Kinesiology Minor


department website: http://www.kch.illinois.edu/

department faculty: Kinesiology & Community Health Faculty


college catalog page: Applied Health Sciences

college website: http://www.ahs.illinois.edu/


To declare the minor or ask questions about the requirements, please contact:
Alicia Richards, M.S.; alrich17@illinois.edu; 217-300-1058


Programs in Community Health and Kinesiology


Undergraduate Programs:

major: Community Health, BS

concentration: Community Health: Health Education & Promotion, BS

concentration: Community Health: Health Planning & Administration, BS

concentration: Community Health: Rehabilitation Studies, BS

major: Kinesiology, BS

concentration: Kinesiology: Teacher Certification, BS

minor: Kinesiology

minor: Disability Studies

joint degree: Community Health, BS and Public Health, MPH

joint degree: Kinesiology, BS and Public Health, MPH


Graduate Programs:

degree: Kinesiology, MS

degree: Kinesiology, PhD

degree: Community Health, MS

degree: Community Health, PhD

degree: Rehabilitation, MS

degree: Public Health, MPH

joint degree: Community Health, BS and Public Health, MPH

joint degree: Kinesiology, BS and Public Health, MPH


The Kinesiology Program is committed to the study and research of human movement in all its dimensions. Undergraduate study focuses on exercise stress, movement efficiency, and fitness; the social, cultural, and psychological aspects of participation in physical activity and sport; coordination, control and skill physical activity; physical growth, development, and body form throughout the lifespan; the effects of therapeutic techniques of kinesiology upon recovery from physical injury; and the instructional process of teaching/coaching of physical activity and sport.

The curriculum combines a comprehensive liberal arts and sciences education with in-depth study in a particular area of interest. The program of study provides knowledge and understanding essential for human movement and sport careers in either public or private agencies. The hours required for graduation include prescribed courses for all students as well as requirements determined by the various areas of emphasis selected by the student. Teaching and research emphasize hands-on learning through the use of technology and modern laboratory equipment. Graduates find employment in a variety of fields including teaching-related occupations, corporate fitness, coaching, and athletic training. Many students continue their education and become certified K-12 physical education teachers, physical therapists, physicians, exercise physiologists, and sports psychologists.

for the Undergraduate Minor in Kinesiology


To declare the minor or ask questions about the requirements, please contact:
Alicia Richards, M.S.; alrich17@illinois.edu; 217-300-1058


Minimum required course work: Students must complete 12 hours of foundational courses and 9 hours within an area of specialization, including at least 6 hours of 300- and 400-level courses.


Minimum hours required for completion: 21 hours.


Foundational Courses

KIN 122Physical Activity and Health3
KIN 140Social Sci of Human Movement3
KIN 160Introduction to Kinesiology3
KIN 201Physical Activity Research Methods3
Total Hours12

Specialization Areas (choose one)1:

Exercise Psychology & Health Behavior
Required advanced level courses:6
Soc & Psych of Phys Activity
Exercise & Health Psychology
Electives (choose at least 1):3
Intro to Sport Psychology
Psychophysiology in Ex & Sport
Psych of Sport Performance
Tech-Driven Health Intervention
Exercise Physiology
Required advanced level courses:6
Bioscience of Human Movement
Bioenergetics of Movement
Electives (choose at least 1):3
Skeletal Muscle Physiology
Clin & Applied Ex Physiology
Nutrition for Performance
Exercise Endocrinology
Teaching & Coaching Physical Activity
Required advanced level courses:6
Curriculum in Grades K-6
Curriculum in Grades 7-12
Electives (choose at least 1):3
Adapted Physical Education
Instructional Strategies in PE
Coaching Strategies
Technology & Pedagogical KINES
Biomechanics
Required advanced level courses:6
Biomechanics of Human Movement
Motor Learning & Control
Electives (choose at least 1):3
Motor Development and Control
Skill Acquisition Strategies
Cultural & Interpretive Studies
Required advanced level courses:6
Sport & Modern Society
Case Study: Endless Summer
Electives (choose at least 1):3
Measure & Eval in Kinesiology
Body, Culture & Society
Skill Acquisition Strategies