Kinesiology B.S. with a Concentration in Pre-Health Professions

Graduates from the program will demonstrate the following:

  1. Describe the anatomical, physiological and biomechanical bases of human movement.
  2. Recognize the behavioral, historical, psychosocial and philosophical aspects of human movement.
  3. Use appropriate technologies and techniques to support scientific inquiry and application for professional practice.
  4. Synthesize the scientific literature in the discipline and communicate this information both orally and in writing.
  5. Utilize their experiences across a variety of health related and skill-based activities to inform their scholarship and practice in the sub-disciplines of kinesiology.
  6. Design and conduct research studies applying appropriate methodologies and ethical standards including collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data in classroom, laboratory, and field settings.
Core Curriculum Requirements 146
Kinesiology Major Core Requirements47-51
Pre-Health Professions Concentration Requirements20
General Electives 7-3
Total Units120

Kinesiology Major Core Requirements

Human Anatomy
and Human Anatomy Laboratory 2
Human Physiology
and Human Physiology Lab
MATH-265CIntro to Statistical Methods (or) 23
Health Professions Statistical Methods
KINE-150Biophysical Foundations of Kinesiology3
KINE-150LBiophysical Foundations of Kinesiology Lab1
KINE-185Psychological and Sociocultural Foundations of Kinesiology3
KINE-218Injury Recognition and Management3
KINE-221Movement Anatomy3
KINE-242Motor Behavior Across the Lifespan3
KINE-323Physiology of Exercise4
KINE-329Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription3
KINE-333Principles of Nutrition and Metabolism3
KINE-350Kinesiology Internship (3 units on average)1-5
KINE-440Research/Stats in Kinesiology3
KINE-450CCapstone Kinesiology Senior Project3
Total Units47-51

Number of units required from the Core Curriculum not included in the major requirements below. 


Fulfills university Core Curriculum requirement.

Pre-Health Professions Concentration 

BIOL-111Principles of Cell and Molecular Biology3
BIOL-111LPrinciples of Biology Lab,Principles of Cell/Molecular Biology Lab1
Select one of the following options: see advisor for recommendation of chemistry choices8
Option 1:
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Lab
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Lab
Option 2:
Integrated Chemistry
Integrated Chemistry Laboratory
KINE-235Medical Terminology2
KINE-260Principles of Therapeutic Rehabilitation3
Total Units20


Suggested Electives
KINE-314AUpper Extremity Injury Assmt2
KINE-314BLower Extremity Injury Assmnt2
KINE-380Rehabilitation Techniques3
KINE-422Ethics in Health Care3
General Physics I
and General Physics I Lab
General Physics II
and General Physics I Lab
BIOL (Electives in Biology)
CHEM (Electives in Chemistry)
PSYC (Electives in Psychology)

Disclaimer: This sample Four Year Plan is provided as a guide for the recommended sequencing of courses. Vanguard University requires that students complete a minimum of 120 units of required course work as outlined on the Requirements tab in order to receive a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science, or Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. It is the student's responsibility to confirm with the department the course rotation before enrolling in courses. If applicable, please note the footnotes at the bottom of the page for additional information related to courses listed in a particular year and term. Questions, contact the Department of Kinesiology.

Study Abroad Participation: Students interested in participating in the university's Study Abroad programs are encouraged to reach out to the Global Education and Outreach Office for more information and collaboration in their academic course planning. Students using Education and Training Benefits through the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs are encouraged to also reach out to the School Certifying Official for more information regarding how benefits can be applied.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1 Term 1Units
KINE-148C Lifetime Fitness and Wellness Lecture 3
KINE-150 Biophysical Foundations of Kinesiology 3
KINE-150L Biophysical Foundations of Kinesiology Lab 1
ENGL-120C Persuasive Writing 3
NT-101C New Testament Survey 3
CORE-100C Cornerstone 1
SOC-PLCRSocial Science Core Curriculum Reqm't 3
Year 1 Term 2
BIOL-204C Human Anatomy 3
BIOL-204CL Human Anatomy Laboratory 1
KINE-185 Psychological and Sociocultural Foundations of Kinesiology 3
THEO-PLHDTheology Core Requirement 3
KINE-218 Injury Recognition and Management 3
PSYC-103 Introduction to Psychology 3
Year 2 Term 1
KINE-221 Movement Anatomy 3
HSPS-PLCRHistory/Political Sci Core Requirement 3
BIOL-111 Principles of Cell and Molecular Biology 3
BIOL-111L Principles of Biology Lab,Principles of Cell/Molecular Biology Lab 1
KINE-235 Medical Terminology 2
OT-201C Old Testament Survey 3
SOC-PLCRSocial Science Core Curriculum Reqm't 3
Year 2 Term 2
BIOL-304 Human Physiology 3
BIOL-304L Human Physiology Lab 1
COMM-201C Speech Composition and Presentation 3
KINE-242 Motor Behavior Across the Lifespan 3
HIST-PLCR2History Core Requirement (World Civ) 3
MATH-PLSTATMath Sci Stat Or Into to Stat 3
Year 3 Term 1
KINE-333 Principles of Nutrition and Metabolism 3
KINE-260 Principles of Therapeutic Rehabilitation 3
THEO-300C Developing a Christian World View 3
CHEM-120 General Chemistry I 3
CHEM-120L General Chemistry I Lab 1
Year 3 Term 2
KINE-329 Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription 3
KINE-323 Physiology of Exercise 4
KINE-350 Kinesiology Internship 1-5
CHEM-121 General Chemistry II 3
CHEM-121L General Chemistry II Lab 1
FINA-PLCRFine Arts Core Curriculum Requirement 3
Year 4 Term 1
KINE-440 Research/Stats in Kinesiology 3
ENGL-230C Literature and the Human Experience 3
CHIS-400C Christian Heritage 3
ELCT-PLUD3Upper Division General Elective 3 Units 3
Year 4 Term 2
KINE-421 Biomechanics 3
KINE-450C Capstone Kinesiology Senior Project 3
ELCT-PLUD6Upper Division Elective 6
 Total Units119-123