Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology

The Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology prepares students to enter a variety of jobs in the fields of physical activity, health promotion and fitness/wellness. Students learn about the field of Kinesiology through an interdisciplinary curriculum that teaches best practices for promoting physical activity among diverse client populations, including people of various ages. Students take a set of Kinesiology core classes, get to choose content electives from Kinesiology and other departments, and have enough free electives to meet their employment goals and pursue a minor if desired. Sedentary lifestyles and lack of physical activity are major public health issues for populations across the world. Graduates of this program will be equipped to address these challenges by helping people experience the benefits of physical activity, and live healthy and fulfilling lives. The Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology provides multiple career options. Demand for professionals in fields that integrate physical activity, health, and well-being is high now and for the foreseeable future, particularly because physical activity is one of the most important strategies in public health to prevent and manage chronic diseases. Examples of potential career fields and professional roles graduates with this degree might pursue include: physical activity director, chronic disease prevention, health/wellness programming, corporate wellness coordinator, health promotion, fitness trainer/instructor, health club/spa manager, fitness/wellness manager, community recreation center manager, school districts’ wellness programs, complementary alternative medicine, chiropractor, addiction support through physical activity, and trauma-informed practices.

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 for this major are KINS 4296, and KINS 4196 or KINS 4596.

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 Kinesiology in Public Health3
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 3213Physical Growth, Development & Aging3
KINS 3364The Science of Health-Related Fitness3
KINS 35014
KINS 4242Exercise, Nutrition and Behavior3
KINS 4296History and Philosophy of Kinesiology3
Select one of the following:3
KINS 4196
KINS 4596
Kinesiology Physical Activity Program (KPAP) Courses8
Content Electives
Select seven from the following:21
Movement Injuries: Prevention and Care
Functional Anatomy for Kinesiology
Physical Activity Across the Lifespan
Physical Activity for Individuals with Disabilities
KINS 3242
KINS 3252
Principles of Health Fitness Program Management
Self-Development Through Physical Activity
KINS 4501
KINS 4502
An Introduction to Holistic Practices and Integrative Medicine
Health Psychology and Human Behavior
Holistic Health and Aging
Ethnicity, Culture and Health
Total Credit Hours70

Note: All degree program courses noted above must be completed with a minimum grade of C.

The degree of Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology 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

Requirements for New Students starting in the 2018-2019 Academic Year

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
KINS 1201Introduction to Kinesiology in Public Health3
KINS 1223Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
HRPR 1001Public Health: The Way We Live, Work and Play3
ENG 0802, 0812, or 0902Analytical Reading and Writing4
 Term Credit Hours14
Spring
KINS 1224Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
GenEd Quantitative Literacy (GQ)4
GenEd Breadth Course3
Kinesiology Physical Activity Program Course2
Content Elective3
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 2
Fall
KINS 2203Physiology of Physical Activity4
Kinesiology Physical Activity Program Course2
IH 0851 or 0951Intellectual Heritage I: The Good Life3
GenEd Breadth Course3
Free Elective3
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
KINS 2204Motor Behavior3
IH 0852 or 0952Intellectual Heritage II: The Common Good3
GenEd Breadth Course3
Content Elective3
Free Elective3
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 3
Fall
KINS 3202Biomechanics of Physical Activity4
KINS 3213Physical Growth, Development Aging3
GenEd Breadth Course3
Kinesiology Physical Activity Program Course2
Free Elective3
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
KINS 3364The Science of Health-Related Fitness3
KINS 35014
GenEd Breadth Course3
Content Elective3
Free Elective3
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 4
Fall
Select one of the following:3
KINS 4196
 
KINS 4596
 
KINS 4242Exercise, Nutrition and Behavior3
Content Elective3
Content Elective3
Free Elective3
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
KINS 4296History and Philosophy of Kinesiology3
Kinesiology Physical Activity Program Course2
Content Elective3
Content Elective3
Free Elective3
 Term Credit Hours14
 Total Credit Hours: 120