​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Program Description

CMU’s exercise science kinesiology major gives you a strong background if you’re looking to pursue a graduate degree in fields such as occupational therapy, physician assistant, physical therapy or chiropractic studies. You’ll experience a combination of biology, exercise science and chemistry studies.​​

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Program Overview

The course listings below are a representation of what this academic program requires. For a full review of this program in detail please see our official online academic bulletin AND consult with an academic advisor. This listing does not include the General Education courses required for all majors and may not include some program specific information, such as admissions, retention, and termination standards.

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Exercise Science Major: Kinesiology Option

The Kinesiology option is a broad-based exercise science option for students interested in pursuing a graduate or professional degree in exercise physiology, kinesiology, physical therapy, physician assistant medical and health sciences, occupational therapy, chiropractic, or other allied health field. Please note that many graduate and professional programs require prerequisite courses in addition to those included in this option. It is the responsibility of the student to determine which prerequisite courses are required for their program of interest.
Total: 52-56 semester hours
Core Courses I
(17 hours)
HSC 190
Introduction to Exercise Science
1
HSC 205
Responding to Emergencies
2
HSC 212
Applied Anatomy and Kinesiology
3
HSC 214
Human Anatomy
4
HSC 215
Human Physiology
4
HSC 308
Physiology of Sport and Exercise
3
Core Courses II
(8-9 hours)
Select one of the following options:
CR2A-EXSCI:K
Option A
(8 hours)
CR2B-EXSCI:K
Option B
(9 hours)
Required Courses
(12 hours)
HSC 220
Health-related Components of Fitness
3
HSC 411
Pathophysiology
3
HSC 490WI
Kinesiology Capstone
3
HSC 547
Health Risk Identification and Management
3
Other Requirements I
(3 hours)
Select one of the following:
BIO 315
Human Genetics
3
CHM 421
Introductory Biochemistry for Health Sciences
3
NDS 370
Nutrition
3
Other Requirements II
(3 hours)
Select one of the following:
BIO 500
Biological Statistics
3
HSC 544
Biostatistics
3
PSY 211QR
Introduction to Psychological Statistics
3
Other Requirements
(0 hours)
Capstone Exit Exam and/or Survey This requirement would involve: For the Clinical Health or Health Fitness options: - completing an internship and taking an exit survey For the Kinesiology option: - taking a capstone course or analyzing and interpreting data, and completing an exit survey.
Electives
(9-12 hours)
Select from the following:
BIO 208
Microbiology
4
BIO 590
Cardiovascular Physiology
3
HSC 201
Medical Terminology
3
HSC 219
Exercise Conditioning for Health Fitness Professionals
2
HSC 315WI
Critical Analysis of Contemporary Issues in Exercise and Health Science
3
HSC 503
Health Implications of Obesity
3
HSC 586
Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors in Children
3
NDS 375WI
Nutrition and Performance
3
PES 302
Fundamentals of Motor Learning
3