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Kinesiology–PE: Kinesiology and Science Core Courses

Note: The requirements listed below are effective for students first admitted into the professional program in spring 2015.

Courses are Kinesiology listings in the Course Guide unless otherwise indicated. With a few exceptions (Kines 116, 119, 121, 350), Kinesiology course work must be taken after admission into the professional program.

Math 112 Algebra, 3 cr
Chem 103 or 108 (recommended) Chemistry, 4–5 cr
Anatomy 328 Human Anatomy, 3 cr and Anatomy 329 Human Anatomy Lab, 2 cr
Physiol 335 Physiology, 5 cr
116 First Aid and Basic Life Support, or First Aid certification and CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Providers certification, 0–2 cr
119 Introduction to Kinesiology, 2
314 Physiology of Exercise, 4 cr
318 Biomechanics of Human Movement, 3 cr
350 Introduction to Exercise Psychology, 3 cr
361 Motor Learning and Performance, 3 cr

Additional Teaching Certifications

Physical Education students are encouraged to increase their content knowledge and teaching capabilities through additional training. Teaching certifications are available in adapted physical education and health education. Students may pursue more than one additional certification.

Adapted Physical Education, 12 credits. More information on the Adapted Physical Education area of concentration is available here. Contact Tim Gattenby, 608-262-9562, gattenby@education.wisc.edu.

Health Education Minor, 30 credits. See the Health Education Minor for more information. 

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.


This page was updated 10/29/14.