2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jul 17, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Kinesiology, BA

Location(s): Henniker Campus

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(48 Credits)

  • Students majoring in kinesiology must earn a C‐ or better in all courses in the major.
  • Kinesiology majors must minimally complete all of the kinesiology core courses.
  • Field Experience in Kinesiology is required, and each student is strongly encouraged to select a Field Experience in an area of interest toward a potential future career goal in consultation with a faculty advisor.

Experiential Learning Component

The Kinesiology major includes numerous experiential components, which are purposely and developmentally built across the curriculum. These components begin in the first year introductory courses and continue through the hierarchy of courses culminating with the Senior Seminar course. After the first year, each student will experience a field placement in a kinesiology related setting. Ideally, each major would enroll in the Field Experience in the sophomore year. During the junior or senior years, a student who meets the designated criteria could opt to apply to complete an Internship in Kinesiology.

KI 3850  Field Experience in Kinesiology will serve as a foundational experience in which the student begins to contextualize those fundamental concepts of the discipline. The experiences in this course will provide for more knowledgeable consideration of future professional aspirations.

Typical Field Experience and/or Internship placement sites/organizations would include privately owned fitness centers, YMCA, Boys and Girls Club, Special Olympics, youth sports leagues, city/town recreation centers, local and regional ski areas, public school physical education and after school programs, and the recreation and tourism components operated by NH State government agencies.

Physical Education Courses


Physical Education

The following PE 1000level activity courses consist of practical participation and theoretical learning in individual and team physical activities with emphasis on the enjoyment of leisure-time activities. One (1) credit is granted for each course and each of these courses meets for onehalf of the semester (7 weeks). With the exception of Kinesiology majors, students may take a maximum of six (6) of these courses for credit toward graduation. Not repeatable for credit. No prerequisites required for these activity courses unless specifically noted in a course description.

Liberal Arts & Sciences Core Curriculum, Bachelor’s Degree


Select additional electives to reach 120 credits for a Bachelor’s degree. 

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