2017 - 2018 Undergraduate Catalog
Kinesiology & Health Sciences
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Requirements for Major
Kinesiology & Health Sciences prepares students for a wide variety of academic and professional pursuits in fields that specialize in human body movement and its effect on human health. An emphasis on disease prevention and health promotion in society is opening opportunities in a variety of health related areas including physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician assistants, nursing, public health, medicine, nutrition, aging studies, and sports related fields. Our department’s focus is to prepare undergraduate students for post-graduate education and subsequent professional careers in those fields. Since ours is exclusively a baccalaureate degree awarding department, all of our teaching and research efforts are dedicated to our undergraduate students.
Students can elect to earn a B.A. or B.S. in Kinesiology & Health Sciences or choose one of three concentrations as a Kinesiology & Health Sciences major: a B.S. in Kinesiology & Health Sciences with a concentration in Allied Health; a B. S. in Kinesiology & Health Sciences with a concentration in Premed; or a B.S. in Kinesiology & Health Sciences with a concentration in Public Health.
Candidates for the B.S. degree in Kinesiology and Health Sciences must successfully complete, in addition to satisfying the NQR requirement or GER 1 and 2, three additional science courses from computer science, mathematics, biology, chemistry, geology, or physics. None of these three additional science courses may be taken on a Pass/Fail basis.
The Activity Program of the Kinesiology & Health Sciences Department provides the College community with a variety of courses and services such that students have an opportunity to be physically active and challenged during their college years. These courses provide experiences to develop and demonstrate a level of fitness and physical proficiency and encourage the students to internalize values enabling them to remain physically active through their lifetime.
Programs and Course Descriptions
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