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KINESIOLOGY


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Studying kinesiology and physical education at The Master’s University prepares students to work with the human body as members of the body of Christ.\ \ At TMU almost every professor serves not only in the classroom, but also on the field working as athletic trainers, daily practicing what’s taught in the classroom — the most up-to-date knowledge and technology available. Students participate in this practical athletic training with Master’s athletes, as well as take hands-on courses in functional anatomy, corrective exercise and assessment techniques. Alongside these courses each student is required to have participated in at least one internship before graduation, many of which have led to careers in Allied Health, coaching, firefighting, physical training, teaching and more. \ \ The School of Science, Mathematics & Health boasts of a 95% graduate school acceptance rate, and many alumni boast of their hands-on experience and career preparation that was facilitated through the kinesiology and physical education department.

Kinesiology & Physical Education Core Courses*

  • LS321 Human Anatomy/lab (4)

  • LS322 Human Physiology/lab (4)

  • KPE212 Principles of Physical Education (2)

  • KPE222 Sport Analysis (2)

  • KPE223 Sport Analysis Practicum (2)

  • KPE303 History and Philosophy of P.E. (3)

  • KPE313 Adapted Physical Education (3)

  • KPE314 Kinesiology (3)

  • KPE316 Physiology of Exercise (3)

  • KPE324 Psychology of Coaching (2)

  • KPE402 Health Education (1)

  • KPE404 Sport in American Culture (3)

  • KPE405 Statistical Analysis (3)

  • KPE414 Organization and Admin. of P.E. (3)

  • KPE425 Prevention/Care of Athletic Injuries (3)

  • KPE436 Motor Learning (3)

  • KPE490 Senior Competency (1)

  • Physical Education Electives (11)

Total core courses (56)

*For exercise and sport science and teaching/coaching emphases only.

Teaching/Coaching Emphasis Courses

  • Kinesiology & Physical Education core courses (56)

  • KPE256 Movement Education (2)

  • KPE383 Teaching Individual/Dual Sports (3)

  • Professional Activities (2)

  • Professional Activities II (2)

  • Professional Activities III (1)

  • Professional Activities IV (1)

  • Professional Activities V (3)

  • Professional Activities VI (1)

  • Professional Activities VII (1)

  • Professional Activities VIII (1)

Total units required for emphasis (73)

Exercise and Sport Science Emphasis Courses

  • Kinesiology & Physical Education core courses (56)

  • LS252 Cell Biology/lab (4)

  • KPE296 Program Design for Strength and Conditioning (2)

  • KPE353 Sports Nutrition* (2)

  • KPE426 Advanced Prevention & Care of Athletic Injuries (3)

  • KPE446 Reconditioning of Athletic Injuries (3)

  • KPE465 Primary Physical Assessment (2)

  • Elective Courses (10)

    • (Elective courses consist of any courses offered at TMU or courses transferred in as Kinesiology courses other than required courses listed in each department emphasis.)

Total units required for emphasis (82)

*Replaces KPE383 in core courses.

Those students desiring to major in exercise & sports science take sports injury core courses in place of activity courses. However, the activity courses are required if a student is planning on completing a California State Single Subject Teaching Credential.

Pre-Physical Therapy Core Courses

  • BE101 Introduction to Psychology (3)

  • CH151 General Chemistry I/lab (4)

  • CH152 General Chemistry II/lab (4)

  • LS151 Organismic Biology/lab (4)

  • LS321 Human Anatomy/lab (4)

  • LS322 Human Physiology/lab (4)

  • KPE303 History & Philosophy of P.E. (3)

  • KPE313 Adapted Physical Education (3)

  • KPE314 Kinesiology (3)

  • KPE316 Physiology of Exercise (3)

  • KPE402 Health Education (1)

  • KPE405 Statistical Analysis (3)

  • KPE425 Prevention & Care of Athletic Injuries (3)

  • KPE426 Advanced Prevention & Care of Athletic Injuries (3)

  • KPE436 Motor Learning (3)

  • KPE446 Reconditioning of Athletic Injuries (3)

  • KPE465 Primary Physical Assessment (2)

  • KPE479 Clinical Internship (Practicum 60 hours) (1-3)

  • KPE490 Senior Competency Exam (1)

  • Four of the following electives (16)

    • LS252 Cell Biology (4)

    • LS352 Medical Physiology (3)

    • LS361 Immunology (4)

    • LS362 Medical Microbiology (4)

    • CH351 Organic Chemistry I (4)

    • MA121 Calculus I (4) and PS251, 252 General Physics I, II (4, 4)

    • And/or four other units from the Math, Biology, or Kinesiology Departments

Total units required for emphasis (71-73)\

The pre-physical therapy emphasis is a Bachelor of Science program that prepares students to enter graduate programs in physical therapy (M.P.T./D.P.T.), occupational therapy (O.T.), physician assistant (PA-C), podiatric medicine (D.P.M.), chiropractics (D.C.), and other allied health programs.


Minor in Kinesiology & Physical Education

For a minor in physical education, the following courses are required:

  • LS321 Human Anatomy/lab (4)

  • LS322 Human Physiology (3)

  • KPE212 Principles of Physical Education (2)

  • KPE303 History & Philosophy of P.E. (3)

  • KPE314 Kinesiology (3)

  • KPE324 Psychology of Coaching (2)

  • KPE405 Statistical Analysis (3)

  • KPE414 Organization & Administration of P.E. (3)

  • Physical Education Electives (2)

  • Five of the following (5)

    • KPE103a Professional Activities I: Soccer (1)

    • KPE103b Professional Activities I: Football (1)

    • KPE113 Professional Activities III: Beginning/Intermediate Swimming (1)

    • KPE113b Professional Activities V: Rhythms (1)

    • KPE114a Professional Activities II: Golf (1)

    • KPE124 Professional Activities IV: Beginning/Intermediate Gymnastics (1)

    • KPE235a Professional Activities I: Basketball (1)

    • KPE235b Professional Activities II: Badminton (1)

    • KPE245a Professional Activities V: Aerobics (1)

    • KPE245b Professional Activities V: Body Conditioning (1)

    • KPE266a Professional Activities I: Volleyball (1)

    • KPE266b Professional Activities II: Tennis (1)

Total units required for minor (30)

Emphases

  • Pre-Physical Therapy
  • Exercise and Sport Science
  • Teaching/Coaching

Program Credits

General Education: 40
Bible: 21
Major Core Courses: 56
Emphasis/Electives: 71-82

Sample Course Offerings:

  • Human Anatomy
  • Cell Biology
  • Sport in American Culture
  • Motor Learning
  • Psychology of Coaching
  • Reconditioning of Athletic Injuries

Career Paths

  • Doctor
  • Physical Therapist
  • Exercise and Sport Science
  • Personal Trainer
  • Coach
  • Teacher