AGSC RATIFIED TEMPLATE FOR A MAJOR IN
Kinesiology & Exercise Science
Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code
for this Major/Program
31.0505

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:

All students should complete a courses in Public Speaking from the following:
SPH 106 Fundamentals of Speech Communication (3 SH)
SPH 107 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3 SH)



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 transferring to AUM, JSU, Troy, UA, UAH, UM, or UWA should take (11 SH):
MTH 112 Precalculus Algebra (3 SH) or higher
BIO 103 Principles of Biology I (4 SH)
CHM 111 College Chemistry I (4 SH)

Students transferring to AU should take (11 SH):
MTH 113 Precalculus Trigonometry (3 SH) or higher
BIO 103 Principles of Biology I (4 SH)
BIO 104 Principles of Biology II (4 SH)

Students transferring to UAB should take (11 SH):
MTH 113 Precalculus Trigonometry (3 SH) or higher
CHM 111 College Chemistry I (4 SH)
PHY 201 General Physics I OR PHY 213 General Physics with Calculus I (4 SH)

Students transferring to UNA should take (11 SH):
MTH 112 Precalculus Algebra (3 SH) or higher
BIO 103 Principles of Biology I (4 SH)
BIO 104 Principles of Biology II (4 SH)


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:

All students should complete General Psychology (3 SH):
PSY 200 General Psychology (3 SH)


(Note: Students attending the University of Montevallo should select ECO 231 Macroeconomics or ECO 232 Microeconomics - 3 SH)

(Note: Students planning to transfer to JSU should take both PSY 200 General Psychology (above) and PSY 210 Human Growth & Development - 3 SH)



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:

All students should take a sequence in Human Anatomy & Physiology (8 SH):
BIO 201 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4 SH)
BIO 202 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4 SH)

NOTE: The remaining requirements in Area V for this major are determined by the institution and concentration that the student wishes to pursue. Because of the variety of concentration offerings at each institution, transfer students should refer to the institutions Area V page for additional transfer information based on the concentration chosen.

 


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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