What classes do I take while waiting to become a Kinesiology major?

Kinesiology major with a pre-physical therapy specialization

Students should work on completing their GURs. The classes for a pre-PT student to also take prior to entering the major are listed under the "Freshman/Sophomore Years" section in the pre-PT advising handout. Students are advised to start their sequence of math courses, and sequence of chemistry courses as soon as possible.

Additionally, if you are thinking of doing a minor, then work on completing minor classes.

Kinesiology major with a pre-health care professions specialization

Students should work on completing their GURs.

  • Students planning on entering Occupational Therapy graduate school should also take the classes listed under the "Freshman/Sophomore Years" section in the pre-OT advising handout.
  • Students planning on entering Physician Assistant graduate school should also take the classes listed under the "Freshman/Sophomore Years" section in the pre-PA advising handout.
  • Students planning on entering Chiropractic graduate school should also take the classes listed under the "Freshman/Sophomore Years" section in the pre-Chiropractic advising handout.
  • Students planning on entering a Nursing program should also take the classes listed under the "Freshman/Sophomore Years" section in the pre-nursing advising handout.
  • Students planning on entering Nutrition graduate school should also take the classes listed under the "Freshman/Sophomore Years" section in the pre-nutrition advising handout.
  • Students planning on entering an Athletic Training program should also take the classes listed under the "Freshman/Sophomore Years" section in the pre-Athletic Training advising handout.
     

Students are advised to start their sequence of math courses, and sequence of chemistry courses as soon as possible.
Additionally, if you are thinking of doing a minor, then work on completing minor classes.

Kinesiology major with a movement studies specialization

Students should work on completing their GURs including BIOL 101 or BIOL 204 & BIOL 205.
Students can complete up to 35 credits from the following list, and the courses will count towards their Kinesiology major requirements:

NOTE: Some of the classes in the list below have pre-requisites that must also be completed first, in some cases these pre-requisite classes may also serve as a GUR class. For example, Chem 121 counts as a course in the major (listed below) as well as a Lab Science GUR, and Chem 121 has a pre-req of Math 112, and the Math 112 also counts as a QSR GUR. PSY 101 counts as a SSC GUR, and also serves as the pre-requisite for the majors classes of PSY 220, 230, 250 (listed below).

  • HLED 345 (4) Health Promotion & Disease Prevention (Class available in phase 3 of registration)
  • MATH 240 (4) Intro to Statistics
  • CHEM 121 (5) General Chem I
  • CHEM 122 (5) General Chem II
  • CHEM 123 (4) General Chem III
  • CHEM 251 (5) Elem Organic Chem
  • CHEM 375 (4) Elements of Biochem
  • PHYS 114 (5) Prin Physics I
  • PHYS 115 (5) Prin Physics II
  • PHYS 116 (5) Prin Physics III
  • CSCI 101 (4) Computers & Applications
  • CSCI 140 (4) Programming Fundamentals
  • COMM 244 (4) Advocacy Through Media
  • COMM 318 (5) Professional Communication
  • COMM 325 (5) Intro Intercultural Communication
  • COMM 327 (5) Interpersonal Communication
  • COMM 416 (3-5) Topics in Communication
  • ENG 302 (5) Technical Writing
  • PSY 220 (5) Behavioral Neuroscience
  • PSY 230 (5) Developmental Psych
  • PSY 250 (5) Personality & Abnormal Psych
     

Additionally, if you are thinking of doing a minor, then work on completing minor classes.

Kinesiology major with a health and fitness specialist specialization

Students should work on completing their GURs including BIOL 101 or BIOL 204 & BIOL 205.
Students can complete up to 21 credits from the following list, and the courses will count towards their Kinesiology major requirements:

NOTE: Some of the classes in the list below have pre-requisites that must also be completed first, in some cases these pre-requisite classes may also serve as a GUR class. For example, Chem 121 counts as a course in the major (listed below) as well as a Lab Science GUR, and Chem 121 has a pre-req of Math 112, and the Math 112 also counts as a QSR GUR. PSY 101 counts as a SSC GUR, and also serves as the pre-requisite for the majors classes of PSY 220, 230, 250 (listed below).

  • HLED 345 (4) Health Promotion & Disease Prevention (Class available in phase 3 of registration)
  • MATH 240 (4) Intro to Statistics
  • CHEM 121 (5) General Chem I
  • CHEM 122 (5) General Chem II
  • CHEM 123 (4) General Chem III
  • CHEM 251 (5) Elem Organic Chem
  • CHEM 375 (4) Elements of Biochem
  • PHYS 114 (5) Prin Physics I
  • PHYS 115 (5) Prin Physics II
  • PHYS 116 (5) Prin Physics III
  • CSCI 101 (4) Computers & Applications
  • CSCI 140 (4) Programming Fundamentals
  • COMM 244 (4) Advocacy Through Media
  • COMM 318 (5) Professional Communication
  • COMM 325 (5) Intro Intercultural Communication
  • COMM 327 (5) Interpersonal Communication
  • COMM 416 (3-5) Topics in Communication
  • ENG 302 (5) Technical Writing
  • PSY 220 (5) Behavioral Neuroscience
  • PSY 230 (5) Developmental Psych
  • PSY 250 (5) Personality & Abnormal Psych
     

Additionally, if you are thinking of doing a minor, then work on completing minor classes.

Kinesiology major with a sport psychology specialization

Students should work on completing their GURs, including BIOL 101.
Take all of the following:

  • PSY 101 - Introduction to Psychology
  • PSY 210 - Cognition
  • PSY 230 - Lifespan Developmental Psychology
  • PSY 240 - Social Psychology
  • PSY 250 - Introduction to Abnormal Psychology
     

Take one of the following two classes:

  • PSY 119 - Psychology of Gender
  • PSY 220 - Introduction to Behavioral Neuroscience
     

Further, the SP major alone will still leave a need of 5-7 credits of upper division credits. Students can take one or two, 300-400 level elective classes in any area to satisfy this criteria (consider sociology, anthropology, women’s study, liberal studies, or human services).

If you are thinking of doing a minor, then work on completing minor classes.