Kinesiology Degree Requirements

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Course Requirements for a Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology
 
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 credit 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 credit hours depending on credit hours transferred at time of initial enrollment
Social Science (1000 or 2000 level courses only)
6
6
  POLS 2301 and an additional 3 credit hours may be selected from Economics, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology
Total General Studies Hours
49-64
51-58
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 three, 3-credit-hour kinesiology electives and 3 activity courses in addition to the general studies requirements.

 

For Kinesiology teaching majors who are seeking EC-12 physical education teacher certification, refer to EC-12 Certification.

 

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 credit 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 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.

Pre – Physical Therapy Program

Dallas Baptist University offers a Pre-Physical Therapy Program that will prepare students for admission in to Physical Therapy School.  The Biology Department of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and the Kinesiology Department of the Dorothy M. Bush College of Education have incorporated the necessary prerequisites for PT school into specialized  B.S. Biology and  B.S. Kinesiology (Exercise Science) degrees, respectively.  Qualified students who complete either the BIOL or KNES degree will have the required prerequisites for applying to Physical Therapy Schools in Texas.  Students will work with advisors who will help them to complete the courses needed for application to PT School and their degree.

 

The following courses are required for admission to Physical Therapy School:

BIOL 1405

Modern Concepts in Biology I 

BIOL 1406

Modern Concepts in Biology II

BIOL 2302

Medical Terminology

BIOL 2405

Human Anatomy and Physiology I

BIOL 2406

Human Anatomy and Physiology II

 

BIOL upper-level course.  Choose two from the following:
BIOL 3403 Embryology
BIOL 3404 Genetics (S-L)
BIOL 3406 Pathophysiology
BIOL 3409 Microbiology
BIOL 4403 Histology

 

CHEM 1401

General Chemistry I

CHEM 1402

General Chemistry II

PHYS 1401

General Physics I

PHYS 1402

General Physics II

MATH 1303

College Algebra

MATH 2301

Elementary Probability and Statistics

PSYC 1301

General Psychology

 

 

PSYC upper-level course.  Choose one from the following:
PSYC 4305 Abnormal Behavior
PSYC 4312 Human Growth and Development
PSYC 4330 Social Psychology

 


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