BS in Kinesiology, Concentration in Movement Science

Degree Requirements—BS in Kinesiology, Concentration in Movement Science

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 Requirement 6
Kinesiology Common Core42
General Education Core Requirements21
Concentration Required Courses37
Electives14
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 Movement Science
General Education Core Requirementsd

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
Total Hours21
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

Some of the Concentration Required Courses count toward the University minimum of 24 semester hours in General Education Core courses. Please see the course list that follows.

Concentration Required Courses

Required Courses
BIOS 101Biology of Populations and Communities a5
BIOS 220Mendelian and Molecular Genetics3
CHEM 122General Chemistry I Lecture4
CHEM 123General Chemistry Laboratory I a,b1
CHEM 124General Chemistry II Lecture4
CHEM 125General Chemistry Laboratory II a,b1
CHEM 232Organic Chemistry I4
MATH 180Calculus I a4
Select one of the following two-course sequences:5
Introductory Physics I - Lecture a
Introductory Physics I - Laboratory a
OR
General Physics I (Mechanics) a
Problem-Solving Workshop for General Physics I (Mechanics)
KN 465Biomechanics of the Neuromusculoskeletal Systems3
KN 472Movement Neuroscience3
Total Hours37
a

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

b

General Education credit is given for successful completion of both CHEM 122 and CHEM 123 or CHEM 124 and CHEM 125.

Electives—Concentration in Movement Science

Electives
Select 14 hours of Free Electives a14
Total Hours14
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 Movement Science

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 180 Calculus I 4
CHEM 122 General Chemistry I Lecture 4
CHEM 123 General Chemistry Laboratory I 1
 Hours14
Spring Semester
ENGL 161 Academic Writing II: Writing for Inquiry and Research 3
CHEM 124 General Chemistry II Lecture 4
CHEM 125 General Chemistry Laboratory II 1
BIOS 100 Biology of Cells and Organisms 5
KN 136 Techniques and Principles of Resistance Training 2
 Hours15
Sophomore Year
Fall Semester
KN 152 Introduction to Exercise Science and Health 3
KN 251 Human Physiological Anatomy I 5
PSCH 100 Introduction to Psychology 4
General Education course 3
 Hours15
Spring Semester
KN 252 Human Physiological Anatomy II 5
KN 335 Exercise Psychology 3
KN 261 Applied Musculoskeletal Anatomy 3
General Education course 3
 Hours14
Junior Year
Fall Semester
CHEM 232 Organic Chemistry I 4
KN 352 Physiology of Exercise 4
KN 200 Statistical Methods 3
Free Elective 3
 Hours14
Spring Semester
PHYS 105
Introductory Physics I - Lecture
or General Physics I (Mechanics)
4
PHYS 106
Introductory Physics I - Laboratory
or Problem-Solving Workshop for General Physics I (Mechanics)
1
KN 372 Motor Control and Learning 3
HN 196 Nutrition 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Hours17
Senior Year
Fall Semester
KN 361 Biomechanics: Introduction to the Human Machine 3
BIOS 101 Biology of Populations and Communities 5
General Education course 3
Free Elective(s) 4
 Hours15
Spring Semester
KN 410 Aging and the Motor System 3
KN 465 Biomechanics of the Neuromusculoskeletal Systems 3
KN 472 Movement Neuroscience 3
BIOS 220 Mendelian and Molecular Genetics 3
General Education course 3
 Hours15
 Total Hours119