Minor in Kinesiology

The Minor in Kinesiology is open to Nutrition majors and to majors from other units and colleges. Students will be allowed to complete the minor area of study within Kinesiology if they meet the minimum GPA of 2.50/4.00 at the time of application. Students must submit a request form at http://www.ahs.uic.edu/currentstudents/forms. Students outside the College of Applied Health Sciences must also consult their home colleges about acceptability and applicability of Kinesiology course credit toward their degree. Registration for all KN courses is restricted to students in the College of Applied Health Sciences; therefore, students outside the College of Applied Health Sciences seeking a minor will need to register for the courses needed through the academic advisor in the Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition. A minimum GPA of 2.00/4.00 is required to complete the minor field.

Prerequisites for the Minor

Prerequisites
BIOS 100Biology of Cells and Organisms5
Total Hours5

Requirements for the Minor

Required Courses
KN 251Human Physiological Anatomy I a5
KN 252Human Physiological Anatomy II a5
KN 261Applied Musculoskeletal Anatomy3
Select a minimum of two of the following with an advisor:6-7
Basic Fitness Assessment
Sport and Exercise Injury Management
Exercise Psychology
Exercise Assessment and Programming
Physiology of Exercise
Biomechanics: Introduction to the Human Machine
Motor Control and Learning
Aging and the Motor System
Muscle Physiology
Modifications in Exercise Programming
Biomechanics of the Neuromusculoskeletal Systems
Movement Neuroscience
Total Hours19-20
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These courses are required for the BS in Nutrition; Nutrition majors must take additional courses selected with an advisor to meet the minimum number of Kinesiology course hours required for the minor because of significant overlap in major and minor hours.

Enrollment Residence Requirement for the Minor

A student must complete at least one-half of the course work required for the minor field in enrollment residence at the University of Illinois at Chicago.