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 such as:

Undergraduate Minor

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.


KIN 220 Lifetime WellnessKIN 250 Introduction to Kinesiology
KIN 265 Strength Training and ConditioningKIN 330 Critical Analyses for a Physically Active Society
KIN 353 Injury and Illness in Physical ActivityKIN 370 Assessment and Evaluation in Kinesiology
KIN 375 Physiology of Sport and Physical ActivityKIN 376 Biomechanics of Sport and Physical Activity
KIN 379 Instructional Methods of Physical ActivityKIN 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.


  • 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


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, 280-499CHE 205-499CTR 101-499
HDF 111-499HEA 113-499HHS 110-499
NTR 213-499PHY 205-499PSY 230-499
SOC 101-499SWK 215-499


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

For more information ask the undergraduate director or see our Advising page.


After completing this program, students will have the necessary academic and clinical experience to pursue further study in allied health fields such as:

Students, faculty, and staff attend an open house for the Kinesiology Departments open house, an event aimed at recruiting potential undergraduates to enroll in the department's graduate program.

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Adam Berg

Dr. Adam Berg
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Director OF Undergraduate STUDIES