Kinesiology, Sport Pedagogy Emphasis, Comprehensive Major

(Code 991-052)

University Requirements

Credit Requirements
Minimum total for graduation 1120
Upper division credits (courses numbered 300 and higher)39
Liberal Education Core36
Academic Concentrations
Grade Point Requirements 2
Total2.00 average
Resident2.00 average
Major2.00 average
Minor2.00 average
Certificate2.00 average
University Residency Requirements 3
Minimum total30
Senior year23
Major, Standard, upper division in residence12
Major, Comprehensive, upper division in residence21
Certificate25 percent of credits
Procedures Required for Graduation
Obtain admission to the degree program and/or the College offering it.
Apply for graduation on CampS.

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. 

Knowledge Goal
Knowledge Outcome 1 (K1): Natural SciencesTwo (2) learning experiences
One experience in laboratory science must be selected from either K1 or K2.
Knowledge Outcome 2 (K2): Social SciencesTwo (2) learning experiences
One experience in laboratory science must be selected from either K1 or K2.
Knowledge Outcome 3 (K3): HumanitiesTwo (2) learning experiences
Knowledge Outcome 4 (K4): Fine ArtsOne (1) learning experience
Skills Goal
Skills Outcome 1 (S1): Written and Oral CommunicationTwo (2) learning experiences
Skills Outcome 2 (S2): MathematicsOne (1) learning experience
Skills Outcome 3 (S3): CreativityOne (1) learning experiences
Responsibility Goal
Responsibility Outcome 1 (R1): Equity, Diversity, and InclusivityTwo (2) learning experiences
Responsibility Outcome 2 (R2): Global PerspectivesOne (1) learning experiences
Responsibility Outcome 3 (R3): Civic and Environmental IssuesOne (1) learning experiences
Integration Goal
Integration Outcome 1 (I1): IntegrationTwo (2) learning experiences
Service-Learning Goal
Service-Learning30 hours

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)

General Information

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.

Degree Requirements

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.

Major Requirements

This major WILL NOT lead to licensure in physical education upon graduation.

Admission Requirements

Minimum GPA: at least 2.75 total

Core Requirements for All Kinesiology Majors

(Except Athletic Training—Code 995-060)

Core Requirement
KINS 294Anatomical Kinesiology3
KINS 304Biomechanical Kinesiology3
KINS 308Exercise Physiology3
KINS 426Motor Development Across the Lifespan3
Total Credits12

Kinesiology, Sport Pedagogy Emphasis 

Sixty semester credits, including the Core:
Emphasis Module
KINS 290Introduction to Physical Education3
KINS 300Planning, Implementation, and Assessment: Invasion Games2
KINS 301Planning, Implementation, and Assessment: Adventure Activities2
KINS 302Planning, Implementation, and Assessment: Rhythms and Dance2
KINS 303Planning, Implementation, and Assessment: Fitness Concepts3
KINS 305Planning, Implementation, and Assessment: Net Games2
KINS 327Movement Education for Elementary Grades2
KINS 476Senior Seminar3
KINS 484Adapted Physical Education3
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Diverse Learners
Introduction to Intellectual Disabilities
Introduction to Inclusive Early Childhood Education 1
Behavior Management
PSYC 260Educational Psychology3
Elective Module 20
Choose from the following:
Orientation to Kinesiology
Prevention and Care of Athletic/Exercise Injuries
Management and Coaching Theory
Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity
Sociology of Sport and Physical Activity
Introduction to School Health Education and Current Health Issues
Strategies and Assessment in School Health Education
Health Education Curriculum Design
Assessment in Adapted Physical Education
Practicum in Adapted Physical Education
Introduction to Specific Learning Disabilities
Introduction to Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities
Required LE courses not counted toward major:
K1 (Natural Sciences)
BIOL 130Human Sexual Biology
BIOL 151Biology of Humans
PHYS 100Physical Science (which is a prerequisite for KINS 304)
S1 (Written and Oral Communication)
At least one writing course from the following:
Intensive Blugold Seminar in Critical Reading and Writing
Blugold Seminar in Critical Reading and Writing
Accelerated Blugold Seminar in Critical Reading and Writing
Blugold Seminar in Critical Reading and Writing for Transfer Students
AND at least one oral communication course from the following:
Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
Fundamentals of Speech
Fundamentals of Human Communication

NOTE: The College of Education and Human Sciences LE requirements should be met if the student desires to pursue licensure in the future. In order to be eligible for future licensure, a student must achieve a 2.75 or higher total GPA upon graduation. Students must maintain a 2.75 or higher total GPA to remain in the Sport Pedagogy emphasis. Students will need to pursue additional course work and program requirements to receive licensure and should meet with their adviser to discuss career options. Students wanting to graduate with licensure in teaching should pursue the Physical Education Teaching emphasis. The Service-Learning requirement is met by completion of required coursework in this emphasis. 

NOTE: No degree credit may be earned under the Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory option in any course presented for completion of a major or minor in Athletic Training or Kinesiology unless Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory is the only grading option available for a course.