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Science Core, Kinesiology Core, and Major Option Course Work: Kinesiology—Exercise and Movement Science

Science Core

To be eligible for program admission, all but two of the required prerequisite courses (see Application and Admission) must be completed by the end of the fall semester of the application year. Exception: Students enrolled in Biology 152 during the spring semester of the application year may have this course and up to two additional prerequisites above in progress during the spring semester of the application year. Chemistry 109 constitutes one course, while AP Biology scores of 4 or 5 are counted as two courses. Biology 101 and 102 are also counted as two courses in determining eligibilty for the program. 

  • Chemistry 103/104 General Chemistry, 10 OR Chemistry 109 General and Analytical Chemistry I, 5 OR Chemistry 115/116 Chemical Principles I and II, 10
  • Biology 101 & 102 Animal Biology and Laboratory, 5; OR AP Biology score of 4 or 5, 5; OR Biology 151/152 Introductory Biology, 10; OR Biocore 301/302 Evolution, Ecology, and Genetics and Laboratory, 5.
  • Physics 103 OR 201 OR 207 General Physics, 4–5.
  • Physics 104 OR 202 OR 208 General Physics, 4–5.
  • Math 221 or 211 Calculus, 5. Meets QR–B.
  • Statistics: Stat 371 Introductory Applied Statistics for the Life Sciences, 3 (preferred) OR Psych 210 Basic Statistics for Psychology, 3. Psych 210 is prereq for Psych 225.
  • Physiology 335 Human Physiology, 5
  • Anatomy 328 Human Anatomy Lecture, 3
  • Anatomy 329 Human Anatomy Lab, 2

Kinesiology Core

Only Kines 116, 119, and 350 can be taken prior to admission to the professional program. 

  • Kines 119 Introduction to Kinesiology, 2
  • Kines 314 Physiology of Exercise, 4. Prereq: Physiol 335 and college Chem.
  • Kines 330 Research in Kinesiology, 3. Meets QR-B. Statistics strongly recommended.
  • Kines 318 Biomechanics of Human Movement, 3. Prereq: Anat 328/329; Physics 104 recommended.
  • Kines 350 Introduction to Exercise Psychology, 3.
  • Kines 361 Motor Learning and Performance, 3. Prereq: Psych 201 or 202 or 281 or Ed Psych 331.
  • Kines 116 First Aid and Basic Life Support, or certification, 0–2
  • Kines 300 Practicum, 3. Field experience differs by program option; consult with program staff.

Exercise and Movement Science Course Work—EFFECTIVE FALL 2012 PROGRAM ADMISSION

Complete at least 12 credits from the following course work. 

  • Kines 360 Lifespan Motor Development, 3 (offered spring semester only)
  • Kines 508 Workshop in Kinesiology, 1–3 (topics vary)
  • Kines 523 Clinical Exercise Testing and Training, 3 (offered spring semester only). Prereq: Kines 314.
  • Kines 531 Neural Control of Movement, 3 (offered spring semester only)
  • Kines 614 Biological Factors Influencing Exercise Performance, 3. (Offered fall semester only.) Prereq: Kines 314.
  • Kines 615 Laboratory Techniques in Exercise Physiology, 2 (offered spring semester only). Prereq: 314; 523 recommended.
  • Kines 618 Biomechanics, 2–3 (offered fall semester of even years). Prereq: 318 and Anatomy 329.
  • Kines 700 Psychological Effects of Exercise, 3 (offered spring semester of even years). Prereq: Kines 600.
  • Kines 779 Human Muscle Function in Health and Disease, 2

Choose no more than ONE of the following courses (minimum 3 credits; meets Comm B): 

  • Kines 316 Adapted Physical Activity, 3 (offered fall semester only.). Prereq: Anat 329.
  • Kines 521 Physical Activity and Health, 3 (offered fall semester only). Prereq: 314.
  • Kines 600 Advanced Exercise Psychology, 3 (offered fall semester only). Kines 350 recommended.

Additional Electives

To bring total credits to a minimum of 120.

Continuation Requirement: Department of Kinesiology

All students admitted to undergraduate programs in the Department of Kinesiology, including Physical Education, must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.75, based on all UW–Madison campus course work. Consult the School of Education's Academic Policies and Procedures for additional information about the Continuation requirement.

Exercise and Movement Science Course Work—EFFECTIVE PRIOR TO FALL 2012 PROGRAM ADMISSION

Complete at least 8 credits from the following course work. 

  • Kines 321 Intro to Neural Basis for Movement, 3 (offered spring semester only)
  • Kines 360 Lifespan Motor Development, 3 (offered spring semester only)
  • Kines 523 Clinical Exercise Testing and Training, 3 (offered spring semester only)
  • Kines 614 Biological Factors Influencing Exercise Performance, 3. (Offered fall semester only.) Prereq: Kines 314.
  • Kines 615 Lab Techniques in Exercise Physiology, 2. (Offered spring semester only.) Prereq: 314; 523 recommended.
  • Kines 618 Biomechanics, 2–3. Prereq: 318 and Anatomy.
  • Kines 779 Human Muscle Function in Health and Disease, 2

Choose no more than ONE of the following courses (minimum 3 credits; meets Comm B): 

  • Kines 316 Adapted Physical Activity, 3 (offered fall semester only.). Prereq: Anat 329.
  • Kines 521 Physical Activity and Health Kines, 3 (offered fall semester only). Prereq: 314.
  • Kines 600 Advanced Exercise Psychology, 3 (offered fall semester only). Kines 350 recommended.

Choose at least 15 credits from the following elective options: 

Kinesiology courses not taken to fulfill advanced Exercise and Movement Science requirements above.

  • Chem 341 Introductory Organic Chemistry, 3
  • Chem 342 Introductory Organic Chem Lab, 1
  • Chem 343 Introductory Organic Chem, 3
  • Chem 344 Introductory Organic Chem Lab, 2
  • Chem 345 Intermediate Organic Chem, 3
  • Biomolchem 314 Introduction to Human Biochemistry, 3
  • Biochem 501 Introduction to Biochemistry, 3
  • Biochem 507 General Biochemistry I, 3
  • Biochem 508 General Biochemistry II, 3
  • Microbio 101 General Microbiology, 3
  • Microbio 102 General Microbiology Lab, 2
  • Zoology 430 Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates, 5
  • Zoology 466 General Genetics, 3
  • Zoology 611 Comparative and Evolutionary Physiology, 3
  • Zoology 612 Comparative Physiology Lab, 2
  • Nutr Sci 332 Human Nutritional Needs, 3
  • Pharm Sci 401 Survey of Pharmacology, 3
  • Pop Hlth 575 Biological Process of Aging, 3
  • Psych 225 Experimental Psychology, 5
  • Psych 454/455 Behavioral Neuroscience (must complete both courses), 4
  • Psych 509 Abnormal Psychology, 3
  • Psych 560 Child Psychology, 3
  • Psych 564 Adult Development and Aging, 3 OR HDFS 363 Development from Adolescence to Old Age, 3

Additional Electives

To bring total credits to a minimum of 120.  

Continuation Requirement: Department of Kinesiology

All students admitted to undergraduate programs in the Department of Kinesiology, including Physical Education, must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.75, based on all UW–Madison campus course work. Consult the School of Education's Academic Policies and Procedures for additional information about the Continuation requirement.