The Kinesiology program is designed to provide students with a foundation in the sciences with emphasis in exercise, health, and sport sciences. Students enrolled in this program are prepared for entrance into health-related fitness and sport science professions. Graduates of this program are eligible to sit for certification examinations offered by the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and to apply for advanced study in a variety of applied science and allied health programs.
Sequencing in the Kinesiology Program
To ensure that students have a fundamental understanding of core competencies to be successful in upper level courses, grades below C- will not apply toward the fulfillment of prerequisite requirements.
Formal Admission to the Kinesiology Program
Students must be formally admitted to the Kinesiology program before they can declare the major or register for upper division Kinesiology curriculum courses. Only those students admitted to the program (see admission criteria below) may declare a Kinesiology major.
All new freshmen and transfer students interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology will be admitted to the “Pre-Kinesiology” program. Upon their successful completion of the criteria for and formal admission to the Kinesiology program, the student will declare the Kinesiology major.
Formal admission to the Kinesiology program requires successful completion of the admission criteria. Admission is competitive and not all students who meet the minimum criteria will be accepted. Admissions decisions will be made by the Kinesiology faculty based on the collective results across all pre-admission categories. A final rank ordering is based on the weighted total of all components of the application process. Students will be informed of their admission to the program prior to Spring advising and registration. Students who are not formally admitted to the Kinesiology program may not enroll in any Kinesiology course at the 300 or 400 level. Additional policies and standards for Kinesiology students are in the Kinesiology Student Handbook.
The minimum criteria for application for admission to the Kinesiology program are as follows:
- An overall grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0
- Successful completion of the following Kinesiology courses
- Submission of the Kinesiology admission application by the posted deadline.
Since transfer courses do not count in grade point average calculations (GPAs), only those courses completed at Longwood University will be used to determine GPA.
Eligibility for the Kinesiology Internship requires the successful completion of KINS 316 , KINS 370 , KINS 386 , KINS 387 and KINS 486 , junior academic standing or above, and an overall GPA of 2.0. The internship requirements are 400 hours over 8-10 weeks in a supervised, off-campus learning experience in a clinical, community, or sports-oriented fitness setting. The internship takes place during the summer between the junior and senior years.