Nov 28, 2021  
School of Undergraduate Studies 2021-2022 
School of Undergraduate Studies 2021-2022

Kinesiology (B.S.)

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Support Requirements (20 credits)

Kinesiology Academic Policy

At the completion of the fall semester during the sophomore year, students in the kinesiology major are required to:

  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.50;
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.75 in all basic and applied sciences; and
  • Complete each of the required courses in the kinesiology major with a grade of C or better. Failure to achieve a grade of C or better in any required course necessitates repeating the course. The Gordon College policy on repeating courses stated in this catalog must be followed.

A student failing to meet these academic standards will be given one semester and the summer term to attain these requirements.  Failure to meet these standards will result in dismissal from the major.


Students completing the Kinesiology major are not required to take the common core course NSM 202 The Scientific Enterprise .

In addition to completing the kinesiology major, students with specific post-baccalaureate aspirations may choose a concentration or minor from a number of options including the health professions concentrations, the corporate fitness concentration and a minor in neuroscience. Close consultation with academic advisors is recommended to ensure that specific graduate program prerequisites are met. Exceptional kinesiology majors may also consider the honors program described below.



In the dual-degree nursing program, students earn a Bachelor of Science in either biology or kinesiology through an accelerated three-year curriculum at Gordon (including summer classes) and a Bachelor of Science with a nursing major through an accelerated 16-month curriculum at Curry College. The average program completion time is four years and three months.

Kinesiology majors completing this concentration will waive KIN 112 KIN 491 , and PHY 111  , and will replace the required course KIN 320  with KIN 420 .

Health Professions Concentration

Kinesiology is a popular choice of major for many students considering entering medicine or other health professions. The kinesiology major provides students focused study on human movement and includes clinical-related coursework where concepts and principles are applied to the study of injury and disease. Students are encouraged to participate in practical learning experiences in various health profession settings, including two clinical rehabilitation practices on campus. These on-campus experiences allow students to work alongside healthcare professionals who are providing care for patients with orthopedic and sport-related injuries, individuals suffering from various neurologic and vestibular disorders affecting balance and mobility, as well as individuals recovering from cardiovascular and pulmonary disease. By completing the kinesiology major and selected tracks in the health professions program, students are prepared to apply to medical, nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy and physician assistant programs. Contact Dr. Sean Clark, kinesiology department, or Dr. Craig Story, director of health professions, for additional information.

Health Professions:

Courses for these concentrations are listed as tracks under the Health Professions Program:

Premedicine, Dentistry, Veterinary

See Track 1 


See Track 2 

Preoccupational Therapy

 See Track 3 

Prephysical Therapy

See Track 6 

Prephysician Assistant

 See Track 7  

Corporate Fitness Concentration

The corporate fitness concentration prepares students to work in corporate and commercial fitness settings, developing exercise and wellness programming for company employees and clients. Kinesiology majors interested in this concentration should also consider obtaining a business minor. Specific paradigms for this minor are determined with the Department of Economics and Business.

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