Recommended Academic Plan for Kinesiology/Movement Science (KINES/MOVSC at Commonwealth Campuses)

Effective Summer 2014

Semester 1

Course DetailsCredits
3
PSYCH 100 (GS) - PsychgologyNotes 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
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
BIOL 142 - Physiology LaboratoryNotes for: BIOL 142

BIOL 142

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
3
1
Total credits 14

Semester 2

Course DetailsCredits
CHEM 110 (GN) - Chemical Principles 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
CHEM 111 (GN) - Experimental Chemistry INotes for: CHEM 111 (GN)

CHEM 111 (GN)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1
MATH 026 (GQ) - Plane TrigonometryNotes for: MATH 026 (GQ)

MATH 026 (GQ)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
3
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)Notes for: GS

GS

Admission into graduate programs for many allied health medical specialties requires PSYCH 212 and/or 270. Either course can count in Supporting Courses. However, if there is room in General Education, it is preferable to utilize that room. PSYCH 212 is a designated GS; PSYCH 270 may be substituted into GS via Flexibility in General Education 200-400 level rule. If a student chooses to take both PSYCH 212 and 270, we can substitute PSYCH 270 into GS, and PSYCH 212 into GA or GH via the Flexibility in General Education 3-6-9 rule. Exceptions such as these should be discussed with an academic adviser in advance of registering for either course.
3
Supporting Course (suggest Grad School prerequisite)Notes for: Supporting Course

Supporting Course

Admission into graduate programs for many allied health medical specialties requires PSYCH 212 and/or 270. Either course can count in Supporting Courses. However, if there is room in General Education, it is preferable to utilize that room. PSYCH 212 is a designated GS; PSYCH 270 may be substituted into GS via Flexibility in General Education 200-400 level rule. If a student chooses to take both PSYCH 212 and 270, we can substitute PSYCH 270 into GS, and PSYCH 212 into GA or GH via the Flexibility in General Education 3-6-9 rule. Exceptions such as these should be discussed with an academic adviser in advance of registering for either course.
3
Total credits 16

Semester 3

Course DetailsCredits
3
CHEM 112 (GN) - Chemical Principles IINotes for: CHEM 112 (GN)

CHEM 112 (GN)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
CHEM 113 (GN) - Experimental Chemistry IINotes for: CHEM 113 (GN)

CHEM 113 (GN)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1
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
PHYS 250R and PHYS 250L (GN) - Introductory Physics INotes for: PHYS 250R and PHYS 250L (GN)

PHYS 250R and PHYS 250L (GN)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
KINES 141 (US;IL) - The Socio-Cultural Dynamics of Kinesiology (if offered at campus)Notes for: KINES 141 (US;IL)

KINES 141 (US;IL)

KINES 141 and/or KINES 180 are offered at the following campuses: Abington, Altoona, Berks, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Schuylkill, and York.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
(3)
Total credits 14-17

Semester 4

Course DetailsCredits
3
3
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.
or STAT 250 (GQ) - Introduction to BiostatisticsNotes for: STAT 250 (GQ)

STAT 250 (GQ)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or SCM 200 (GQ) - Introduction to Statistics for BusinessNotes for: SCM 200 (GQ)

SCM 200 (GQ)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
PHYS 251R and PHYS 251L (GN) - Introductory Physics IINotes for: PHYS 251R and PHYS 251L (GN)

PHYS 251R and PHYS 251L (GN)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
KINES 180 - Introduction to Kinesiology (if offered at the campus)Notes for: KINES 180

KINES 180

KINES 141 and/or KINES 180 are offered at the following campuses: Abington, Altoona, Berks, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Schuylkill, and York.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
(3)
Total credits 14-17

Semester 5

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

KINES 141 (US;IL)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
KINES 180 - Introduction to KinesiologyNotes for: KINES 180

KINES 180

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or KINES 101 - Biophysical Basis of KinesiologyNotes for: KINES 101

KINES 101

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
3
Supporting Course (suggest Grad School prerequisite)Notes for: Supporting Course

Supporting Course

The list of approved Supporting Courses is at http://www.hhdev.psu.edu/cms/kines/movement-science-option-requirements-supporting-courses .
3
Note: If KINES 141 and KINES 180 were completed prior to semester 5, BIOL 110 could be placed into this semester

KINES 141 and 180

(3)
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 400-level Course

KINES 400-level Course

3
BIOL 110 (GN) - Biology: Basic Concepts and BiodiversityNotes for: BIOL 110 (GN)

BIOL 110 (GN)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
Total credits 17

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 384 - BiomechanicsNotes for: KINES 384

KINES 384

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
3
KINES 400-level Course

KINES 400-level Course

3
Supporting Course (suggest Grad School prerequisite)Notes for: Supporting Course

Supporting Course

The list of approved Supporting Courses is at http://www.hhdev.psu.edu/cms/kines/movement-science-option-requirements-supporting-courses .
3
Total credits 16

Semester 8

Course DetailsCredits
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
KINES 400-level Course

KINES 400-level Course

3
Elective

Elective

1
Total credits 13

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.

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

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.

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

GS
Admission into graduate programs for many allied health medical specialties requires PSYCH 212 and/or 270. Either course can count in Supporting Courses. However, if there is room in General Education, it is preferable to utilize that room. PSYCH 212 is a designated GS; PSYCH 270 may be substituted into GS via Flexibility in General Education 200-400 level rule. If a student chooses to take both PSYCH 212 and 270, we can substitute PSYCH 270 into GS, and PSYCH 212 into GA or GH via the Flexibility in General Education 3-6-9 rule. Exceptions such as these should be discussed with an academic adviser in advance of registering for either course.
Supporting Course
Admission into graduate programs for many allied health medical specialties requires PSYCH 212 and/or 270. Either course can count in Supporting Courses. However, if there is room in General Education, it is preferable to utilize that room. PSYCH 212 is a designated GS; PSYCH 270 may be substituted into GS via Flexibility in General Education 200-400 level rule. If a student chooses to take both PSYCH 212 and 270, we can substitute PSYCH 270 into GS, and PSYCH 212 into GA or GH via the Flexibility in General Education 3-6-9 rule. Exceptions such as these should be discussed with an academic adviser in advance of registering for either course.
KINES 141 (US;IL)
KINES 141 and/or KINES 180 are offered at the following campuses: Abington, Altoona, Berks, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Schuylkill, and York.
KINES 180
KINES 141 and/or KINES 180 are offered at the following campuses: Abington, Altoona, Berks, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Schuylkill, and York.
Supporting Course
The list of approved Supporting Courses is at http://www.hhdev.psu.edu/cms/kines/movement-science-option-requirements-supporting-courses .
Supporting Course
The list of approved Supporting Courses is at http://www.hhdev.psu.edu/cms/kines/movement-science-option-requirements-supporting-courses .