Kinesiology, Human Performance Emphasis, Pre-Professional Option, Comprehensive Major
|GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS FOR BACCALAUREATE DEGREE|
|Minimum total for graduation 1||120|
|Upper division credits (courses numbered 300 and higher)||39|
|Liberal Education Core||36|
|Grade Point Requirements 2|
|University Residency Requirements 3|
|Major, Standard, upper division in residence||12|
|Major, Comprehensive, upper division in residence||21|
|Certificate||25 percent of credits|
|Procedures Required for Graduation|
|Obtain admission to the degree program and/or the College offering it.|
|Apply for graduation on CampS.|
Certain programs exceed this minimum.
See special requirements in each College.
See special requirements for the College of Education and Human Sciences.
Liberal Education Core
The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire measures learning outcomes to ensure that its graduates have achieved a liberal education and prepared themselves to contribute to a complex society. Upon graduation, each undergraduate will have met the four learning goals of our liberal education core and the 11 learning outcomes they comprise.
|LIBERAL EDUCATION CORE REQUIREMENTS||a minimum of 36 credits|
|Knowledge Outcome 1 (K1): Natural Sciences||Two (2) learning experiences|
One experience in laboratory science must be selected from either K1 or K2.
|Knowledge Outcome 2 (K2): Social Sciences||Two (2) learning experiences|
One experience in laboratory science must be selected from either K1 or K2.
|Knowledge Outcome 3 (K3): Humanities||Two (2) learning experiences|
|Knowledge Outcome 4 (K4): Fine Arts||One (1) learning experience|
|Skills Outcome 1 (S1): Written and Oral Communication||Two (2) learning experiences|
|Skills Outcome 2 (S2): Mathematics||One (1) learning experience|
|Skills Outcome 3 (S3): Creativity||One (1) learning experiences|
|Responsibility Outcome 1 (R1): Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity||Two (2) learning experiences|
|Responsibility Outcome 2 (R2): Global Perspectives||One (1) learning experiences|
|Responsibility Outcome 3 (R3): Civic and Environmental Issues||One (1) learning experiences|
|Integration Outcome 1 (I1): Integration||Two (2) learning experiences|
College Degree Requirements
Human Sciences Departments
Specific Degree Requirements
Specific requirements for some human science degrees are published in conjunction with the Catalog description of the major leading to the degree, with specific courses required in several Liberal Education outcomes.
Bachelor of Science Degree in the College of Education and Human Sciences
Candidates for the degree of Bachelor of Science from a human sciences department must fulfill the requirements for credits, curriculum, GPA, and University residency as specified in the section of this catalog titled University Graduation Requirements.(see University Graduation Requirements)
Placement Tests. The mathematics/foreign language placement tests are given during the orientation periods for new freshmen and transfers. Further information about the foreign language or the mathematics tests is available from the chair of the appropriate department.
Laboratory Science Courses. The following have been designated as fulfilling the requirements for laboratory science courses in the human sciences departments:
University Graduation Requirements. All candidates for degrees must fulfill the requirements for credits, curriculum, GPA, and University residency as specified in the section of this catalog titled University Graduation Requirements.
Human Sciences Graduation Requirements: Grade Point Averages. All degree candidates must earn minimum resident and total GPAs of 2.00 or higher in both the major and the second program if one is required. The resident and total GPAs for the major are computed using all attempted credits applicable to the major including those offered by departments other than the major department. The resident and total GPAs for the second program are computed similarly.
Major-Minor and Major-Certificate Requirements. Each candidate for a baccalaureate degree must present one of the following:
- Comprehensive major (at least 59-60 credits)
- Standard major (at least 36 credits) plus one of the following:
- Another standard major (at least 36 credits), or
- A minor (at least 24 credits), or
- A certificate (12-18 credits)
No minor or certificate is required with a Comprehensive Major or with two majors of 36 credits each.
Certain degree programs which include Comprehensive Majors may require more than the minimum of 120 credits for graduation.
Admission to Human Performance Emphasis
The Human Performance Emphasis is intended to prepare students to work in clinical, commercial, corporate, and community health fitness settings. Formal application to the Human Performance Emphasis should be made during the second year (either fall or spring) of attendance while enrolled in KINS 309, Introduction to Human Performance. This will allow students to begin taking courses in their area of option (Sport Performance, Fitness Management, Health Promotion, or Pre-Professional) the next semester and begin the professional phase courses the following semester (e.g., KINS 355 and KINS 358). The number of students admitted to the program each year is limited by available resources. Not everyone who applies can be guaranteed admission (currently up to 30 new students are admitted each semester). Program admission will be stratified based on primary interest in one of the four options (Sport Performance, Fitness Management, Health Promotion, or Pre-Professional), with up to five candidates being admitted in each area. Additional candidates will then be admitted based on merit regardless of specialization area.
The Human Performance Program Committee will screen students for admission to the program. At the time of application, students must:
- Submit a completed program application form and intended plan of study.
- Be enrolled in or completed KINS 304, KINS 308, and KINS 309.
- Submit a cover letter and resumé highlighting qualifications related to human performance.
Student admission will be based on the following criteria:
- Total GPAs—40%
- Overall performance in Kins 304, 308, and 309—36%
- Evaluation of student cover letter, resumé, and application self reflective essays—24%
Students who are not accepted in the Human Performance program may apply again the following semester. Those students who choose to re-apply are reminded that the program is a two-year course of study once accepted and that reapplying could delay their graduation up to one year.
Once admitted into the Human Performance program, the student must meet the following criteria to remain in the program:
- Maintain a 3.00 GPA in all Kinesiology major courses.
- Continue to display appropriate dispositions regarding professional development, as outlined in the Policy for Disposition Intervention, Department of Kinesiology, Human Performance Emphasis.
- Satisfactorily complete all course, lab, and practicum experiences within the Human Performance Emphasis core with a C+ or above. Human Performance core courses with a grade lower than C+ must be repeated.
- Students must maintain a 2.75 or higher total GPA to remain in the Human Performance emphasis.
Transfer students must meet all application requirements prior to application to the program. KINS 309 must be taken on campus. Transfer students who are interested in the Human Performance Emphasis should inform the Admissions Office upon application for admission to the University and contact the Human Performance program director.
Core Requirements for All Kinesiology Majors
(Except Athletic Training Code 995-060)
|KINS 294||Anatomical Kinesiology||3|
|KINS 304||Biomechanical Kinesiology||3|
|KINS 308||Exercise Physiology||3|
|KINS 426||Motor Development Across the Lifespan||3|
Human Performance Emphasis
|Sixty semester credits including the Core:|
|KINS 309||Introduction to Exercise Science||3|
|KINS 355||Exercise Science Lab Assessment||3|
|KINS 357||Essentials of Strength and Conditioning||3|
|KINS 358||Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription||3|
|KINS 440||Human Performance Seminar||3|
|KINS 464||Clinical Exercise Physiology||3|
|KINS 466||Community Fitness Programming||3|
|KINS 474||Research Methods in Kinesiology||4|
|KINS 498||Human Performance Internship||6|
|BIOL 314||Human Anatomy and Physiology II 1||4|
|CHEM 103||General Chemistry I||4|
|Select one of the following:|
|CHEM 104||General Chemistry II||4|
|CHEM 150||Survey of Biochemistry||3|
|CHEM 325||Organic Chemistry I with Laboratory||4|
|Five to seven credits from electives from:|
|CHEM 326||Organic Chemistry II with Laboratory||4|
|CHEM 352||Fundamentals of Biochemistry||4|
|KINS 200||Orientation to Kinesiology||1|
|KINS 275||Prevention and Care of Athletic/Exercise Injuries||3|
|KINS 277||Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries Lab||1|
|KINS 310||Therapeutic Modalities in Athletic Training||3|
|KINS 330||Therapeutic Exercise in Athletic Training||3|
|KINS 375||Evaluation Techniques-Lower Body||3|
|KINS 376||Evaluation Techniques-Upper Body||3|
|KINS 420||Medical Aspects of Athletic Training||3|
|KINS 445||Basic Electrocardiography||3|
|MATH 111||A Short Course in Calculus||4|
|MATH 112||Precalculus Mathematics||4|
|MATH 114||Calculus I||4|
|NRSG 220||The Language of Health Care||1|
|NRSG 375||Pharmacotherapeutics and Pathophysiology for Allied Health Professionals||3|
|PHIL 306||Ethics of Health Care||3|
|PHYS 212||General Physics||4|
|PSYC 230||Human Development||3|
|PSYC 333||Psychology of Adulthood and Aging||3|
|Required LE courses not counted toward major:|
|K1 (Natural Sciences)|
|BIOL 196||Human Nutrition||3|
|PHYS 100||Physical Science||4|
|or PHYS 211||General Physics|
|MATH 246||Elementary Statistics||4|
BIOL 214 is prerequisite for BIOL 314 and is required for the Pre-Professional Option.
Note: The Service-Learning graduation requirement is met by the completion of required course work within this major.