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 Requirements20
Concentration Required Courses35-36
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 Exercise2
KN 152Introduction to Exercise Physiology and Health3
KN 200Statistical Methods3
KN 251Human Physiological Anatomy I5
KN 252Human Physiological Anatomy II5
KN 261Applied Musculoskeletal Anatomy3
KN 3353
KN 352Physiology of Exercise4
KN 361Movement Biomechanics3
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 110Biology of Cells and Organisms a4
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 Hours20

Concentration Required Courses

Required Courses
BIOS 120Biology of Populations and Communities a4
BIOS 220Genetics3
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:4-5
Introductory Physics for Life Sciences I a
General Physics I (Mechanics) a
Problem-Solving Workshop for General Physics I (Mechanics)
KN 465Biomechanics of the Neuromusculoskeletal Systems3
KN 472Movement Neuroscience3
Total Hours35-36

Electives—Concentration in Movement Science

Select 16-17 hours of Free Electives a16-17
Total Hours16-17

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
Spring Semester
ENGL 161 Academic Writing II: Writing for Inquiry and Research 3
BIOS 110 Biology of Cells and Organisms 4
CHEM 124 General Chemistry II Lecture 4
CHEM 125 General Chemistry Laboratory II 1
KN 136 Techniques and Principles of Exercise 2
Sophomore Year
Fall Semester
KN 152 Introduction to Exercise Physiology and Health 3
KN 251 Human Physiological Anatomy I 5
PSCH 100 Introduction to Psychology 4
General Education course 3
Spring Semester
KN 252 Human Physiological Anatomy II 5
KN 335 3
KN 261 Applied Musculoskeletal Anatomy 3
General Education course 3
Free Elective 3
Junior Year
Fall Semester
CHEM 232 Organic Chemistry I 4
KN 352 Physiology of Exercise 4
KN 200 Statistical Methods 3
Free Elective 4
Spring Semester
Select one of the following: 4-5
Introductory Physics for Life Sciences I  
General Physics I (Mechanics)
and Problem-Solving Workshop for General Physics I (Mechanics)
KN 372 Motor Control and Learning 3
HN 196 Nutrition 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Senior Year
Fall Semester
KN 361 Movement Biomechanics 3
BIOS 120 Biology of Populations and Communities 4
General Education course 3
Free Elective(s) 4
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 Genetics 3
General Education course 3
 Total Hours120