Feb 28, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Kinesiology, B.S.


Program Description


Students are advised to be certain they complete all General Education  requirements before applying for graduation.

The kinesiology major program leads to the Bachelor of Science degree. Students are advised to familiarize themselves with the B.S. degree requirements.

Students who major in kinesiology work toward a B.S. degree by selecting and completing one of the following concentrations:

Degree and Major Requirements


Degree Requirements Credit Hours
General Education  1 41
Quantitative requirement (in addition to General Education ) 2 3
Scientific Literacy requirement (in addition to General Education 2 3-4
Kinesiology Core Courses 12
Major, concentration and kinesiology elective requirements 3 55-67
University electives

Total

6-21

120

Footnotes


1 The General Education  program contains a set of requirements each student must fulfill. The number of credit hours necessary to fulfill these requirements may vary.
2 Quantitative and scientific literacy requirements may be fulfilled with major required courses.
3 The number of credits taken to meet major and concentration requirements may vary if courses are double-counted for General Education .

Major, Concentration and Kinesiology Elective requirements: 55-67 Credit Hours


Kinesiology Concentrations


Exercise Science Concentration


The concentration prepares students to pursue careers in the fitness industry as well as graduate education in exercise science, pre-professional or an allied health field.

Students interested in athletic training, occupational therapy, physical therapy, medicine or other pre-professional health programs should review the Pre-Professional Health Advising section for prerequisite courses and recommendations for entrance to graduate professional health programs. Pre-professional health program coordinators are available to assist students with career planning and preparation.

Admission Policy


Any student can declare the exercise science concentration; however, students must apply to be fully admitted to the major for a limited number of spaces. Declaring the exercise science concentration does not guarantee full admission to the major.

To apply for admission to the exercise science concentration, students must complete the following prerequisite courses:

Grades in the prerequisite courses are weighed heavily in the admission decision, and admission is offered to the top students on a space-available basis. Courses taken on a repeat/forgive basis will not be accepted. Only those grades received in prerequisite courses taken for the first time will be counted.

Applications are due October 15 for the spring semester and March 15 for summer and fall semester. Students denied admission may reapply during the next admission cycle.

Concentration Requirements


The following courses are required of all students who choose the exercise science concentration.

Physical and Health Education Teacher Education Concentration


The Physical and Health Education Teacher Education (PHETE) concentration is committed to educating future leaders in the profession of teaching physical and health education. The program encourages the teacher candidate to advocate for effective educational changes, work collaboratively and collectively for social change, and to continue to grow professionally.

The PHETE concentration is a five-year Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) program. Upon successful completion of the first four years, students earn a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in kinesiology. The fifth year M.A.T. degree provides the requisite courses to obtain a Virginia teaching license in Health and Physical Education (PreK-12). It is necessary to be admitted to the teacher education program prior to enrolling in professional education courses. For more information contact the PHETE coordinator, Susan Nye, Godwin Hall, Room 315, (540) 568-4865, nyesb@jmu.edu.

Admission Policy


The admission and retention standards are designed to instill a professional attitude and commitment to the profession of teaching. The admission and retention standards complement the JMU Teacher Education application process.The following outlines the admission and retention standards and procedures for PHETE.

PHETE Admission Standards


  1. Full acceptance to the JMU Teacher Education Program
  2. Submission of:
    • Work Experience Verification Form
    • Professional Resume
    • Personal Statement
  3. Demonstration and appreciation of professional dispositions
  4. Successful completion of the following course work: BIO 290 /BIO 290L EDUC 200 PSYC 160 *, KIN 244 KIN 303 *, KIN 312 *

Minimum Grades

* Minimum grade of “C” required in PSYC 160 KIN 303  and KIN 312  

Concentration Requirements


Undergraduate Courses

PHETE Concentration Requirement Total: 67 Credit Hours

Graduate Courses


  • KIN 511. Technology in Health and Physical Education Credits: 3.00
  • KIN 512. Instructional Methods in Middle and Secondary Physical Education Credits:  3.00
  • KIN 513. Professional Issues for Prospective Physical and Health Educators Credits: 3.00
  • KIN 514. Methods in School Health for PHETE Credits: 3.00
  • KIN 610. Curriculum Design and Development in Health and Physical Education Credits: 3.00
  • KIN 611. Teaching Diverse Populations in Health and Physical Education Credits: 3.00
  • KIN 612. Analysis of Teaching and Learning Credits: 3.00
  • KIN 683. Secondary Internship in Health and Physical Education Credits: 6.00
Choose one of the following: 3 Credit Hours

  • KIN 655. Research Techniques Credits: 3.00
  • EDUC 630. Inquiry in Education Credits: 3.00
Graduate Courses Total: 30 Credit Hours

Recommended Schedule for Majors


First Year Total: 30 Credit Hours


Sophomore Year Total: 30 Credit Hours


Junior Year – Fall Semester Total: 16 Credit Hours


Junior Year – Spring Semester Total: 17 Credit Hours


Senior Year – Fall Semester Total: 12 Credit Hours


Senior Year – Spring Semester Total: 16 Credit Hours


Fifth Year – Summer Session I


  • KIN 511. Technology in Health and Physical Education Credits: 3.00
  • KIN 610. Curriculum Design and Development in Health and Physical Education Credits: 3.00
  • KIN 611. Teaching Diverse Populations in Health and Physical Education Credits: 3.00

Fifth Year – Summer Session I Total: 9 Credit Hours


Fifth Year – Fall Semester


  • KIN 512. Instructional Methods in Middle and Secondary Physical Education Credits:  3.00
  • KIN 514. Methods in School Health for PHETE Credits: 3.00
  • KIN 655. Research Techniques Credits: 3.00

Fifth Year – Fall Semester Total: 9 Credit Hours


Fifth Year – Spring Semester


  • KIN 513. Professional Issues for Prospective Physical and Health Educators Credits: 3.00
  • KIN 612. Analysis of Teaching and Learning Credits: 3.00
  • KIN 683. Secondary Internship in Health and Physical Education Credits: 6.00

Fifth Year – Spring Semester Total: 12 Credit Hours


Program Total: 120 Credit Hours