2019-2020 Catalog

Kinesiology

Mission Statement

The mission of the Kinesiology program is to develop knowledge, personal dispositions, and practical applications through the interdisciplinary study of human movement and physical activity.

Degree Requirements

Area I - Foundation Skills - 3 hours

FSL 101Foundations of Scholarship and Learning

3

FSL 101 is required for new and transferring freshmen with less than 24 credit hours. Students must earn a "C" or higher in FSL 101.

Area I - Rhetoric and Communication - 9 hours

ENG 101English Composition I

3

ENG 102English Composition II

3

BUA 251/ENG 251Business Communications

3

or

ENG 225Spoken Word and Public Performance

3

or

SPEE 220Fundamentals of Speech

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in ALL courses.

Area I - Mathematics - 3-4 hours

Choose one from the following:
MATH 110Mathematics for the Liberal Arts

3

MATH 111College Algebra

3

MATH 119Precalculus

3

MATH 121Calculus I

4

Students must earn a "C" or higher in ALL courses.

Area I - Computer Literacy - 3 hours

Choose one:
CIS 170Intro to Microcomputer Applications

3

or

ED 190Introduction to Computers for Instruction

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in ALL courses.

Area II - The Arts - 3 hours

Choose one:
ART 191Enhancing Art Understanding

3

ENG 210Introduction to Film Studies

3

MU 129Music Listening

3

THR 100Introduction to Theatre

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in ALL courses.

Area II - Literature in English - 3 hours

Choose one:
ENG 215Introduction to Literature

3

ENG 216Topics in Literature

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in ALL courses.

Area II - Social Science and Humanities - 6 hours

Choose two:
ANTH 210/SOC 210Cultural Anthropology

3

ECON 241Principles of Macroeconomics

3

or

ECON 242Principles of Microeconomics

3

GEOG 200World Regional Geography

3

PHIL 201Introduction to Philosophy

3

POLSC 223Introduction to American National Government & Politics

3

or

POLSC 224Introduction to American State and Local Government & Politics

3

PSY 201General Psychology

3

or

PSY 211Psychology of Human Growth & Development

3

SOC 221Introduction to Sociology

3

or

SOC 223Social Problems

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in ALL courses.

Area II - History - 6 hours

Choose one of two sequences:
HIS 191World Civilization to 1500

3

and

HIS 192World Civilization since 1500

3

or

HIS 201History of the United States I

3

and

HIS 202History of the United States II

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in ALL courses.

Area II - The Natural Sciences - 7-8 hours

Choose two different science disciplines from any of the following:
ASTR 100Introduction to Astronomy

4

BIO 100Principles of Biology

4

BIO 111General Biology I

3

CHEM 103Fundamentals of Chemistry

3

and

CHEM 103LFundamentals of Chemistry Lab

1

CHEM 111General Chemistry I

3

and

CHEM 111LGeneral Chemistry I Lab

1

PS 100Physical Science

4

PHY 201College Physics I

4

PHY 210General Physics I

4

SCI 105Special Topics in Science

4

Students must earn a "C" or higher in ALL courses.

Kinesiology - 51-53 hours

EXSS 227Safety and First Aid Education

2

EXSS 370/PSY 370Psycho-Socio Aspects of Movement

3

PE 200Foundations of Health, Physical Education, and Athletic Programs

3

PE 201Fundamentals of Coaching

3

PE 210Applied Human Anatomy & Physiology

2

or

BIO 213Human Anatomy and Physiology I

4

PE 212Field and Invasion Games and Sports

2

PE 215Net and Target Games and Sports

2

PE 220Physical Education Activities

3

PE 230Skill Themes and Movement Concepts

2

PE 311Personal and Community Health

3

PE 315Skill and Health Related Physical Fitness Education

2

PE 317Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Education and Sports

3

PE 320Motor Learning and Development

2

PE 328Methods of Teaching & Learning Motor Skills

2

PE 343Essentials in Adaptive Physical Education

2

PE 400Health Issues

3

PE 410Curriculum Development in Health and Physical Education

3

PE 424Health and Physical Education in the Classroom

3

PE 434Health & Physical Education in Elementary Schools

3

PE 435Health & Physical Education in Middle & High Schools

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in ALL courses.

Professional Education - 6 hours

ED 201Education as a Profession

3

ED 230/PSY 230Exceptional and Culturally Diverse Students

3

Upper Division General Electives - 15 hours

Select 15 hours of courses at the 300-400 level from any academic discipline.

General Electives - 0-8 hours

Select courses from any academic discipline to bring the total hours for graduation to a minimum of 120.

Total GEC credit requirements (40-45 hours)
Physical Education and Athletic Coaching Requirements (51-53 hours)
Professional Education requirements (6 hours)
Upper Division General Electives (15 hours)
General Elective requirements (0-8 hours)

120 minimum hours required for graduation.

All students must complete a comprehensive examination before he or she may receive a degree. The exam deals with only Physical Education and Athletic Coaching course work (courses with a PE prefix). This exam is multiple choice, and grading is pass or fail. The results will be used as data collection for the program outcomes.