Strength in our core curriculum, combined with the flexibility of our concentrations, gives your career the endurance to go far.

Foundations

B.S. students in kinesiology at Valpo must complete the general-education requirements for the B.S. This University-wide core strengthens communication and critical thinking skills while introducing the student to global cultures and traditions.

Required Courses
KINESIOLOGY COURSES 31 credits
KIN 150 Foundations of Physical Education and Sport 3 credits
KIN 175 Experiential Education 2 credits
KIN 289 Methods of Teaching Elementary Physical Education 3 credits
KIN 315 Teaching of Team Sports 3 credits
KIN 325 Teaching of Individual and Dual Sports 3 credits
KIN 360 Adapted Physical Education 3 credits
KIN 370 Kinesiology I 4 credits
KIN 440 Physiology of Exercise 3 credits
One course from the following options:
  • KIN 340 Motor Learning
  • KIN 387 Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription
3 credits
Two courses from the following options:
  • KIN 155 Dance Patterns and Forms
  • KIN 165 Gymnastics
  • KIN 270 Teaching Swimming
2 credits
ADDITIONAL REQUIRED COURSES 15 credits
BIO 151
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
4 credits
BIO 152 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4 credits
One course from the following options:
  • BIO 205 Fundamental Nutrition
  • BIO 260 Human Nutrition
3 credits
PSY 110
General Psychology
3 credits
PSY 111
Laboratory in General Experimental Psychology 1 credit
TOTAL 46 credits

The exercise science program at Valparaiso University is a science-based undergraduate curriculum designed to provide a background in the exercise sciences. Special emphasis is placed upon the primary disciplines of anatomy, biomechanics, exercise physiology, sport psychology, and motor learning. Other required curricular areas include chemistry, math, physics, physiology, and psychology.

Foundations

B.S. students in kinesiology at Valpo must complete the general-education requirements for the B.S. This University-wide core strengthens communication and critical thinking skills while introducing the student to global cultures and traditions.

Required Courses
KINESIOLOGY COURSES 28 credits
KIN 150 Foundations of Physical Education and Sport 3 credits
KIN 220 Coaching Theory 2 credits
KIN 370 Kinesiology I 4 credits
KIN 372 Kinesiology II 3 credits
KIN 373 Research Seminar in Kinesiology 1 credit
KIN 415 Research Methods in Physical Education and Sport 3 credits
KIN 440 Physiology of Exercise 3 credits
KIN 473 Kinesiology Senior Project 3 credits
KIN 477 Advanced Physiology of Exercise 3 credits
One course from the following options:
  • KIN 340 Motor Learning
  • KIN 387 Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription
3 credits
Additional Required Courses 15 credits
BIO 151
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
4 credits
BIO 152 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4 credits
PHYS 111 Essentials of Physics 3 credits
PSY 235 Abnormal Psychology 3 credits
One course from the following options:
  • CHEM 111 Introduction to Chemistry
  • CHEM 121 General Chemistry I
4 credits
One course from the following options:
  • STAT 140 General Statistics
  • PSY 201 Statistical Methods
3 credits
One course from the following options:
  • BIO 205 Fundamental Nutrition
  • BIO 260 Human Nutrition
 3 credits
One minor from the following options:
  • Chemistry Minor
  • Human Biology Minor
TOTAL 46 credits

The undergraduate sports management program incorporates the areas of physical education, business, and communications into its discipline. It also requires students to pursue a relevant minor — either fundamentals of business or business administration.

The degree program prepares students for careers in professional sports, college athletics, amateur sports, youth sports, or corporate positions with a sport-related component.

Program requirements

B.S. students in kinesiology at Valpo must complete the general-education requirements for the B.S. This University-wide core strengthens communication and critical thinking skills while introducing the student to global cultures and traditions.

Required Courses
KIN 150 Foundations of Physical Education and Sport 3 credits
KIN 220 Coaching Theory 2 credits
KIN 233 Theory and Principles of Sports Management 3 credits
KIN 240 Governance in Sports and Physical Education 3 credits
KIN 310 Psychology of Sport 3 credits
KIN 320 Sport and Society 3 credits
KIN 333 Management and Development of Facilities 3 credits
KIN 343 Sports Marketing, Promotions and Fund Raising 3 credits
KIN 386 Internship Seminar 1 credit
KIN 433 Sports Law and Sports Ethics 3 credits
KIN 443 Financial Aspects of Sport 3 credits
KIN 486 Internship in Sport Management or Exercise Science 6 credits
TOTAL 36 credits
Additional Required Courses
COMM 265 Public Relations Principles 3 credits
ENGL 300 Introduction to Professional Writing 3 credits
One course from the following options:
  • STAT 140 General Statistics
  • PSY 201 Statistical Methods
3 credits
One minor from the following options:
  • Fundamentals of Business Minor (18 credits)
  • Business Administration Minor (27 credits)

The 51-credit physical education teacher education concentration is designed to offer students a comprehensive background in theoretical and practical aspects of physical education. Graduates of the physical education teacher education program are prepared to serve as teachers of physical education and health, as coaches, and in other recreational fields as well as continue their education in graduate school.

Foundations

B.S. students in kinesiology at Valpo must complete the general-education requirements for the B.S. This University-wide core strengthens communication and critical thinking skills while introducing the student to global cultures and traditions.

Additional Requirements

Students who plan to teach in public elementary or secondary schools with a major or minor in physical education teacher education must also complete a complementary major in secondary education. Students must also pass all portions of the Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST) and gain formal admission into the teacher education program in the education department.

Becoming Licensed to Teach

Students completing the major in physical education teacher education, with the complimentary major in secondary education, can be certified in Indiana to teach physical education in grades P-12 and health for grades 7-12. Indiana has a reciprocity agreement with most states regarding teacher certification, allowing teachers certified in Indiana to teach in most states without further education. Information on this subject is available on each state’s Department of Education website.

Required Courses
KINESIOLOGY COURSES 51 credits
KIN 150 Foundations of Physical Education and Sport 3 credits
KIN 155 Dance Patterns and Forms 2 credits
KIN 165 Gymnastics 2 credits
KIN 190 First Aid and CPR 2 credits
KIN 230 Seminar in Health 3 credits
KIN 231 Substance Abuse and Health 3 credits
KIN 270 Teaching Swimming 2 credits
KIN 275 Methods of Teaching Fitness 2 credits
KIN 289 Methods of Teaching Elementary Physical Education 3 credits
KIN 315 Teaching of Team Sports 3 credits
KIN 325 Teaching of Individual and Dual Sports 3 credits
KIN 340 Motor Learning 3 credits
KIN 360 Adapted Physical Education 3 credits
KIN 370 Kinesiology I 4 credits
KIN 388 Methods of Teaching Health K-12 3 credits
KIN 489 Methods of Teaching Secondary Physical Education 3 credits
One course from the following options:
  • KIN 191 First Aid Instructor Certification
  • KIN 192 Care and Prevention of Sport Injuries
1 credit
One course from the following options:
  • KIN 372 Kinesiology II
  • KIN 387 Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription
  • KIN 440 Physiology of Exercise
3 credits
One course from the following options:
  • KIN 228 Stress Management and Prevention
  • HCL 304 Introduction to Epidemiology
  • PSY 235 Abnormal Psychology
3 credits
ADDITIONAL REQUIRED COURSES
Students must complete and receive a minimum grade of C in these additional required courses in order to enroll in upper level KIN courses.
17 credits
BIO 151
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
4 credits
BIO 152 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4 credits
One course from the following options:
  • BIO 205 Fundamental Nutrition
  • BIO 260 Human Nutrition
3 credits
COMM 243
Public Communication
3 credits
PSY 201 Statistical Methods 3 credits
EDUCATION COURSES 35 credits
Students must complete an application for formal admission into the Teacher Education program in the Education Department. Visit the Education Department’s website for more information on the complementary Secondary Education major.
ED 206 School and Society 3 credits
ED 304 Educational Psychology 2 credits
ED 350 Seminar: Inquiry Through Case Study 0 credits
ED 351 Seminar: Efficacy Through Curriculum and Assessment 0 credits
ED 357 Designing Curriculum, Assessment, and Learning Plans 3 credits
ED 460 Literacies in the Content Areas 3 credits
ED 367 Introduction to English Language Learning 3 credits
ED 450 Seminar: Equity in Education 0 credits
ED 451 Seminar: Efficacy in Professional Practice 1 credit
ED 452 Seminar: Undergraduate Research 1 credit
ED 459 Supervised Teaching in the Secondary School Subjects 12 credits
ED 470
Diversity, Equity, and Education 3 credits
SPED 440 Learning Exceptionalities 3 credits
TOTAL ### credits

 University Assessment Practices

 

 

 

Kinesiology: Exercise Science Course Rotations

 

Junior Year

Fall                       Credits        Spring                  Credits

KIN 370                4                 KIN 372                3

KIN 231OL 3        3                  KIN 340               3

KIN 250OL 3        3                  KIN 387               3

KIN 373               1

 

Senior Year

Fall                       Credits        Spring                  Credits

KIN 440               3                 KIN 477               3

KIN 415               3                 KIN 473B             3

KIN 486B             1-6              KIN 486B             1-6

 

All courses exception KIN 231Ol and 250OL have pre-req’s. Please review your major course requirement sheet. KIN 231OL and KIN 250OL are also offered in summer session 2, a 6-week course.

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