Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology: Pre-Health Professions Concentration

The Pre-Health Professions Concentration prepares students for admission into Graduate Programs in a multitude of the Health Professions such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, medicine, dentistry, physician assistant practice, and optometry. The Department of Kinesiology's Core is a perfect complement to the standard prerequisite courses and expanded elective courses available through this concentration. This combination of courses will position students well for continued study at the graduate level. While the Pre-Health Professions concentration includes the standard prerequisite courses and the option for elective courses for admission into graduate programs for a multitude of health professions, students are advised to check the prerequisites for their intended graduate programs and work these into their programs where elective coursework is afforded. Students are also advised to maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (B) since entry into graduate programs in the health professions is highly competitive. A grade of B or better in the specific prerequisites is required for most graduate programs. In addition to the Pre-Health Professions concentration, the Department of Kinesiology has a memorandum of understanding with Temple University's Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program providing academically gifted students the opportunity to enter into a 3+3 program. Students who are accepted into Temple's DPT program at the conclusion of their junior year are allowed to count the first year of their DPT program as the fourth year of their undergraduate studies, thus eliminating one year of academic work. Students can only start the 3+3 program the first semester of their freshman year.

Summary of Requirements

University Requirements

All new students are required to complete the university's General Education (GenEd) curriculum.

All Temple students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses as part of the major. The specific writing-intensive courses required for this major are KINS 3296 and KINS 4296.

College Requirement

All College of Public Health undergraduates must successfully complete the College Core Course, HRPR 1001 Public Health: The Way We Live, Work and Play.

Major Requirements

Kinesiology Core Courses
KINS 1201Introduction to Kinesiology3
KINS 1223Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
KINS 1224Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
KINS 2203Physiology of Physical Activity4
KINS 2204Motor Behavior3
KINS 3202Biomechanics of Physical Activity4
KINS 3296The Social-Psychology of Physical Activity (WI)3
KINS 4296History and Philosophy of Kinesiology (WI)3
Forms of Movement Courses
Kinesiology 1001-10995
Physical Fitness Activity
Lifestyle Activity
Survival Activity
Aquatics Activity
Program-Specific Requirements and Electives
BIOL 1011General Biology I4
BIOL 1012General Biology II4
CHEM 1031General Chemistry I3
CHEM 1032General Chemistry II3
CHEM 1033General Chemistry Laboratory I1
CHEM 1034General Chemistry Laboratory II1
MATH 1021College Algebra4
PHYS 1021Introduction to General Physics I4
PHYS 1022Introduction to General Physics II4
PSY 1001Introduction to Psychology3
Statistics Elective3
Advanced Psychology 2000+ Elective3
Electives18
Total Credit Hours88

Note: All courses in the Department of Kinesiology and required courses in the selected professional application options must be completed with a minimum grade of C. The Kinesiology Core and program requirements must be satisfactorily completed prior to enrolling in any internship/externship or student teaching experience.

The degree of Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a concentration in Pre-Health Professions may be conferred upon a student by recommendation of the faculty upon the satisfactory completion of 120 semester hours of credit.

Suggested Academic Plan 

Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology: Pre-Health Professions Concentration

Requirements for New Students starting in the 2016-2017 Academic Year

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
KINS 1201Introduction to Kinesiology3
ENG 0802, 0812, or 0902Analytical Reading and Writing [GW]4
BIOL 1011General Biology I4
GenEd Quantitative Literacy Course [GQ]4
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
MATH 1021College Algebra4
BIOL 1012General Biology II4
IH 0851 or 0951Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I [GY]3
PSY 1001Introduction to Psychology3
Kinesiology 1001-1099 Forms of Movement1
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 2
Fall
KINS 1223Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
Kinesiology 1001-1099 Forms of Movement2
CHEM 1031General Chemistry I3
CHEM 1033General Chemistry Laboratory I1
IH 0852 or 0952Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II [GZ]3
HRPR 1001Public Health: The Way We Live, Work and Play3
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
KINS 1224Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
CHEM 1032General Chemistry II3
CHEM 1034General Chemistry Laboratory II1
GenEd Breadth Course3
Elective3
 Term Credit Hours14
Year 3
Fall
Psychology 2000+ Advanced Elective3
Kinesiology 1001-1099 Forms of Movement1
KINS 2204Motor Behavior3
PHYS 1021Introduction to General Physics I4
Elective3
 Term Credit Hours14
Spring
KINS 3296The Social-Psychology of Physical Activity [WI]3
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
PHYS 1022Introduction to General Physics II4
Elective3
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 4
Fall
Kinesiology 1001-1099 - Forms of Movement1
KINS 3202Biomechanics of Physical Activity4
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
Elective3
 Term Credit Hours14
Spring
KINS 2203Physiology of Physical Activity4
KINS 4296History and Philosophy of Kinesiology [WI]3
Statistics Elective3
Elective3
Elective3
 Term Credit Hours16
 Total Credit Hours: 120