DEPT. of KINESIOLOGY AND SPORT SCIENCES
Dept. Code:  KIN

MAJORS

Bachelor of Science in Education, Athletic Training
The Athletic Training program at the University of Miami is an undergraduate education program that has been accredited by CAATE. The program is designed to provide a structured classroom and clinical experience to prepare students to become eligible to sit for the Board of Certification exam; Didactic courses are sequenced to maximize student learning. Please see the Athletic Training website or the Athletic Training Guidelines Manual for the course sequence form and other important information regarding the requirements for completion of the Athletic Training major.

• A degree in Athletic Training requires a major GPA of 3.0 or higher and an overall GPA of 2.3 or higher.
• Seniors are required to participate in the General Education Assessment prior to graduation as part of the SACS accreditation review process.

Courses for the Athletic Training major:
KIN 140 Introduction to Athletic Training
KIN 141 Introduction to Athletic Training Lab
KIN 145 Responding to Emergencies
KIN 184 Athletic and Sport Injuries
KIN 202 Applied Nutrition for Health & Performance
KIN 210 Foundations to Athletic Training
KIN 212 Elements of Sports Psychology
KIN 221 Exercise Physiology
KIN 230 Medical Terminology and Documentation
KIN 232 Basic Human Physiology
KIN 234 Functional Human Anatomy
KIN 235 Personal and Community Health
KIN 250 Orthopedic Assessment: Lower Extremity
KIN 251 Orthopedic Assessment: Lower Extremity Lab
KIN 260 Orthopedic Assessment: Upper Extremity
KIN 261 Orthopedic Assessment: Upper Extremity Lab
KIN 264 General Medical Conditions Evaluation
KIN 345 Kinesiology
KIN 365 Principles of Exercise Prescription
KIN 443 Athletic Training Lab I, Clinical
KIN 444 Athletic Training Lab II, Clinical
KIN 455 Athletic Training Lab III, Clinical
KIN 456 Athletic Training Lab IV, Clinical
KIN 461 Therapeutic Modalities
KIN 462 Therapeutic Modalities Laboratory
KIN 463 Therapeutic Rehabilitation
KIN 464 Therapeutic Rehabilitation Laboratory
KIN 465 Pharmacology
KIN 470 Administrative Aspects of Athletic Training
KIN 476 Seminar in Athletic Training
KIN 488 Gross Anatomy


Bachelor of Science in Education, Exercise Physiology

•   The Undergraduate program at the University of Miami is designed for students to acquire a sound knowledge base in the sciences followed by the application of that knowledge base to human movement, exercise and sports performance.  Clinical laboratory experiences supplement applied scientific theory in a rigorous academic setting.

•   Students may pursue a pre-med track concurrent with the Exercise Physiology major and should inform their advisor if selecting this track.

• A degree in Exercise Physiology requires a major GPA of 2.5 or higher for below 30 credit hours and a GPA of 2.75 for 30 and above credit hours. 

• Students transferring from another college or university must have a cgpa of 2.75 or above to be considered for admission to the major.

• • A grade of C or better is required for each course applied toward the major. Students are allowed to retake a course one time.

• All 100 level courses and KIN 212, 202, and 232 are open to non-majors. All other courses are open to majors and minors only.

• Seniors are required to participate in the General Education Assessment prior to graduation as part of the SACS accreditation review process.

Courses for Exercise Physiology major:

KIN
KIN 202 Applied Nutrition for Health and Performance
KIN 212 Elements of Sports Psychology
KIN 221 Exercise Physiology
KIN 222 Exercise Physiology Laboratory: Neuromuscular
KIN 232 Basic Human Physiology
KIN 233 Basic Anatomy Lab
KIN 246 Gross Anatomy
KIN 321 Introduction to Systemic Exercise Physiology
KIN 322 Exercise Physiology Laboratory: Cardiorespiratory
KIN 345 Kinesiology
KIN 365 Principles of Exercise Prescription
KIN 366 Exercise Prescription Lab
KIN 421 Systemic Exercise Physiology
KIN 457 Clinical Internship in ESS
KIN 466 Principles of Exercise Prescription: Neuromuscular
KIN 477 Advanced Nutrition for Fitness and Sports

Writing Credit Courses – Exercise Physiology

Courses will be available for writing credit for Exercise Physiology pending individual request by students provided the following stipulations are met:

1. Permission of instructor
2. The course in under the direction of a full-time faculty member in Exercise Physiology
3. The student completes a writing credit agreement form and submits this form to the instructor within the first three weeks of a semester
4. The student completes assigned writing credit work by the end of the semester.
5. Assignments completed for writing credit are in addition to work normally required in the course
6. Students may be required to submit written work to the University of Miami Writing Center for review

University of Miami Honors Program – Exercise Physiology

The courses below will be available for honors credit for Exercise Physiology students provided the following stipulations are met:

1. The course is under the direction of a full-time faculty member in Exercise Physiology
2. The student completes an honors project permission form and submits this form to the instructor within the first three weeks of the semester.
3. The student completes assigned writing credit work by the end of the semester.
4. Assignments completed for honors credit are in addition to the University of Miami Writing Center for review.

The University of Miami currently has a 5-year program for undergraduate Exercise Physiology majors who want to obtain a Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology. This can be done by taking one additional year of graduate courses. These students must take two graduate courses in Exercise Physiology in their senior undergraduate year in order to get an M.S.Ed. degree in Exercise Physiology in one extra year. Please check our website www.education.miami.edu for additional information on the “5-year program”. To be eligible you must apply for entrance into the 5-year program no later than the Fall of your junior year.


Bachelor of Science in Education, Sport Administration

•   The Sport Administration major at the University of Miami is an undergraduate education program designed to prepare students for careers in the sport industry.  The program is committed to the professional development of students so that competencies and skills relevant to the Sport Industry can be acquired over time.  Specific competencies in organization, ethics, marketing, leadership and legal issues are emphasized.
• Field experience and internships are an essential component of the major.  The KIN department is actively engaged in placing students in visible sports settings and appropriate sport environments so that students acquire relevant competencies and gain pragmatic hands-on experiences that are necessary for success in today’s sport industry.
• The Sport Administration major is a 39-credit major leading to a Bachelor of Science in Education.
• A Business Administration minor is suggested to complement the Sport Administration major and provide a well-rounded comprehensive background to the Sport Administration field. A minor in any field is required.
• Students pursuing a degree in Sport Administration must receive a grade of B- or higher in KIN 201 in order to continue with the major.
• Students will be allowed to retake a course once.
• A degree in Sport Administration requires a major GPA of 2.5 or higher and an overall GPA of 2.3 or higher.
• KIN 306 and 308 may not be taken in the same semester and must be taken during junior year.
• A grade of C or better is required for each course applied toward the major with the exception of KIN 201 which requires a grade of a B- or higher in the course as previously specified.

Courses for the Sport Administration major:

KIN 201 Introduction to Sport Administration
KIN 206 Sport Facilities and Event Management
KIN 212 Elements of Sports Psychology
KIN 302 Sport Marketing
KIN 306 Essential Leadership in Sports and the Professions
KIN 308 Ethical Decision Making in Sport and the Professions
KIN 401 Legal Aspects of Sport
KIN 403 Sport Information Management
KIN 405 Finance and Budget in Sport Administration
KIN 410 Problems and Issues in Sport Administration
KIN 497 Internship in Sport Administration (9 Credit Hours)
KIN 498 Seminar in Sport Administration

MINORS

A minor in any of the five areas below consists of 14-15 credits:

A minor in Exercise Physiology consists of KIN 155, KIN 202, KIN 232 , KIN 233 and KIN 365 .

A minor in Sports Medicine consists of KIN 155, KIN 184 , KIN 230 , KIN 234, KIN 235 and KIN 301.

A minor in Sport Administration consists of KIN 201, plus four (4) courses taken from the following: KIN 206, KIN 212, KIN 302, KIN 306 or KIN 308, KIN 401, KIN 403, KIN 405, KIN 473 or KIN 490.

• A grade of C or better is required for each course applied toward the minor; the overall quality point average for the minor must be 2.5 or above.
• The undergraduate coursework in Exercise Physiology, Sports Medicine, and Sport Administration are open to all qualified University of Miami students. A student can minor in either exercise physiology or sports medicine.
Determination for using these courses as a minor, as a specialization, and/or as electives in any program, is made by the individual student’s degree granting college or school.

Seniors are required to participate in the General Education Assessment as part of the SACS review process.


REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION

I. Candidates for B.S.Ed. in the School of Education and Human Development must complete the credit hours of work and achieve the quality point average specified for students in the University at large as stated in the section ACADEMIC REGULATIONS AND PROCEDURES, subject to regulations concerning the major specified in departmental and program sections of this Bulletin. Exempted is interpreted to refer exclusively to those exemptions provided under the following headings:

A. Advanced Standing and Placement (Credit Granted);
B. Credit by Examination;
C. Advanced Placement (by proficiency examination);
D. Statement of Foreign Language Requirements;

II. Except where a required course is one designated to correct a deficiency in his/her college preparation, the student may apply the credit hours of any required course from which he is exempted toward the hours specified for that subject as a general requirement for graduation and, upon payment of a recording fee, toward the 120 credits required for graduation. (See Departmental Proficiency Examinations.) An exemption may be granted for English 105, but these credits may not be applied toward the 120 credits required for graduation.

III. Credit Only

Only free electives may be taken under this option. Courses which satisfy the major, minor, the distributions of the School, the General Education Requirements of the University or any course for which a C or better is required may not be taken for credit only.

IV. Transferred credit may not count toward the completion of a major without the written approval of the Associate Dean of the School of Education and Human Development.

V. Required Areas of Study.

A. English Composition.
Students must take English 105 and 106 (or their equivalent) during the first year of enrollment in the School. Admission to English 105 requires a placement score acceptable to the Department of English. Students whose placement scores are deemed unacceptably low will be required to take the non-credit course, ENG 103, before taking ENG 105 and 106. Students whose placement scores are high may be exempt from ENG 105 but not from ENG 106 or its equivalent.

B. Mathematics
B.S.Ed. degree candidates must complete MTH 113 or higher. Students who do not place directly into MTH 113 must enroll in either MTH 099 or MTH 101 based on results of placement tests.

C. Foreign Languages (applicable to Sport Administration majors only)
Students must earn at least 3 credits of a foreign language at the 200 course level or higher. Special 200-level courses are required of native speakers who choose to fulfill the language requirement.

Areas of Knowledge

D. People and Society
B.S.Ed. degree candidates must earn 9 credits in the History/Social Sciences. Three of these credits must be earned in ESS 212 Elements of Sport Psychology. 

E. Arts and Humanities
B.S.Ed. degree candidates must earn 12 credits, which must be earned in the areas of 1) Fine Arts; 2) Humanities with a minimum of 3 credits in each area. The literature requirement may not be fulfilled by a course that has been used to fulfill the foreign language requirement. All Humanities credits must be earned in courses from among the following:
1. Fine Arts: *Note: COS 211 Public Speaking is required of all Sport Administration majors.
2. Literature
3. Philosophy/Religion

F. Natural World
B.S.Ed. degree candidates may fulfill the Natural Sciences requirement by taking 6-12 credits (credits required depends on the program in which the student is enrolled) in the following disciplines: Biology, Chemistry, Geological Sciences, Marine Sciences, Physics, Physical Sciences, and designated ESS classes. 

Note: No more than six credit hours may be taken in any one department to satisfy the areas of knowledge requirement.

VI. Writing

Every student must complete five writing-oriented (W) courses beyond ENG 105 and 106.  Students must take one approved writing course section per academic year for a minimum of five writing intensive course sections, or their equivalents. A student is required to write at least 4000 words in each W course. Writing assignments will be assessed for both content and style. A W course listed in section V (Required Areas of Study) may be used to satisfy both the writing and Required Areas of Study criteria. Foreign language courses that meet the criteria above may be used to satisfy the writing requirement. Transfer students must satisfy at least 3 courses of the writing requirement at the University of Miami.

VII. Majors

Every candidate for the B.S.Ed. degree must choose a major in Athletic Training, Sport Administration or Exercise Physiology. To find the requirements for the major, consult this Bulletin under the discipline concerned, and confer with the designated departmental representative. 

The choice of majors should be made no later than the beginning of the junior year and must be approved by the major department. Any student making unsatisfactory progress in a major may be required to change his/her major or to relinquish candidacy for the degree.

VIII. Minors

B.S.Ed. candidates in Sport Administration and Exercise Physiology are required to declare a minor. Sport Administration students require department approval before declaring a minor. Exercise Physiology students may choose not to declare a minor if they’re following the pre-med track, pre-physical therapy, pre-physician’s assistant or pre-chiropractic track. 

IX. Electives

Electives may be chosen from any courses offered by the University. The student should consult an advisor before selecting elective courses. At least six credits must be at the 300 level or above.

For Graduate Coursework, Graduate Degree Programs Offered by The School of Education and Human Development, see the Bulletin of the Graduate School.

For further information, address all inquiries to: Dean; School of Education and Human Development; P. O. Box 248065; University of Miami; Coral Gables, Florida 33124; Telephone: (305) 284-3711