Kinesiology (Minor)

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The minor program in kinesiology introduces students to the concepts, theories, research and careers related to the four major subdisciplines of kinesiology (motor behavior, exercise and health psychology, biomechanics and exercise physiology). Students in the minor select one of these four subdisciplinary areas as the area of emphasis on which to focus in the upper-division requirements for the minor.

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Kinesiology (Minor)

Application requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:

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Program requirements

18 credit hours are required for the minor. Students begin by taking KIN 101 Introduction to Kinesiology and KIN 290 Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice. After this, students will select a track in one of the four subdisciplines.
*All track courses must come from a single track.
Required Core Courses for all Tracks -- 6 credit hours
Biomechanics Track:
Biomechanics Required Course -- 3 credit hours
Biomechanics Track Electives (choose three) -- 9 credit hours
Exercise Physiology Track:
Exercise Physiology Track Required Course -- 3 credit hours
Exercise Physiology Track Electives (choose three) -- 9 credit hours
Exercise/Health Psychology Track:
Exercise/Health Psychology Track Required Course -- 3 credit hours
Exercise/Health Psychology Track Electives (choose three) -- 9 credit hours
Motor Behavior Track:
Motor Behavior Track Required Course -- 3 credit hours
Motor Behavior Track Electives (choose three) -- 9 credit hours
Depending on a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.

Enrollment requirements

GPA Requirement: 2.00

Incompatible Majors: BS in kinesiology; BS in exercise and wellness (CES); BS in sports science and performance programming

Other Enrollment Requirements: None

Current ASU undergraduate students may pursue a minor and have it recognized on their ASU transcript at graduation. Students interested in pursuing a minor should consult their academic advisor to declare the minor and to ensure that an appropriate set of courses is taken. Minor requirements appear on the degree audit once the minor is added. Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate by the college or department of either the major program or the minor. Courses taken for the minor may not count toward both the major and the minor. Students should contact their academic advisor for more information.

Career outlook

A minor can help students enhance the marketable skills they acquire in their major program and help them develop additional knowledge and skills, though most career areas do require more training than a minor alone can provide. A kinesiology minor can enhance a student's knowledge of human movement, and this information is valuable for those pursuing careers in the health and medical field.

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