Kinesiology is the academic discipline which involves the study of physical activity and its impact on health, society, and quality of life. Nurses, urban planners, chiropractors, physicians and dieticians/nutritionists are just a few of the professions that would benefit from having a foundational knowledge in Kinesiology.
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) Minor in Kinesiology offers flexibility so that you can take Kinesiology coursework that complements your major coursework to best suit your educational goals. You 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.
Upon completion of the Minor in Kinesiology you 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.
To be awarded the Minor in Kinesiology, you will need to earn a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the 18 credits in the coursework below and must satisfy published prerequisites for all courses.
Admission to the minor is a prerequisite for each of these courses.
Complete 12 credits from the following:
|KIN 200: Introduction to Kinesiology||F/S||3|
|KIN 230: Health Aspects of Exercise and Nutrition||F/S/SU||3|
|KIN 320: Biomechanics||F/S||3|
|KIN 330: Exercise Physiology||F/S||4|
|KIN 350: Psychological Aspects of Sport & Exercise||F/S||3|
|KIN 351: Sociological Aspects of Health & Human Movement||F/S||3|
|KIN 360: Motor Development Across the Lifespan||F||3|
|KIN 361: Principles of Motor Learning||S||3|
F, S, SU (fall, spring, summer) refers to semesters in which courses are taught.
Complete 6 additional Kinesiology credits at level 300 or above.