Recommended Academic Plan for Kinesiology/Fitness Studies (KINES/FITSD at Commonwealth Campuses)

Effective Summer 2009

Semester 1

Course DetailsCredits
3
MATH 022 (GQ) - College Algebra II and Analytic GeometryNotes for: MATH 022 (GQ)

MATH 022 (GQ)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
3
3
1
Total credits 13

Semester 2

Course DetailsCredits
3
BIOL 141 (GN) - Introductory PhysiologyNotes for: BIOL 141 (GN)

BIOL 141 (GN)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
3
KINES 001-097 - Life Fitness Skills: select one KINES Physical Activity Program courseNotes for: KINES 001-097

KINES 001-097

The following courses will not satisfy the Life Fitness Skills requirement: KINES 003, 013, 043, 068, 068S, 072, 088, 088J and 096. (If completed prior to Summer 2010, KINES 068 or 068S may be substituted in the LFS requirement.)
1.5
STAT 200 (GQ) - Elementary StatisticsNotes for: STAT 200 (GQ)

STAT 200 (GQ)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
Total credits 14.5

Semester 3

Course DetailsCredits
PSYCH 100 (GS) - PsychologyNotes for: PSYCH 100 (GS)

PSYCH 100 (GS)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
CHEM 101 (GN) - Introductory ChemistryNotes for: CHEM 101 (GN)

CHEM 101 (GN)

CHEM 001 or 003, if taken prior to Summer 2010, may be substituted for CHEM 101.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or CHEM 110 (GN) & CHEM 111 (GN) - Chemical Principles I & Experimental Chemistry INotes for: CHEM 110 (GN)

CHEM 110 (GN)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3-4
Supporting Course

Supporting Course

3
3
3
Total credits 15-16

Semester 4

Course DetailsCredits
NUTR 251 (GHA) - Introductory Principles of NutritionNotes for: NUTR 251 (GHA)

NUTR 251 (GHA)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
KINES 001-097 - Life Fitness Skills: select one KINES Physical Activity Program courseNotes for: KINES 001-097

KINES 001-097

The following courses will not satisfy the Life Fitness Skills requirement: KINES 003, 013, 043, 068, 068S, 072, 088, 088J and 096. (If completed prior to Summer 2010, KINES 068 or 068S may be substituted in the LFS requirement.)
1.5
3
Supporting Course

Supporting Course

3
Supporting Course

Supporting Course

3
Total credits 13.5

Semester 5

Course DetailsCredits
KINES 141 (US;IL) - The Socio-Cultural Dynamics of KinesiologyNotes for: KINES 141 (US;IL)

KINES 141 (US;IL)

KINES 141 and/or KINES 180 offered at OZ, AA, BK, HN, AN, SL, and YK can be taken during the 3rd or 4th semesters prior to change of campus to UP. If necessary these courses could replace supporting courses in each of those semesters. Supporting courses can be moved to 5th semester while at UP.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
KINES 180 - Introduction to KinesiologyNotes for: KINES 180

KINES 180

KINES 141 and/or KINES 180 offered at OZ, AA, BK, HN, AN, SL, and YK can be taken during the 3rd or 4th semesters prior to change of campus to UP. If necessary these courses could replace supporting courses in each of those semesters. Supporting courses can be moved to 5th semester while at UP.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or KINES 101 - Biophysical Foundations of KinesiologyNotes for: KINES 101

KINES 101

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
KINES 200 - Muscle Training: Physiology, Programs, TechniquesNotes for: KINES 200

KINES 200

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
KINES 201 - Cardiorespiratory Training for Health and PerformanceNotes for: KINES 201

KINES 201

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
KINES 202 - Functional Human AnatomyNotes for: KINES 202

KINES 202

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
Total credits 16

Semester 6

Course DetailsCredits
KINES 295B - Careers/Observations in KinesiologyNotes for: KINES 295B

KINES 295B

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
KINES 321 - Psychology of Movement BehaviorNotes for: KINES 321

KINES 321

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
KINES 345 - Meaning, Ethics, and MovementNotes for: KINES 345

KINES 345

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
KINES 350 - Exercise PhysiologyNotes for: KINES 350

KINES 350

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
KINES 384 - BiomechanicsNotes for: KINES 384

KINES 384

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
KINES 400-level Course

KINES 400-level Course

3
Total credits 16

Semester 7

Course DetailsCredits
KINES 360 - The Neurobiology of Motor Control and DevelopmentNotes for: KINES 360

KINES 360

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
KINES 395B - Leadership Practicum: KINESNotes for: KINES 395B

KINES 395B

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
KINES 456 - Physical Fitness AppraisalNotes for: KINES 456

KINES 456

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
3
KINES 400-level Course

KINES 400-level Course

3
KINES 400-level Course

KINES 400-level Course

3
Total credits 17

Semester 8

Course DetailsCredits
KINES 457 - Exercise Prescription and Case StudiesNotes for: KINES 457

KINES 457

Other supporting courses are located here: http://www.hhdev.psu.edu/media/kines/files/Fitness_Studies_Prerequisites.pdf
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
3
KINES 495B Field and/or Research Practicum in KinesiologyNotes for: KINES 495B

KINES 495B

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
6
KINES 400-level Course

KINES 400-level Course

3
Total credits 15

Additional Notes

  • GWS, GHA, GQ, GN, GA, GH, and GS are codes used to identify General Education requirements.
  • US, IL, and US;IL are codes used to designate courses that satisfy University United States/International Cultures requirements.
  • W is the code used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement

 

ADVISING NOTES: LIMITATION ON THE NUMBER OF TRANSFER COURSES USED FOR KINES 300-LEVEL CORE:  Effective FA15, out of the Kines 300-level core courses (Kines 321, 341, 345, 350, 360 and 384), only up to two courses (6 credits) can be transferred in and used towards graduation for the Kinesiology or Athletic Training Majors.

         NOTE: The Kinesiology/FITSD Degree Audit takes precedence over the Recommended Academic Plan for graduation requirements.

LIMITATIONS ON SOURCE AND TIME FOR CREDIT ACQUISITION:  In accordance with Policy 83-80.5, the Department of Kinesiology requires at least 24 credits of prescribed coursework in the major to be completed at the location or in the college or program where the degree is earned.  Distance Education or World Campus courses may not be counted toward this 24 credit minimum.  The 24 credits include the capstone course in the major:  KINES 495B for the Movement Science Option; KINES 495F for the Athletic Training Major; and KINES 495C for the Exercise Science Option.

 

 

Legend

# Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.
* Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
† Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.

Footnotes

KINES 001-097
The following courses will not satisfy the Life Fitness Skills requirement: KINES 003, 013, 043, 068, 068S, 072, 088, 088J and 096. (If completed prior to Summer 2010, KINES 068 or 068S may be substituted in the LFS requirement.)
CHEM 101 (GN)
CHEM 001 or 003, if taken prior to Summer 2010, may be substituted for CHEM 101.
KINES 001-097
The following courses will not satisfy the Life Fitness Skills requirement: KINES 003, 013, 043, 068, 068S, 072, 088, 088J and 096. (If completed prior to Summer 2010, KINES 068 or 068S may be substituted in the LFS requirement.)
KINES 141 (US;IL)
KINES 141 and/or KINES 180 offered at OZ, AA, BK, HN, AN, SL, and YK can be taken during the 3rd or 4th semesters prior to change of campus to UP. If necessary these courses could replace supporting courses in each of those semesters. Supporting courses can be moved to 5th semester while at UP.
KINES 180
KINES 141 and/or KINES 180 offered at OZ, AA, BK, HN, AN, SL, and YK can be taken during the 3rd or 4th semesters prior to change of campus to UP. If necessary these courses could replace supporting courses in each of those semesters. Supporting courses can be moved to 5th semester while at UP.
KINES 457
Other supporting courses are located here: http://www.hhdev.psu.edu/media/kines/files/Fitness_Studies_Prerequisites.pdf