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Kinesiology Undergraduate Major (BS, CRED, HBS)

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College of Public Health and Human Sciences | School of Biological and Population Health Sciences


Options

Pre-Therapy and Allied Health

Available on Corvallis and OSU-Cascades campuses.


The Kinesiology major prepares students for careers in physical activity and fitness/wellness such as organizing, directing or managing physical fitness programs; personal trainer; fitness instructor; exercise physiologist; strength and fitness coach; and fitness entrepreneur. The degree can also serve as preparation for applications to a master's level physical education teacher education program, medical school, a professional program in the allied health professions (e.g., physical or occupational therapy, nursing, physician assistant) or other graduate education. Students interested in entry into professional schools of physical or occupational therapy, nursing, medical school, or physicians assistant should take the Pre-Therapy and Allied Health option of the Kinesiology major, which has entry standards that must be met after completion of 90 credits.



Baccalaureate Core Requirements (48)


Major Requirements (90)


Kinesiology Core (25)

KIN 131. Introduction to Kinesiology (1)
KIN 311. Motor Behavior (4)
KIN 312. *Sociocultural Dimensions of Physical Activity (3)
KIN 314. Introduction to Adapted Physical Activity (3)
KIN 321. Biomechanics of Human Movement (4)
KIN 324. Exercise Physiology (4)
KIN 370. Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (3)
KIN 481. ^Analysis of Critical Issues in Kinesiology (3)

Required Supporting Courses (41)

BI 231, BI 232, BI 233. Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology (3,3,3)
    and BI 241, BI 242, BI 243. Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory (2,2,2)
   OR BI 331, BI 332, BI 333. Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology (3,3,3)
   and BI 341, BI 342, BI 343. Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory (2,2,2)
CH 121. General Chemistry (5)
    or CH 231. *General Chemistry (4) and CH 261. *Laboratory for Chemistry 231 (1)
CH 122. *General Chemistry (5)
    or CH 232. *General Chemistry (4) and CH 262. *Laboratory for Chemistry 232 (1)
CH 123. *General Chemistry (5)
    or CH 233. *General Chemistry (4) and CH 263. *Laboratory for Chemistry 233 (1)
H 100. Introduction to Public Health (4)
MTH 112. *Elementary Functions (4)
NUTR 240. Human Nutrition (3)

KIN Courses Beyond the Core (minimum 24 credits)

These KIN courses are chosen to meet individual students' educational goals in preparation for their chosen careers. Must take at least 24 total credits of 300- and 400-level KIN courses not included in the Kinesiology Core, and among these credits:

  1. Must take at least 3 KIN Lab courses (KIN course with a lab component; credits per course may vary), and
  2. Must take at least 3 credits of Experiential Learning from the following courses: KIN 301, KIN 306, KIN 401, KIN 406, KIN 410, and KIN practicum courses; or credits earned in research, study abroad, or service-learning experiences. No more than 9 Experiential Learning credits will count toward the 24 total credits required.

Total Credits Required=180


Minimum Grade Policy:

A grade of C– or better is required in all courses fulfilling Kinesiology major requirements (Kinesiology Core, Required Supporting Courses, and KIN Courses Beyond the Core).

Repeated Courses Policy:

The university's repeated courses policy will be followed (AR 20). Kinesiology students are allowed at most two attempts to meet individual course degree requirements. Students who do not receive the minimum grade required for a course after two attempts (including courses transferred from other institutions) will not be allowed to have grades earned in subsequent attempts count toward meeting Kinesiology degree requirements. As a result, such students may not be able to complete a degree and/or an option in Kinesiology.

Pre-Therapy and Allied Health is an option with admission standards that may be added to the major:

Students may apply for admission to the PTAH option after completion of 90 credits. Requirements for admission can be found under the catalog listing for the PTAH option.

Footnotes:

* Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)
^ Writing Intensive Course (WIC)



Major Code: 840

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