Sep 17, 2019  
2019-2020 University Catalog 
    
2019-2020 University Catalog

Kinesiology, BS


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About the Program

The Kinesiology major is based on the idea of studying human movement and sport from the point of view of sub-disciplines in kinesiology. The curriculum includes courses in exercise physiology, biomechanics, motor control, motor development, and sport and exercise psychology. Students will choose four advanced courses, based on their interests, to further develop their knowledge. Students also have the opportunity to work with a professor to conduct research in a specific area of Kinesiology. This major offers excellent preparation for students who plan to attend graduate school in an area of kinesiology or professional school. Examples include physical therapy (PT), occupational therapy (OT), medicine, physician assistant (PA), chiropractic, biomechanics, exercise physiology, motor learning, motor development, etc.

Students in this major can choose to pursue an optional Clinical Exercise Physiology Concentration.

Degree Requirements


120 Credits Required

Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (43-48 credits)


Electives (13-18 credits) or (35-40 credits)


If completing 12 credit hours in the Kinesiology Selectives for the major then 35-40 elective credits are required.

If completing the optional Clinical Exercise Physiology Concentration in place of the 12 credits in Kinesiology Selectives then 13-18 elective credits are required.

Additional Requirements


Clinical Exercise Physiology Optional Concentration


Clinical Exercise Physiology Concentration for Kinesiology  

University Core Requirements


  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning

For a complete listing of course selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.

Prerequisite Information:


For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.


 

Program Requirements


14-15 Credits


16 Credits


15-16 Credits


15-16 Credits


16 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


15 Credits


Fall 4th Year


  • Human Cultures: Humanities core - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Kinesiology Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Kinesiology Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Spring 4th Year


  • Kinesiology Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Kinesiology Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Science, Technology & Society core - Credit Hours: 1.00 - 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 1.00

14-16 Credits


Notes


  • A student may elect the Pass / Not-Pass grading option for elective courses only, unless an academic unit requires that a specific departmental course/s be taken Pass / Not-Pass.  Students may elect to take University Core Curriculum courses Pass / Not-Pass; however, some major Plans of Study require courses that also fulfill UCC foundational outcomes.  In such cases, students may not elect the Pass / Not-Pass option.  A maximum of 24 credits of elective courses under the Pass / Not-pass grading option can be used toward graduation requirements. For further information, students should refer to the College of Health and Human Sciences Pass / Not-Pass Policy.
  • 2.0 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.
  • “C-” or better required in all HK courses
  • At least 32 credits of Purdue coursework required at 30000 level or higher for graduation.
    • KINE includes 27 credits (if taken at Purdue). 
    • Kinesiology with Optional Concentration includes 43 credits (if taken at Purdue).

Foreign Language Courses


Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program. 

For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor: American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Critical Course


The ♦ course is considered critical.

In alignment with the Degree Map Guidance for Indiana’s Public Colleges and Universities, published by the Commission for Higher Education (pursuant to HEA 1348-2013), a Critical Course is identified as “one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.  Students who want to be nurses, for example, should know that they are expected to be proficient in courses like biology in order to be successful.  These would be identified by the institutions for each degree program”. 

Disclaimer


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