Majors & Minors

Requirements for the Major in Kinesiology

To complete the major in Kinesiology, a student must complete a total of 30 credits, which include the following:

  • CPR/First Aid, KNS 125, 1 credit
  • Applied Musculoskeletal Anatomy, KNS 250, 3 credits
  • Biomechanics, KNS 311 & 311L, 4 credits
  • Exercise Physiology, KNS 313 & 313L, 4 credits
  • History and Philosophy, KNS 340, 3 credits
  • Motor Learning and Control, KNS 440 & 440L, 4 credits
  • Seminar in Kinesiology, KNS 489, 1-2 credits

Choice of one:

  • Sociology of Sport, KNS 382, 3 credits
  • Psychology of Sport, KNS 435, 3 credits

Guidelines for a Minor in Kinesiology

A minimum of 18 credits, including: KNS 250, 311, 313 and 440 plus either 382 or 435

Guidelines for a Minor in Nutrition Science

Courses for a minor in nutrition include: KNS 201, 310, 368, 415; BIOL 100 or 151; CHEM 110 A & B

For those wishing to pursue a graduate degree in nutrition, other recommended courses include CHEM 233A/B; CHEM 471A/B; BIOL 300A/B; MATH 80.

Guidelines for Areas of Emphasis  

Pre-Physical Therapy: Designed for students interested in pursuing physical therapy. Requirements include completion of the departmental core and BIOL 100 or 151 and 300A/B; PHYS 135 A & B; PSYC 100; CHEM 110A/B; MATH 80; a 3 credit developmental psychology elective; and either KNS 92 or an INTD Internship. Students should also consider taking MATH 139A or MATH 141A. Electives should be carefully selected with advisor's guidance about current requirements for entry to the physical therapy programs of choice.

Sport Management: Designed for students interested in working in public or private agencies dealing with sport. The courses include the completion of the departmental core as well as KNS 373, 382, and 475; ART 200 or 203; BSAD 130, 320, and 330; ECON 201; at least one INTD Internship. Along with this area of emphasis, students are encouraged to seek a minor in BSAD (consult with academic advisor for full details).

Students interested in pursuing graduate degrees in the specialized fields of Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, Motor Learning, Sport Psychology or Sport Sociology should consult with their academic advisor to discuss graduate programs of choice.