Kinesiology BA/BS

The discipline of Kinesiology explores the art and science of human movement. In the Health and Kinesiology program, students develop an appreciation of the human body and its tremendous potential, as well as an understanding of the relationship between positive lifestyle choices and long-term improvements in health and well-being. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, leisure, fitness and recreation services rank just behind health care and high technology as expanding career fields for the 21st century. Education, therapeutic exercise, geriatric wellness, health and fitness leadership, sports training, coaching, athletic medicine, sports and fitness communication, and commercial fitness are areas in which most graduates in Kinesiology seek career opportunities. Additional avenues open to graduates include positions in service agencies, private athletic and recreation clubs, recreation organizations, corporate fitness programs, commercial and summer camps, and sporting goods companies. Many students choose to go to graduate school in a variety of fields including exercise science, public health, sport administration, athletic training, physical and occupational therapy.

Students seeking a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology will complete a program of study with either:

  1. Course work leading to K-12 Physical Education and Secondary School Health Teaching Endorsements (see Secondary Teacher Certification section) or
  2. Course work in one of four emphases:
    • Exercise Science and Health Occupations
    • Health and Fitness
    • Sport Studies
    • Coaching

General Education Core

Written Communication
Select one of the following:6.00
COLLEGE WRITING
and RESEARCH WRITING
COLLEGE WRITING AND RESEARCH
Oral Communication
Select one of the following:3.00
PRINCIPLES OF SPEECH
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
PUBLIC SPEAKING
Mathematical Ways of Knowing
Select one of the following:3.00-4.00
MATHEMATICS AS A LIBERAL ART
FINITE MATHEMATICS
PRECALCULUS (or MATH-147A & MATH-147B)
CALCULUS I
STATISTICAL METHODS FOR THE SCIENCES
FOUNDATION OF ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS II
MATH FOR BUSINESS ANALYSIS
MATH FOR TECHNOLOGY
Humanistic & Artistic Ways of Knowing
Select one of the following:3.00
INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE
WORLD CLASSICS
INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE
Select one of the following:3.00
SURVEY OF ART
THE ART AND HISTORY OF THE MOTION PICTURE
INTRODUCTION TO THE ARTS
SURVEY OF MUSIC
MUSIC IN AMERICA
WORLD MUSIC
HISTORY OF MUSICAL THEATER
SURVEY OF THE THEATER
Scientific Ways of Knowing
Select one course from two disciplines; one lab7.00-8.00
SCIENCE FOR LIFE
PLANTS AND PEOPLE
HUMAN BIOLOGY
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I
THE CHEMISTRY OF DAILY LIFE
GENERAL, ORGANIC AND BIOCHEMISTRY
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE
INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC SCIENCE
ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCE
INTRODUCTION TO EARTH SYSTEMS
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
INTRODUCTION TO NATURAL SCIENCES
NATURAL SCIENCE FOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATOR
GENERAL PHYSICS I
PHYS SCIENCES FOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATORS
DESCRIPTIVE ASTRONOMY
ENGINEERING PHYSICS I
Social & Behavioral Ways of Knowing
Select from two disciplines:6.00
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
WORLD PREHISTORY
INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES
PRINCIPLES AND THEORY OF MACROECONOMICS
PRINCIPLES AND THEORY OF MICROECONOMICS
INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
UNITED STATES HISTORY TO 1865
UNITED STATES HISTORY SINCE 1865
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
HUMAN RELATIONS IN ORGANIZATIONS
AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT
COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT
INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY
DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
CURRENT SOCIAL PROBLEMS
Diversity
Select one of the following:3.00
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
WORLD PREHISTORY
INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES
RACE AND ETHNICITY
COMMUNICATION AND DIVERSITY
INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE
NATIVE AMERICAN WRITTEN LITERATURE
INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
UNITED STATES HISTORY TO 1865
UNITED STATES HISTORY SINCE 1865
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE I
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE II
COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
ELEMENTARY SPANISH I
ELEMENTARY SPANISH II
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
Integrative Seminar: Ethics & Values
Select one of the following:3.00
ID 300A - 300T (see course descriptions for options)
HELLS CANYON INSTITUTE
Foreign/Heritage Language
Take 16 credits of language if selecting a Bachelor of Arts degree16.00
Total Credits37.00-39.00

Program Requirements

Kinesiology Core
KIN-260INTRODUCTION TO KINESIOLOGY AND HEALTH1.00
KIN/HLTH-272FITNESS AND WELLNESS3.00
HLTH-288BASIC FIRST AID/CPR/AED1.00
HLTH-352TECHNOLOGIES FOR HEALTH AND WELLNESS PROFESSIONALS3.00
HLTH-354ADDICTION AND PERFORMANCE2.00
KIN-370MOTOR LEARNING/MOTOR DEVELOPMENT3.00
KIN-381TESTS AND MEASUREMENTS IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION3.00
KIN-486ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF HEALTH, PHYSICAL EDUCATION, RECREATION, ATHLETICS3.00
KIN-498SENIOR RESEARCH PROJECT I3.00
KIN-499RESEARCH PROJECT/SEMINAR II3.00
Select three of the following:3.00
SKILL AND ANALYSIS: COURT SPORTS
SKILL AND ANALYSIS: FIELD SPORTS
SKILL/ANALYSIS: STRENGTH DEVELOPMENT
SKILL AND ANALYSIS:CORE AND FLEXIBILITY
SKILL AND ANALYSIS: EDUCATIONAL GYM&MOV
Select one of the following (see requirements in Emphasis Area III):3.00
SOCIAL-CULTURAL ASPECTS OF SPORTS
ETHICAL DECISION-MAKING SPORT LEADERS
Select two of the following:2.00
HUMAN SEXUALITY
STRESS MANAGEMENT
BEHAVIOR CHANGE
Emphases
Select one of the Emphasis Areas listed below30.00
Electives
Select 20 elective credits20.00
Total Credits83.00

Emphasis Areas

I. Exercise Science & Health Occupations

BIOL-252HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I (counted in core)4.00
KIN-248SPORTS MEDICINE3.00
HLTH-253NUTRITION3.00
KIN-362BIOMECHANICS3.00
KIN-363PHYSIOLOGY OF EXERCISE3.00
KIN-434EXERCISE PRESCRIPTION3.00
KIN/HLTH-494INTERNSHIP IN KINESIOLOGY3.00
Select 8 credits from the following:8.00
BEHAVIOR CHANGE
HEALTH PROMOTION
WELLNESS COACHING
SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY
AGING AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND RECREATION FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
Select one of the following:4.00
GENERAL, ORGANIC AND BIOCHEMISTRY
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I
Total Credits30.00

II. Health & Fitness

HLTH-248BEHAVIOR CHANGE1.00
HLTH-253NUTRITION3.00
HLTH-342COMMUNITY HEALTH3.00
HLTH-453HEALTH PROMOTION3.00
HLTH-454WELLNESS COACHING2.00
KIN-248SPORTS MEDICINE3.00
KIN-355STRATEGIES FOR TEACHING PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES3.00
KIN-434EXERCISE PRESCRIPTION3.00
KIN-435AGING AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY3.00
KIN-467PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND RECREATION FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS3.00
KIN/HLTH-494INTERNSHIP IN KINESIOLOGY3.00
Select one of the following:3.00
HUMAN BIOLOGY
ECOLOGY, EVOLUTION, DIVERSITY OF LIFE
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I
Total Credits33.00

III. Sport Studies

KIN-352YOUTH SPORTS AND RECREATION3.00
KIN/PSYC-410SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY3.00
KIN-420SOCIAL-CULTURAL ASPECTS OF SPORTS (required)3.00
or KIN-425 ETHICAL DECISION-MAKING SPORT LEADERS
KIN-472OUTDOOR EDUCATION3.00
KIN/HLTH-494INTERNSHIP IN KINESIOLOGY3.00
Select one of the following:3.00
SPORT ADMINISTRATION
SPORT FACILITIES AND EVENT MANAGEMENT
Select 12 credits from the following:12.00
NUTRITION
HEALTH PROMOTION
STRATEGIES FOR TEACHING PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES
BIOMECHANICS
PHYSIOLOGY OF EXERCISE
EXERCISE PRESCRIPTION
Total Credits30.00

IV. Coaching

KIN-241SPORTS OFFICIATING2.00
KIN-248SPORTS MEDICINE3.00
KIN-340ADVANCED COACHING THEORY2.00
KIN-341 - KIN-3472.00
KIN-352YOUTH SPORTS AND RECREATION3.00
KIN-355STRATEGIES FOR TEACHING PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES3.00
KIN/PSYC-410SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY3.00
KIN-487SPORT ADMINISTRATION3.00
KIN-488SPORT FACILITIES AND EVENT MANAGEMENT3.00
KIN/HLTH-494INTERNSHIP IN KINESIOLOGY3.00
Total Credits27.00

Summary

General Education Core37
Electives16-24
Kinesiology Emphasis22-30
Kinesiology Core Program37
Total120