Sep 27, 2023  
Undergraduate Bulletin 2022-2023 
Undergraduate Bulletin 2022-2023 Archived Bulletin

Kinesiology, B.A.

Kate Cooper, Ph.D., Chair

General Education 36-39 credits
Major 57 credits
General Electives 24-27 credits

The mission of the kinesiology program is to provide a broad and dynamic program to prepare students for graduate study and careers in exercise, sport, wellness, and allied health.

Student Learning Outcomes - Kinesiology

Graduates from the Kinesiology Program will:

  1. Plan, implement, evaluate and develop effective exercise, sport or health related intervention programs
  2. Apply a lifespan perspective in Kinesiology to the changing nature of psychological perceptions, physiological functioning, and physical capabilities as they relate to exercise and physical activity across the lifespan.
  3. Problem solve by assimilating, synthesizing, analyzing, and applying information from multiple sources and disciplines.
  4. Understand the application of kinesiology within the parent disciplines of kinesiology including biology, human anatomy, human physiology, and psychology and the application to Kinesiology of concepts within each discipline.
  5. Examine the relationships between physical activity habits, nutrition and wellness, including disease prevention and treatment, psychological well-being, social health and overall functioning.
  6. Understand research design within the field of Kinesiology.
  7. Understand the structure and function of musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, nervous, endocrine, metabolic and respiratory systems and the effect of acute and chronic exercise on each of these systems.
  8. Evaluate the diversity of factors influencing responses to exercise, including those associated with culture, personality, and physiological functioning on exercise behaviors and responses to exercise.

General Education Requirements


Requirements for the major in Kinesiology (B.A.):

Students can apply and be admitted into the kinesiology major any time. Once admitted to the major, a student must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.250 throughout the course of study. Students who fail to maintain the minimum cumulative GPA requirement may be removed from the major or be prevented from enrolling in upper level kinesiology courses.

To be eligible for graduation with a kinesiology major, a student must earn a C or better in all courses counted toward the major. Courses in which the student earns less than a C grade will not be accepted toward the major. In addition, a student’s cumulative GPA must be at least a 2.250 to graduate with a degree in kinesiology.

Students must complete a minimum of 6 additional credits of KIN, ATR, or BIO prefix courses. Electives must be 200 level or above. No more than three credits of internship/practical experiences will be counted toward the six credit minimum. Elective courses must be chosen in consultation with a student’s advisor.

Additional guidelines for kinesiology majors, including internship guidelines, advising procedures, and course pre-requisites, can be found in the Kinesiology Student Handbook.

Students planning to complete the 3+2 Master of Athletic Training (M.A.T) program must complete all requirements for the Kinesiology Major as part of the dual-degree program. Refer to the Graduate Bulletin for information regarding admission and graduation requirements of the M.A.T. program.