Undergraduate Programs | Department of Kinesiology | Mississippi College
Skip to main content

The Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology is a general program preparing students for a broad range of fields in Kinesiology.

Requirement Class Name Hours
University Core   49
Kinesiology Core   31
KIN 099 Comprehensive Examination 0
KIN 105 Comprehensive Health 3
KIN 107 First Aid & CPR 3
KIN 150 Foundations & History of Physical Activity & Sport 3
KIN 211 Basic Principles of Nutrition 3
KIN 308 Basic Athletic Training 3
KIN 322 Principles of Strength & Conditioning 3
KIN 350 Psychology of Sport 3
KIN 360 Anatomical Kinesiology 3
KIN 420 Physiology of Exercise 3
KIN 421 Physiology of Exercise Lab 1
KIN 430 Exercise Prescription & Assessment 3
General Kinesiology Courses   25
KIN 326 Sports Nutrition 3
KIN 482 Management of Physical Education, Fitness, & Sports Programs 3
  KIN Electives (200 level or higher) 6
  KIN Electives (300 level or higher) 3
  KIN Electives (400 level or higher) 3
Choose one of the following coaching courses    
KIN 313 Principles of Coaching Football 3
KIN 314 Principles of Coaching Track & Field 3
KIN 315 Principles of Coaching Baseball 3
KIN 316 Principles of Coaching Tennis 3
KIN 317 Principles of Coaching Basketball 3
KIN 318 Principles of Coaching Soccer 3
General Electives Sufficient elective hours must be taken to meet the minimum hour requirement for graduation in this program.  Electives should be chosen in consultation with an advisor. --
Total Hours   130

The Sports Management concentration is designed to combine liberal arts, kinesiology, and business in a curriculum focused on preparing individuals for careers in the sports industry.

Requirement Class Name Hours
University Core   49
Kinesiology Core   31
KIN 099 Comprehensive Examination 0
KIN 105 Comprehensive Health 3
KIN 107 First Aid & CPR 3
KIN 150 Foundations & History of Physical Activity & Sport 3
KIN 211 Basic Principles of Nutrition 3
KIN 308 Basic Athletic Training 3
KIN 322 Principles of Strength & Conditioning 3
KIN 350 Psychology of Sport 3
KIN 360 Anatomical Kinesiology 3
KIN 420 Physiology of Exercise 3
KIN 421 Physiology of Exercise Lab 1
KIN 430 Exercise Prescription & Assessment 3
Sports Management   31
KIN 401 Facility Design & Event Management 3
KIN 410 Legal Aspects of Sport & Physical Activity 3
KIN 482 Management of Physical Education, Fitness, & Sport Programs 3
KIN 460 Internship in Kinesiology 3
ACC 201 Elementary Accounting 3
ACC 202 Elementary Accounting 3
ECO 232 Economic Principles II 3
FIN 341 Business Finance 3
MGT 371 Principles of Management & Organizational Behavior 3
MKT 381 Marketing Principles 3
  One PED Activity course 3
General Electives Sufficient elective hours must be taken to meet the minimum hour requirement for graduation in this program.  Electives should be chosen in consultation with advisor. --
Total Hours   130

The Exercise Science track provides the theoretical, research, and clinical experiences for careers in preventive and rehabilitative health settings. It also provides students with the basic requirements for most graduate programs in Exercise Science. A pre-professional option which is specifically tailored for students who desire to pursue acceptance to a graduate program for physical therapy or other allied health professional programs is also offered.

Requirement Class Name Hours
University Core   50
Kinesiology Core   31
KIN 099 Comprehensive Examination 0
KIN 105 Comprehensive Health 3
KIN 107 First Aid & CPR 3
KIN 150 Foundations & History of Physical Activity & Sport 3
KIN 211 Basic Principles of Nutrition 3
KIN 308 Basic Athletic Training 3
KIN 322 Principles of Strength & Conditioning 3
KIN 350 Psychology of Sport 3
KIN 360 Anatomical Kinesiology 3
KIN 420 Physiology of Exercise 3
KIN 421 Physiology of Exercise Lab 1
KIN 430 Exercise Prescription & Assessment 3
Exercise Science   30
CHE 143 Introduction to Organic & Biochemistry 3
KIN 326 Sports Nutrition 3
KIN 425 Advanced Sports Medicine 3
KIN 460 Internship in Kinesiology 3
KIN 481 Biomechanics 3
BIO 203 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4
BIO 204 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4
  PED Activity course 3
  KIN Electives 6
General Electives Sufficient elective hours must be taken to meet the minimum hour requirement for graduation in this program.  Electives should be chosen in consultation with advisor. --
Total Hours   130

The Physical Education track prepares students for a teaching license in physical education. Additionally, students may select a supplemental endorsement or a minor in a subject matter field.

Requirement Class Name Hours
University Core   49
Kinesiology Core   31
KIN 099 Comprehensive Examination 0
KIN 105 Comprehensive Health 3
KIN 107 First Aid & CPR 3
KIN 150 Foundations & History of Physical Activity & Sport 3
KIN 211 Basic Principles of Nutrition 3
KIN 308 Basic Athletic Training 3
KIN 322 Principles of Strength & Conditioning 3
KIN 350 Psychology of Sport 3
KIN 360 Anatomical Kinesiology 3
KIN 420 Physiology of Exercise 3
KIN 421 Physiology of Exercise Lab 1
KIN 430 Exercise Prescription & Assessment 3
Physical Education Track   47
KIN 091 Physical Fitness Evaluation (Undergraduate) 0
KIN 092 Physical Fitness Evaluation (Seniors) 0
KIN 226 Team Sports 2
KIN 228 Lifetime Sports 2
KIN 385 Motor Development & Learning 3
KIN 396 Measurement & Evaluation in Kinesiology 3
 

PED Activity Course (Aquatics)

1
  PED Activity Course (Conditioning) 1
  PED Activity Course (Individual Sport or Activity) 1
EDU 299** Pre-Teaching Field Experience 1
EDU 300** Introduction to Education 3
EDU 304 Educational Psychology 3
PSY 435 Psychology of Exceptional Children 3
  Note: Students must be accepted to Teacher Education Program prior to taking any of the following courses. For Teacher Education Program admissions requirements, see Department of Teacher Education and Leadership Admission section of the catalog.  
KIN 306 Methods & Materials of Teaching Physical Education in Elementary Schools 3
KIN 307 Methods & Materials of Teaching Physical Education in Secondary Schools 3
KIN 386 Adapted Physical Education 3
EDU 460 Managing the Secondary Classroom 3
EDU 471*+ Directed Teaching in K-12 3
EDU 472*+ Directed Teaching in K-12 3
EDU 473*+ Directed Teaching in K-12 3
EDU 474*+ Directed Teaching in K-12 3
  Students must enroll in and receive credit for KIN 091 - Undergraduate Physical Fitness Examination prior to acceptance in the Teacher Education Program. Students must receive credit for KIN 092 - Senior Physical Fitness Examination prior to graduation.  
General Electives Sufficient elective hours must be taken to meet the minimum hour requirement for graduation in this program.  Electives should be chosen in consultation with advisor. --
Total Hours   130

+ Prerequisite for admission to Teacher Education Program (TEP)

* Taken during the same semester

** Taken during the same semester, these courses must be taken during the sophomore year

Designed for students interested in careers with Christian athletic organizations, or church based sports programs.

Requirement Class Name Hours
University Core   48
Kinesiology Core   31
KIN 099 Comprehensive Examination 0
KIN 105 Comprehensive Health 3
KIN 107 First Aid & CPR 3
KIN 150 Foundations & History of Physical Activity & Sport 3
KIN 211 Basic Principles of Nutrition 3
KIN 308 Basic Athletic Training 3
KIN 322 Principles of Strength & Conditioning 3
KIN 350 Psychology of Sport 3
KIN 360 Anatomical Kinesiology 3
KIN 420 Physiology of Exercise 3
KIN 421 Physiology of Exercise Lab 1
KIN 430 Exercise Prescription & Assessment 3
Sports Ministry   31
KIN 460 Internship in Kinesiology 3
PSY 451 Adventure Based Counseling 3
MIN 201 Foundations for Christian Ministry 3
MIN 305 Evangelism & Missions 3
MIN 315 Ministry to Youth 3
MIN 403 Church Leadership 3
  Christian Studies or Ministry Studies Electives 6
  KIN Electives (200 level or higher) 3
  KIN Electives (300 level or higher) 3
  PED Activity with Advisor Approval 1
General Electives Sufficient elective hours must be taken to meet the minimum hour requirement for graduation in this program.  Electives should be chosen in consultation with advisor. --
Total Hours   130
This concentration provides the pre-requisites for application to most professional schools of physical therapy.
Requirement Class Name Hours
University Core   50
Kinesiology Core   31
KIN 099 Comprehensive Examination 0
KIN 105 Comprehensive Health 3
KIN 107 First Aid & CPR 3
KIN 150 Foundations & History of Physical Activity & Sport 3
KIN 211 Basic Principles of Nutrition 3
KIN 308 Basic Athletic Training 3
KIN 322 Principles of Strength & Conditioning 3
KIN 350 Psychology of Sport 3
KIN 360 Anatomical Kinesiology 3
KIN 420 Physiology of Exercise 3
KIN 421 Physiology of Exercise Lab 1
KIN 430 Exercise Prescription & Assessment 3
Pre-Physical Therapy Track   37
CHE 141 General Chemistry I 4
CHE 142 General Chemistry II  4
BIO 203  Human Anatomy & Physiology I 
BIO 204 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4
PHY 151 General Physics I 4
PHY 152 General Physics II 4
  Advanced PHY or BIO (300 Level or Above) 4
     
MAT 207 Elementary Statistics 3
or    
PSY 301 Psychological Statistics 3
     
KIN 481 Biomechanics 3
KIN 460 Internship in Kinesiology 3
General Electives Sufficient elective hours must be taken to meet the minimum hour requirement for graduation in this program.  Electives should be chosen in consultation with an advisor. 12
Total Hours   130
This concentration provides the prerequisites for application to most professional schools of occupational therapy.
Requirement Class Name Hours
University Core   50
Kinesiology Core   31
KIN 099 Comprehensive Examination 0
KIN 105 Comprehensive Health 3
KIN 107 First Aid & CPR 3
KIN 150 Foundations & History of Physical Activity & Sport 3
KIN 211 Basic Principles of Nutrition 3
KIN 308 Basic Athletic Training 3
KIN 322 Principles of Strength & Conditioning 3
KIN 350 Psychology of Sport 3
KIN 360 Anatomical Kinesiology 3
KIN 420 Physiology of Exercise 3
KIN 421 Physiology of Exercise Lab 1
KIN 430 Exercise Prescription & Assessment 3
Pre-Occupational Therapy Track   37
CHE 141 General Chemistry I 4
BIO 203  Human Anatomy & Physiology I 
BIO 204 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4
PHY 151 General Physics I 4
     
MAT 207 Elementary Statistics 3
or    
PSY 301 Psychological Statistics 3
     
KIN 481 Biomechanics 3
KIN 460 Internship in Kinesiology 3
COM 304 Public Speaking 3
PSY 314 Developmental Psychology 3
PSY 302, 304, 305, or 423 Psychology Elective 3
  Social Science Elective 3
General Electives Sufficient elective hours must be taken to meet the minimum hour requirement for graduation in this program.  Electives should be chosen in consultation with advisor. 12
Total Hours   130

We appreciate your interest in our Driver Education Endorsement program here at MC!

The details of the program: 

Three courses are provided in a one-month, hybrid format:

  • KIN 210 - Introduction to Driver Education
  • KIN 219 - General Principles of Safety
  • KIN 304 - Methods and materials of Driver Education

Students must already have a 3-hour first aid course on their transcripts to apply for the supplemental endorsement after completing the program.

Coursework will be completed online through MC’s Moodle platform.

Students should seek enrollment through the Office of Admissions – please make sure to note that you are a prospective driver education student with the Department of Kinesiology in all correspondence with Admissions. Additional information can be found in the Mississippi College catalog or the Teacher Education website

For more information, please contact Professor Zack Vosen at zvosen@mc.edu or 601.925.3985.