Four-Year Degree Plan: Health Studies Track

Missouri State is committed to helping you graduate in four years. The following is a sample schedule for this major – your actual schedule may vary.

You should meet with your advisor and find out the course rotation before scheduling classes. 

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.

The following degree plan is based on the general education program instituted in fall 2014. For the previous general education requirements, please access these Student Transition Resources.

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
BIO 101 Biology in Your World
or BMS 110 Introduction to the Biomedical Sciences
or BIO 121 General Biology I
3-4
BIO 111 Laboratory for Biology in Your World 1
ENG 110 Writing I 3
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
KIN 257 Personal Health 2
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
KIN 212 Introduction to Exercise Science 1

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours16 - 17
CHM 116 Fundamentals of Chemistry
or CHM 160 General Chemistry I
4
CHM 117 Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory
or CHM 161 General Chemistry I Laboratory
1
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
MTH 135 College Algebra 3
KIN 256 Community Health
or KIN 358 Health Education Methods
2-3
Gen Ed - GEC 111 Humanities 3

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours15 - 16
KIN 250 Applied Human Anatomy
or BMS 307 Human Anatomy
3-4
BMS 240 Introduction to Nutrition 3
KIN 210 Healthy Lifestyles: Preventive Approaches 3
Gen Ed - GEC 112 The Arts 3
Electives 3

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours15 - 16
KIN 252 Applied Human Physiology
or BMS 308 Human Physiology
3-4
KIN 485 Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity 2
ATC 222 Athletic Injuries
or KIN 253 First Aid
2
SWK 330 Substance Abuse Interventions 3
ENG 221 Writing II: Writing for the Professions
or ENG 321 Writing II: Beginning Technical Writing
or ENG 310 Writing II: Writing for Graduate and Professional Schools
3
Electives 2

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours16
KIN 362 Exercise Physiology 4
KIN 350 Health and Wellness Promotion 3
KIN 567 Physical and Leisure Activities for the Aging Adult 3
Gen Ed - GEC 110 Social & Behavioral Science 3
Elective 3

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
KIN 360 Kinesiology 4
KIN 550 Organization and Administration for Kinesiology Professionals 3
BMS 334 Introduction to Nutrition Assessment and Sports Nutrition 3
KIN 465 Exercise Prescription: Strength and Conditioning 2
Elective 3

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
KIN 468 Adapted Physical Education 4
PSY 508 Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis 3
KIN 361 Principles of Motor Learning in Physical Education 2
PSY 200 Psychological Statistical Methods 3
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

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours18
KIN 491 Field Experience
or KIN 500 Seminar in Physical Education
1-12
KIN 569 Health Appraisal and Exercise Testing Techniques 4
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
Gen Ed - GEC 115 Cultural Competence 3
Electives 5