Missouri State University

Health Studies Academic Program Guide

The suggested 4 year graduation plan for EMS - Health Studies option is as follows.  KIN 567 and 569 are accelerated master's classes.  BMS 333 and other BMS classes to total 20 hours is needed for a BMS minor in Nutrition but is not required for this degree.

First semester (fall)

First semester courses Credit hours
BIO 102 Principles of Biological Sciences or4
BMS 110 Concepts in the Biomedical Sciences or4
BIO 121 General Biology I4
ENG 110 Writing I3
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations2
KIN 100 Fitness for Living2
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology3
CIS/CSC 101 or Pass Waiver Exam2
Total hours16

Second semester (spring)

Second semester courses Credit hours
CHM 105 or 160 Fundamentals of Chemistry5/4
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
MTH 135 College Algebra3
KIN 256 or KIN 3582-3
Gen Ed - Humanities (GEP 16)3
KIN 212 Introduction to Exercise Science1
Total hours17 - 18

Third semester (fall)

Third semester courses Credit hours
KIN 250 or BMS 3073-4
BMS 240 Introduction to Nutrition3
HST 121 or HST 1223
Creativity and Vision Perspective (GEP 20)3
Gen Ed - Humanities Perspective (GEP 19)3
Total hours15 - 16

Fourth semester (spring)

Fourth semester courses Credit hours
SOC 150 Introduction to Society3
KIN 252 or BMS 3083-4
KIN 257 Personal Health2
ATC 222 or KIN 2532
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship3
ENG 221 or ENG 321 or ENG 3103
Total hours16 - 17

Fifth semester (fall)

Fifth semester courses Credit hours
KIN 362 Exercise Physiology4
KIN 550 Organization and Administration for Kinesiology Professionals3
SWK 330 Substance Abuse Interventions3
KIN 361 Principles of Motor Learning in Physical Education2
Total hours15

Sixth semester (spring)

Sixth semester courses Credit hours
KIN 360 Kinesiology4
KIN 350 Health and Wellness Promotion3
BMS 334 Introduction to Nutrition Assessment and Sports Nutrition3
PSY 200, SOC 302, MTH 340, ECO 308, QBA 237, AGR 330 or PSY 5273
Total hours16

Seventh semester (fall)

Seventh semester courses Credit hours
KIN 468 Adapted Physical Education4
KIN 465 Exercise Prescription: Strength and Conditioning2
KIN 569 Health Appraisal and Exercise Testing Techniques4
KIN 567 Physical and Leisure Activities for the Aging Adult3
Total hours16

Eighth semester (spring)

Eighth semester courses Credit hours
KIN 491 Field Experience or3
KIN 500 Seminar in Physical Education1-3
PSY 508 Behavior Management and Change3
KIN 485 Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity2
Total hours14