Courses for the Minor in Kinesiology and Health Education

The following tracks offer concentrations for the Kinesiology and Health Education minor. The courses listed under each track are recommended, but you can complete the minor by taking any classes with the KIN or HED prefix. Six of those hours must be upper-division undergraduate courses.

To learn more about individual courses, visit the undergraduate course catalog

Coaching

Students planning to pursue coaching as a profession at various levels such as youth sports, middle school and high school athletics, collegiate, and professional sports can take courses related to coaching and conditioning. Recommended classes include:

  • KIN 310 Physiological Basis of Conditioning
  • KIN 312 Fundamentals of Coaching
  • KIN 321 Theory of Human Performance
  • KIN 361 Coaching Theory and Principles I
  • KIN 362 Coaching Theory and Principles II

Other recommended classes:

  • KIN 311K Sport Psychology
  • KIN 312 Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries

Disability Studies

Students interested in engaging with clients, patients, community members and students with disabilities during the course of their professional careers can focus on disability studies. Recommended classes include:

  • KIN 338 Motor Development and Assessment
  • KIN 352K Adapted Fitness and Recreation
  • KIN 352K Perspectives in Assistive Devices, Products and Technology
  • KIN 352K Sport and Disability
  • KIN 360 Programming for People with Disabilities

Other recommended classes:

  • KIN 327T Practicum in Disabilities
  • KIN 334 Children’s Exercise & Physical Activity

Exercise Physiology

Students interested in the physiological and musculoskeletal mechanisms of human movement can study exercise physiology. Recommended classes include:

  • KIN 310 Physiological Basis of Conditioning
  • KIN 424K  Applied Human Anatomy
  • KIN 425K Physiology of Exercise
  • KIN 322 Diagnosis and Evaluation of Fitness

Other recommended classes:

  • KIN 326K Biomechanical Analysis of Movement
  • KIN 320 Applied Biomechanics of Human Movement
  • KIN 327T Clinical Exercise Testing
  • KIN 327R Lab Research
  • KIN 352K Research Methods in Exercise Science

Health Behavior and Health Education

This track focuses on promoting health and understanding health behavior. The courses cover theories and determinants of health for individuals and populations. Recommended classes include:

  • HED 311 Introduction to Health Promotion and Behavior Science
  • HED 350 Theories of Health Promotion and Behavior Science
  • HED 351 Needs Assessment & Program Planning
  • HED 343 Foundations of Epidemiology
  • HED 373   Evaluation & Research Design
  • HED 329K Child & Adolescent Health
  • HED 335 Theories of Substance Use and Abuse
  • HED 361 Psychosocial Issues in Women's Health
  • HED 364 Strategic Health Communication
  • HED 365 Social Determinants of Health and Health Disparities
  • HED 366 Human Sexuality
  • HED 360 Adolescent Health Risk Behavior
  • HED 370K Stress Adaptation & Health Resilience

Health Care Professions

Students can study the ever-changing areas of health care professions, such as athletic training, physical therapy, injury management, primary and emergency care, and sports medicine. Recommended classes include:

  • KIN 312 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
  • KIN 320 Applied Biomechanics of Human Movement
  • KIN 424K Applied Human Anatomy
  • KIN 335C Motor Learning
  • KIN 352K Musculoskeletal Functional Anatomy

Other recommended classes:

  • HED 350 Theories of Health Promotion and Behavioral Science
  • KIN 310 Physiological Basis of Conditioning
  • KIN 311K Sport Psychology
  • KIN 321 M Motor Development and Performance
  • KIN 322 Diagnosis and Evaluation of Fitness
  • KIN 425 K Physiology of Exercise
  • KIN 330E Sport Nutrition
  • KIN 336 Neuromuscular Control
  • KIN 352K Nutrition for Exercise, Health, & Sport

Human Movement Science

Human Movement Science is for students interested in learning how the body moves. Students will gain an excellent background in neuromuscular control, biomechanics, motor learning and development. Recommended classes include:

  • KIN 321M Motor Development and Performance
  • KIN 424K Applied Human Anatomy
  • KIN 326K Biomechanical Analysis of Movement or KIN 320 Applied Biomechanics of Human Movement
  • KIN 335C Motor Learning
  • KIN 336 Neuromuscular Control

Other recommended classes:

  • KIN 425K Physiology of Exercise
  • KIN 424K Applied Human Anatomy
  • KIN 327R Lab Research
  • KIN 352K Research Methods in Exercise Science

Personal Training and Fitness

Personal Training and Fitness is for students interested in becoming personal trainers and group exercise leaders. Recommended classes include:

  • KIN 310 Physiological Basis of Conditioning
  • KIN 424K  Applied Human Anatomy
  • KIN 332 Techniques of Fitness Leadership
  • KIN 327T 2-Personal Training
  • KIN 352K Nutrition for Exercise, Health, & Sport or KIN 330E Sport Nutrition

Other recommended classes:

  • KIN 311K Sport Psychology
  • KIN 320 Applied Biomechanics of Human Movement
  • KIN 425K Physiology of Exercise
  • KIN 322 Diagnosis and Evaluation of Fitness
  • KIN 348 Psychological Aspects of Exercise
  • KIN 352K Musculoskeletal Functional Anatomy

Sport Management and Physical Culture in Sport

Sport Management and Physical Culture in Sport is for students interested in organizational, administrative, and sociocultural approaches to the study of sport, physical culture, and physical activity. Recommended classes include:

  • KIN 312 Sport Industry in America
  • KIN 312M Management of Physical Activity and Sport Programs
  • KIN 347 Historical and Ethical Issues in Physical Culture and Sport
  • KIN 350 Sociology of Sport
  • KIN 352K Women and Sport
  • KIN 352K Sport, Fitness & Mass Media
  • KIN 352K Race and Sport in African American Life
  • KIN 354 Sport and Event Marketing
  • KIN 355 Media and Public Relations in Sport
  • KIN 356 Revenue and Budgeting in Sport    

Strength and Conditioning Coaching

Students interested in learning to coach, train and oversee weight training and conditioning programs at various levels can follow this track. Recommended classes include:

  • KIN 310 Physiological Basis of Conditioning
  • KIN 312 Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries
  • KIN 119 Conditioning
  • KIN 226 Advanced Weight Training
  • KIN 330E Sport Nutrition or KIN 352K Nutrition for Exercise, Health, & Sport
  • KIN 363 Theory & Practice of Strength Coaching

Other recommended classes: 

  • KIN 311K Sport Psychology
  • KIN 320 Applied Biomechanics of Human Movement
  • KIN 425K Physiology of Exercise
  • KIN 348 Psychological Aspects of Exercise
  • KIN 352K Musculoskeletal Functional Anatomy