Recommended Course Sequence
The mission of the Anderson University Kinesiology Department is to offer students the opportunity to successfully prepare themselves for a career in either the health and fitness profession or graduate studies. A secondary purpose of the program is to convey to all students the importance of lifetime wellness.
All Kinesiology students are admitted to the major as Pre-Kinesiology students. After successful completion of three introductory courses (BIO 140 /BIO 141 , CHE 111 /CHE 113 , MAT 107 ) with a minimum GPA of 2.5 in these courses, the student may apply to the Department of Kinesiology for full acceptance into the major. The student must apply no later than at the completion of 75 credit hours. The student completes an “Application for Admission to the Kinesiology Major” form with his/her advisor and obtains the signature of the Department Chair. Should a student receive transfer credit for one or more of the required courses, the GPA requirement must still be met.
All Kinesiology students who chose an Athletic Training concentration also agree to complete 200, nonpaid hours of shadowing/volunteering in the final two years in the curriculum. The hours must be completed under the supervision of a Certified Athletic Trainer, MD, or DO. These 200 hours cannot begin prior to passing KIN 227 with a “C” or better. In addition, 100 hours must be completed by junior year, while the remaining 100 hours must be completed prior to graduation. Only under extenuating circumstances, and at the discretion of the academic advisor, can this stipulation be modified.
No grade below “C” in a course required for the major or minor (including cognates and specified electives) will count toward satisfying that course requirement. This policy does not refer to general education requirements or elective courses.