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For students matriculated before Fall 2017, please refer to department website and/or the 2016-2017 General Advisement Handbook. The following recommendations are for students admitted to the College at Brockport ON or AFTER the Fall of 2017.

The Kinesiology major (52 credits) is an undergraduate option that permits the student to individualize a course of study from several academic offerings in the Department of Kinesiology, Sport Studies and Physical Education. 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) or allied health fields (e.g. athletic training, physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician assistant), or pursue careers in fitness or sport development. Students majoring in Kinesiology are required to complete a 43-credit academic core and a 9-credit elective pool in consultation with a major advisor. 

Prerequisite: Credits
BIO 221 Survey of ANAT/PHYS OR BIO 321 (Fall only)
& 322 (Spring only) (PR= BIO 110, 201, or 221)
Required Core: -
PES 300 Introduction to Kinesiology 3
PES 325 Kinesiological Bases for Exercise and Sport (PR=BIO 221 or both BIO 321 & 322) 4
PES 335 Physiological Bases for Exercise and Sport (PR=BIO 221 or both BIO 321 & 322) 4
PES 420 Biomechanical Skill Analyses (CR = PES 325) 3
PES 430 Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology 3
PES 439 Motor Learning 3
PES 305 Significance of Physical Activity 3
PES 441 Sport in Society 3
PES 460 Ethics of Sport 3
*** HLS 311 Nutrition OR PES 415 Sports Nutrition (PR=PES 335) 3
*** PES 401, Physical Activity in Adulthood OR PES 405 Obesity in Society 3
PES 315 Fitness for Healthful Living 3
PES 3xx Advanced Performance (Choose one from list of PES 3xx) 3
*PES 480 Kinesiology Practicum (PR=all required PES classes) 0-3
Electives  - Must take 3 elective courses (9 credits) -
**PES 3XX Advanced Performance 3
PES 350 History of Sport 3
PES 360 Philosophy of Sport 3
PES 396 Women in Sport 3
PES 401 Physical Activity in Adulthood 3
PES 405 Obesity in Society 3
PES 413 Motor Development 3
PES 415 Sports Nutrition (PR=PES 335) 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 499 Independent Study 3
PSH 202 Introduction to Statistics 3
PBH 488 Applied Biostatistics & Epidemiology 3
MTH 243 Elementary Statistics 3

*Students who fulfill a practicum experience in another major in the KSSPE Dept do not have to take PES 480
** Students have the option of taking a second Advanced Performance course for 3 elective credits
*** Courses chosen in each of these pools will not also count towards elective credit.
****Students who wish to pursue further education in a clinical field such as physical therapy, occupational
therapy, or physician assistant should take BIO 321 and BIO 322 rather than BIO 221.

PR = Pre-Requisite class
CR = Co-Requisite class


Required Courses in the Freshman Year

First or Second Semester
  • General Education courses*
  • BIO 221 Survey A&P, Intro Bio – prerequisite to BIO 321 (counts as gen ed credit, not credit in major)
  • PES 300 Introduction to Kinesiology


Required Courses in the Sophomore Year

First Semester Second Semester
  • PES 305 Significance of Physical Activity 
  • PES 315 Fitness for Healthful Living
  • Kinesiology elective
  • BIO 321 Anatomy & Physiology I
     (recommended for students interested in allied health careers) 
  • PES 3XX Advanced Performance
  • PES 460 Ethics of Sport
  • BIO 322 Anatomy & Physiology II
    (recommended for students interested in allied health careers)

Last Updated 8/19/19

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