Kinesiology Minor

The Kinesiology minor is designed for:

  1. An individual interested in motor skill development and physical activity in a variety of related careers including sports administration, sales, recreation, social services, and journalism.
  2. The prospective teacher with another subject major, but who may wish employment with K-12 or 6-12 physical education or coaching as part of the teaching load.  Specific coursework required for endorsement.  Please see Education & Kinesiology Division advisor for assistance.

To qualify for an Idaho 6-12 Physical Education Endorsement, KIN-381, ED 449-Content Methods: PE, and an approved teacher education program must be added to this minor; for a K-12 Endorsement, KIN-352 or KIN-216/ED-216 must also be added. Students must also pass the Praxis II exam #5091-Physical Ed:Content Knowledge.

Program Requirements

HLTH-272FITNESS AND WELLNESS3.00
KIN-248SPORTS MEDICINE3.00
KIN-260INTRODUCTION TO KINESIOLOGY AND HEALTH1.00
KIN-261SKILL AND ANALYSIS: COURT SPORTS1.00
KIN-262SKILL AND ANALYSIS: FIELD SPORTS1.00
KIN-269SKILL AND ANALYSIS: EDUCATIONAL GYM&MOV1.00
KIN-355STRATEGIES FOR TEACHING PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES3.00
KIN-363PHYSIOLOGY OF EXERCISE3.00
KIN-370MOTOR LEARNING/MOTOR DEVELOPMENT3.00
KIN-420SOCIAL-CULTURAL ASPECTS OF SPORTS3.00
KIN-467PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND RECREATION FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS3.00
KIN-486ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF HEALTH, PHYSICAL EDUCATION, RECREATION, ATHLETICS3.00
Total Credits28.00