Oct 15, 2018  
University Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019 
    
University Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019

Kinesiology, Concentration in Fitness and Wellness, B.S.


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Curriculum Requirements


The concentration is designed for students who are interested in advanced scientific knowledge of how physical activity, exercise and sport alter health and human performance. Many students from this concentration pursue careers in fitness and corporate wellness, strength conditioning, personal training, managing fitness/wellness centers and further their training in graduate school.

1. 120 semester hours:


Complete a minimum of 120 semester hours with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or better. The last 30 hours must be completed at NCCU. Students must repeat ‘D’ and ‘F’ courses in major and non-departmental required courses.

2. General Education Requirement:


Freshman and sophomore years: complete the General Education Curriculum  (GEC) as required by the university as detailed on the four-year course of study.Students should have completed all GEC courses by the last semester of the Sophomore Year. Students must have a ‘C’ or better in the GEC courses of  ENG 1110 , ENG 1210 BIOL 1300  , BIOL 1610 , and Math.

3. Complete the Physical Education Program Requirements with a “C” or better:


5. Additional Requirements:


Students who cannot swim must take PEDU 1100  Beginning Swimming before PEDU 2100  Intermediate Swimming.

Program Notes:


Students must complete and pass, with a ‘C’ or better, BIOL 1300  , BIOL 1610  , BIOL 1620 , and PEDU 2000  before enrolling in 3000 and 4000 level courses. 

Students must complete all course requirements before registering for PEDU 4640 .  

Four- Year Curriculum Plan


Four-Year Curriculum Plan in Kinesiology: Concentration Fitness and Wellness 

For key to symbols used, please see ‘key’ below.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

*  ENG 1110  -  English Composition I ( 3 )  

* College MATH (3)

*Foreign Language II (3)

UNIV 1100  -  First Year Seminar ( 2 )  

*  BIOL 1300  -  Molecules and Cell Function ( 4 )  

*  PEDU 1541  -  Fitness ( 2 )  

Spring Semester

*  ENG 1210  -  English Composition II ( 3 )  

*^ PSY 2100  -  General Psychology ( 3 )  

*  HIST 1320  -  World Societies ( 3 )  

*  BIOL 1610  -  Human Anatomy and Physiology I ( 4 )  

*  HEDU 1531  -  Health ( 2 )  

+  PEDU 2100  -  Intermediate Swimming ( 1 )  

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

*  MSCM 1250  -  Elements of Speech Communication ( 3 )  (SI)

*  HUM 2410  -  Arts & Humanities I ( 3 )   or

*  HUM 2420  -  Arts & Humanities II ( 3 )  

^ BIOL 1620  -  Human Anatomy and Physiology II ( 4 )   

#  PEDU 1080  -  Rhythmic Aerobics/Aerobic Training ( 2 )  

#  PEDU 1130  -  Weight Training ( 2 )  

#  PEDU 2010  -  Structure and Function of the Musculoskeletal System ( 3 )  

Spring Semester

*HUM GEC Requirement (3)

#  PEDU 2070  -  Advanced Weight Training ( 2 )  

+  PEDU 2000  -  Introduction to Physical Education ( 3 )  (WI)

#  PEDU 2080  -  Group Exercise Leadership I ( 2 )  

^  FOOD 2200  -  Introduction to Human Nutrition ( 3 )  

Junior Year

Fall Semester

+  PEDU 4120  -  Physiology of Exercise ( 3 )  

+  PEDU 3000  -  Motor Learning ( 3 )  

+  PEDU 3500  -  Emergency Care & Safety Techniques ( 2 )  

#  PEDU 2200  -  Practicum in Exercise Science ( 1 )   

#  PEDU 4130  -  Fitness Assessment & Exercise Prescription ( 3 )  

=  RECR 4900  -  Technology Applications ( 3 )   

 

Spring Semester

+  PEDU 4110  -  Kinesiology ( 3 )  

=  RECR 3900  -  Facility Management ( 3 )  

#  PEDU 4050  -  Fitness Management ( 3 )   

=  RECR 3700  -  Marketing and Public Relations ( 3 )  

+  RECR 4610  -  Financial Management ( 3 )  

Senior Year

Fall Semester

+  PEDU 4030  -  Psycho-Socio Aspects of Physical Activity and Leisure ( 3 )  

+  PEDU 4500  -  Adapted Physical Education ( 3 )  

+  PEDU 4410  -  Evaluation and Measurement ( 3 )  

=  RECR 3500  -  Organizational Behavior ( 3 )  

#  PEDU 3550  -  Physical Activity for the Aging ( 3 )  

Spring Semester

#  PEDU 4640  -  Internship in Exercise Science ( 6 to 12 )  

Total Minimum Credit Hours: 121

Key to symbols used:

Distribution of Hours

* General Education Curriculum Courses - 38

+ Physical Education Required Courses - 24

# Fitness and Wellness Management Required Courses - 33

= Recreation Required Courses - 15

^ Non-Departmental Required Courses - 10

< Students must maintain a GPA of 2.5 in their major prior to enrolling in PEDU 4640    and must have completed all coursework with a “C” or better. Students will not be allowed to enroll in the course if they have not finished all courses.

> Students must complete PEDU 2000    before enrolling in PEDU 3000   , PEDU 2010   , PEDU 4110   , PEDU 4120    and must complete PEDU 4110  and PEDU 4120   before enrolling in PEDU 4130  .

(SI) Speaking Intensive

(WI) Writing Intensive

Many courses listed in the first year of this plan are specific to this degree program, and may not fulfill degree requirements for other programs at the University.  Students are advised that changing their program of study from this major to another major, after the first year, can extend the time until graduation by a semester or more.

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