Montana State University

Health & Human Development

Montana State University
P.O. Box 173540
Bozeman, MT 59717-3540

Tel: (406) 994-3242
Fax: (406) 994-2013
Location: 218 Herrick Hall

HHD Undergraduate Advising Office

Tel: (406) 994-4001
Fax: (406) 994-6314
Location: 121 Hosaeus PE Complex

Department of Health & Human Development


Health and Human Performance Major

Kinesiology Option

The kinesiology option within the Health and Human Performance (HHP) major prepares graduate for careers requiring leadership in organizing, directing, and managing fitness and wellness programs in corporate and commercial settings. The overall goal of the kinesiology option is to develop basic knowledge, comprehension, and appreciation of a) historical and cultural perspectives of human movement, b) social and psychological influences of human movement, and c) physiological and biomechanical correlates of human performance. From this broad knowledge base, the program’s inherent flexibility allows students to pursue a variety of areas related to physical activity and sport. This option also prepares students for professional certifications in fitness and conditioning through professional organizations such as the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Finally, each student’s course work will culminate in one of the following “capstone experience” courses: HDPE 465, Exercise Testing and Prescription; HDPE 489/490, Undergraduate Research; or a preapproved internship (HDPE 475/HHD 476). Students must receive a grade of “C” or better in all upper division department core courses for graduation.

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Please note: The Montana University System is presently undergoing common course numbering to ensure course transferability among Montana's campuses. Please refer to the course number equivalency tool to check equivalencies between old and new courses.

Freshman Year Credits
BIOB 160--Principles of Living Systems 4
CHMY 141--College Chemistry I 4
M 151Q--Precalculus 4
PSYX 100IS--Intro to Psychology 3
Take one of the following:
     BIOH 201--Human Anatomy & Physiology 5
     KIN 221--Health Anatomy & Physiology 3
University Core and Electives 10-12
Sophomore Year Credits
NUTR 221CS--Basic Human Nutrition 3
KIN 270--Exercise Prog for Older Adults 3
KIN 105--Found of Exercise Science 3
COA 205--Intro to Coaching 3
PHSX 205--College Physics I 3
STAT 216Q--Introduction to Statistics 3
University Core and Electives 12
Junior Year Credits
FCS 371--Research Methods 3
KIN 322--Anatomical Kinesiology 4
KIN 320--Exercise Physiology 4
KIN 325R--Biomechanics 4
University Core and Approved Electives 15
Senior Year Credits
Take two of the following:
     NUTR 411--Nutr for Sport & Exercise 3
     CHTH 317--Health Behavior Theories 3
     KIN 410--Adv Strength Training Cond 3
Take one of the following:
     KIN 415--Adv Exercise Test & Prescript 4
     KIN 490R--Undergraduate Research 2-6
     KIN 498--Internship 2-6
University Core and Approved Electives 17-19