Sep 24, 2021  
2021-2022 University Catalog 
    
2021-2022 University Catalog

Kinesiology, BS


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 five 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 athletic training, physical therapy (PT), occupational therapy (OT), medicine, physician assistant (PA), chiropractic, biomechanics, exercise physiology, motor learning, motor development, sport and exercise psychology, etc.

Students in this major can choose to pursue an optional Clinical Exercise Physiology Concentration and/or Sports Medicine Concentration.

Department of Health and Kinesiology

Kinesiology Major Change (CODO) Requirements  

Degree Requirements


120 Credits Required

Departmental/Program Major Course Requirements (40 credits)


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


Electives (14-19 credits) or (16-21 credits) or (32-37 credits)


If completing 15 credit hours in the Kinesiology Selectives for the major then 32-37 elective credits are required.

If completing the optional Clinical Exercise Physiology Concentration then 14-19 elective credits are required.

If completing the optional Sports Medicine Concentration, then 16-21 elective credits are required.

Additional Requirements


Clinical Exercise Physiology Optional Concentration


Clinical Exercise Physiology Concentration for Kinesiology  

Sports Medicine Optional Concentration


Sports Medicine Concentration for Kinesiology  

University Requirements


University Core Requirements


For a complete listing of University Core Course Selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.
  • Human Cultures: Behavioral/Social Science (BSS)
  • Human Cultures: Humanities (HUM)
  • Information Literacy (IL)
  • Oral Communication (OC)
  • Quantitative Reasoning (QR)
  • Science #1 (SCI)
  • Science #2 (SCI)
  • Science, Technology, and Society (STS)
  • Written Communication (WC)

Civics Literacy Proficiency Requirement:


The Civics Literacy Proficiency activities are designed to develop civic knowledge of Purdue students in an effort to graduate a more informed citizenry.

Students will complete the Proficiency by passing a test of civic knowledge, and completing one of three paths:

  • Attending six approved civics-related events and completing an assessment for each; or
  • Completing 12 podcasts created by the Purdue Center for C-SPAN Scholarship and Engagement that use C-SPAN material and completing an assessment for each; or
  • Earning a passing grade for one of these approved courses (or transferring in approved AP or departmental credit in lieu of taking a course)

For more information visit the Civics Literacy Proficiency 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 30 credits (if taken at Purdue). 
    • Kinesiology with Optional Clinical Exercise Physiology Concentration includes 44 credits (if taken at Purdue).
    • Kinesiology with Optional Sports Medicine Concentration includes 33 credits (if taken at Purdue)

World Language Courses


World Language proficiency requirements vary by program. The following list is inclusive of all world languages PWL offers for credit; for acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor.

ASL-American Sign Language ARAB-Arabic CHNS-Chinese FR-French
GER-German GREK-Greek (Ancient) HEBR-Hebrew (Biblical) HEBR-Hebrew (modern)
ITAL-Italian JPNS-Japanese KOR-Korean LATN-Latin
PTGS-Portuguese RUSS-Russian SPAN-Spanish  

 

 
 
 

 

 

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