Four-Year Degree Plan: Pre-Professional 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. 

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 developmental psychology, and ethics (PHI 115).

Math 181 Trigonometry or MTH 138 (combination of college algebra and trig) is needed for PHY 123.

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 hrs
BIO 121 General Biology I
or BMS 110 Introduction to the Biomedical Sciences
3-4
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
MTH 135 College Algebra 3
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
ENG 110 Writing I 3

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours15 hrs
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

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours15 - 16 hrs
BMS 307 Human Anatomy
or KIN 250 Applied Human Anatomy
3-4
BMS 240 Introduction to Nutrition 3
SOC 150 Introduction to Society 3
CFD 155 Principles of Human Development 3
THE 101 Introduction to Theatre and Drama Arts 3

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours15 - 16 hrs
PSY 304 Abnormal Psychology 3
ENG 310 Writing II: Writing for Graduate and Professional Schools
or ENG 321 Writing II: Beginning Technical Writing
3
BMS 308 Human Physiology
or KIN 252 Applied Human Physiology
3-4
LLT 102 Scientific and Medical Terminology 2
ATC 222 Athletic Injuries
or KIN 253 First Aid
2
Electives 2

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours14 - 16 hrs
KIN 362 Exercise Physiology 4
KIN 350 Health and Wellness Promotion 3
MTH 181 Trigonometry
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
CHM 170 General Chemistry II 3
CHM 171 General Chemistry II Laboratory 1

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours16-18 hrs
PHY 123 Introduction to Physics I 4
BIO 210 Elements of Microbiology
or BIO 310 Microbiology
or BIO 122 General Biology II
3-5
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
PSY 304 Abnormal Psychology 3
BIO 197 Selected Topics in Biology 1-4

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours16 - 17 hrs
KIN 360 Kinesiology 4
PHY 124 Introduction to Physics II
or BMS 230 Human Genetics
3-4
PSY 200 Psychological Statistical Methods 3
Elective 2-3
Gen Ed - GEC 111 Humanities 3

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours18 hrs
KIN 468 Adapted Physical Education 4
KIN 491 Field Experience
or KIN 500 Seminar in Physical Education
1-12
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
3-5
CHM 202 Essentials of Organic Chemistry Laboratory 2
Gen Ed - GEC 115 Cultural Competence 3