Kinesiology Degree Requirements

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DEGREE REQUIREMENTS  
General Studies Requirements
B.A.
B.S.
Developing A Christian Mind
3
3
  DCM 2301    
English
12
9
  ENGL 1301, 1302, 2301, and/or 2302
Fine Arts
3
3
  FINE 1306
Foreign Language
6-14*
0
  *Six hours at the 2000 level if adequate prerequisites are met
Foundations for Excellence
0-1
0-1
  FOUN 1101 is required of all first year and transfer students with fewer than 15 semester hours (AP, CLEP, IB, or dual/concurrent credit earned while in high school does not count toward these 15 credit hours).
History
6
6
  HIST 1301, 1302, 2301, or 2302
Kinesiology
0-2
0-2
  KNES 1101 and one additional activity course (KNES 1102-1122); for veterans or those 25 years of age or older prior to enrollment at DBU, KNES courses are waived
Mathematics
3-4
3-4
 

(B.A.) MATH 1301 or 1303 or 1307 or 1405
(B.S.) MATH 1303 or 1307 or 1405

[eMAT Advising Tool required prior to registering for any Math class or any class for which the eMAT is a prerequisite].

Natural Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only)
4
15
  One laboratory science (B.A.) or 15 semester hours of laboratory science (B.S.) selected from two or more areas of Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Physical Science, or Physics
Religion
6-9
6-9
  RELI 1301, 1302, and three additional semester hours depending on semester hours transferred at time of initial enrollment
Social Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only)
6
6
  POLS 2301 American National Government required for all students. An additional 3 credit hours may be selected from Economics, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology
Kinesiology Major Core Courses
30
30
 

KNES 2301 Foundations and Trends in Kinesiology
KNES 2309 Adapted Kinesiology (S-L)
KNES 3303 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
KNES 3326 Psychology of Motor Learning and Skill Development

KNES 4301 Exercise Physiology
KNES 4303 Biomechanics


plus the following courses for teaching majors:
KNES 2305 Coaching Today's Athlete
KNES 3305 Measurement and Evaluation in Kinesiology
KNES 4302 Organization and Administration of Kinesiology
and Athletic Programs

Plus 9 semester hours of kinesiology electives and 3 activity courses in addition to the general studies requirements.

Exercise Science Concentration 30-36 30-36
  The Exercise Science concentration requires student take the kinesiology major core courses plus the following courses in lieu of the elective courses listed for the Kinesiology major:
 

KNES 4304 Performance Nutrition
KNES 4307 Exercise Testing and Prescription
KNES 4336/4636 Internship in Kinesiology

Plus three activity courses in addition to the general studies requirements.

Sport Performance Concentration 30-36 30-36
 

The Sport Performance concentration requires student take the kinesiology major core courses plus the following courses in lieu of the elective courses listed for the Kinesiology major.

KNES 4304 Performance Nutrition

KNES 4312 Periodization Training

KNES 4336/4636 Internship in Kinesiology

Plus three activity courses in addition to the general studies requirements.

Electives
  Kinesiology Major 22-40 28-38
  Exercise Science Concentration 18-39 24-37
  Sufficient to complete 120-credit-hour minimum for bachelor's degree, including 42 upper-level semester hours
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED
120
120

 

NOTE: Degree plan subject to adjustment as state policy changes.

Minimum GPA Required for Graduation from Dallas Baptist University

DBU requires a minimum cumulative, major, and minor GPA of 2.0 (comprised of transfer and DBU hours). 

(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.

Minor Program in Kinesiology

A minor program in kinesiology is available through the Department of Kinesiology. The kinesiology minor requires the completion of 18 hours of kinesiology coursework, 9 hours of which must be upper level.

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