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2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]



Robin Dunn, PhD, Associate Professor

Chi-An Emhoff, PhD, Associate Professor

Craig Johnson, PhD, Associate Professor

Deane Lamont, PhD, Professor

Derek Marks, PhD, Associate Professor

Steve Miller, PhD, Professor

Addison Pond, PhD, Assistant Professor

Claire Williams, PhD, Associate Professor

Learning Outcomes

Department of Kinesiology undergraduates will be able to demonstrate:

  • a knowledge of the field’s subdisciplines, their theoretical and knowledge bases, and major research foci and implications.
  • the ability to analyze, interpret, synthesize, and integrate scholarly material.
  • critical thinking through high level written and verbal communication.
  • knowledge of the human body and its relevance to physical activity and health.
  • knowledge of and ability to effectively utilize contemporary information literacy practices.
  • the ability to engage in cogent, in-depth dialogue concerning the value of the field to contemporary society through analyses of historical and current issues and problems.
  • professional decision making skills grounded in sound philosophical and theoretical principles.
  • an understanding and respect for the value of individuals, communities, and perspectives of difference.

Major Requirements

The Kinesiology major at Saint Mary’s College is a four-year course of study leading to either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science depending on the student’s area of interest. The major requires rigorous study of the human being in motion. We examine the whole person-anatomically, physiologically, biomechanically, psychologically, sociologically, and historically-across the lifespan. Our domains are health, sport, and physical activity. Students select one area within which to study: Sport and Recreation Management (Bachelor of Arts), Health Promotion (Bachelor of Arts), or Exercise Science (Bachelor of Science). Students may not transfer more than two upper-division courses from another institution for credit in the Kinesiology major. Online courses are generally not accepted for credit in the major.

A minimum 2.0 GPA within the major is required for graduation.

Prerequisite Grade

Any course listed in this department with a prerequisite assumes a grade of C- or better in the prerequisite course.


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