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Columbus State University

Bachelor of Science
Kinesiology, Health & Physical Education Non-Certification Concentration

College of Education and Health Professions

Department of Kinesiology & Health Sciences

Program Description

The B.S. Kinesiology degree (Health and Physical Education Non-Certification concentration) prepares community based physical activity professionals to work in various sport, coaching, and movement settings with all age populations. Students are actively engaged in a variety of learning experiences in classrooms, labs, and public schools and have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills in a wide variety of physical activities while learning to teach others. Areas of emphasis in this program consist of instructional skills, pedagogical strategies, sport coaching, methods of evaluation in physical activity settings, and field-based experiences.

Career Opportunities

Admission Requirements

Learning Outcomes

Graduates will:
  • Possess a strong knowledge base in the disciplines of health and physical education.
  • Demonstrate competence in a variety of physical skills. 
  • Demonstrate the ability to meet the needs of students of varying ability levels, genders, and racial and cultural backgrounds.
  • Identify and apply appropriate physical activity and sport principles in diverse settings.

Additional Program Requirements

Program Of Study

Area A Essential Skills Required Hours: 9
ENGL 1101 (with a grade of "C" or better)
ENGL 1102
(with a grade of "C" or better)
Select one of the following courses:

Area B Institutional Options Required Hours: 4-5
COMM 1110
Select two of the following courses:

OR
Select one of the following courses: Foreign Language 1001, 1002, 2001, or 2002
Any Area C-E course with a study abroad component.

Note: Students must complete Area B and Area D with a combined total of 15 credit hours within the following ranges: Area B, 4-5 hours; Area D1, 7-8 hours; Area D2, 3-4 hours. Any additional hours may be applied to Area F or beyond, depending on the program of study. Students should consult their advisors.

Area C Humanities/Fine Arts/Ethics Required Hours: 6
Select one of the following humanities courses:

Select one of the following fine arts courses: *ITDS 1145, though listed under both humanities and fine arts, may be taken only once.

Area D Science/Math/Technology Required Hours: 10-11
D1: Select two science courses from the list below, one of which must include a lab.

D2: Select one of the following courses or a science course from above:

Note: Students must complete Area B and Area D with a combined total of 15 credit hours within the following ranges: Area B, 4-5 hours; Area D1, 7-8 hours; Area D2, 3-4 hours. Any additional hours may be applied to Area F or beyond, depending on the program of study. Students should consult their advisors.

Area E Social Sciences Required Hours: 12
Select one course from the following two courses:
HIST 2111
HIST 2112

Take the following course:
POLS 1101
Select one behavioral science course from the following courses:

Select one world cultures course from the following courses:

Wellness Requirement Required Hours: 3

Must make a "C" or better:
PHED 1205

Select any 1000-level PEDS course or any PEDS course approved by department chair.

Area F Courses Related to Major Required Hours: 18
Must make a "C" or better in each course:


Area G Program Requirements Required Hours: 60 
Must make a "C" or better in each course:

Kinesiology Core Requirements 15 Hrs

HESC 2105 Personal Health
KINS 1105 Introduction to Kinesiology
KINS 3126 Recognition and Evaluation of Athletic Injuries
KINS 3135 Kinesiology
KINS 4131 Exercise Physiology
KINS 4331 Exercise Physiology Lab

General Requirements 17 Hrs

KINS 2271 Skills/Concepts of Physical Activity 1
KINS 2272 Skills/Concepts of Physical Activity 2
KINS 4317 Health Related Fitness Education
KINS 5215 Development of Motor Skills
KINS 4245 Phys Activity Student w/Disabilities
Choose one:
HESC 5107 Human Sexuality
HESC 5795 Seminar in Alcohol and Drugs

Non Certification Core 28 Hrs

KINS 4146 Measurement and Evaluation in Kinesiology
KINS 3165 Principles of Sport Coaching
KINS 4415 Coaching Practicum
KINS 5116U Physical Education and Athletic Administration
KINS 4698 Internship (6-12 Hrs)
Electives, Advisor approved, 6-12 Hrs

Total Hours Required: 123

4 Year Course Schedule

Suggested four year course schedule