Four-Year Degree Plan

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

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

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
Life Sciences (lab) - General Education (BIO is recommended) 4
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
ENG 110 Writing I 3
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
MTH 135 College Algebra 3
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
Total hours18

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Physical Sciences (lab) - General Education (CHM is recommended) 4
KIN 210 Healthy Lifestyles: Preventive Approaches 3
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
Cultural Competence - General Education 3
KIN 200 Foundations of Education and Physical Education 3
KIN 240 Creative Dance and Exploratory Activities for Children 2
Total hours18

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Humanities - General Education 3
The Arts - General Education 3
KIN 250 Applied Human Anatomy 3
KIN 264 Team Sports 2
KIN 270 Recreational and Aerobic Dance Techniques 1
KIN 257 Personal Health 2
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
Total hours17

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Social and Behavioral Sciences - General Education 3
KIN 252 Applied Human Physiology 3
ATC 222 Athletic Injuries 2
KIN 277 Individual and Dual Sports 2
KIN 273 Aquatics 1
EDC 345 Introduction to Multicultural Education and Diversity 3
ENG 210 Writing II: Writing Across the Disciplines 3
Total hours17

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
KIN 359 Introduction to Biomechanics 3
KIN 431 Teaching K-4 Physical Education 3
KIN 361 Principles of Motor Learning in Physical Education 2
KIN 386 Social Basis of Physical Activity and Sport 3
Sport Theory - KIN elective (KIN 300-305) 1
Sport Theory - KIN elective (KIN 300-305) 1
KIN 358 Health Education Methods 3
KIN 253 First Aid 2
Total hours18

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
KIN 260 Outdoor Leisure Education 2
KIN 362 Exercise Physiology 4
KIN 362 Exercise Physiology 4
KIN 430 History and Philosophy of Physical Education 3
KIN 440 Middle School (5-9) Physical Education 3
KIN 545 Perceptual and Motor Development 3
Total hours19

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
KIN 411 Teaching of Secondary Physical Education 3
KIN 468 Adapted Physical Education 4
KIN 485 Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity 2
KIN 575 Measurement and Evaluation Applied to Physical Education 3
RDG 474 Reading and Writing in the Content Fields 3
PSY 360 Educational Psychology 3
Total hours18

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
KIN 493 Supervised Teaching (Secondary Physical Education) 5-6
KIN 496 Supervised Teaching (Elementary Physical Education) 5-6
Total hours12
Degree plan last reviewed 06-15-2018.