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Bachelor of Science Degree

In the Kinesiology degree, you'll learn the principles of body mechanics and anatomy related to human movement. Bellevue University's kinesiology degree offers face-to-face learning, valuable hands-on interaction and relationships with talented faculty. From athletic training and exercise science to medicine and chiropractic health care, you'll be ready for real careers in health, wellness and physical performance, with a bachelor's in kinesiology degree.

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Courses in the major include:

This course introduces core concepts of biology, including: information flow, structure-function relationships, transformation of energy and matter, biological systems, and evolution.
This course is an introduction to biological inquiry, including: biological laboratory procedures and techniques, applying the process of scientific investigation to biological systems, quantitative reasoning and analysis, and communication of biological findings. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in BI 100 or instructor permission
This course introduces basic concepts, anatomical terminology, cell structure and function and histology, followed by an in-depth study of the anatomy and physiology of the following organ systems of the human body: Integumentary, arthrology, muscular, cardiovascular and lymphatic systems. A mandatory laboratory component supports and amplifies the lecture material and allows the student to study microscopic anatomy on slides and to perform dissection on representative animal models. An online component allows the student to practice course content with additional exercises. Prerequisites: BI 100 is required for Biology majors, strongly recommended for Health Science majors.
This course consists of an in-depth study of the gross and microscopic anatomy and the physiology of the following organ systems of the human body: The central and peripheral nervous, endocrine, sensory, respiratory, digestive, reproductive, and excretory systems. A mandatory laboratory component will support and amplify the lecture material and allow the student to perform dissection on representative animal models. An online component will allow the student to practice course content with additional exercises. Prerequisites: BI 201 or Instructor permission (3 credit hrs lecture; 1 credit hr lab)
This course studies chemical reactions, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, atomic and molecular structure, nuclear chemistry, bonding, measurements, the Periodic Table, solids, liquids, gases, and solutions. Also includes qualitative and quantitative analysis. For students majoring in science or in pre-professional programs or allied health fields. Prerequisite: High School Algebra
This course is a continuation of CH 115. The course includes the study of acids, bases, chemical equilibrium, thermodynamics, kinetics, electrochemistry, hydrogen and its compounds, nonmetals, metalloids, and metals and their compounds. Prerequisite: CH 115
This course provides an overview of the health and human performance field. Elements related to physical activity, such as fitness, sport, and physical education are examined. An introduction to various career opportunities within the health and human performance industry is provided, along with an opportunity to explore those careers further through off-campus experiences.
This course addresses the responsibilities and skills of the athletic trainer, including health and wellness strategies for teams, evaluation and care of injuries, and applications of taping techniques to prevent injuries. Prerequisite: HHP230
This course provides students with an understanding of how the human body responds to exercise and exercise programs. Emphasis will be placed on the basic physiological mechanisms to exercise and the training adaptations that occur to the human body, the role of nutrition on human performance and the health benefits of exercise and training across the life span. Students will have the opportunity to apply effective exercise physiological concepts to develop an exercise prescription. Prerequisite: HHP230
This course focuses on the anatomical structure and the physiological functions of the human body. As a foundational course, it places emphasis on the structural organization of the human body and on the functions and interdependence of the various body systems.
This course analyzes the movements of the human body and the fundamental principles of movement affected by muscle function. Students will apply the principles of muscle function and movement to improve performance. Prerequisite: HHP230
The course utilizes situation-based learning and the conceptual model of human performance to explore motor learning and development. The application of motor learning principles and theories enhances understanding and provides an opportunity to further develop facilitation skills for the development of motor movements.
The internship course consists of educational work experience in an environment related to Health and Human Performance. Knowledge learned through academic experiences is applied and hands-on experiences are gained. Professional skills are developed and refined. Work expectations are contracted with the site-supervisor and faculty sponsor. Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing (60 credit hours completed), 18 credit hours completed in the major, and a 2.5 GPA in the major - Permission of Health & Human Performance Program Director is required.
This course examines the fundamental role of nutrition in healthy living. Emphasis is placed on applying the principles of nutrition in order to achieve, and maintain, optimal health and wellness. Prerequisite HLS 101
This course provides the theoretical basis and problem-solving experience needed to apply the techniques of descriptive and inferential statistics, to analyze quantitative data, and to improve decision making over a wide range of areas. Topics covered include descriptive statistics, linear regression, data gathering methodologies and probability, as well as confidence intervals and hypothesis testing for one and two samples. Use of technology in solving and interpreting statistical problems is emphasized. Prerequisite: MA 101 or placement via ALEKS Placement Assessment
This course presents the basic laws which govern the behavior of the physical world, concentrating on the basic mechanics of visible objects. Included in this study are the concepts of velocity, acceleration, force, energy, heat, and angular motion. Late in the course, these principles are applied to wave motion, including the physics of sound waves, and to fluids. Concepts and calculations are presented using algebraic methods. Hands-on laboratory work is an essential element of the course. Prerequisite: MA 102 or placement via ALEKS Placement Exam
This course is designed to develop the understanding, attitudes, and practices that contribute to better individual and community health.
This course is an introduction to the scientific foundations of the study of behavior and a survey of basic topics of psychology such as sensation and perception, the brain and nervous system, learning and memory, language and thinking, intelligence, motivation, emotions, personality, development, stress, and abnormal behavior. This course is a prerequisite for all other courses in Psychology except PY 200, PY 211, PY 222 and PY 250 or MA 215.

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