Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology


Students in the Kinesiology program will enjoy an academically rigorous program that provides a pathway to health graduate programs and career opportunities in the growing fields of allied health. The Kinesiology major requires a strong foundation in Biology and Chemistry, coupled with Kinesiology courses addressing the fundamentals of human movement. Electives in the major will allow you to focus your studies on prerequisites for entry into graduate programs in allied health fields — physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training for example — or gear your courses towards careers in physical education, coaching, or strength and fitness.

Core Courses

All Kinesiology majors must complete the following requirements:

Major Requirements/minimum 49 credits

1. Foundation Course 4 credits

  • PE 110 Foundations of PE/Sport

2. Mathematical Methods 4 credits

Take one of the following courses:

  • MATH 111 Elementary Stats with Apps
  • POLI 202 Statistical Analysis/Mapping
  • PSYCH 250 Statistical Methods

3. Requirements 24 credits

Take these six courses:

  • CHEM 131 General Chemistry (L)
  • BIOL 200 Principles of Biology (L)
  • BIOL 201 Principles of Biology (L)
  • BIOL 315 Biomechanics
  • BIOL 317 Human Anatomy (L)
  • PE 320 Exercise Physiology

4. Electives 13 - 16 credits

Take four additional courses from the following list:

  • BIOL 332 Nutrition
  • BIOL 344 Human Physiology (L)
  • CHEM 132 General Chemistry
  • PE 210 Social Sciences in PE/Sport
  • PE 250 Teaching Team and Individual Sports
  • PE 260 Strength and Conditioning Practicum
  • PE 310 Instructional Strategies
  • PE 340 Intro to Sports Medicine
  • PE 350 Theories of Coaching
  • PHYS 220/221 Fundamentals of Physics (L)
  • PHYS 231/232 General Physics (L)
  • PSYCH 100 Intro Psychology
  • PSYCH 335 Developmental Psychology

5. Capstone 4 credits

Complete the capstone sequence:

  • KIN 300 Service/Internship Design 2 credits
  • KIN 400 Integrative Seminar 2 credits


  • Rich Murphy, Professor
  • Kendra Nelson, Visiting Professor
  • Suzette Soboti, Professor
  • Tom Whittemore, Professor, Department Chair


  • Demonstrate understanding of human anatomy and physiological functions.
  • Apply basic human movement principles.
  • Communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with professional peers and patients/clients.
  • Evaluate research as a lifelong learner in the field and contribute to professional discourse.
  • Understand the important connection between physical and mental health to overall societal well-being.