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Human Performance and Fitness

Careers in this field include cardiopulmonary rehabilitation specialist, personal trainer, strength and conditioning coach, employee fitness director, and group exercise instructor.

Requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Human Performance and Fitness (57-59 credit hours)

Grade of C or better required for BIOL 205 and all KIN courses 200-level or above required for this major.

Choose one:
+BIOL 101 Principles of Biology (4 credits)
+BIOL 199 General Biology I (4 credits)
BIOL 112 Humans and Disease (4 credits)

Choose one:
MGMT WI-310 Principles of Management (3 credits)
MKTG 209 Principles of Marketing (3 credits)
KIN 307 Planning and Management of Sport Facilities and Events (3 credits)

Choose one:
KIN 275 Methods in Group Fitness Leadership (2 credits)
KIN 217 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries (2 credits)

BIOL 205 Essentials of Anatomy & Physiology (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 258 Principles and Methods in Personal Training (2 credits)
KIN 282 Exercise and Aging (3 credits)
WI-KIN 340 Nutrition Concepts (3 credits) 
KIN 350 Scientific Principles of Strength and Conditioning (3 credits)
KIN 361 Functional and Structural Kinesiology (3 credits)
KIN 363 The Law in Sport, PE, Exercise Science, and Leisure (3 credits)
WI-KIN 366 Applied Exercise Physiology (4 credits)
KIN 392 Exercise Testing for Healthy and Special Populations (2 credits)
KIN 406 Practical Application in Program Design (3 credits)
KIN 418 Internship in Human Performace and Fitness (6-8 credits)

Choose three credit hours from the following three Advanced Topics:
KIN 409 Exercise Pharmacology (3 credits)
KIN 410 Biomechanics (3 credits)
KIN 412 Sports Nutrition (3 credits)

WI = Writing Intensive course
+ satisfies General Education requirement

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