Missouri State University

Office of the Registrar

Undergraduate Catalog

2014-15 preliminary edition, April 2014

Exercise and Movement Science

Major(s)

Exercise and Movement Science (Comprehensive)

Bachelor of Science

Admission requirements

Satisfaction of the following minimum criteria is required for admission to the program:

  1. A valid ACT score on file if required by the University for admission purposes
  2. A combined (Missouri State and transfer) GPA of 2.50 or higher
  3. Completion of COM 115 with a grade of "C" or higher, or concurrent enrollment in COM 115
  4. Completion of at least 30 credit hours

Degree requirements

  1. General Education Requirements - see General Education Program and Requirements section of the catalog
    Specific General Education Requirements: BIO 101(3) and 111(1) or BIO 121(4) or BMS 110(4); CHM 116(4) and 117(1) for Health Studies option or PHY 123(4);  for Pre-Professional option; PSY 121(3)

  2. Major Requirements: Note: Students must pass a drug test and a background check to participate in required field experiences in clinical settings, in the workplace, and/or in schools. Note: Student certification in first aid and CPR must be documented and maintained throughout the program. Note: Transfer credit courses must have grade of "C" or better and be from a regionally accredited college or university.

    1. Core Requirements (53-55 hours): Note: a grade of "C" or better is required in all KIN courses.
      BIO 101(3) and 111(1) or BIO 121(4) or BMS 110(4); PSY 121(3); KIN 250(3) or BMS 307(4); KIN 252(3) or BMS 308(4); KIN 212(1), 350(3), 360(4), 361(2), 362(4), 465(2), 468(4), 569(4); ATC 222(2) or KIN 253(2); BMS 240(3); PSY 200(3) or SOC 302(3) or MTH 340(3) or QBA 237(3) or AGR 330(3) or PSY 527(3); KIN 500(3) or KIN 491(3).

    2. Public Affairs Capstone Experience will be fulfilled by completion of KIN 500(3) or KIN 491(3).

    3. Select one of the following options:

      1. Health Studies (21-22 hours): Note: a grade of "C" or better is required in all KIN courses.
        CHM 116(4) and 117(1); KIN 256(2) or 358(3); KIN 257(2), 485(2), 550(3), 567(3); BMS 334(3); PSY 508(3); SWK 330(3)

      2. Pre-Professional (26-31 hours): MTH 138(5) or 181(3) or 261(5) or 287(3); PHY 123(4); CHM 160(4) and 161(1); CHM 170(3) and 171(1) or CHM 352(3) and 353(2); CHM 201(3) and 202(2) or 342(5); BIO 122(4) or 210(3) or 310(5); BMS 230(3) or BIO 235(4) or PHY 124(4); PSY 304(3) 
        Majors selecting this option should meet with an advisor to determine the most appropriate course selection.  Those preparing for possible selection into a physician assistant program should take both CHM 170(3) and 171(1), and both CHM 352(3) and 353(2). Students preparing for clinical science should take BMS 307(4) and 308(4) for the anatomy and physiology requirement

    4. Majors must pass the ACSM Health Fitness Specialist Exam, or the NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist Exam, or score at least at the 70th percentile on a major field achievement exam

    5. A combined (Missouri State and transfer) GPA of 2.50 or higher and a grade of "C" or better in all KIN courses is required for graduation.

  3. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements - see General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements section of catalog

Accelerated master's degree in health promotion and wellness management

Students enrolled in programs in the Department of Kinesiology may be accepted into the Health Promotion and Wellness Management program after admission requirements for the accelerated master's option are met. Once accepted for early admission, up to 12 credit hours of approved 600 and 700-level coursework (Mixed Credit) may be counted toward both the undergraduate and graduate degree programs. 

The accelerated option allows majors in the Department of Kinesiology who are interested in health promotion and wellness management to complete the requirements for the graduate degree in three semesters and a summer rather than the typical four semesters and a summer. Refer to the Graduate Catalog for more information.

For courses to be designated as Mixed Credit, the graduate advisor, undergraduate department head, and Graduate College dean must approve by signing the Permission for Mixed Credit form. This form must be provided to the Office of the Registrar in Carrington Hall 320 no later than the end of the Change of Schedule Period for the semester.