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Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology

Program Coordinator: Dr. Ernest Brewer

Alice Lloyd College Natural Science and Mathematics Division

2018-19 Curriculum Guide Sheet | 2019-20 Curriculum Guide Sheet | 2020-21 Curriculum Guide Sheet | 2021-22 Curriculum Guide Sheet | 2022-23 Curriculum Guide Sheet | 2023-24 Curriculum Guide Sheet |

The Kinesiology curriculum is focused on the art and science of movement, including its social, psychological, physiological and bio-mechanical aspects. The main purpose of the major is to teach students how to live active and healthy lives and to use that knowledge to provide leadership and be of service to others in educational, sports and clinical settings. The Kinesiology major also provides students with the background to pursue post-graduate educational opportunities in areas such as physical therapy.

Kinesiology Major Requirements

Students should become familiar with the requirements for their individual programs and work with their advisors to ensure that all degree requirements will be met. A guide sheet is extremely helpful in academic planning. Students wishing to major in Kinesiology may access a downloadable version (pdf) of the guide sheet at the top of this page, or he or she may obtain one from his or her Faculty Advisor or from the Registrar. The student has the ultimate responsibility for seeing that all academic requirements are being met.

General Education Requirements / 55 hours

Institutional – 18 hours: CIS 110, COMM 126, ENG 101, ENG 102, LE 101, PE 103

Humanities: 12 hours

Social Sciences: 12 hours

Natural Science/Mathematics: 13 hours: (BIO 111, CHEM 115, MATH 113)

Natural Science Core Requirements / 17 hours

CHEM 116; PHYS 211, 212; MATH 250

Kinesiology Requirements / 28 hours

BIOL 207, 211, 212; PSY 330; PE 223, 301, 321, 351, 421


HLTH 220 (3 hours)

Note: Student can substitute Health 220 or any other means of gaining Red Cross CPR Certification and Red Cross First Aid Certification.

Recommended Electives:

BIOL 206 and 315

Volunteer Requirement:

Documentation of 50 work or volunteer hours in a physical therapy setting is required for UK PT School. A minimum of 25 hours should be completed in each of two different settings (acute hospital, outpatient clinic, rehabilitation hospital, pediatric setting, etc.). Although 50 is the required minimum, typical applicants average approximately 100-125 hours depending on year of application.

UK PT School also requires a GPA of 3.2.

Other PT schools will vary in their requirements. Be sure to check requirements regularly.

Suggested Course Sequence

Freshman Year

First Semester

ENG 101
MATH 113
CIS 110
BIOL 111
Humanities or Social Science Elective    

Second Semester

ENG 102
PE 103
PSY 101
COMM 126
LE 101
Humanities or Social Science Elective

Sophomore Year

First Semester

CHEM 115
BIOL 207
BIOL 206
PSY 330
Humanities or Social Science Elective

Second Semester

CHEM 116
Hlth 220
Natural Sciences Elective
General Elective
Humanities or Social Science Elective

Junior Year

First Semester

PHYS 211
MATH 250
BIOL 211
Humanities or Social Science Elective

Second Semester

PHY 212
KIN 301
BIO 212
Humanity or Social Science Elective

Senior Year

First Semester

KIN 321
BIOL 315
Humanity or Social Science Elective

Second Semester

KIN 351
KIN 421

This online information is the official text of the Alice Lloyd College Program Catalog 2020-22. The College reserves the right to change at any time any of the provisions, statements, policies, curricula, procedures, regulations or fees. Other publications supplement the Program Catalog and may be obtained from the appropriate office of the College. The provisions of these publications constitute an agreement – but not an irrevocable contract – between the student and the College.