University of Hawaii at Hilo Catalog 2013–2014

B.A. in Kinesiology and Exercise Sciences Requirements

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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 lasting longer than one semester.

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 at

Group 2. Major Requirements (and Assigned Credits)

  1. Three one-semester-hour KES activity courses of choice (3)
  2. KES 201 School Health Problems (2)
  3. KES 204 Introduction to Coaching Athletics (2)
  4. KES 206 Basic Human Movement (3)
  5. KES 207 Basic Human Nutrition (3)
  6. KES 208 Elementary Tests and Measurements (3)
  7. KES 232 Safety and Accident Prevention (2)
  8. KES 234 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries (3)
  9. KES 306 Advanced Human Movement (3)
  10. KES 310 Basic Motor Learning (3)
  11. KES 320 Drug Awareness (3)
  12. KES 334 Advanced Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries (3)
  13. KES 343 Musculoskeletal Anatomy (3)
  14. KES 344 Musculoskeletal Physiology (3)
  15. KES 370 Sport Psychology (3)
  16. KES 443 Adapted Physical Education (3)
  17. BIOL 125 Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology (3)
  18. BIOL 243–243L Human Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab (4)
  19. BIOL 244–244L Human Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab (4)
  20. PSY 100 Survey of Psychology (3)
  21. PSY 320 Developmental Psychology (3)

Total in Group 2: 62 Semester Hours

Total Semester Hours Required For The B.A. in Kinesiology and Exercise Sciences

120 Semester Hours


  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, 243, 243L, 244, 244L and PSY 100.
  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 should always check course prerequisites and the frequency with which courses are offered.
  6. To ensure progress toward degree completion, students are strongly encouraged to meet with an advisor each semester before registering.