Bachelor of Science, Major in Kinesiology (Clinical Exercise Science)

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This degree will prepare you for a career in clinical exercise science. Future job prospects include cardiac rehabilitation, hospital/clinic-based fitness and wellness facilities, performance centers, research facilities, and graduate education in exercise science, sport and human performance, and allied health fields (physical therapy, occupational therapy, prosthetics and orthotics, etc.). This track is focused on clinical and research settings where you will be working with both clinical and general populations, such as at a cardiac rehabilitation facility, research laboratories, or at sport-science based performance facilities.

Bachelor of Science, Major in Kinesiology (Clinical Exercise Science)
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication)6
Component Area II (Mathematics) 13
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science) 28
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture)3
Component Area V (Creative Arts)3
Component Area VI (U.S. History)6
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government)6
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences)3
Component Area IX (Component Area Option) 44
Degree Specific Requirements
PHYS 1301
PHYS 1101
General Phy-Mechanics & Heat
and General Physics Laboratory I
BIOL 1411General Botany 24
BIOL 1413General Zoology4
CHEM 1411General Chemistry I4
CHEM 1412General Chemistry II4
BIOL 2401Human Anatomy4
BIOL 2402Human Physiology4
MATH 1314Pre Calculus Algebra 13-4
or MATH 1316 Plane Trigonometry
or MATH 1410 Elementary Functions
Select one of the following:3-4
Statistical Mthods In Practice
Elementary Statistics
and Statistics Laboratory
FACS 2362Nutrition3
ENGL 3330Intro To Technical Writing3
PSYC 1301Introduction To Psychology 33
COMS 1361Public Speaking 43
KINE 1331Foundations Of Kinesiology3
KINE 2115Lifetime Health and Wellness 41
KINE 3362Functional Kinesiology3
KINE 3364Motor Learning3
KINE 3373Physiology Of Exercise3
KINE 2114Wgt Train & Phy Conditioning1
ATTR 3370Prevention & Care of Injuries3
KINE 4373Adv Tpcs In Physlgy Of Exercis3
KINE 4362Biomechanical Analysis3
KINE 4377Prin Exer Testing/Prescription3
KINE 4393Prncples& Prac Of Adlt Fit Mgt3
KINE 4394Internship3
KINE 4394Internship3
Elective Block Physical Therapy: PHYS 1302, PHYS 1102, PSYC 3374, HLTH 2372, & MATH upper level; Occupational Therapy: SOCI 1301, PSYC 3331, PSYC 3374, & HLTH 2372; Suggested Electives: ATTR 3369, ATTR 4369, ATTR 4300, ATTR 4310, ATTR 3383, & KINE 436915
Total Hours120-122

MATH 1314, MATH 1316, or MATH 1410 satisfies Component Area II.  Students interested in attending PT/OT school should take MATH 1314.


BIOL 1411 and CHEM 1411 satisfy Component Area III.


PSYC 1301 satisfies Component Area VIII.


KINE 2115 and COMS 1361 satisfy Component Area IX.


MATH 1410 orMATH 1316 or MATH 1420 are prerequisites for PHYS 1301 and PHYS 1101.  A grade of “C” or higher is required for courses.

CHEM 1411 is a prerequisite forCHEM 1412.

BIOL 2402 requires a grade of “C” or higher in BIOL 2401 and CHEM 1406.

MATH 3379 requires 3 hours of college math.

BIOL 4374 requires 8 hours of advanced BIOL and MATH 1314 orMATH 1420.

BIOL 2401 is a prerequisite forFACS 2362 and KINE 3362.

ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1302 are prerequisites forENGL 3330 and satisfy Component Area I.

KINE 3362 requires a prerequisite of BIOL 2401 or BIOL 3410.

KINE 3373 and KINE 3364 require Junior Standing.

ATTR 3370 requires Junior Standing in Kinesiology or permission from Instructor.

KINE 4393 requires Senior Standing.

KINE 4394 requires Senior Standing and completion of KINE 4393 and KINE 4377.

First Year
ENGL 130113BIOL 14134KINE 13313
BIOL 141124ENGL 130213KINE 21141
CHEM 141124PSYC 130143KINE 211561
MATH 1314, 1316, or 141033-4COMS 136153HIST 13013
 14-15 13 8
Second Year
POLS 230573BIOL 24024KINE 33643
BIOL 24014PHYS 14114KINE 33733
CHEM 14124POLS 230673HIST 13023
FACS 23623Electives (See list below)3 
 14 14 9
Third Year
ATTR 33703KINE 33623 
MATH 3379, BIOL 4374, PSYC 3301, or PSYC 310183-4Upper Level Electives (see list below)6 
ENGL 33303Component Area V3 
Suggested Electives (see list below)3  
 12-13 12 
Fourth Year
KINE 43773KINE 43623 
KINE 43933KINE 43733 
Upper Level Electives (see list below)6KINE 4394 (Register for 2 sections to complete 6 credit hours)6 
 12 12 
Total Hours: 120-122

 Satisfies Component Area I.


 Satisfies 4 hours of Component Area III. 


 Satisfies Component Area II. 


 Satisfies Component Area VIII. 


 Satisfies three hours of Component Area IX. 


 Satisfies one hour of Component Area IX. 


 Satisfies Component Area VII.


PSYC 3301 and PSYC 3101 must be taken together.

Physical Therapy:
Gen Phy-Snd,Lght, Elec, & Mag
General Physics Laboratory II
Development Psychology
Health & Medical Terminology
Math (Upper level)
Occupational Therapy:
Principles Of Sociology
Abnormal Psychology
Development Psychology
Health & Medical Terminology
Suggested Electives:
Therapeutic Interventions I
Therapeutic Interventions II
Care of the Lower Extremity
Care of the Upper Extremity
Head & Face Injuries in Sport
Adapted Physical Activity