KINESIOLOGY is housed in the Brancheau Health and Physical Education Building
and offers courses in both the general education program and movement
sciences and wellness career education.
In addition, the Department manages the Brancheau Complex, Wellness Center, and
the Education / Recreation Program.
The objectives of the activity/service program are to develop physical well being,
leisure-time skills needed for contemporary living, and desirable attitudes toward physical activity.
The professional teacher-training program courses are designed to provide academic preparation and the specific skills needed
for teaching and coaching as well as an appreciation of the place of physical activity in American society, and to provide the
foundation for graduate study.
Brancheau Complex contains three classrooms, an exercise sciences laboratory, four racquetball courts,
a dance studio, a weight room, a swimming pool, the Wellness Center and the Intramural Gymnasium. The Intramural
Gymnasium contains ten badminton courts, two basketball courts, and three volleyball courts. Four tennis courts are nearby on campus.
The Wellness Center contains a variety of fitness equipment including the 24 station Universal Super Circuit.
The Center is used for departmental classes and a variety of wellness-oriented workshops.
BACHELOR OF ARTS
The kinesiology major is designed (1) to prepare students
for careers in the fitness
industry and (2) to provide a foundation for graduate study.
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
IN MOVEMENT SCIENCE - KINESIOLOGY
General Education & Other Requirements By This Major
General Education specifics
BIOL 101/103 Biology for General Education I & lab 4
CHEM 121/123 Chemistry for Life & lab 4
MVSC 141 Intermediate Swimming 1
PSY 102 General Psychology 3
MVSC 240/242 Anatomical & Physiological Kinesiology & lab 4
Students must choose a minor from a separate discipline.
54 credits of upper division courses are required (6 credits
outside of major&
minor). At least 12 credit hours must come from Writing
Complete any upper division Spanish course, or one of the
SPAN 202, SPAN 214, or SPAN 252
B.S. Requirements (6 credit hours)
Complete an additional six credit hours in Math and/or
and/or GEOG/SOC 323 Social Statistics beyond the General
Kinesiology Core Requirements
MVSC 213 First Aid 2
MVSC 215 Basic Prevention and Treatment of Athletic Injuries
MVSC 341/342 Physiology of Exercise & lab 4
MVSC 343 Biomechanics 3
MVSC 400 Motor Behavior 3
MVSC 408 Assessment in Movement Sciences 3
MVSC 440 Exercise Prescription for Special Populations
MVSC 441 Principles of Conditioning 3
MVSC 481 Internship in Movement Science 3
NUR 170 Pharmacology 3
WELL 300 Nutrition/Diet Therapy 3
WELL 350 Wellness Programming and Program Management 3
Total core credit hours 36
Additional recommended courses
BIOL 102/104 Biology for General Education II & lab 4
BIOL 254/256 Anatomy and Physiology I & lab 4
BIOL 255/257 Anatomy and Physiology II & lab 4
MATH 321 Statistics 3
MVSC 218 Introduction to Coaching 3
MVSC 245 History and Philosophy of Movement Sciences 2
MVSC 406 Sports Psychology 3
MVSC 445 Sport in American Culture 3
PHYS 151/153 General Physics I & lab 4
WELL 464 Substance Use/Abuse 3
WELL 465 Wellness of the Senior Population 3