Sports & Exercise Health Care Catalog

Sports and Exercise Health Care (BS)

The Department of Kinesiology offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports and Exercise Health Care. This degree is designed to provide an introductory education and experience for those looking to pursue sports medicine careers in medical and allied health fields (physical therapy, occupational therapy, chiropractic care, physician assistant, athletic training, and nursing). The Sports and Exercise Health Care program includes 54 major credits (laboratory credits included), 54 core curriculum credits, and 18 credits of electives. Between the major and elective courses, students will be able to complete prerequisites for application to allied health care and medical schools.


BIO 114Human Biology: Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology3
BIO 114LHuman Biology: Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory1
BIO 115Musculoskeletal Anatomy and Physiology3
BIO 115LMusculoskeletal Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory1
KIN 115Basic Nutrition3
KIN 170Emergency Care3
KIN 200Athletic Taping and Bracing3
KIN 205Wellness and Fitness3
KIN 220Healthy Behaviors3
KIN 235Kinesiology3
KIN 261Injury/Illness Evaluation Techniques3
KIN 301General Medicine Seminar3
KIN 342Therapeutic Exercise & Modalities3
KIN 336Physiology of Exercise3
KIN 336LPhysiology of Exercise Lab1
KIN 398Statistics and Research Design3
KIN 401Practicum in Sport & Exercise Health Care3
KIN 497Internship in Sports and Exercise Health Care6
PSY 101Introduction to Psychology I3
Total Credits54


ENG 111ENG 112
PHI 101RST 101
BIO 114
BIO 115
KIN 205KIN 170
PSY 101Field 1
KIN 200KIN 261
KIN 235KIN 398
KIN 220Field 3
Field 2Elective
KIN 342KIN 301
KIN 115Field 5
ElectiveDiversity Course
Field 4Global Awareness Course
Ethics CourseKIN 336
 KIN 336L
KIN 401KIN 497
Oral CommunicationsCore Capstone
Advanced WritingElective
Justice Course 

Learning Goals and Objectives

The Sports and Exercise Care program will follow the assessment plan as set forth in the School of Education and Human Services (SEHS) Assessment Manual. Five broad learning goals have been established for all SEHS programs. They are:

Learning Goal 1: Candidates in SEHS programs will demonstrate content knowledge, pedagogical, and professional knowledge necessary for successful performance in their field.

Learning Goal 2: Candidates in SEHS programs will demonstrate professional skills and dispositions necessary for successful performance in their field.

Learning Goal 3: Candidates in SEHS programs will demonstrate willingness to use their skills to benefit and serve society. Within the contexts of their work, candidates promote authentic learning, social and emotional development, and a commitment to social justice in environments that foster respect for diversity and the dignity of all.

Learning Goal 4: Candidates will demonstrate self-reflection as a habit of mind, continuously assessing and refining their professional practice as they construct a rich repertoire of research-based knowledge, skills, and attitudes for effective performance ensuring that all students and/or clients have optimal opportunities to learn and grow.

Learning Goal 5: Candidates will become adept at applying their acquired knowledge in the process of evaluating their own professional performance and decision-making with respect to its impact on students and/or clients, organizations, and the wider community.