B.A. in Kinesiology and Exercise Sciences Requirements

Group 1. General Education Foundation, Diversification, Structural, and Integrative Requirements in effect Fall 2018

Students may choose to graduate under the General Education Foundation, Diversification, Structural 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 foundations, diversification, structural and integrative requirements and lists of certified courses are posted on the General Education website.

Group 2. Major Requirements

Students should choose one of the following three tracks

  1. Applied KES
  2. Allied Health
  3. Health Promotion

Core Requirements for Applied KES and Allied Health tracks (35 credits)

  • KES Activities courses (two 1 credit courses of choice; all activities courses are 100-level, one credit courses.)
  • KES 202 Health Promotion (3)
  • KES 212 Anatomical Kinesiology (3)
  • KES 207 Basic Human Nutrition (3) or NURS 375 Applied Human Nutrition (3)
  • KES 209 Data and Stats in Kinesiology (3) or MATH 115 Intro to Stats and Prob (3) or PSY 213 Statistical Techniques (4) or SOC 280 Statistical Reasoning (3)
  • BIOL 243-243L Human Anatomy & Physiology I (3), Human Anatomy & Physio I Lab (1)
  • BIOL 244-244L Human Anatomy & Physiology II (3), Human Anatomy & Physio II Lab (1)
  • KES 307-307L Biomechanics of Human Movement (3), Biomechanics Lab (1)
  • KES 348 Exercise Physiology (3)
  • KES 210 Introduction to KES (3)
  • KES 401 Sem in KES: Profess.Develop (2)

1. Applied KES Track (19 credits)

  • KES 308 Principles of Strength & Cond. (3)
  • KES 370 Sport Psychology (3)
  • KES 368 Sports and Exercise Nutrition (3)
  • KES 444 Strength and Cond. Cert Prep (4)
  • And Two additional KES courses at the 300- or 400-level (6)

2. Allied Health Track (18 credits)

  • KES 310 Motor Learning (3)
  • KES 335 Care & Prevention Athletic Inj (3)
  • KES 370 Sport Psychology (3)
  • KES 450 Health Promotion Practicum (3)
  • And Two additional KES courses at the 300- or 400-level (6)

Core Requirements for the Health Promotion track (33-35 credits)

  • KES Activities courses (two 1 credit courses of choice; all activities courses are 100-level, one credit courses.)
  • KES 202 Health Promotion (3)
  • KES 212 Anatomical Kinesiology (3)
  • KES 207 Basic Human Nutrition (3) or NURS 375 Applied Human Nutrition (3)
  • KES 209 Data and Stats in Kinesiology (3) or MATH 115 Intro to Stats and Prob (3) or PSY 213 Statistical Techniques (4) or SOC 280 Statistical Reasoning (3)
  • BIOL 243-243L Human Anatomy & Physiology I (3), Human Anatomy & Physio I Lab (1)
  • BIOL 244-244L Human Anatomy & Physiology II (3), Human Anatomy & Physio II Lab (1)
  • KES 307-307L Biomechanics of Human Movement (3), Biomechanics Lab (1) or KES 351 Epidemiology (3)
  • KES 348 Exercise Physiology (3) or NURS 348 Human Pathophysiology (3)
  • KES 210 Introduction to KES (3)
  • KES 401 Sem in KES: Profess.Develop (2)

3. Health Promotion Track (18 credits)

  • KES 250 Foundation of Public Health (3)
  • KES 350 Health Promotion Prog Planning (3)
  • KES 450 Health Promotion Practicum (3)
  • In addition choose three courses (9 credits), from any KES courses at the 300- or 400-level or from the following courses in related fields or other related courses at the 300- or 400- level with Health Promotion Track Advisor Approval:
    • 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)
    • PHIL 355 Philosophy of Sport (3)
    • PHIL 329 Environmental Ethics (3)
    • PHIL 327 Bioethics (3)
    • PHIL 416 Science, Technology & Values (3)
    • SOC 310 Race & Ethnic Relations (3)

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

120 credits required.

Notes

  1. An overall GPA of 2.0 in the major is required.
  2. At least 45 credits must be earned at the 300- or 400-level.
  3. Students applying to graduate programs in AT or PT should complete the following courses: PHYS 152 and PHYS 152L, BIOL 171 and BIOL 171L, BIOL 172 and BIOL 172L, CHEM 161 and CHEM 161L, and CHEM 162 and CHEM 162L.
  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.