Sep 18, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

[Physical Education, 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 KIN 1100  Beginning Swimming before KIN 2100  Intermediate Swimming.

Program Notes:


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

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

Four- Year Curriculum Plan


Four-Year Curriculum Plan 

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 )  

*  KIN 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 )  

+  KIN 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 )   

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

#  KIN 1130  -  Weight Training ( 2 )  

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

Spring Semester

*HUM GEC Requirement (3)

#  KIN 2070  -  Advanced Weight Training ( 2 )  

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

#  KIN 2080  -  Group Exercise Leadership I ( 2 )  

^  FOOD 2200  -  Introduction to Human Nutrition ( 3 )  

Junior Year

Fall Semester

+  KIN 4120  -  Physiology of Exercise ( 3 )  

+  KIN 3000  -  Motor Learning ( 3 )  

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

#  KIN 2200  -  Practicum in Exercise Science ( 1 )   

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

=  RECR 4900  -  Technology Applications ( 3 )   

 

Spring Semester

+  KIN 4110  -  Kinesiology ( 3 )  

=  RECR 3900  -  Facility Management ( 3 )  

#  KIN 4050  -  Fitness Management ( 3 )   

=  RECR 3700  -  Marketing and Public Relations ( 3 )  

+  RECR 4610  -  Financial Management ( 3 )  

Senior Year

Fall Semester

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

+  KIN 4500  -  Adapted Physical Education ( 3 )  

+  KIN 4410  -  Evaluation and Measurement ( 3 )  

=  RECR 3500  -  Organizational Behavior ( 3 )  

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

Spring Semester

#  KIN 4640  -  Internship in Kinesiology ( 6 )  

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 KIN 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 KIN 2000    before enrolling in KIN 3000   , KIN 2010   , KIN 4110   , KIN 4120    and must complete KIN 4110  and KIN 4120   before enrolling in KIN 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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