2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Mar 01, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Kinesiology, Exercise and Sport Physiology Track (B.S.)

College of Health Professions and Sciences
School of Kinesiology and Physical Therapy
Education Complex and Gym (ED), 320


Associate Professor,  Division of Kinesiology Head: Dr. David Fukuda


The Kinesiology B.S. Exercise and Sport Physiology track is appropriate for students interested in pursuing careers in sport science, health promotion, medicine, wellness, sports medicine, and allied health (i.e. physical therapy, athletic training, occupational therapy, cardiac rehabilitation, and corporate wellness).  Students who may be continuing on to graduate school in a clinical or medical area should consider pre-requisites for graduate school when choosing certain classes.  Students are advised to check the Graduate Program’s website for updated information, as well as the Undergraduate Catalog for appropriate General Education courses.

Admission Requirements

  • Complete the University General Education Requirements or its equivalent, i.e. an AA degree from a Florida College System or State University System institution.
  • Have a minimum 2.5 overall GPA.
  • Meet the Gordon Rule requirement
  • Meet the SUS Foreign Language Admission requirement

Degree Requirements

  • Students should consult with an advisor on a regular basis.
  • Students who change degree programs and select this major must adopt the most current catalog.
  • Students should see an advisor prior to selecting this major, and at least every semester thereafter.
  • Students must earn at least a “C” (2.0) in each required course and maintain an overall GPA of at least a 2.5.
  • All pre-requisites for courses taught within the Kinesiology program will be enforced and a required grade of “C” (2.0) or better must be reflected on the degree audit.
  • Students must meet with their advisor prior to enrollment in Kinesiology Practicum to complete the departmental application and approval process.

General Education Program (GEP) (38 Credit Hours)

Communication Foundations (9 Credit Hours)

Cultural & Historical Foundations (9 Credit Hours)

Select One: (3 Credit Hours)

Mathematical Foundations (6 Credit Hours)

Social Foundations (6 Credit Hours)

Science Foundations (8 Credit Hours)

Common Program Prerequisites (11 Credit Hours)

  •  A grade of “C” (2.0) or better is required.
  • Some courses below may have additional prerequisite courses required. 
  • ZOO 3733C (4 credit hours) Human Anatomy is an acceptable equivalent course for ZOO 3736C.
  • BSC 2085C and BSC 2086C will automatically substitute for ZOO 3736C and PCB 3703C.

Core Requirements: Basic Level (24 Credit Hours)

  • A grade of “C” (2.0) or better is required.

Restricted Electives (20 Credit Hours)

Students have the opportunity to add learning experiences by earning a double major or minor. In addition, many students will use these electives to take the required courses necessary for graduate studies, for example in medicine, physical therapy and other allied health graduate programs.

Courses completed and already used to satisfy General Education Program, Basic Level, Advanced Level and selected Track requirements may not be used to meet the Restricted Elective requirement.

Kinesiology students must select 20 credits of preferred elective courses OR PET 4926 - Practicum in Kinesiology (9 hrs) AND 11 credits of preferred elective courses.

If students choose to complete Practicum as part of their restricted electives, it must be done during the final semester of the program. Students may choose to complete a Practicum in an area that is specific to their desired career goals. In order to be placed into practicum, students must receive department approval. 

A grade of “C” (2.0) or better is required.

A minimum of twenty (20) hours must be selected from the list below. Select restricted electives with advisor approval. 

Capstone Requirements (3 Credit Hours)

  • Completed during the final semester in the program.  In order to be approved for Capstone, students must meet with their Kinesiology advisor in the term prior to their final semester.   Students must complete all Common Program Pre-requisites  prior to admission into Capstone.
  • A grade of “C” (2.0) or better is required.

Foreign Language Requirements


  • (0-8 hrs.) State University System foreign language admission requirement: two years in high school or one year of college instruction in a single foreign language. (This requirement applies to those students admitted to the University without the required two units of foreign language in high school.)


  • None

Additional Requirements

  • None

Required Minors

  • None

Departmental Exit Requirements

  • A minimum overall GPA of 2.5.

University Minimum Exit Requirements

  • A 2.0 UCF GPA
  • 60 semester hours earned after CLEP awarded
  • 48 semester hours of upper division credit completed
  • 30 of the last 39 hours of course work must be completed in residency at UCF.
  • A maximum of 45 hours of extension, correspondence, CLEP, Credit by Exam, and Armed Forces credits permitted.
  • Complete the General Education Program, the Gordon Rule, and nine hours of Summer credit.

Total Undergraduate Credit Hours Required: 120

Additional Information

Honors In Major

  • None

Related Programs

  • None


  • None

Related Minors

Advising Notes

  • Students must meet with their advisor before enrolling each term.
  • The Practicum experience will provide the student with actual professional experiences and practical hands-on application. The students will be working directly with a Practicum Site Supervisor in the organization and their UCF Faculty Supervisor.
  • Students who choose to complete Practicum will be representing not only themselves while on site but also the Kinesiology Program, the College, and UCF. Therefore, professionalism in manner, ethics, job performance, and dress will be expected at all times. Should there be any question of the performance of the students during their practicum experience, they will be required to meet with their UCF Faculty Supervisor and their Faculty Advisor for a performance evaluation before returning to the Practicum site. The performance concerns will be addressed and a plan of action regarding expectations and improvements will be developed. If the problems persist and the situation warrants, the students may be removed from their Practicum experience.
  • All baccalaureate degree-seeking students who initially entered a state university in Fall  2018 and thereafter must meet the State of Florida’s civic literacy requirement, pursuant to Board of Governors’ policy 8.006. Students are required to demonstrate competency in civic literacy through one of  several options prior to graduation from the University of Central Florida.  Meet with your academic advisor  and review your degree audit prior to the start of  your Junior year and determine if you need to fulfill this graduation requirement.

Transfer Notes

  • Courses transferred from private and out-of-state institutions must be evaluated for equivalency credit. The student must provide all documentation.

Acceptable Substitutes for Transfer Courses

  • The following substitutions are acceptable if taken at a Florida College System institution:

BSC 2085C OR BSC 2093C  (4 credit hours with lab) with a grade of “C” or better will satisfy the ZOO 3736C - Exercise Physiology Anatomy  requirement.

BSC 2086C OR BSC 2094C (4 credit hours with lab) with a grade of “C” or better will satisfy the  PCB 3703C -Human Physiology requirement.

Program Academic Learning Compacts

Plan of Study

Freshman Year - Fall (13 Credit Hours)

Select One: (3 Credit Hours)

Freshman Year - Spring (13 Credit Hours)

Sophomore Year - Fall (15 Credit Hours)

Sophomore Year - Spring (12 Credit Hours)

Junior Year - Summer (9 Credit Hours)

Senior Year - Fall (15 Credit Hours)

Senior Year - Spring (12 Credit Hours)