AGSC RATIFIED TEMPLATE FOR A MAJOR IN
Kinesiology
(Health Promotion, Nutrition & Wellness, Teacher Certification)
(UAB and UM only)

Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code
for this Major/Program
31.0501

This template has been completed by the appropriate Academic Committee as a blueprint for guiding students who intend to major in this discipline. Students who successfully complete this course of study and who meet the requirements for admission to the participating state senior institution are eligible to apply for admission to the major with junior standing. Not all two-year colleges or universities will offer every course or program and course numbers and names may vary. Students desiring to transfer will be advised to refer to catalogs or to access details about courses and programs through world-wide web sites of colleges and universities.


Forty-one semester hours of credit in general studies core courses have been approved by the Articulation and General Studies Committee. The general studies curriculum core includes study in the areas of written composition, humanities and fine arts, natural sciences and mathematics, and history, social, and behavioral sciences.


Effective written communication skills are essential in a literate society. Requirements include at least 6 semester hours in written composition.

NOTE: English Composition I and II are the only courses available in AREA I.


Study in the humanities addresses the ability to deal with questions of values, ethics, or aesthetics as they are represented in literature, philosophy, religion, and the arts, and is fundamental to general education. Minimum requirements include at least 12 semester hours in humanities with a minimum 3 semester hours in literature*, 3 semester hours in the arts, and the remaining semester hours from the humanities and/or fine arts. In addition to literature, disciplines in the humanities include, but are not limited to, philosophy, religious studies, speech, foreign languages, art, music, theatre, and dance.

NOTE: Students must complete a 6 semester-hour sequence either in literature or in history in Area II or IV.

Discipline Specific Requirements for AREA II:

Select a sequence of Literature courses from among:
ENG 251 and 252 - American Literature I & II
ENG 261 and 262 - English Literature I & II
ENG 271 and 272 - World Literature I & II

Select one of the following Speech courses:
SPH 106 - Oral Communication or
SPH 107 - Public Speaking

Select one of the following Fine Arts or Humanity courses:
ART 100 - Art Appreciation
ART 203 - Art History I
FRN 101 - Introductory French I
FRN 102 - Introductory French II
FRN 201 - Intermediate French I
FRN 202 - Intermediate French II
GRN 101 - Introductory German I
GRN 102 - Introductory German II
MUS 101 - Music Appreciation
PHL 106 - Introduction to Philosophy
SPA 101 - Introductory Spanish I
SPA 102 - Introductory Spanish II
SPA 201 - Intermediate Spanish I
SPA 202 - Intermediate Spanish II
THR 120 - Theatre Appreciation
THR 126 - Introduction to Theatre



Study in the natural sciences and mathematics emphasizes the scientific method and applies quantitative or inductive reasoning. Requirements include at least 11 semester hours with at least 3 semester hours in mathematics at the precalculus algebra level or higher (some degrees may allow Finite Mathematics) and at least 8 semester hours in the natural sciences which must include laboratory experiences. Disciplines in the natural sciences include but are not limited to, astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, and physics.

NOTE: Some mathematics courses are offered for 4 semester credit hours and some natural science laboratory courses are often 5 semester hours. Only minimum semester hour requirements are indicated.

Discipline Specific Requirements for AREA III:

Students must take:
BIO 103 - Principles of Biology I (grade of 'C' or higher)

Select one of the following Chemistry courses:
CHM 104 - Intro to Inorganic Chemistry or
CHM 111 - College Chemistry I **
**(Students seeking admissions to PT/OT schools should choose CHM 111)**

Select one of the following math courses:
MTH 110 - Finite Mathematics or
MTH 112 - Precalculus Algebra **
**(UM would also accept any MTH higher than MTH 112 to meet the math requirement)**


Study in history and the social and behavioral sciences deals primarily with the study of human behavior, social and political structures, and economics. Requirements include 12 semester hours with at least a 3 semester hours course in history and at least 6 semester hours from among other disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. Disciplines include, but are not limited to, anthropology, economics, geography, political science, psychology, and sociology.

NOTE: Students must complete a 6 semester-hour sequence either in literature or in history in Area II or IV.

Discipline Specific Requirements for AREA IV:

Select a sequence of history courses below:
HIS 101 and 102 - History of Western Civilization I & II
HIS 121 and 122 - World History I & II
HIS 201 and 202 - U.S. History I & II

Select one of the following Economics courses:
ECO 231 - Principles of Macroeconomics or
ECO 232 - Principles of Microeconomics

Select the following Psychology course:
PSY 200 - General Psychology



Area V is designated for courses appropriate to the degree/major requirements of the individual student (it may also include electives). These courses are most often taken during the last part of the sophomore year to prepare a student to enter the four-year institution as a junior in their chosen major.

NOTE: Some institutions may include courses in wellness or physical education.

Discipline Specific Requirements for AREA V:

Select one of the following concentrations:

HEALTH PROMOTION CONCENTRATION

Students must complete the following two biology courses (8 SH):
BIO 201 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4 SH)
BIO 202 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4 SH)

Select two of the following (6 SH):
BUS 100 Introduction to Business (3 SH)
CHM 105 Introduction to Organic Chemistry (4 SH) or CHM 112 College Chemistry II (4 SH) **
HIT 110 Medical Terminology (3 SH)
PED 200 Foundation of Physical Education (3 SH)

** Students may select one of these courses, but not both. Students seeking admissions to PT / OT schools must take CHM 112. **

Select one of the following (3 SH):
CIS 130 Introduction to Information Systems (3 SH)
CIS 146 Microcomputer Applications (3 SH)

Select one of the following Fine Arts courses not selected in Area II (3 SH):
ART 100 Art Appreciation (3 SH)
ART 203 Art History I (3 SH)
MUS 101 Music Appreciation (3 SH)
THR 120 Theater Appreciation (3 SH)
THR 126 Introduction to Theater (3 SH)

Select one of the following Humanity courses not selected in Area II (3 SH):
FRN 101 Introductory French I (4 SH)
FRN 102 Introductory French II (4 SH)
FRN 201 Intermediate French I (3 SH)
FRN 202 Intermediate French II (3 SH)
GRN 101 Introductory German I (4 SH)
GRN 102 Introductory German II (4 SH)
PHL 106 Introduction to Philosophy (3 SH)
PHL 206 Ethics and Society (3 SH)
SPA 101 Introductory Spanish I (4 SH)
SPA 102 Introductory Spanish II (4 SH)
SPA 201 Intermediate Spanish I (3 SH)
SPA 202 Intermediate Spanish II (3 SH)

 

NUTRITION AND WELLNESS CONCENTRATION

Students must complete the following Biology courses (12 SH):
BIO 201 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4 SH)
BIO 202 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4 SH)
BIO 220 General Microbiology (4 SH)

Select one of the following Chemistry courses (4 SH):
CHM 105 Introduction to Organic Chemistry (4 SH)
CHM 112 College Chemistry II (4 SH)

Students must complete the following Philosophy course (3 SH):
PHL 206 Ethics and Society 3 SH

Select one of the following Fine Arts courses not selected in Area II (3 SH):
ART 100 Art Appreciation 3 SH
ART 203 Art History I 3 SH
MUS 101 Music Appreciation 3 SH
THR 120 Theater Appreciation 3 SH
THR 126 Introduction to Theater 3 SH

 

P-12 KINESIOLOGY EDUCATION CONCENTRATION

Students must complete the following Biology courses (8 SH):
BIO 201 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4 SH)
BIO 202 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4 SH)

Students must complete the following Physical Education course (3 SH):
PED 200 Foundation of Physical Education (3 SH)

Select one of the following First Aid courses (3 SH):
HED 230 Safety and First Aid (3 SH)
HED 231 First Aid (3 SH)

Select one of the following Aerobic courses (1 SH):
PED 107 Aerobics Dance (Beginning) (1 SH)
PED 108 Aerobics Dance (Intermediate) (1 SH)

Select one of the following Swimming courses (1 SH):
PED 140 Swimming (Beginning) (1 SH)
PED 141 Swimming (Intermediate) (1 SH)

Select one additional activity courses of your choice (PED) (1 SH).

Select one of the following Fine Arts courses not selected in Area II (3 SH):
ART 100 Art Appreciation (3 SH)
ART 203 Art History I (3 SH)
MUS 101 Music Appreciation (3 SH)
THR 120 Theater Appreciation (3 SH)
THR 126 Introduction to Theater (3 SH)

Select one of the following Humanity courses not selected in Area II (3 SH):
FRN 101 Introductory French I (4 SH)
FRN 102 Introductory French II (4 SH)
FRN 201 Intermediate French I (3 SH)
FRN 202 Intermediate French II (3 SH)
GRN 101 Introductory German I (4 SH)
GRN 102 Introductory German II (4 SH)
PHL 106 Introduction to Philosophy (3 SH)
PHL 206 Ethics and Society (3 SH)
SPA 101 Introductory Spanish I (4 SH)
SPA 102 Introductory Spanish II (4 SH)
SPA 201 Intermediate Spanish I (3 SH)
SPA 202 Intermediate Spanish II (3 SH)


NOTE: For institutions requiring 120 semester hours for graduation the maximum allowable hours for transfer from a community college into a four-year baccalaureate degree program will be 60 semester hours. The primary goal of the template is to try to allow for 1/2 of the total degree hours to transfer from an Alabama public two-year community college to an Alabama public four-year university. The template sets the policy for the STARS TRANSFER GUIDE. If you are a transfer student, make sure you obtain and follow an official STARS TRANSFER GUIDE.

 

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