Kinesiology Major (BS)


The Kinesiology major (56 credits) is an undergraduate option that permits the student to individualize a course of study from several academic offerings in the Department of Kinesiology, Sport Studies and Physical Education. The Kinesiology major is intended for the student who desires greater flexibility in choosing courses related to the study of human movement and physical activity, but is not interested in a specific professional major. The program of study chosen can prepare the student for graduate work in a specific discipline or degree program in human movement science (e .g. sport philosophy, history of sport, biomechanics, sport psychology, motor behavior, or other related areas) or allied health fields (e.g. physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician assistant, athletic training), or pursue careers in fitness or sport development. Students majoring in Kinesiology are required to complete a 47-credit academic core and a 9-credit elective pool in consultation with a major advisor.

Admission to the Program

Any undergraduate student in good academic standing at the College at Brockport is eligible for admission into the kinesiology major.

Program Requirements

Students in the kinesiology major pursue a Bachelor of Science degree and must complete its requirements.

The major consists of a 47-credit academic core and an elective pool from which 9 credits are selected in consultation with the major advisor.

General Education Requirements (31-40* credits)

Major Department Requirements (56 credits)

Required Core Courses (47 credits)

Electives (9 credits required)

*denotes courses that meet both major and general education requirements

Electives (24-33 credits)

Total Credits (120 credits)

Additional Degree Requirements

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Students will be able to explain physiological, kinesiological, and biomechanical principles related to physical activity.
  2. Students will be able to evaluate the socio-cultural and historical context of physical activity.
  3. Students will be able to explain psychological and motor behavior principles related to physical activity.
  4. Students will be able to explain physical activity’s importance for health, wellness, and quality of life.
  5. Students will be able to analyze philosophic issues and arguments related to physical activity.
  6. Students will be able to exhibit the skills required for proficient performance in physical activity.