Kinesiology Undergraduate Degree
In order to graduate with a bachelors degree from the University of North Dakota, all students are required to complete the University's General Education Requirements (39 credits in English Composition, Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science, Math, and Technology with a minimum of three credits meeting the World Cultures designation). Starting Fall 2008 (Spring 2009 for transfer students) all Freshmen are required to complete the Essential Studies program (Essential Studies replaces the General Education Requirements, see details on Registar’s website) and complete a minimum of 125 semester credits or college-level courses; complete the specific requirements of a major, and have achieved a grade point average of at least 2.00. Graduation requirements related to transfer of courses from other institutions and to courses taken while not in residence on campus are published in the UND Academic Catalog.
Graduation with the major in Kinesiology requires a minimum grade point average of 2.20. The Department of Kinesiology and Public Health Education offers 1 majors with four specialization options. The major is called Kinesiology and the four specializations are teaching (Option A) and non-teaching (Options B, C, and D). The KPHE Department also now offers a second major, called Public Health Education, (PHE). KPHE also offers two minors: Athletic Coaching and Health Education.
Option A: Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE)
KIN Option A is teacher education and leads to K-12 teacher certification in North Dakota.
Option B: Related Areas Options (Non-Teaching)
kIN option B allows a student to study kinesiology and a related subdiscipline.
Option C: Exercise Science Applications Area (Non-Teaching)
KIN Option C for those students who wish to find employment in wellness/fitness fields or pursue graduate or professional studies.
Option D: Pre-Allied Health (Non-Teaching)
KIN Option D for those students wishing to pursue pre-allied health fields of professional study.