Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Adviser Name:_______________________ Bulletin: 2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin Program: Kinesiology Major, Personal Training Concentration, B.A./B.S. Minimum Credits Required:__________________

Kinesiology Major, Personal Training Concentration, B.A./B.S.

Pott College of Science, Engineering and Education >> Kinesiology and Sport 

63 hours

Kinesiology Major

The Kinesiology major prepares students for entry-level positions in the following areas: fitness clubs, YMCAs, recreation centers, corporate fitness and wellness centers, health departments, senior centers, and hospital fitness and wellness centers. Examples of kinesiology positions include, but are not limited to personal trainers, group exercise instructors, community wellness program managers, worksite fitness or wellness center managers, health coaches, and private or commercial fitness club general managers or consultants. It is also designed to prepare students to test for the American College of Sports Medicine’s Certified Personal Trainer and Aerobics and Fitness Association of America’s Primary Group Exercise Instructor Certification.

Concentrations within the kinesiology major include: nutrition, personal training, fitness and recreational management, senior fitness, and physical education teaching. The curriculum is based on the guidelines and standards developed by the American College of Sports Medicine. It is scientific based but incorporates practical experiences in fitness and physical activity assessment, group exercise instruction, exercise prescription and programming, nutrition, human behavior, safety procedures, and program administration. This major is also designed to prepare student to continue their education at the graduate level.

Kinesiology Major Required Courses (51 or 57 hours)

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
BIOL 121 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I

USI Core 39: Natural Science with Lab (BA and BS)


Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 4
BIOL 122 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II

USI Core 39: Natural Science with Lab (BA and BS)


Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 4
KIN 281 - Personal Health Science

USI Core 39: Foundations-Physical Activity and Wellness


Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 3
KIN 282 - CPR for the Healthcare Provider and Sports Injury Prevention
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 2
EXSC 225 - Fundamentals of Strength Training Techniques
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
Credits: 3
EXSC 287 - Technology in Exercise Science
Term(s) Offered: Fall
Credits: 3
EXSC 376 - Behavioral Strategies of Exercise
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
Credits: 3
EXSC 383 - Kinesiology
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 3
EXSC 392 - Biomechanics and Motor Behavior
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
Credits: 4
EXSC 394 - Measurement and Evaluation
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 3
EXSC 397 - Physiology of Exercise
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 4
EXSC 475 - Strength and Conditioning Techniques
Term(s) Offered: Spring
Credits: 3
EXSC 476 - Training Science
Term(s) Offered: Spring
Credits: 3
EXSC 487 - Principles and Applications of Fitness Training
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
Credits: 3
SPTM 492 - Contemporary Issues in Sport and Exercise

USI Core 39: Embedded Experience-Global


Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 3

 

If selecting the Physical Education Teaching concentration, complete the following course:

EDUC 473 - Supervised Student Teaching in Secondary or P-12 Education (9 hours required)
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
Credits: 3-9

 

If selecting any other concentration, complete the following course:

KIN 493 - Practicum in Kinesiology II (3 hours required)
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Credits: 3-5

Personal Training Concentration (12 hours)

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
KIN 385 - Methods of Group Exercise Instruction
Term(s) Offered: Spring
Credits: 3
EXSC 484 - Exercise Testing and Prescription
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
Credits: 3
KIN 485 - Methods of Personal Training
Term(s) Offered: Fall
Credits: 3
EXSC 488 - Program Design for Diverse Populations
Term(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
Credits: 3
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