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Kinesiology

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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 to allow students to take all prerequisites needed for medical school.


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
PHYS 011 - General Physics 4
MATH 050 - Calculus I 4
Exercise Science Core  
BIO 031 - Kinesiology Orientation 1
BIO 032 - Wellness & Nutrition 3
PSY 080 - Sport Psychology 3
Fundamental Physiology - Choose one from the following  
BIO 129 and BIO 129L - Mammalian Physiology with Lab 5
HSCI 125 and HSCI 125L - Medical Physiology with Lab 4
Applied Physiology - Choose one from the following  
BIO 134 and BIO 134L - Exercise Physiology with Lab 4
HSCI 1-- - Exercise Physiology with Lab*  
BIO 133 and BIO 133L - Kinesiology with Lab 4
BIO 145/PHY 189 - Medical & Sport Biomechanics with Lab 1-3
BIO 145 - Motor Control & Development  
BIO 145 - Kinesiology Capstone  
HSCI 141 - Human Anatomy with Lab 3
HSCI 150 - Muscle Physiology  
Optional Exercise Science Courses: These courses support and enrich the major but do not fulfill any major requirements.  
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 099 - Biological Research and Statistical Methods, or
STAT 060 - Statistics for the Life Sciences
4
3
BIO 131 and BIO 131L - Biochemistry with Lab 4
PHYS 012 - Physics II with Lab 4
PHIL 090 - Ethics 3
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

*new courses being added


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