University General Course Catalog 2017-2018 
    Sep 25, 2021  

Community Health Sciences (Kinesiology Specialization), B.S.


The school offers a series of courses leading to a degree in Community Health Sciences with an emphasis in Kinesiology (CHS KIN).  Students may choose between specializations in teaching physical education or pre-professional preparation. The CHS KIN curriculum will appeal to students who wish to pursue a career in physical education, either teaching or a graduate program in education. In addition, the CHS KIN is an excellent preparation for pre-health professional students seeking admission to professional programs in the health sciences and dental and medical schools.

The program of study will include the University Core Curriculum, general electives, and required preparatory courses in the study of the human body. Students will be required to complete four core courses in CHS. These four courses are the foundation of all CHS degrees and partially fulfill requirements for students to obtain a degree that is accredited by Certification of Schools of Public Health (CEPH).  If students desire, they may also sit for the Certified Health Education Specialist exam (CHES).

Contact Information

Nora L. Constantino, PhD, FACSM
School of Community Health Sciences
MS 0274
775-682-7099; 775-682-7099

Transfer to Nevada

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If a major-to-major transfer agreement is not available for your transfer institution, please check the General Core agreement   if available. If neither is available, access established transfer course equivalencies to assist in your planning.

Graduation Requirements


Total Units 120
Cumulative GPA 2.0
University GPA 2.0
Major GPA 2.0
Residency Requirement 30 Upper-Division Units at UNR
Major Residency Requirement 15 Upper-Division Units in the major at UNR
Upper-Division Requirement 40 Upper-Division Units
Half Program Units/4 Year Institution 60 Units


I. Silver Core General Education Requirements (25-30 units)

NOTE: Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter of this catalog for information regarding the “Core English and Math Completion Policy  .”

Students in this major must meet all Silver Core Objectives (CO1 through CO14). Courses satisfying Core Objectives are designated (e.g., CO9) in General Catalog curricula and course descriptions.

A. Silver Core Writing and Prerequisite (3-6 units) - CO1, CO3

B. Silver Core Mathematics and Prerequisite (3 units minimum) - CO2

C. Silver Core Natural Sciences (7 units) - CO4, CO4L

D. Silver Core Social Sciences (3 units) - CO6

E. Silver Core Fine Art (3 units) - CO7

Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO7 courses .

F. Silver Core Humanities (6 units) - CO5, CO8

Refer to the Core Curriculum   chapter in this catalog.

II. Additional Silver Core Requirements (3 units maximum)

Students must take courses that satisfy the following Core Objectives. Some or all of these Silver Core Objectives may be satisfied in the Major Requirements (Section IV).  Refer to the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

A. Science, Technology & Society Course - CO9

B. Diversity & Equity Course - CO10

C. Global Context Course - CO11

Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO11 courses .

D. Ethics Course - CO12

E. Capstone Integration & Synthesis Course - CO13

F. Application Course - CO14

III. Additional Division Requirements (0 units)

IV. Major Requirements (74-76 units)

B. Kinesiology Areas of Professional Opportunity (13-15 units)

Pre-Professional School Track (13 units)

If electing this area, the following courses are required:

V. Minor Requirements (0 units)

VII. Recommended Schedule

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A. First Year

B. Second Year

C. Third Year

Spring Semester (9-18 units)

Pre-Professional Track

D. Fourth Year

Fall Semester (15 units)

Pre-Professional Track

Physical Education Track

  • General Electives (6 units)