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2015-2016 Undergraduate catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate catalog [Archived Catalog]

Kinesiology and Sport Science (B.S.)

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26 Major Hours + 21 or 25 Hours Required Specialization, 120 Degree Hours

Welcome to the Division of Kinesiology and Sport Science at the University of South Dakota. Kinesiology is the study of physical activity as it relates to enhancement of human functioning, such as teaching health and fitness (B.S Ed. - Physical Education). The Sport Science program is an undergraduate major comprised of two specializations (B.S Kinesiology and Sport Science): Exercise Science and Sport Management. The emerging student professional, whether in a laboratory, school, clinical, or business setting, is ultimately involved with improving the health and overall well-being of people. Kinesiology and Sport Science major includes courses that explore human movement as it affects and are affected by physiological, mechanical, psychological, developmental, cultural, and organizational concepts.

Obtaining an international certification through the National Strength & Conditioning Association can be taken by your senior year or post-graduate. A Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) is available once you complete your core coursework and specialization classes in Exercise Science or Sport Management. This distinction is recognized world-wide and can create more career opportunities along with your competed program of study.

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