Kinesiology Major: The College at Brockport

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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 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 orientation. 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).

Admission to the Program

Any undergraduate student in good academic standing at the College at Brockport is eligible for admission into the kinesiology major.

Program Requirements

Students in the kinesiology major pursue a Bachelor of Science degree and must complete its requirements.

The major consists of a 22-credit academic core and an elective pool from which 12 credits are selected in consultation with the major advisor.

Required Core Courses (22 credits)

  • PES 305 Significance of Physical Activity
  • PES 326 Kinetics of Exercise and Sport
  • PES 335 Physiological Bases for Exercise and Sport
  • PES 3xx Advanced Performance
  • PES 343 Advanced Weight Training, PES 348 Advanced Wrestling, PES 362 Advanced Racquetball, PES 364 Advanced Tennis, PES 371 Advanced Basketball, PES 372 Advanced Volleyball, PES 386 Advanced Soccer, PES 387 Advanced Softball
  • Other Options when available or through directed study
  • PES 430 Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • PES 439 Motor Learning
  • PES 441 Sport in Society

Electives (12 credits required)

A maximum of one additional Advanced Performance course may count toward the required elective credits.

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