Feb 05, 2023  
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Craig Harms, Head

Professors: Barstow, Dzewaltowski, Harms, McElroy, Poole, and Musch; Associate Professor: Behnke; Assistant Professors: Fallon, Heinrich, Irwin, and Mailey; Instructors: Larson, McDaniel, and Pettay; Emeritus Professor: Noble.

1A Natatorium
Fax: 785-532-6486
E-mail: kines@k-state.edu

Kinesiology is the study of physical activity across a range of tasks including exercise, daily living, play, sport, and work.  Coursework integrates biological and behavioral approaches using biomechanical, physiological, psychological, and sociological perspectives to study physical activity from cell to society.  This life science discipline emphasizes breadth and depth of content, scientific methodology, and intellectualism for lifelong learning, thinking, and action.

Kinesiology promotes an understanding of the necessity of movement activities for an individual’s physical and psychological health.

Students may earn a BS degree in Kinesiology or BS dual degree with majors in nutrition and exercise science.  Within these degrees, students emphasize exercise physiology or public health physical activity.  Students may also complete a health fitness instructor concentration that prepares graduates to seek careers in corporate and community settings in fitness and wellness, and in hospital settings in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation.

Many students enter graduate and professional schools for preparation for careers in exercise physiology, public health physical activity, physical therapy, pharmacy, medicine, dietetics, biomechanics, exercise and sport psychology, and other related fields.

Kinesiology majors must take a minimum of 35 kinesiology hours that include 17 hours from the lower-level core, 12 hours in an emphasis area, and 6 hours from other elective kinesiology courses at the 300 level or above.

A minimum grade of C and GPA of 2.2 are required for all kinesiology courses meeting degree requirements.



Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Science/Master of Science

Dual Degree