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Kinesiology

The information on this page pertains to program requirements for students who matriculated in the 2019-2020 academic year.  View requirements for previous catalog years here.


Program Option

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree with a major in Kinesiology

Kinesiology web site


Program Overview

Drake’s pre-professional Kinesiology major offers an intensive focus in anatomy and physiology, with courses sequenced and proactively planned for physical therapy school, medical school, graduate school in kinesiology/exercise science, or careers in community wellness.


B.S. Degree Requirements

The Bachelor of Science degree consists of 68 or 69 credit hours, depending upon options chosen. Required courses for the major have been organized into basic science and exercise science categories.

Course Credits
Basic Science Core
BIO 012 - Pre-Professional Biology I 3
BIO 012L - Pre-Professional Biology I Lab 1
BIO 013 - Pre-Professional Biology II 3
BIO 013L - Pre-Professional Biology II Lab 1
CHEM 001 - General Chemistry I 3
CHEM 002 - General Chemistry II 3
CHEM 003 - General Chemistry I Lab 1
CHEM 004 - General Chemistry II Lab 1
PHY 011 - General Physics 4
MATH 050 - Calculus I 4
Exercise Science Core
BIO 031 - Kinesiology Orientation 1
BIO 032 - Wellness & Nutrition 3
Fundamental Physiology - Select one from the following
BIO 129 and BIO 129L - Mammalian Physiology with Lab 5
HSCI 125 and HSCI 125L - Medical Physiology with Lab 4
BIO 133 and BIO 133L - Kinesiology with Lab 4
BIO 134 and BIO 134L - Exercise Physiology with Lab 4
BIO 136 and BIO 136L - Motor Control and Learning with Lab 4
BIO 139 - Kinesiology Capstone 3
BIO 137 and BIO 137L - Biomechanics with Lab 4
HSCI 107 - Skeletal Muscle Structure and Function 3
HSCI 141 - Human Anatomy with Lab 3
PSY 080 - Sport Psychology 3
Optional Exercise Science Courses: These courses support and enrich the major but do not fulfill any major requirements.
BIO 033 - Strength & Conditioning
BIO 135L - Foot & Ankle Research Lab 1
EDUC 172 - Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries 3
HSCI 095 - Medical Terminology 1
HSCI 140 - Patient Assessment 2
HSCI 145 - Health Coaching 2
HSCI 150 - Exercise Testing & Prescription
Recommended Courses for Pre-Medical Students: These courses may help students meet admission requirements to medical schools and/or be more competitive when applying but do not fulfill any major requirements.
BIO 131 and BIO 131L - Biochemistry with Lab 4
BIO 140 - Biological Research and Statistical Methods, or
STAT 060 - Statistics for the Life Sciences
4
3
CHEM 097 and CHEM 098 - Organic Chemistry I with Lab 4
CHEM 108 and CHEM 110 - Organic Chemistry II with Lab 4
PHIL 090 - Ethics 3
PHY 012 - Physics II with Lab 4
PSY 001 - Introduction to Psychology 4
SCSS 001 - Survey of Sociology 3
Six credit hours in composition courses (eg, ENG 040, ENG 090-094) 6

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