All concentrations in the Kinesiology major require courses in the areas listed below.
- General Education Core Requirements
- General Education Marker Requirements
- Major Core Requirements
- Related Area Requirements
- Concentration Requirements
- Additional Requirements
Each concentration has additional requirements for graduation. The specific course requirements and additional requirements are listed in each concentration section.
The Kinesiology major prepares students for careers in sports medicine, preventive and rehabilitative exercise and fitness. Graduates from this concentration are able to pursue careers in fitness, personal training, cardiac rehabilitation, exercise physiology and related fields. Additionally, completing this major is a first step toward providing students with the necessary academic and clinical experience for future study in allied health fields. Examples include, but are not limited to, athletic training, physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician’s assistant, podiatry, dentistry, and medicine.
Student Learning Goals
- Students completing this program will demonstrate a basic knowledge of anatomy.
- Students completing this program will demonstrate a basic knowledge of biomechanics.
- Students completing this program will demonstrate a basic knowledge of exercise physiology.
- Students completing this program will demonstrate a basic knowledge of sociohistorical foundations of Kinesiology.
- Students completing this program will demonstrate a basic knowledge of human development over the lifespan
- Students completing this program will apply the basic scientific theories and principles that serve as a foundation for the allied health and medical professions.
- Students completing this program will demonstrate a basic knowledge of the structure and function of the human body and the stresses associated with movement, exercise and the demands of various physical activities.
- Students completing this program will demonstrate a basic knowledge of the prevention, care, and treatment of injuries and illnesses that commonly occur in physical activity.
- 122-128 credit hours, to include at least 36 credits at or above the 300 course level
- All KIN courses must be completed with a grade of C (2.0) or higher No required KIN course may be taken more than twice. Students who receive a grade below C twice in the same required KIN course will be dropped from the major.
Degree Program Requirements
|General Education Core Requirements (GEC)|
|Lifetime Wellness †|
|Introduction to Kinesiology|
|Strength Training and/or Conditioning|
|Critical Analyses for a Physically Active Society ††|
|Injuries and Illnesses in Physical Activity|
|Assessment and Evaluation in Kinesiology|
|Physiology of Sport and Physical Activity|
|Biomechanics of Sport and Physical Activity|
|Instructional Methods of Physical Activity|
|Motor Development and Learning|
|Psychology of Physical Activity|
Complete four activity courses with a minimum grade of C (2.0)
|Related Area Requirements|
|Principles of Biology I †|
|Anatomy and Physiology *|
|Clinical Human Anatomy|
or BIO 271
|Clinical Human Physiology|
or BIO 277
Select one of the following:
|General Descriptive Chemistry I|
and Introductory Chemistry Laboratory
|General Descriptive Chemistry II|
and Introductory Chemistry Laboratory
|General Chemistry I|
and General Chemistry I Laboratory
|General Chemistry II|
and General Chemistry II Laboratory
Select one course with the NTR prefix chosen from course numbers 213 to 599
Select one course with the CST prefix chosen from course numbers 105 to 599
|General Psychology ††|
A minimum of 3 credits of anatomy and 3 credits of physiology is required. Anatomy/physiology combined courses must be at least 6 credits to count as both anatomy and physiology. Students may take multiple levels of combined anatomy and physiology courses (A&P I and A&P II) in order to achieve the minimum 6 credits
Counts toward GEC GNS requirement.
Counts toward GEC GSB requirement.
All students will be initially classified as Pre-Kinesiology. To apply for admission into the Kinesiology concentration students must have a minimum GPA of 2.50 in the major and satisfactorily complete the courses listed below.
Transfer and second-degree students must complete these requirements and successfully complete 12 credits at UNCG before applying. Application does not guarantee admission.
The course listed below requires a grade of C- or better.
BIO 111 Principles of Biology I
The courses listed below require a grade of C or better.
KIN 250 Introduction to Kinesiology
KIN 291 Clinical Human Anatomy
Students will not be allowed to enroll in the courses listed below and any course at the 400 level or above without entrance into the KINE major.
Course List Code Title Credit Hours Required 14 Injuries and Illnesses in Physical Activity Physiology of Sport and Physical Activity Biomechanics of Sport and Physical Activity Motor Development and Learning
- Minimum Grade
To qualify for graduation in the Kinesiology concentration, all majors must achieve a minimum grade of C (2.0) in each required course with a KIN prefix (including activity courses, internships, and other non-core KIN courses) and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.50 in the major.
- Minimum Semester Hours
To graduate, all majors must obtain at least 36 credits in courses at the 300 level or above.
Students in this concentration who do not graduate within seven years or who leave school and later re-enter are held for the current program requirements at the time of crossing from the seventh to the eighth year, or are held to the current program requirements during the year of re-entry.
Appeals of any of these requirements must be filed with the appropriate departmental committee within one academic year.
Students will need to take elective credits prior to graduation. The number of electives needed varies based on course selection and any transfer credits. At least 122 credit hours are required to graduate. Students must complete at least 15 credits of electives with at least 6 credits coming from KIN courses.
|KIN 250||Introduction to Kinesiology||3|
|KIN 220||Lifetime Wellness||3|
|BIO 111||Principles of Biology I||4|
|BIO 111L||Principles of Biology I Lab||1|
|HHS 125||Design Your Life I: What Could I Do With My Life?||1|
|KIN 265||Strength Training and/or Conditioning||3|
|KIN 265L||Strngth Training/Condition Lab||0|
|KIN 291||Clinical Human Anatomy||4|
|KIN 291L||Clinical Human Anatomy Lab||0|
|PSY 121||General Psychology||3|
|CST 105||Introduction to Communication Studies||3|
|KIN 379||Instructional Methods of Physical Activity||3|
|CHE Elective & Lab||4|
|KIN 292||Clinical Human Physiology||4|
|KIN 292L||Clinical Human Physiology Lab||0|
|KIN 353||Injuries and Illnesses in Physical Activity||3|
|KIN 375||Physiology of Sport and Physical Activity||4|
|KIN 375L||Physio of Sport / Phys Act Lab||0|
|KIN 330||Critical Analyses for a Physically Active Society||3|
|CST 341||Communication and Workplace Relationships||3|
|KIN 376||Biomechanics of Sport and Physical Activity||3|
|KIN 370||Assessment and Evaluation in Kinesiology||3|
|KIN 386||Motor Development and Learning||4|
|KIN 388||Psychology of Physical Activity||4|
|400+ Level KIN Elective||3|
|Total Credit Hours||112|
Electives must come from approved list - See graduation requirements: electives at kin.uncg.edu
- You must have 120 hours, at least 36 s.h. at or above the 300 level.
- Avoid taking multiple Activity courses in the same semester. If you get injured, it may impact your ability to complete the course(s).
- GL/GN requirements can "double dip" or "triple dip" with GEC and/or WI/SI - watch your credit hours!
- Apply to the KINE major after grades post for BIO 111, KIN 250, KIN 291, & 2.5+ Major GPA.
- This is a suggested plan of study, you may change courses around if needed. Please be flexible!
- You may take electives that count as your KIN and/or grad school requirements. Be sure to look ahead at Grad schools and work backwards. Know which courses each grad school will require you to have and speak with an advisor if you aren't sure.
- The "date" and "initial" columns are for advising purposes. Feel free to bring this sheet to advising and get an advisors initials stating your requirements are being fulfilled by checking the boxes of courses you plan to take, or took and passed.
- If you want to have an internship, use Fall of the fourth year for KIN 471 and Spring of the fourth year for KIN 595.