Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology

Required 120 credits (36 of which must be numbered 300 or above), including:

1. Essential Studies Requirements (see University ES listing).

2. College of Education and Human Development Requirements.

3. Criminal Background Check

4. Kinesiology core requirements, 47 credits including:

KIN 207
Prevention, Care and Legal Issues for Injury
and Prevention, Care and legal Issues for Injury Lab
KIN 2402
KIN 242Introduction to Kinesiology2
KIN 366
Motor Learning
and Motor Learning Lab
KIN 326Fundamentals of Physical Conditioning3
KIN 332
and Biomechanics Laboratory
KIN 355Applied Motor Development3
KIN 401Sport Sociology3
KIN 402
Exercise Physiology
and Exercise Physiology Laboratory
KIN 404Adapted Physical Activity *3
KIN 440Sport and Exercise Psychology3
KIN 446Exercise Testing and Prescription3
KIN 491Senior Capstone3
PHE 101Introduction to Public Health3
PHE 305Research Methods in Kinesiology Public Health Education3
PHE 306Epidemiology and Biostatistics3
Total Credits47

4. One of the following options:

A. Teacher Education/Certification (120 credits)

Students seeking certification to teach physical education must be admitted to the Teacher Education program which requires a minimum of 2.75 GPA, adequate test scores, and at least 30 credits before applying for admission to Teacher Education. Students must also complete the KIN core requirements (listed above) plus additional courses specific to the preparation for teaching in physical education, including the following courses:

T&L 250Introduction to Education3
T&L 252Child Development3
T&L 339Educational Technology3
T&L 433Multicultural Education3
KIN 220-238 (Movement Performance and Analysis courses)6
KIN 305Health/Physical Education for Early Childhood and Elementary Education Teachers3
KIN 400Methods and Materials for Teaching Physical Education Elementary School2
KIN 400LMethods and Materials for Teaching Physical Education in the Elementary School -Laboratory2
KIN 410Methods and Materials for Teaching Physical and Health Education in the Secondary School3
KIN 410LMethods and Materials for Teaching Physical Health Education in the Secondary School-Laboratory1
KIN 420Curriculum Development for Physical and Health Education3

Additional requirements for the teacher education/certification option include:

  1. Admission to the Teacher Education program (see details under the College of Education and Human Development or on the Teacher Education website.) Note that many upper division courses are not open to students until they gain TE admission.
  2. Student teaching at two levels: elementary and secondary (8 credits each, totaling 16 credits). 
  3. KIN 220-238, Movement Performance and Analysis courses, 6 credits total (2  individual sports/activities, 2 team sports, 1 aquatics, 1 outdoor pursuits).

B. Related Areas

KIN core requirements, plus the following:

  1. Students will complete another major and/or minor in a subject area related to kinesiology.
  2. KIN 220-238: Movement Performance and Analysis courses, 3 credits total (1 individual sports/activities, 1 team sports, 1 aquatics).
  3. The remaining credits to satisfy the University minimum Graduation Requirements of 120 credits will be chosen from elective courses with the consent of the adviser.

C. Kinesiology Applications Area

KIN core requirements, plus the following:

  1. Required Internship (KIN 497 for 10 credits) or Internship (KIN 497 for 7 credits) and Practicum (KIN 498 for 3 credits).
  2. Required courses include:
  3. KIN 110First Aid and CPR1
    KIN 114Strength Training I1
    KIN 220-238 (1 aquatic, 1 individual sport/activity & 1 team sport)3
  4. Electives (a minimum of 5 credits from the following):
  5. N&D 240Fundamentals of Nutrition3
    N&D 348Sports Nutrition3
    KIN 234Strength Training: Movement Performance and Analysis (MPA)1
    KIN 375Exercise and Weight Training Skills and Teaching Techniques3
    KIN 376Essentials of Personal Training3

Kinesiology applications area prepares students for the National Strength and Conditioning Association certification exams in strength and conditioning, and personal training.

D. Allied Health

  1. KIN core requirements, plus the following:
  2. KIN 220-238: Movement Performance and Analysis, 3 credits total (1 individual sports/activities, 1 team sports, 1 aquatics)
  3. A pre-professional program in pre-med, pre-physical therapy, pre-occupational therapy, pre-chiropractic, pre-physician assistant or other approved pre-allied health science fields.

E. Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Program (ABM)

The Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master's (ABM) degree program allows exceptional undergraduate students an opportunity to complete the requirements for both the bachelor's and master's degrees at an accelerated pace. These students may double count up to 12 graduate-level credits and obtain a master's degree within 12 months of completing the bachelor's degree.

Paths to ABM Entry:

Path one (direct admit for high school student): Student eligibility requirements

  • High achieving high school students with a minimum cumulative high school grade point average—weighted or unweighted--(GPA) of 3.5/4.00 and a minimum ACT score of 25 may be granted direct entry to the ABM degree program upon satisfactory review of application materials by the Department Chair and the Director of the Graduate Program.

Path two (admission for current undergraduate students): Student eligibility requirements

  • Students must meet all graduate admissions eligibility requirements.
  • Students must have completed a minimum of 60 credits, including credits earned from advanced placement and dual credit. Students must apply before completion of the undergraduate degree.
  • Transfer students with a minimum of 60 credits—whether from the transfer institution alone or in combination with UND credits—and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0.
  • Students must have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0/4.0 at UND at the time of admission into the ABM degree program

Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s Application:

  • A prospective student that meets the eligibility requirements above should schedule a meeting with his/her Department Chair and/or Director of the Graduate Program to develop a plan of work for his/her bachelor’s and master’s degree programs.
  • Before admission to an ABM program can be finalized, students must submit, while still an undergraduate, the standard application for admission to the School of Graduate Studies, including an application, application fee, personal statement, and transcripts. Individual departments may choose to require GRE scores or other information.
  • A Program of Study, signed by the applicant, the Department Chair, and the Director of the Graduate Program must be submitted.
  • The Program of Study must clearly indicate:
  • The courses (a maximum of 12 graduate credits) that will be double counted for both bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
  • That students, prior to completion of the bachelor’s degree, will not take more than 50% of their semester credits at the graduate level, to maintain undergraduate financial aid status.
  • The courses that will be taken after being accepted into the graduate program.
  • The graduation date for the master’s degree that meets the time limit for the ABM program (i.e. completing the non-thesis master’s degree within 12 months.
  • After review of the materials submitted by the Department Chair and Director of the Graduate Program to the School of Graduate Studies, a letter of acceptance (or denial) to the master’s program, contingent upon meeting the ABM requirements, is issued.
  • Applications accepted for admission to the Graduate Program will not be matriculated until completion of the bachelor’s degree.

Requirements for Completion of the Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree Program:

  • Students must complete the bachelor’s degree prior to entering the master’s program. Students in the ABM may not elect to bypass the bachelor’s degree.
  • Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0 at UND to remain eligible for the ABM degree program.
  • Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0 or better in the double counted graduate level courses.
  • No more than twelve (12) credits of graduate work may be counted toward the requirements of both degrees.
  • Students must complete the master’s degree within 12 months from the completion of the bachelor’s degree for the master’s degree.

Continuing Eligibility for Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree Programs:

  • If a student completes the bachelor’s degree requirements with a cumulative GPA of less than 3.0/4.0, then he/she needs program approval to continue to pursue the ABM degree program.
  • If a student becomes ineligible to participate in the ABM degree program, the Director of the Graduate Program must inform the student, the Department Chair, and the School of Graduate Studies in writing of his/her ineligibility.
  • A student who is ineligible to participate in (or withdraws from) the ABM program, cannot double count any courses for both bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

Exceptions to the Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree Program Time Limits:

The School of Graduate Studies may grant exception to the above time limits. The Dean will consider and evaluate the specific nature of the extenuating circumstances and the compelling reasons that prompted the Director of the Graduate Program and/or the advisory committee to make the request. Requests may be submitted formally and should explain the extenuating circumstances and provide a reasonable timeline for completing the work within the limits of the extension.