University General Course Catalog 2023-2024 
    Jul 22, 2024  
University General Course Catalog 2023-2024

Kinesiology, B.S.

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs in the School of Public Health

The bachelor of science in Kinesiology is designed to prepare students for careers in the health and fitness fields and graduate education in exercise sciences, pre-professional schools (physical therapy, occupational therapy, as well as dental and medical schools), and physical education.

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 Public Health. These four core courses to meet accredition requirements by Council of Schools of Public Health (CEPH).  

Student Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  • Describe and analyze an individual’s body structure and physical capacity while undergoing human movement.
  • Communicate health information, in both oral and written forms and through a variety of media, to diverse audiences.
  • Locate, use, evaluate, and synthesize health information.
  • Use and interpret health data.

Contact Information

Nora L. Constantino, PhD, FACSM
School of Public Health
MS 0274

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

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

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

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

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 (3 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

F. Application - CO14

III. Additional Division Requirements (0 units)

IV. Major Requirements (71 units)

B. Kinesiology Areas of Professional Opportunity (9 units)

Select at least 9 units from the courses below. At least 6 of the 9 units must be upper division (300- or 400-level).

V. Minor Requirements (0 units)

VI. General Electives (17-22 units)

At least 2 of the general elective credits must be 300- or 400-level.

Students planning to apply to professional school in this field should take a 300- or 400-level psychology course.

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

C. Third Year

D. Fourth Year

Spring Semester (15 units)

  • (3 units) CO13, CO14
  •  Kinesiology Areas of Professional Opportunity (upper-division) (6 units)
  • General Elective (6 units)

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs in the School of Public Health