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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Kinesiology & Recreation, 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
* Foreign Language II (3)
Spring Semester
Sophomore Year
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
*  HUM GEC Requirement (2)
Junior Year
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
Senior Year
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
Total Credit Hours: 120
* S/Grade- Insert Semester the course was taken and grade earned.
Key to symbols used:
Total Minimum Credit Hours: 120
Distribution of Hours
* General Education Curriculum Courses - 38
# Fitness and Wellness Management Required Courses - 33
< Kinesiology Education Required Courses - 24
> 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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