(or option approved by department)
Two of the following:
At the completion of the fall semester during the sophomore year, students in the kinesiology major are required to:
A student failing to meet these academic standards will be given one semester and the summer term to attain these requirements. Failure to meet these standards will result in dismissal from the major.
Students completing the Kinesiology major are not required to take the common core course NSM 202 The Scientific Enterprise.
In addition to completing the kinesiology major, students with specific post-baccalaureate aspirations may choose a concentration or minor from a number of options including the health professions concentrations, the corporate fitness concentration and a minor in neuroscience. Close consultation with academic advisors is recommended to ensure that specific graduate program prerequisites are met. Exceptional kinesiology majors may also consider the honors program described below.
Kinesiology is a popular choice of major for many students considering entering medicine or other health professions. The kinesiology major provides students focused study on human movement and includes clinical-related coursework where concepts and principles are applied to the study of injury and disease. Students are encouraged to participate in practical learning experiences in various health profession settings, including two clinical rehabilitation practices on campus. These on-campus experiences allow students to work alongside healthcare professionals who are providing care for patients with orthopedic and sport-related injuries, individuals suffering from various neurologic and vestibular disorders affecting balance and mobility, as well as individuals recovering from cardiovascular and pulmonary disease. By completing the kinesiology major and selected tracks in the health professions program, students are prepared to apply to medical, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy and physician assistant programs. Contact Dr. Sean Clark, kinesiology department, or Dr. Craig Story, director of health professions, for additional information.
Courses for these concentrations are listed as tracks under the Health Professions Program:
Premedicine, Dentistry, Veterinary
See Track 1
See Track 2
See Track 6
The corporate fitness concentration prepares students to work in corporate and commercial fitness settings, developing exercise and wellness programming for company employees and clients. Kinesiology majors interested in this concentration should also consider obtaining a business minor. Specific paradigms for this minor are determined with the Department of Economics and Business.
Students from other majors are welcome to consider completing a minor in Kinesiology. Those wishing to earn a kinesiology minor must complete the following courses (minimum of 20 credits):
This interdisciplinary minor (24 credits) draws from biology, psychology, chemistry and kinesiology. See the Psychology Department for full information on the minor.
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