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Courses for a Degree in Kinesiology

In addition to a focus on kinesiology courses, colleges typically require completion of courses and electives in each of the Arts, Math, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences areas. Below are some sample courses:

Core Kinesiology Courses:

  • Introduction to Exercise Science
  • Functional Anatomy
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Mechanics of Human Movement
  • Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries
  • Principles and Theories of Strength Conditioning
  • Physical Fitness Testing Techniques
  • Research Methods in Exercise Science
  • Clinical Exercise Physiology
  • Exercise Presecription
  • Psychology of Sports Injury and Rehabilitation
  • Performance and Drugs
  • Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Exercise Applications for Special Populations
  • Overview of the Physical Education Profession
  • Elementary Physical Education
  • Outdoor Education
  • Educational Rhythms and Gymnastics
  • Teaching Fitness
  • Principles and Problems of Coaching
  • Motor Development

General Curriculum Requirements

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology