B.A. in Kinesiology and Exercise Sciences Requirements

Group 1. General Education Basic, Area, and Integrative Requirements in effect Fall 2011

Students may choose to graduate under the General Education Basic, Area, and Integrative requirements and graduation requirements in force at the time they entered the UH System, when they entered UH Hilo, or when they graduate, provided there is no break in enrollment.

Students should meet with their academic advisor to ensure that they enroll in courses that will enable them to meet these requirements as well as requirements for the major and for graduation. Some courses may meet both General Education requirements and major requirements.

The new GE basic, core, and integrative requirements and lists of certified courses are posted on the General Education website.

Group 2. Major Requirements:

Core Requirements for all three tracks (20 credits)

  • KES Activities courses (2 – 1 credit courses of choice; all activities courses are 100-level, one credit courses.)
  • KES 202 Health Promotion (3)
  • KES 206 Basic Human Movement (3)
  • KES 207 Basic Human Nutrition (3)
  • KES 209 Data and Stats in Kinesiology (3)
  • KES 260 Exercise Science Anat & Phys I (3)
  • KES 261 Exercise Science Anat & Phy II (3)

Choose one of the following three tracks

  1. KESE: Kinesiology and Exercise Track (38 credits)

    1. Choose three courses – 9 credits from the following:
      • KES 208 Elementary Tests & Measurement (3)
      • KES 302 Sport & Spirituality (3)
      • KES 306 Advanced Human Movement (3)
      • KES 308 Science Behind Trng Athletes (3)
      • KES 310 Basic Motor Learning (3)
      • KES 330 Applied Motor Learning (3)
      • KES 370 Sport Psychology (3)
      • KES 380 Applied Sport Psychology (3)
      • KES 443 Adapted Physical Education (3)
    2. Also choose three 300+ level KES courses – 9 credits
  2. KESM: Sports Medicine and Therapy Track (38 credits)

    1. Choose three courses – 9 credits from the following:
      • KES 234 Care & Prev Athletic Injuries (3)
      • KES 334 Adv Care & Preventn Athltc Inj (3)
      • KES 343 Musculoskeletal Anatomy (3)
      • KES 344 Musculoskeletal Physiology (3)
      • KES 348 Exercise Physiology (3)
      • KES 440 Physiology of Aging (3)
      • KES 470 Physical-Occupational Therapy (3)
      • KES 480 Sports Medicine (3)
      • NURS 348 Human Pathophysiology (3)
    2. Also choose three 300+ level KES courses – 9 credits
  3. KESH Health Promotion Track (38 credits)

    1. Required Courses for Health Promotion track:
      • KES 250 Foundation of Public Health (3)
      • KES 350 Health Promotion Prog Planning (3)
      • KES 450 Health Promotion Practicum (3)
    2. In addition choose three courses – 9 credits from any 300+ KES courses or from the following courses in related fields:
      • ANTH/WS 324 Culture, Sex And Gender (3)
      • PSY/WS 325 Psychology Of Women (3)
      • PSY 352 Introduction to Biopsychology (3)
      • PSY 452 Drugs of Abuse (3)
      • PSY 360 Cross-Cultural Psy (3)
      • PSY 380 Health Psychology (3)
      • NURS 359 Foundation of Health Promotion (3)
      • NURS 360 Health Care Policy (3)
      • NURS 372 Spirituality in Health Care (3)
      • NURS 373 Gerontological Health Care (3)
      • PHIL 355 Philosophy of Sport (3)
      • PHIL 329 Environmental Ethics (3)
      • PHIL 327 Bioethics (3)
      • PHIL 316 Science, Technology & Society (3)
      • SOC 310 Race & Ethnic Relations (3)
      • SOC/WS 345 Human Populations (3)

Total Semester Hours Required for the B.A. in Kinesiology and Exercise Sciences

120 Credits

Notes

  1. All courses in Group 2, Major Requirements, must be completed with a grade of “C-” or better except for three Activity Courses, BIOL 125 Intro Cell & Molecular Biol (3), BIOL 243 Human Anatomy & Physiology I (3), BIOL 243L Human Anatomy & Physio I Lab (1), BIOL 244 Human Anatomy & Physiology II (3), BIOL 244L Human Anatomy & Physio II Lab (1) and PSY 100 Survey Of Psy (3).
  2. An overall GPA of 2.0 in the major is required.
  3. At least 45 semester hours must be earned in courses numbered 300–400.
  4. To earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Kinesiology and Exercise Sciences, students must fulfill the requirements for the major and meet all of the University’s other baccalaureate degree requirements. (Please see the Baccalaureate Degree Requirements in this Catalog.)
  5. Students wishing to make timely progress toward graduation are urged to pay careful attention to all degree requirements.
  6. In addition, when planning a schedule of courses, it is imperative to be aware of course prerequisites and the frequency with which courses are offered. This information is available in the course listings in this Catalog.
  7. To ensure progress toward degree completion, students are urged to meet with an advisor each semester before registering.