University General Course Catalog 2020-2021 
    
    Apr 12, 2021  
University General Course Catalog 2020-2021

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
nlc@unr.edu; 775-682-7099

Transfer to the University of Nevada, Reno


Use the transfer agreement  and the degree planner (available by clicking  at the top right of this page) to build your plan for graduation with your advisor. Course substitutions not identified on the transfer agreement require UNR advisor approval.

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 Transferology 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. 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 Core Objectives (CO1 through CO14). Courses satisfying Core Objectives are designated (e.g., CO9) in General Catalog curricula and course descriptions.

A. Composition & Communication; Critical Analysis & Use of Information (3-6 units) - CO1, CO3


B. Quantitative Reasoning (3 units minimum) - CO2


C. Physical & Natural Phenomena (7 units) - CO4, CO4L


D. Cultures, Societies, & Individuals (3 units) - CO6


  • (3 units) CO6 (required for the pre-professional track) OR
  • Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO6  courses.

E. Artistic Composition, Interpretation, & Expression (3 units) - CO7


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

F. History & Culture; Constitution (6 units) - CO5, CO8


Refer to the Core Curriculum   chapter in this catalog.

II. Additional Core Requirements (6 units maximum)


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

A. Science, Technology & Society - CO9


B. Diversity & Equity - CO10


C. Global Context - CO11


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

D. Ethics - CO12


E. Capstone Integration & Synthesis - CO13


Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for list of approved CO13  courses

F. Application - CO14


III. Additional Division Requirements (0 units)


IV. Major Requirements (71-73 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)


VI. General Electives (11-18 units)


VII. Recommended Schedule


Use the Planner in MyNEVADA to build a custom graduation plan. Review and adjust the plan in each academic advisement session.

A. First Year


B. Second Year


Pre-Professional Track

Artistic Composition, Interpretation, & Expression (3 units) CO7

Pre-Professional Track

  • General Elective (6 units) 
Physical Education Track

C. Third Year


Spring Semester (15-16 units)


Pre-Professional Track

Physical Education Track

D. Fourth Year


Fall Semester (15 units)


Spring Semester (15 units)


Pre-Professional Track

Physical Education Track

  • General Elective (3 units)