Jan 27, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Kinesiology Minor

The Kinesiology minor focuses on the science of human movement.  Students in the degree program will learn human anatomical kinesiology, biomechanics, exercise physiology, motor control and learning, emergency management of injury and illness, and the social psychology of physical activity.  This minor, taken with specific prerequisite courses, provides an excellent foundation for multiple professional schools as well as highly respected certifications in fields related to human performance. 

Prerequisites include BIOL 189  , KIN 223  , & KIN 224  with a C or better.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize Kinesiology career options.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of functional anatomy and biomechanics.
  • Describe the biological foundations of motor control, explain information processing and learning theories, and identify practical concerns relating to enhancement of motor performance.
  • Explain the biomechanical principles that underlie human motor performance.
  • Specify the physiological response to exercise and describe the systemic adaptations that occur at rest and during submaximal and maximal exercise following chronic aerobic, anaerobic, and strength training.
  • Explain acute care of sport-related injury and illness, and design risk management and injury prevention strategies.
  • Explain the risk factor concept of disease and the role of physical activity in modifying risk factors.
  • Career Possibilities

A minor in Kinesiology will support students interested in careers associated with human health and well-being.