BS Four-Year Degree Plan: Pre-Professional Track

The following is a sample schedule for this major – your actual schedule may vary.

Meet with your advisor and find out the class schedule before scheduling classes. 

Missouri State is committed to helping you graduate in four years. 

KIN 567 and 569 are accelerated master's classes.

Taking BMS 333 and at least 11 hours of other BMS classes would give you a minor in nutrition. However, a minor is not required for this degree. 

Sample schedule

The below schedule is only one example of a possible degree plan and is provided for informational purposes only. Meet with an advisor early to develop a degree plan that best suits your needs.

The following degree plan is based on the 2018-19 catalog and Missouri State general education requirements.

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
BMS 110 Introduction to Human Biology
or BIO 121 General Biology I
3-4
BMS 111 Introduction to Human Biology Laboratory 1
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
MTH 136 Precalculus 1 3
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
ENG 110 Writing I 3
Total hours14-15

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
CHM 160 General Chemistry I
or CHM 116 Fundamentals of Chemistry
4
CHM 161 General Chemistry I Laboratory
or CHM 117 Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory
1
KIN 210 Healthy Lifestyles: Preventive Approaches 3
KIN 212 Introduction to Exercise Science 1
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
Total hours15

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
BMS 307 Human Anatomy
or KIN 250 Applied Human Anatomy
3-4
DTN 240 Introduction to Nutrition 3
SOC 150 Introduction to Society 3
PSY 304 Abnormal Psychology 3
General elective 3
Total hours15-16

Fourth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
BMS 308 Human Physiology
or KIN 252 Applied Human Physiology
3-4
ENG 310 Writing II: Writing for Graduate and Professional Schools
or ENG 321 Writing II: Beginning Technical Writing
3
KIN 350 Health and Wellness Promotion 3
PSY 200 Psychological Statistical Methods 3
LLT 102 Scientific and Medical Terminology 2
Total hours14-15

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
KIN 362 Exercise Physiology 4
KIN 253 First Aid
or ATC 222 Athletic Injuries
2
CHM 170 General Chemistry II 3
CHM 171 General Chemistry II Laboratory 1
MTH 137 Precalculus 2
or MTH 261 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
or MTH 138 Pre-Calculus Mathematics
or MTH 287 Computational Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
3-5
Total hours13-15

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
BIO 212 Elements of Microbiology
or BIO 310 Microbiology
2-5
BIO 213 Elements of Microbiology Laboratory 1
PHY 123 Introduction to Physics I 4
BIO 122 General Biology II 4
KIN 465 Exercise Prescription: Strength and Conditioning 2
HST 121 Survey of the History of the United States to 1877
or HST 122 Survey of the History of the United States since 1877
3
Cultural Competence - General Education 3
Total hours19-21

Seventh semester (summer)

CoursesHours
KIN 491 Field Experience 3-12
PHY 124 Introduction to Physics II 4
Total hours7

Eighth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
KIN 360 Kinesiology 4
PHY 124 Introduction to Physics II
or BMS 230 Human Genetics
3-4
Humanities - General Education 3
The Arts - General Education 3
General elective 2-3
Total hours15-17

Ninth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
KIN 468 Adapted Physical Education 4
KIN 569 Health Appraisal and Exercise Testing Techniques 4
KIN 361 Principles of Motor Learning in Physical Education 2
CHM 201 Essentials of Organic Chemistry
or CHM 342 Organic Chemistry I
3
CHM 202 Essentials of Organic Chemistry Laboratory 2
Total hours15-17

Students planning to continue graduate work in exercise sciences/exercise physiology/biomechanics or chiropractic should follow this degree plan.

Note: Those wanting to enter a clinical graduate program must take BMS 307 and BMS 308 for the anatomy and physiology. Most clinical programs require sociology (SOC 150), medical terminology (LLT 102), lifespan development (CFD 155) or development psychology and ethics (PHI 115). MTH 181 (trigonometry) or MTH 138 (combination of college algebra and trig) is needed for PHY 123.

Good electives are KIN 499 Obesity Management and Comorbidites, PHI 513 Bioethics and BIO 197 Selected Topics in Biology CERT.

Degree plan last reviewed 06-15-2018.