Kinesiology

 

Exercise Science

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The exercise science major is very rigorous. An inquisitive mind and a strong background in math and science is required to successfully complete this program.

Requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science (66-67 credit hours)

Grade of C or better required for BIOL 230, BIOL 232, and all KIN courses for this major.

Required:
+BIOL 199 General Biology I: Foundations of Living Systems (4 credits)
BIOL 200 General Biology II: Functioning of Living Systems (4 credits)
BIOL 230 Human Anatomy & Physiology (4 credits)
BIOL 232 Advanced Human Anatomy & Physiology (4 credits)
+CHEM 105 General Chemistry I (4 credits)
CHEM 106 General Chemistry II (4 credits) 
+PHYS 203 College Physics I (4 credits) OR CHEM 207 (3 credits) OR +PHYS 251 (4 credits)
PHYS 204 College Physics II (4 credits) OR CHEM 208 (3 credits) OR  PHYS 253 (4 credits) OR CHEM 319 & 320 (4 credits)
+STAT 213 Applied Statistical Reasoning for the Sciences (3 credits)

KIN 101 Foundations of Kinesiology (2 credits)
KIN 216 Exercise and Sport Psychology (2 credits)
KIN 282 Exercise and Aging (3 credits)
WI-KIN 340 Nutrition Concepts (3 credits)
KIN 361 Functional and Structural Kinesiology (3 credits)
WI-KIN 390 Exercise Physiology (4 credits)
KIN 440 Senior Research I (2 credits) 

Choose one of the following two Programming Courses:
KIN 350 Scientific Principles of Strength and Conditioning (3 credits)
KIN 392 Exercise Testing and Prescription (3 credits)

Choose six credit hours from the following Advanced Topics:
KIN 409 Exercise Pharmacology (3 credits)
KIN 410 Biomechanics (3 credits)*
KIN 411 Cardiovascular Pathophysiology (3 credits)
KIN 412 Sports Nutrition (3 credits)
KIN 441 Senior Research II (3 credits)*

Choose one - Neuropsychology requirement*:
PSYC 255 Brain and Behavior (3 credits)
PSYC 324 Abnormal Psychology (3 credits)
PSYC 350 Health Psychology (3 credits)
PSYC 360 Behavioral Pharmacology (3 credits)
PSYC 402 Psychology of Sensation and Perception (3 credits)
PYSC 403 Behavioral Neuroscience (3 credits)

+ = satisfies a general education requirement
WI = writing intensive

*Substitutions

Students who enter the SAU 3 + 2-1/2 DPT program after their junior year may make the following substitutions in the 1st year of the DPT Program (4th year undergraduate):

DPT 540 Neuroanatomy & Neurophysiology may replace the Neuropsychology requirement
DPT 530 Kinesiology/Biomechanics may replace KIN 410 Biomechanics
DPT 650 Issues in Research I may replace KIN 441 Senior Research II