653
KNES 3293KNES 4343
KNES 4013KNES 4403
KNES 4463KNES 4493
KNES 4471KNES Elective (upper-division)23
KNES 480, 485, or 4991 
KNES Elective (upper-division)23 
 17 15
Total Credits 32

Kinesiology, B.S. Exercise Science

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BBST 103 or 1653BBST 103 or 1653
CHEM 105 (required)4BIOS 2544
ENGL 100 or 1123PSYC 200 (required)3
Foreign Language (see Core Curriculum)4Communication (see Core Curriculum)3
GNST 1021Fine Arts (see Core Curriculum)3
 15 16
Total Credits 31
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BBST 209 or 2103BBST 209 or 2103
MATH 210 or 3183BBST 2513
KNES 21313BIOS 2814
PHSC 111 (required)3KNES 3073
PHSC 117 (required)1KNES Elective23
HIST 200, 201, or POSC 2253 
 16 16
Total Credits 32
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BBST 306, 316, or 3263BBST 3543
BBST 3653ENGL 3133
KNES 3013KNES 3023
Literature (see Core Curriculum)3KNES 3031
Philosophy (see Core Curriculum)3KNES 480, 485, or 4991
Writing Competency RequirementKNES Elective23
 Graduation Petition due in Registrar's Office
 15 14
Total Credits 29
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BBST 300/400 Bible Elective3BBST 4653
KNES 3293KNES 4023
KNES 4463KNES 4223
KNES 4471KNES 4231
KNES 480, 485, or 4991KNES 4403
KNES Elective (upper-division)23KNES Elective (upper-division)23
KNES Elective (upper-division)23 
 17 16
Total Credits 33