Kinesiology: Sports Studies

The discipline of Kinesiology explores the art and science of human movement. In the 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. Students seeking a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology will complete a program of study with course work in one of four emphases:

  1. Exercise Science and Health Occupations
  2. Health and Fitness
  3. Sport Studies
  4. Coaching

This emphasis area encompasses a general knowledge of kinesiology and sport with a focus on social and community relations in sport.  Students learn the role of and examine sport in society from historical, psychological, sociological and philosophical perspectives.  This emphasis area prepares students for jobs in sport or as a pathway to graduate school in areas like Sport Psychology, Sport Sociology, History and Philosophy of Sport, or Sport Management.

General Education Requirements

Written Communication
Select one of the following:6.00
WRITING AND RHETORIC I
and WRITING AND RHETORIC II
COLLEGE WRITING AND RESEARCH
Oral Communication
Select one from the following:3.00
FUNDAMENTALS OF ORAL COMMUNICATION
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
PUBLIC SPEAKING
Mathematical Ways of Knowing
Select one of the following:3.00-5.00
MATH IN MODERN SOCIETY
FINITE MATHEMATICS
COLLEGE ALGEBRA
COLLEGE ALGEBRA AND TRIGONOMETRY
STATISTICAL REASONING
CALCULUS I
STATISTICAL METHODS FOR THE SCIENCES
MATHEMATICS FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS II
FINITE MATHEMATICS
MATH FOR TECHNOLOGY
STATISTICAL REASONING
Humanistic & Artistic Ways of Knowing
Select one course from two categories:6.00-8.00
Literature
LITERATURE AND IDEAS
WORLD CLASSICS
INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE
MYTHOLOGIES
Arts
INTRODUCTION TO 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
HISTORY OF JAZZ AND POPULAR MUSIC STYLES
SURVEY OF THE THEATER
Language
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE I
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE II
ELEMENTARY SPANISH I
ELEMENTARY SPANISH II
Scientific Ways of Knowing
Select one course from two disciplines; one lab7.00-8.00
INTRODUCTION TO BIOINFORMATICS
CONCEPTS OF BIOLOGY
PLANTS AND PEOPLE
BIOLOGY IN FILM
HUMAN BIOLOGY
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I
CONCEPTS OF CHEMISTRY
GENERAL, ORGANIC AND BIOCHEMISTRY
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE
INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC SCIENCE
PHYSICAL GEOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO EARTH SYSTEMS
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
INTEGRATED SCIENCE II
INTEGRATED SCIENCE I
INTRODUCTION TO NATURAL SCIENCES 1
NATURAL SCIENCE FOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATOR
GENERAL PHYSICS I
GENERAL PHYSICS II
PHYS SCIENCES FOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATORS
DESCRIPTIVE ASTRONOMY
ENGINEERING PHYSICS I
Social & Behavioral Ways of Knowing
Select one course from two disciplines:6.00
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
WORLD PREHISTORY
INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES
PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS
PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS
INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY
WORLD HISTORY I
WORLD HISTORY II
UNITED STATES HISTORY I
UNITED STATES HISTORY II
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
HUMAN RELATIONS IN ORGANIZATIONS
AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT
INTERNATIONAL POLITICS
COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT
INTRODUCTION TO GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY
LIFESPAN DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
SOCIAL PROBLEMS
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
HUMAN RELATIONS IN ORGANIZATIONS
Diversity
Select one of the following:3.00-4.00
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
WORLD PREHISTORY
INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES
RACE AND ETHNICITY
COMMUNICATION AND DIVERSITY
INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE
NATIVE AMERICAN WRITTEN LITERATURE
INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY
WORLD HISTORY I
WORLD HISTORY II
UNITED STATES HISTORY I
UNITED STATES HISTORY II
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
ETHICS AND IDENTITY
SOCIAL-CULTURAL ASPECTS OF SPORTS
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
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
Integrative Seminar: Ethics & Values
Select one of the following:3.00
ID 300A - 300Z (see course descriptions for options)
HELLS CANYON INSTITUTE
Foreign/Heritage Language
Select 16 credits of language if selecting Bachelor of Arts Degree16.00
Total Credits37.00-43.00

Program Requirements

Kinesiology Core
HLTH-352TECHNOLOGIES FOR HEALTH AND WELLNESS PROFESSIONALS3.00
HLTH-354ADDICTION AND PERFORMANCE2.00
KIN-260INTRODUCTION TO KINESIOLOGY AND HEALTH1.00
KIN-272FITNESS AND WELLNESS3.00
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: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
Emphasis Courses
KIN-220SOCIAL-CULTURAL ASPECTS OF SPORTS3.00
or KIN-425 ETHICAL DECISION-MAKING SPORT LEADERS
KIN-221HISTORY OF SPORT3.00
KIN-352YOUTH SPORTS AND RECREATION3.00
KIN-410SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY3.00
KIN-421PHILOSOPHY OF SPORT3.00
KIN-484COMMUNITY RELATIONS IN SPORT3.00
KIN-485SPORT LAW3.00
KIN-494INTERNSHIP IN KINESIOLOGY3.00
Select one of the following:3.00
SPORT ADMINISTRATION
SPORT FACILITIES AND EVENT MANAGEMENT
Electives
Select 24 elective credits24.00
Total Credits83.00

Sequential Plan of Study

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
COREMathematical Ways of Knowing 3.00
COREOral Communication 3.00
CORESocial & Behavioral Ways of Knowing 3.00
ENGL-101 WRITING AND RHETORIC I 3.00
KIN-260 INTRODUCTION TO KINESIOLOGY AND HEALTH 1.00
KIN-272 FITNESS AND WELLNESS 3.00
 Credits16.00
Spring
COREHumanistic & Artistic Ways of Knowing 3.00
CORESocial & Behavioral Ways of Knowing 3.00
ENGL-102 WRITING AND RHETORIC II 3.00
Program RequirementsKIN-261, KIN-262, KIN-267, KIN-268 or KIN-269 1.00
ElectiveElective Credits 4.00
 Credits14.00
Second Year
Fall
COREDiversity 3.00
COREHumanistic & Artistic Ways of Knowing 3.00
COREScientific Ways of Knowing 3.00
KIN-352 YOUTH SPORTS AND RECREATION 3.00
Program RequirementHLTH-246, HLTH-247 or HLTH-248 1.00
Program RequirementsKIN-261, KIN-262, KIN-267, KIN-268 or KIN-269 1.00
ElectiveElective Credits 1.00
 Credits15.00
Spring
CORESelect Lab Course from Scientific Ways of Knowing 4.00
HLTH-354 ADDICTION AND PERFORMANCE 2.00
KIN-421 PHILOSOPHY OF SPORT 3.00
KIN-370 MOTOR LEARNING/MOTOR DEVELOPMENT 3.00
KIN-410 SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY 3.00
 Credits15.00
Third Year
Fall
KIN-220 SOCIAL-CULTURAL ASPECTS OF SPORTS 3.00
KIN-485 SPORT LAW 3.00
KIN-486 ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF HEALTH, PHYSICAL EDUCATION, RECREATION, ATHLETICS 3.00
KIN-487
SPORT ADMINISTRATION
or SPORT FACILITIES AND EVENT MANAGEMENT
3.00
Program RequirementHLTH-246, HLTH-247 or HLTH-248 1.00
Program RequirementSelect KIN Selective course 3.00
 Credits16.00
Spring
HLTH-352 TECHNOLOGIES FOR HEALTH AND WELLNESS PROFESSIONALS 3.00
KIN-381 TESTS AND MEASUREMENTS IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION 3.00
KIN-425 ETHICAL DECISION-MAKING SPORT LEADERS 3.00
KIN-484 COMMUNITY RELATIONS IN SPORT 3.00
ElectiveElective Credits 3.00
 Credits15.00
Fourth Year
Fall
COREIntegrative Seminar: Ethics & Values 3.00
KIN-498 SENIOR RESEARCH PROJECT I 3.00
Program RequirementSelect KIN Selective course 3.00
Program RequirementsKIN-261, KIN-262, KIN-267, KIN-268 or KIN-269 1.00
ElectiveElective Credits 4.00
 Credits14.00
Spring
KIN-494 INTERNSHIP IN KINESIOLOGY 3.00
KIN-499 RESEARCH PROJECT/SEMINAR II 3.00
ElectiveElective Credits 3.00
ElectiveElective Credits 3.00
ElectiveElective Credits 3.00
 Credits15.00
 Total Credits120.00

Graduates with a BA/BS in Kinesiology go on to obtain careers in a variety of fields:

  • Physical Education
  • Sport Management
  • Sport Psychology
  • Exercise and Health Psychology
  • Wellness Coaching
  • Athletic Training
  • Coaching
  • Recreation

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