BS in Kinesiology

Concentration: Fitness Studies

The Fitness Studies concentration is designed for students interested in careers related to health and human performance. The course work provides students with the knowledge, skills and abilities required for careers in personal training, strength and conditioning, corporate wellness as well as hospital, government and community-based fitness settings. Many students continue their studies in allied-health professional programs and graduate programs in exercise physiology.

Some related minors include Health Science, Human Ecology, Psychology and Business.

Admission Requirements

Admission into the School of Kinesiology undergraduate program requires a 2.5 GPA and completion with a C or better in English 1001, Math 1021, Math 1022, Biology 1201 and 1202.  

Course Requirements

A total of 120 total semester hours and 2.5 GPA are required for graduation in this concentration.  

General Education 39 Credit Hours
ENG 1001 3
ENG 2000 3
MATH 1021 3
MATH 1022 3
BIOL 1201 3
BIOL 1202 3
PHYS 2001 3
CMST 2060 3
Humanities Electives 6
Art Electives 3
Social Science Electives 6

  

Kinesiology Core Courses 31 Credit Hours
KIN 2500 3
KIN 2501 3
KIN 2504 3
KIN 3502 3
KIN 3513 3
KIN 3514 3
KIN 3515 3
KIN 4520 3
BIOL 2160 3
KIN 1804 and either 1801, 1802, 1803 4

 

Fitness Studies Concentration Courses 50 Credit Hours
KIN 3525 1
KIN 3534 3
KIN 3535 3
KIN 4512 3
KIN 4606 3
KIN 4538 6
BIOL 1208 1
KIN 3605, 3608, 3660, 4501, 4509, 4513, 4525, 4571, 4601, 4602, 4605, 4900, BIOL 2083, CHEM 1201, EXST 2201, HUEC 1110, PSYC 3050, 4072 12
Approved Electives 18

 

8 Semester Plan for Fitness Studies

 

 

Kinesiology Concentrations

Fitness Studies

Human Movement Science

K-12 Health & PE

Minors in Kinesiology

 

Contact Us

Lisa Johnson, Ph.D., HFS, PES
Phone: 225-578-3552

Email

  

Program Area Faculty

Lisa Johnson

Deborah Dailey

Neil Johannsen

Arnold Nelson

BRIAN IRVING

GUILLAUME SPIELMANN