James Madison University

Exercise Science Curriculum Overview

First Year Credit Hours
General Education courses 21
KIN 100. Lifetime Fitness & Wellness 3
MATH 205. Introductory Calculus 3
MATH 220. Elementary Statistics 3
  Total  30
Sophomore Year Credit Hours
BIO 270. Human Physiology 4
BIO 290. Human Anatomy 4
CHEM 131-131L General Chemistry I 4
CHEM 132-132L General Chemistry II 4
KIN 202. Biological Foundations of Kinesiology 3
KIN 303. Motor Development and Learning 3
NUTR 280. Nutrition for Wellness 3
General Education 4
  Total  29
Junior Year Credit Hours
KIN 302-302L. Exercise Physiology 4
KIN 306-306L. Human Biomechanics 4
KIN 321-321L Principles of Health Fitness Assessment and Lab 4
KIN 322. Fundamentals of Exercise Prescription 3
KIN 471. Practicum in Exercise Science 3
PHYS 140-140L. College Physics I 4
Electives 9
  Total  31
Senior Year Credit Hours
Departmental electives (x2) 6
KIN 424. Exercise and Nutrition in Chronic Disease 3
KIN 426. Physical Activity Behaviors 3
KIN 481. Internship in Exercise Science 4-12
Electives 6-14
  Total  30

Welcome from Kinesiology

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Welcome to the Department of Kinesiology! Kinesiology involves the study of human movement and our faculty and students do so from a physiological, biomechanical, and psychosocial perspective. More >

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