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Kinesiology Degree Requirements

The Kinesiology major is designed for students who plan to work in the fields of fitness leadership, cardiac rehabilitation, pre-physical therapy, pre-medical training, athletic administration, adapted physical activity, or in related fields. The degree requirements and associated courses for the B.S. degree in kinesiology with an exercise science emphasis are specified in the MSU Academic Programs catalog. The components of study include:

  1. MSU Requirements
    • All MSU requirements for the undergraduate degree

  2. Kinesiology Major Requirements
    • Core courses in the kinesiology major

  3. Cognate Requirements
  4. Internship

Furthermore, you may need to complete a First Aid and/or CPR certification depending on what program you are admitted to. American Heart Association courses are taught on campus and can be found by clicking here. Please contact a KIN advisor to determine if you need to take such a course.