Kinesiology; Exercise Science (KINE) major

Exercise Science is the most common major among students entering Physical Therapy school. It is a study of body movements and body response to physical activity. It integrates many disciplines such as physics, human anatomy and physiology, biomechanics, and kinesiology to study the process of physical activity in relation to health, fitness, and wellness. The development of exercise science track had started as a response to students’ feedback and inquiry. Degree in exercise science will allow students to seek employment in the areas of the sport and wellness, like fitness centers, athletic coaching/training, and recreational sports. Exercise Science is intended to be offered in the traditional weekday college time-frame, as a broad field track within the Kinesiology program.

Beginning Requirements
DA-115Fundamentals of Voice & Movement2
or TA-115 Fundamentals of Voice & Movement
DA-130Contemporary Dance Technique 12
MT-123College Algebra3
MT-124Trigonometry2
CH-213
213L
Chemistry of Bioorganic Molecules
and Chemistry of Bioorganic Molecules Lab
4
BI-231
231L
Human Anatomy & Physiology
and Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab
4
BI-251
251L
Microbiology
and Microbiology Lab
4
Intermediate Requirements
DA-210Improvisation:Creative Approach Perform2
DA-230Contemporary Dance Technique 22
PSY-250Abnormal Psychology4
PH-231
231L
Algebra-Based Physics I
and Physics Lab
4
PH-232
232L
Algebra-Based Physics 2
and Physics 2 Lab
4
BSC-257Statistics for Health Professionals4
KIN-300Biomechanics4
BI-331Anatomy & Physiology II4
KIN-399Formal Introduction to Advanced Work0
Advanced Requirements
BI-325
325L
Cellular Biology
and Cellular Biology Lab (or BI-361 & BI-361L)
4
BI-341Ecology4
INTERN-383Internship Seminar2
KIN-410Anatomy & Physiology for Exercise Physio4

The Academic Map below should be used  for planning purposes only. All official graduation requirements are listed on a student's Academic Evaluation. Course Sequence is subject to change. All students must complete a minimum of 120 credits to earn a Bachelors Degree.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
ILA-100 Introduction to the Liberal Arts @ Alverno 0
AC-151 Initial Social Interaction Assessment 0
FSS 100 LevelAny FSS-125 First Semester Seminar (FSS) topic from https://catalog.alverno.edu/courses/fss 2
QL-122 Quantitative Literacy in Modern World 4
SC-119
119L
Foundations of Chemistry
and Foundations of Chemistry Lab
4
SC-120
120L
Foundations of Biology
and Foundations of Biology Lab
4
BSC-215 Working in Diverse Groups 2
 Credits16
Spring
HUM 100 LevelAny HUM-150 Intro to the Humanities (HUM) topic from https://catalog.alverno.edu/courses/hum 4
CM-120 Communication Seminar 1 4
CH-213
213L
Chemistry of Bioorganic Molecules
and Chemistry of Bioorganic Molecules Lab
4
PSY-110 Life Span Development 4
 Credits16
Second Year
Fall
FA 100 LevelAny FA-100 Intro to the Arts (FA) from https://catalog.alverno.edu/courses/fa 4
CM-125 Communication Seminar 2 3
PPS-229 Career & Internship Planning 1
BI-251
251L
Microbiology
and Microbiology Lab
4
QL-156 Mathematical Connections 3
ADV-299 Intermediate Level Event 0
 Credits15
Spring
CM-225 Communication Seminar 3 3
Behavioral Sci Take GLS-200, POL-225, PSY-110, SOC-101 or SW-250 3-4
MT-123 College Algebra 3
BI-231
231L
Human Anatomy & Physiology
and Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab
4
MT-124 Trigonometry 2
 Credits15-16
Third Year
Fall
PH-231
231L
Algebra-Based Physics I
and Physics Lab
4
BI-331 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
HFA 210 Elective Any two HFA-210 Humanities and Fine Arts (HFA) electives, or one HFA-250 4
BSC-257
Statistics for Health Professionals
or Probability and Statistics
4
KIN-399 Formal Introduction to Advanced Work 0
 Credits16
Spring
KIN-300 Biomechanics 4
HFA 210/310 Elective Any HFA-210 or HFA-310 Humanities and Fine Arts (HFA) electives, or one HFA-250 4
PH-232
232L
Algebra-Based Physics 2
and Physics 2 Lab
4
DA-130 Contemporary Dance Technique 1 2
GEN ED ElectiveGeneral Education (GEN ED) Elective 3
 Credits17
Fourth Year
Fall
INTERN-383 Internship Seminar 2
KIN-410 Anatomy & Physiology for Exercise Physio 4
BI-341 Ecology 4
DA-115
Fundamentals of Voice & Movement
or Fundamentals of Voice & Movement
2
GEN ED ElectiveGeneral Education (GEN ED) Elective 3
 Credits15
Spring
BI-325
325L
Cellular Biology
and Cellular Biology Lab (or BI-361 & BI-361L)
4
DA-210 Improvisation:Creative Approach Perform 2
PSY-250 Abnormal Psychology 4
DA-230 Contemporary Dance Technique 2 2
GEC 300 LevelAny GEC-300 Globally Effective Citizenship (GEC) topic from https://catalog.alverno.edu/courses/gec 3
 Credits15
 Total Credits125-126