Human movement is becoming an increasingly popular and important topic in our world; from the rise in obesity to understanding how physical activity plays a role with our health. Many disciplines across campus and amongst the workforce would benefit from having a foundational knowledge in Kinesiology. Nurses, urban planners, chiropractors, physicians and dieticians/nutritionists are just a few examples of those professions where a working knowledge of how physical activity affects humans would be very beneficial.
The Minor in Kinesiology will provide students with foundational knowledge of the multidisciplinary science of human movement. Students in the minor will develop a broad understanding of how human movement contributes to health and well-being as well as the underlying factors influencing human movement and physical activity behaviors. The Minor in Kinesiology offers flexibility so that students can take Kinesiology coursework to complement their major coursework to best suit their educational goals.
Students who complete the Minor in Kinesiology will be able to:
- Describe, from a multidisciplinary approach, the value and benefits of all forms of physical activity and a healthy lifestyle; and
- Summarize and apply theoretical and scientific knowledge from multiple Kinesiology sub disciplines such as: biomechanics, exercise physiology, motor behavior, and sociological and psychological aspects of physical activity, health, and sport.
Required Courses (Complete 12 credits)
Admission to the minor is a prerequisite for each of these courses.
|KIN 320: Biomechanics|
Prerequisites: BIO SCI 202 (P) and PHYSICS 120 (P) with a C or greater
|KIN 330: Exercise Physiology|
Prerequisites: BIO SCI 203 (P) and CHEM 100 (P), 102, or 104 with a C or greater
|KIN 350: Psychological Aspects of Sport & Exercise|
Prerequisites: PSYCH 101 (P); satisfaction of GER Quant Lit Part B
|KIN 351: Sociological Aspects of Health & Human Movement|
Prerequisites: SOCIOL 101 (P); satisfaction of GER Quant Lit Part B
|KIN 460: Motor Development Across the Lifespan|
|KIN 461: Principles of Motor Learning|
Prerequisites: BIO SCI 202 (P) with a C or greater
Complete 6 additional Kinesiology credits level 300 or above.