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Department of Kinesiology, Sport Studies and Physical Education (KSSPE)

Kinesiology (34 credits)

A. Required academic core courses (22 credits)
The Kinesiology major is an undergraduate option that permits the student to individualize a course of study from several academic offerings in the Department of Physical Education and Sport.  The Kinesiology major is intended for the student who desires greater flexibility in choosing courses related to the study of human movement and physical activity, but is not interested in a specific professional major.  The program of study chosen can prepare the student for graduate work in a specific discipline or degree program in human movement science (e.g. sport philosophy, history of sport, biomechanics, sport psychology, motor behavior, or other related areas).  Students majoring in Kinesiology are required to complete a 22-credit academic core and a 12-credit elective pool in consultation with a major advisor. 

Required Courses Credit hours
PES 305 Significance of Physical Activity
3
**PES 326 Kinetics of Sport and Exercise
3
**PES 335 Physiological Bases for Exercise and Sport
4
PES 439 Motor Learning
3
PES 3xx Advanced Performance
3
PES 430 Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology
3
PES 441 Sport in Society
3
 
Total
22
     
Elective Courses  

Selected from the following:

*PES 3XX Advanced Performance
3
PES 315 Fitness for Healthful Living
3
PES 325 Kinesiological Bases for Exercise and Sport
4
PES 350 History of Sport , Play, and Exercise
3
PES 360 Philosophy of Sport, Play, and Exercise
3
PES 396 Women in Sport
3
PES 399 Independent Study
3
PES 401 Physical Activity in Adulthood
3
PES 405 Obesity in Society
3
PES 413 Motor Development
3
PES 414 Assessment Physical Education and Sport
3
PES 420 Biomechanical Skill Analyses
3
PES 445 Social Psychology of Sport
3
PES 446 Sport Spectating in the United States
3
PES 451 The Modern Olympic Games
3
PES 460 Ethics of Sport Contests
3
PES 461 Theories of Play
3
PES 490 Physical Education Exchange Program
15
PES 495 Topics in Physical Education
1 – 3
PES 499 Independent Study
1 – 3
   
 
Total:
12
     
     

* A second Advanced Performance course can be taken to fulfill 3 of the elective pool credits
**Prerequisite: Bio 221 or Bio 321 and 322.