Dec 08, 2023
Kinesiology Major- Bachelor of Science (BS)
Please see the UNLV Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition Science web page at http://kinesiology.unlv.edu/ for information about department programs, faculty and facilities. Degree worksheets and 4/5 year plan for the major are available at https://www.unlv.edu/degree/bs-kinesiology.
Please see advising information at the UNLV The Divisions of Health Sciences Academic Advising Center at http://kinesiology.unlv.edu/advising.html.
Institution - Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities www.nwccu.org
- 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.
- Demonstrate knowledge of and ability to discuss the physiological basis of the major components of physical fitness, and develop individual fitness programs.
- Evaluate current concepts in nutrition in relation to health and disease, and apply guidelines for designing a healthy diet.
- Explain acute care of sport related injury and illness, and design risk management and injury prevention strategies.
- Evaluate popular nutrition practices utilized by competitive and recreational athletes, focusing on dietary assessment, scientific validity, and efficacy.
- Explain the risk factor concept of disease and the role of physical activity in modifying risk factors.
- Analyze and evaluate research data.
University Graduation Requirements
Kinesiology Degree Requirement - Total: 120 Credits
General Education Requirements - Subtotal: 36-45 Credits
First-Year Seminar - Credits: 2-3
English Composition - Credits: 6
Second-Year Seminar - Credits: 3
Constitutions - Credits: 4-6
Distribution Requirement - Credits: 18
Please see Distribution Requirements for more information.
- Humanities and Fine Arts: 9 credits
- 2 courses from two different humanities areas
- one course in fine arts
- Social Science: 9 credits
- One course from 3 different fields of study
- Life and Physical Sciences and Analytical Thinking:
- Automatically satisfied by the Major
Multicultural and International - Credits: 0-6
Multicultural, one 3 credit course required
International, one 3 credit course required
These courses may overlap with general education and major requirements. A single course may not meet the multicultural and international requirements simultaneously. For the list of approved multicultural and international courses, go to: http://facultysenate.unlv.edu/students
Major Degree Requirements - BS in Kinesiology - Subtotal: 66 Credits
Sciences Requirements - Credits: 12
Kinesiology Foundation Courses - Credits: 27
(‘C’ or better in all KIN-prefixed classes)
A minimum of 27 additional credits of upper division KIN or NUTR-prefixed courses are required.
General Electives – Credits: 9-18 (sufficient credits to bring the student’s total to 120).