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Kinesiology & leisure studies major, emphasis and minor options

 

At Ouachita, you are able to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in kinesiology and leisure studies with several opportunities for specialization through five emphasis options. Options for minors also are listed below.

Major options:

 

Emphasis in Teaching

Requirements for a major in Kinesiology and Leisure Studies (Teaching Emphasis K-12): KIN 1003, 1113, 2073, 2093, 2182, 2213, 2223, 3002, 3013, 3023, 3073, 4013, 4043, 4073; CORE 2053. Health Education Certification Requirements: KIN 3003, KIN 2063 or PSYC 1013, SOCI 3033, DIET 2043 or DIET 3053. In addition, students must complete a second major in education.

Coach’s endorsement: Option 1: hold a secondary certification in Physical Education. Option 2: hold a secondary teaching license (any teaching field) plus courses required for a minor in coaching. In addition, the coaching endorsement requires the successful completion of the Praxis Coaching Test (Praxis 5095). Option 3: hold a current teaching license (any teaching field) and be credentialed through the AAA-NFHS Coaches Education Program (www.ahsaa.org/docs/Teacher-CoachCredentialsForm.pdf).

 

Emphasis in Recreation and Sports Administration

Requirements for a major in Kinesiology and Leisure Studies (Recreation and Sports Administration emphasis) KIN 1003, 1113, 3073, 4023, 4601; LST 3013, CORE 2053; choose three from KIN 2213, 2223, 2903, 3013, 4013, or LST 3023; and choose three from MGMT 3043, SPTM 4023, COMM 3163, COMM 2043, BIOL 3023, SOCI 1003, or DIET 2043.

 

Emphasis in Exercise Science

Requirements for a major in Kinesiology & Leisure Studies (Exercise Science emphasis). KIN 1003, 1113, 2073, 2093, 2903, 3013, 3023, 3073, 4023, 4033, 4043, 4601, BIOL 1014, 2014, 2024, CORE 2053. Choose two of the following: DIET 2043, KIN 2213, 2223, 4013, or LST 3013.

 

Emphasis in Pre-Professional Studies

Requirements for a major in Kinesiology and Leisure Studies (Pre-Professional Studies Emphasis) Note: a minor is not required with the emphasis. KIN 1003, 1113, 2093, 2903, 3013, 3023, 3073, 4013, 4023, 4043, 4601; BIOL 1014, 2014*, 2024*; NSCI 2001, 4002; DIET 2043; CORE 2053, and one course from BIOL 3014*, 3064*, 4054*, 4064*. *These courses have science prerequisites.

 

Emphasis in Recreation and Sports Ministry

Requirements for a major in Kinesiology and Leisure Studies (Recreation and Sports Ministry Emphasis) KIN 1003, 1113, 3073, 4023, 4601; LST 3013, CORE 2053; choose five from KIN 2213, 2223, 2903, 3013, 4013, LST 3023, 3033. Required Christian Studies courses include THEO 1003; a choice of THEO 3323 or THEO 4403; CHMN 1023, 2223, 3423, 4323; a choice of CHMN 3123 or 4213; and an additional CHMN course; Required Communications & Media course COMM 2043 or 3033.

 

Minor options:


Requirements for a minor in Exercise Science: KIN 1003, 1113, 2093, 2903, 3023, 3073, 4033.

Requirements for a minor in Recreation and Sports Administration: LST 3013, 3023; KIN 2213 or 2223, KIN 3013, KIN 3073, KIN 4013, and one department choice from KIN courses.

Requirements for a minor in Recreation and Sports Ministry: LST 3013, 3023; KIN 3013; KIN 2213 or 2223; THEO 1003; CHMN 1023, 4323 (Note: Prerequisites are waived for this minor.)

Requirements for a minor in Coaching: KIN 1003, 1113, 2093, 3013, 3023, 2213 or 2223, 4013.

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