The Kinesiology Department implemented a Continuation Policy in 2013 to increase the likelihood that students declaring the major will be academically successful in the science-intensive major. Students’ potential for academic success in upper-level Kinesiology courses will be assessed by their performance in a carefully selected set of predictor courses. Through completing the Continuation Policy courses, students are also able to experience the rigors of the Kinesiology major before making a long-term commitment to pursuing it.
The Kinesiology Continuation Policy states that students must complete the following courses within their first three semesters as a declared major and must achieve a cumulative GPA in these courses of 2.5 or better.
·Math 127 - Calculus for the Life and Social Sciences I
·Math 128 - Calculus for the Life and Social Sciences II
·Chem 111 - General Chemistry- Science
·Physics 131 - Intro to Physics I
To calculate and track progress toward the Continuation Policy GPA requirement (minimum of 2.5), students are encouraged to use the GPA Calculator and/or their SPIRE Academic Requirement Report (ARR). A 2.5 GPA is a C+/B- average, split across the credits.
In addition, all students must achieve a C- grade (1.7) or better in all required Kinesiology degree program classes, including the Continuation Policy courses. We recommend students review the University Academic Regulations policies on class repeats and transferring of credits.
Students interested in declaring Kinesiology as a primary or secondary major must attend a Declaring the Kinesiology Major Meeting** and complete a Declaring the Kinesiology Major Form prior to entry into the major.
Visit our Academic Advising page for our **meeting schedule.