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 1102-1127); 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
 

(B.A.) BIOL 2405

(B.S.) BIOL 2405, BIOL 2406, plus an additional 7 hours from one or more areas of Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Physical Science, or Physics (totaling 15 hours of Laboratory Science).

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
27
27
 

KNES 2301 Foundations and Trends in Kinesiology

KNES 2305       Coaching Today's Athlete

KNES 3302 Research, Statistics, and Technology in Sport and Exercise
KNES 3303 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
KNES 3326 Motor Learning and Skill Development

KNES 4301 Exercise Physiology
KNES 4303 Biomechanics

KNES 4336      Internship in Kinesiology I


Three additional 100 level (1-credit) activity courses.

 

Sports Performance Concentration ONLY

2 of the 3 required 1000-level Kinesiology activity classes must come from the following list:

KNES 1117  Beginning Resistance Training

KNES 1127  Intermediate Resistance Training

 

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

 

General Kinesiology Concentration
12
12
 

The General Kinesiology concentration requires the student to take the kinesiology major core courses, plus an additional 4 (3-credit hour) Kinesiology courses from the following list as electives.

KNES 3301     Sports Ethics

KNES 3306     Coaching Interscholastic Sports

KNES 3310     Recreation Leadership

KNES 3345     Pedagogy of Kinesiology and Health

KNES 4302     Organization and Administration of Kinesiology and Athletic Programs

KNES 4304     Performance Nutrition

KNES 4306     Exercise for Special Populations

KNES 4308     Psychology of Sport, Exercise, and Human Performance

KNES 4312     Periodization Training

KNES 4320     Essentials of Athletic Performance Development

Exercise Science Concentration
15
15
  The Exercise Science concentration requires the student to take all kinesiology major core courses plus the following upper-level courses:
 

KNES 4304 Performance Nutrition

KNES 4306                Exercise for Special Populations
KNES 4307 Exercise Testing and Prescription

KNES 4308                Psychology of Sport, Exercise, and Human Performance

Plus (1) additional 3-credit hour KNES upper-level elective from the following list:

KNES 4312       Periodization Training

KNES 4320       Essentials of Athletic Performance Development

Sport Performance Concentration
15
15
 

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 4307 Exercise Testing and Prescription

KNES 4308                Psychology of Sport, Exercise, and Human Performance

KNES 4312 Periodization Training

KNES 4320            Essentials of Athletic Performance Development

 

Electives
  General Kinesiology Concentration
17-32
23-30
  Exercise Science Concentration
14-29
20-27
  Sports Performance Concentration
14-29
20-27
  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 15 hours of kinesiology coursework, 9 hours of which must be upper level. The following two lower level courses are required for all stdents seeking a minor in Kinesiology:

KNES 2301  Foundations and Trends of Kinesiology

KNES 2305  Coaching Today's Athlete (S-L)

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 for Health Professions

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 Vertebrate 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 Psychology of Abnormal Behavior
PSYC 4316 Human Growth and Development
PSYC 4303 Social Psychology

 


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