BS in Kinesiology, Concentration in Exercise Science and Health Promotion

Degree Requirements—BS in Kinesiology, Concentration in Exercise Science and Health Promotion

To earn a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology degree from UIC, students need to complete university, college, and department degree requirements. The Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition degree requirements are outlined below. Students should consult the College of Applied Health Sciences section for additional degree requirements and college academic policies.

Summary of Requirements
University Writing Requirement6
Kinesiology Common Core42
General Education Core Requirements24-26
Concentration Required Courses30-33
Electives13-18
Total Hours120

Degree Requirements—Both Kinesiology Concentrations

University Writing Requirement

Required Courses
ENGL 160Academic Writing I: Writing in Academic and Public Contexts3
ENGL 161Academic Writing II: Writing for Inquiry and Research3
Total Hours6

Kinesiology Common Core

Required Courses
KN 100Kinesiology and Nutrition: First-year Seminar2
KN 136Techniques and Principles of Resistance Training2
KN 152Introduction to Exercise Science and Health3
KN 200Statistical Methods3
KN 251Human Physiological Anatomy I5
KN 252Human Physiological Anatomy II5
KN 261Applied Musculoskeletal Anatomy3
KN 335Exercise Psychology3
KN 352Physiology of Exercise4
KN 361Biomechanics: Introduction to the Human Machine3
KN 372Motor Control and Learning3
KN 410Aging and the Motor System3
HN 196Nutrition3
Total Hours42

Degree Requirements—Concentration in Exercise Science and Health Promotion

General Education Core Requirements

Required Courses
BIOS 100Biology of Cells and Organisms a5
PSCH 100Introduction to Psychology b4
Exploring World Cultures course c3
Understanding the Creative Arts course c3
Understanding the Past course c3
Understanding U.S. Society course c3
One additional Analyzing the Natural World course c,d3-5
Total Hours24-26
a

This course is approved for the Analyzing the Natural World General Education category.

b

This course is approved for the Understanding the Individual and Society General Education category.

c

Students should consult the General Education section of the catalog for a list of approved courses in this category.

d

A laboratory course is recommended.

Concentration Required Courses

Required Courses
CHEM 101Preparatory Chemistry a4
or placement into CHEM 122
MATH 121Precalculus Mathematics5
or placement into MATH 180
KN 240Instructional Techniques in Fitness3
KN 243Basic Fitness Assessment3
KN 436Health Coaching3
Selective Courses
Select three of the following:9
Sport and Exercise Injury Management
Psychology of Injury and Recovery
Evaluating Exercise and Worksite Health Promotion
Exercise Assessment and Programming
Cadaver Dissection I
Cadaver Dissection II
Entrepreneurship for Applied Health Professionals
Clinical Skills in Kinesiology
Worksite Health Promotion
Lower Extremity Overuse Injury
Sport Psychology for Individual and Team Performance
Muscle Physiology
Principles of ECG Interpretation
Modifications in Exercise Programming
Biomechanics of the Neuromusculoskeletal Systems
Movement Neuroscience
Experiential Learning
Select one of the following:3-6
Undergraduate Internship in Kinesiology
Independent Study in Kinesiology (may be repeated for up to 6 hours) b
Senior Research Seminar
and Senior Research Project c
Total Hours30-33
a

If a student places into CHEM 122, the chemistry requirement is waived and an additional 4 hours of electives are taken.

b

If a student chooses a 3-hour Experiential Learning option, one additional 3-hour elective will be required.

c

Enrollment reserved for students with a cumulative GPA of 3.25/4.00 or greater.

Electives—Concentration in Exercise Science and Health Promotion

Electives
Select 13-18 hours of Electives a13-18
Total Hours13-18
a

Students with a cumulative GPA of 3.25/4.00 or greater are encouraged to complete the following courses in their senior year as part of the elective course work: KN 398 and KN 399.

Sample Course Schedule—Concentration in Exercise Science and Health Promotion

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
Fall SemesterHours
ENGL 160 Academic Writing I: Writing in Academic and Public Contexts 3
KN 100 Kinesiology and Nutrition: First-year Seminar 2
MATH 121 Precalculus Mathematics 5
CHEM 101 Preparatory Chemistry a 4
 Hours14
Spring Semester
ENGL 161 Academic Writing II: Writing for Inquiry and Research 3
KN 152 Introduction to Exercise Science and Health 3
BIOS 100 Biology of Cells and Organisms 5
PSCH 100 Introduction to Psychology 4
KN 136 Techniques and Principles of Resistance Training 2
 Hours17
Sophomore Year
Fall Semester
KN 335 Exercise Psychology 3
KN 251 Human Physiological Anatomy I 5
KN 243 Basic Fitness Assessment 3
Free Elective(s) 5
 Hours16
Spring Semester
KN 252 Human Physiological Anatomy II 5
KN 240 Instructional Techniques in Fitness 3
KN 200 Statistical Methods 3
Free Elective 3
 Hours14
Junior Year
Fall Semester
KN 261 Applied Musculoskeletal Anatomy 3
KN 352 Physiology of Exercise 4
KN 436 Health Coaching 3
HN 196 Nutrition 3
KN Selective course 3
 Hours16
Spring Semester
KN 361 Biomechanics: Introduction to the Human Machine 3
KN 372 Motor Control and Learning 3
KN Selective 3
Analyzing the Natural World course b 5
 Hours14
Senior Year
Fall Semester
KN 410 Aging and the Motor System 3
KN Selective 3
Free Elective c 3
General Education Elective 3
General Education Elective 3
 Hours15
Spring Semester
Experiential Learning c 3-6
General Education Elective 3
General Education Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Hours12-15
 Total Hours120
a

If a student places into CHEM 122/CHEM 123, the chemistry requirement is waived and an additional 4 hours of electives are taken.

b

A laboratory course is recommended.

c

If a student chooses a 3-hour Experiential Learning option, one additional 3-hour elective will be required.