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
Bachelor of Science – Exercise Science Major
KIN 151 Intro to Exercise Science 1 Cr.
KIN 190 First Aid and CPR 2 Cr.
KIN 205 Fundamental Nutrition 3 Cr.
KIN 250 Medical Terminology 3 Cr.
KIN 277 Physiology of Exercise 2+2, 3 Cr.
KIN 370 Kinesiology I 3+2, 4 Cr.
KIN 372 Kinesiology II 2+2, 3 Cr.
KIN 373 Research Seminar in Kinesiology and Ethics Research 2 Cr.
KIN 387 Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription 3 Cr.
KIN 415 Research Methods in Sport and Kinesiology 3 Cr.
KIN 477 Advanced Physiology of Exercise 3 Cr.
KIN 486 Internship for Sports Management or Exercise Science 1-3 Cr.
   Additional Required Classes
   BIO 151 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 3+3, 4 Cr.
   BIO 152 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 3+3, 4 Cr.
   PSY 110 General Psychology 3 Cr.
   PSY 201 Statistical Methods 3 Cr.
Plus one of the following Concentrations:
   Pre-Occupational Therapy
     KIN 473 Kinesiology Senior Project 3 Cr.
     BIO 210 Microbiology 4  Cr.
     CHEM 111 Introduction to Chemistry 3+2, 4 Cr.
     PSY 215 Life Span Development 3 Cr.
     PSY 235 Abnormal Psychology 3 Cr.
     SOC 110 Intro to Sociology 3 Cr.
   Pre-Athletic Training
     KIN 473 Kinesiology Senior Project 3 Cr.
     BIO 210 Microbiology 4 Cr.
     PHS/HS 203 Human Health and Disease 3 Cr.
     PHYS 111 Essentials of Physics 3 Cr.
     PHYS 112L Essentials of Physics Lab 1 Cr.
     Choose one of the below:
       CHEM 111 Introduction to Chemistry 3+2, 4 Cr.
       CHEM 121 General Chemistry I 3+3, 4 Cr.
   Pre-Physical Therapy
     KIN 473 Kinesiology Senior Project 3 Cr.
     BIO 171 Unity of Life 3+3, 4 Cr.
     BIO 172 Diversity of Life 3+3, 4 Cr.
     BIO 210 Microbiology 4 Cr.
     CHEM 121 General Chemistry I 3+3, 4 Cr.
     CHEM 122 General Chemistry II 3+3, 4 Cr.
     PHYS 111 Essentials of Physics 3 +0, 3 Cr.
     PHYS 112 Essentials of Physics 3+0, 3 Cr.
     PHYS 112L Essentials of Physics Lab 0+3, 1 Cr.
     PSY 110 General Psychology 3 Cr.
     PSY 201 Statistical Methods 3 Cr.
     PSY 235 Abnormal Psychology 3 Cr.
   Pre-Strength and Conditioning
     KIN 191 Care and Prevention of Sport Injuries 1 Cr.
     KIN 310 Psychology of Sport 3 Cr.
     KIN 478 Sport Nutrition 3 Cr.
     KIN 479 Strength and Conditioning 3 Cr.
     BIO 210 Microbiology 4 Cr.
     CHEM 111 Introduction to Chemistry 3+2, 4 Cr.
   Nutrition Science
     KIN 478 Sport Nutrition 3 Cr.
     CHEM 121 General Chemistry I 3+3, 4 Cr.
     CHEM 122 General Chemistry II 3+3, 4 Cr.
     CHEM 221 Organic Chemistry I 3+3, 4 Cr.
     CHEM 222 Organic Chemistry II 3+3, 4 Cr.
     CHEM 315 Biochemistry 3+3, 4 Cr.

 

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

Bachelor of Arts – Sports Management Major

KIN 150 History and Philosophy of Physical Education, Health and Sport 2 Cr.
KIN 220 Coaching Theory 3 Cr.
KIN 240 Governance in Sports 3 Cr.
KIN 320 Sport, Society and Ethics 3 Cr.
KIN 333 Management and Development of Facilities 3 Cr.
KIN 343 Sports Marketing and Social Media 3 Cr.
KIN 386 Preparation and Career Management 3 Cr.
KIN 433 Sport Law 3 Cr.
KIN 443 Financial Aspects of Sport 3 Cr.
KIN 486 Internship in Sport Management or Exercise Science 1-3Cr.
Two courses from the following options:  
   KIN 310 Psychology of Sport 3 Cr.
   KIN 390 Special Topics in Kinesiology 3 Cr.
   ECON 367 Sport Economics 3 Cr.
One course from the following options:  
   KIN 373 Research Seminar in Kinesiology and Ethics 2 Cr.
   KIN 415 Research Methods in Sport and Kinesiology 3 Cr.
Additional Required Courses
ENGL 210 Introduction to Business and Professional Writing 3 Cr.
One course from the following options:  
   COMM 243 Public Communication 3 Cr
   COMM 244 Persuasion and Advocacy 3 Cr.
   COMM 265 Public Relations Principles 3 Cr.
 

Business Administration Minor

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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

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