Department of Kinesiology

School of Health and Human Sciences

Undergraduate: B. S. in Kinesiology

This major prepares students for careers in preventive and rehabilitative exercise and fitness, and serves as a pre-professional program of study with a focus on exercise and sport science that also encompasses other fields of science (biology, chemistry, physics, health, nutrition, and pharmacology).After completing this program, students will have the necessary academic and clinical experience to pursue further study in allied health fields. Examples include, but are not limited to, athletic training (available in the department), physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician’s assistant, podiatry, dentistry, and medicine.

*For a full list of the current requirements to earn a B.S. in Kinesiology degree, please visit:

UNCG Catalog | B.S. in Kinesiology

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Student Learning Goals

  1. Demonstrate a basic knowledge in foundational aspects of kinesiology, such as anatomy, biomechanics, and exercise physiology.
  2. Demonstrate a basic knowledge of sociocultural foundations of Kinesiology.
  3. Demonstrate a basic knowledge of human development over the lifespan
  4. Apply the basic scientific theories and principles that serve as a foundation for the allied health and medical professions.
  5. 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.
  6. Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the prevention, care, and treatment of injuries and illnesses that commonly occur in physical activity.

Major Requirements (C or higher)

KIN 220 Lifetime Wellness KIN 250 Introduction to Kinesiology
KIN 265 Strength Training and Conditioning KIN 330 Critical Analyses for a Physically Active Society
KIN 353 Injury and Illness in Physical Activity KIN 370 Assessment and Evaluation in Kinesiology
KIN 375 Physiology of Sport and Physical Activity (Must make a C in Anatomy and Physiology) KIN 376 Biomechanics of Sport and Physical Activity
KIN 379 Instructional Methods of Physical Activity KIN 386 Motor Development and Learning
KIN 388 Psychology of Physical Activity

Students must complete 4 activity courses in addition to KIN 265. See the full list of activity courses in the UNCG Catalog.

Related Area Requirements

  • Principles of Biology I (C- or higher): BIO 111 and 111L
  • Anatomy (C or higher): KIN 291 -or- BIO 271 and 271L
  • Physiology (C or higher): KIN 292 -or- BIO 277 and 277L
  • Chemistry: CHE 103 and 110 -or- CHE 111 and 112
  • Nutrition Elective: 1 course, NTR 213 to 499
  • Communication Studies Elective: 1 course, CST 105 to 499
  • General Psychology: PSY 121

Direct Electives

Students must complete at least 18 hours of direct electives.

  • One additional KIN course (3 credits) at the 400 level.
  • Two additional KIN courses (6 credits total) must come from KIN 100-499 that are not satisfying other requirements.
  • Three additional elective courses (9 credits total) chosen from the list below.
BIO 112, 280-499 CHE 205-499 CTR 101-499
HDF 111-499 HEA 113-499 HHS 110-499
NTR 213-499 PHY 205-499 PSY 230-499
SOC 101-499 SWK 215-499

Additional Electives

Electives of any prefix sufficient to complete the total 120 credit hours required for the degree.

For more information on KIN Advising, view Advising & Appeals.