What to Expect

Thinking about joining our program? Find out what you can expect when you focus on exercise science and health promotion.

AHS Summer Exploration and Transition

Looking for an exciting, well-connected jump start to college? Let us help with AHS:SET!

Applied Health Sciences: Summer Exploration and Transition Institute (AHS:SET) meets 2 days in the summer to engage and prepare our AHS incoming freshmen and transfer students.

In a fun and interactive format, you’ll get exposed to introductory academic course work, research and tools for navigating the rigors of an applied health sciences degree.

Sharpen your skills, make connections and learn about the College of Applied Health Sciences (AHS), all before your first semester at UIC!

Courses

CHEM 101 Preparatory Chemistry 4 hours
ENGL 160 Academic Writing I: Writing in Academic and Public Contexts 3 hours
KN 100 Kinesiology and Nutrition: First-year Seminar 2 hours
MATH 121 Precalculus Mathematics 5 hours

Reminders

  • Don’t forget to explore all of the AHS new student welcome events
  • Continue to check your UIC email for advising updates and reminders. Your assigned academic advisor will let you know when it’s time to schedule your spring advising appointment.  Registration for spring starts in late October/early November

Courses

BIOS 110 Biology of Cells and Organisms 4 hours
ENGL 161 Academic Writing II: Writing for Inquiry and Research 3 hours
KN 136 Techniques and Principles of Exercise 3 hours
KN 152 Introduction to Exercise Physiology and Exercise 3 hours
KN 200 Statistical Methods  3 hours

Reminders

  • Continue to check your UIC email for advising updates and reminders. Your assigned academic advisor will let you know when it’s time to schedule your summer/fall advising appointment.  Registration for summer/fall starts in late March/early April

Summer semesters aren’t needed to complete a degree in four years.

But if you want to accelerate your program or lighten course loads in other semesters, we do offer several core requirements each summer. You can also use the summer semester to complete general education or elective courses in other departments.

Courses

HN 196 Nutrition 3 hours
KN 251 Human Physiological Anatomy I 5 hours
KN 237 Sport and Exercise Psychology 3 hours
General Education 3 hours

Reminders

  • Continue to check your UIC email for advising updates and reminders. Your assigned academic advisor will let you know when it’s time to schedule your spring advising appointment.  Registration for spring starts in late October/early November

Courses

KN 150

PSCH 100

The Healthy Human or Introduction of Psychology 3-4 hours
KN 261 Applied Musculoskeletal Anatomy 3 hours
KN 243 Exercise Assessment 3 hours
KN 252 Human Physiological Anatomy II 5 hours
Free elective(s) 3 hours

Reminders

  • Continue to check your UIC email for advising updates and reminders. Your assigned academic advisor will let you know when it’s time to schedule your summer/fall advising appointment.  Registration for summer/fall starts in late March/early April

Courses

PHYS 131 Introductory Physics for Life Sciences I 4 hours
KN 245 Exercise Programming and Instruction 3 hours
KN 372 Motor Control and Learning 3 hours
General Education 3 hours
Elective 3 hours

Reminders

  • Continue to check your UIC email for advising updates and reminders.  Your assigned academic advisor will let you know when it’s time to schedule your spring advising appointment.  Registration for spring starts in late October/early November

Courses

KN 361 Movement Biomechanics 3 hours
KN 352 Physiology of Exercise 4 hours
KN 491 Professional preparation 3 hours
Elective 5 hours

Reminders

  • Continue to check your UIC email for advising updates and reminders.  Your assigned academic advisor will let you know when it’s time to schedule your summer/fall advising appointment.  Registration for summer/fall starts in late March/early April

Courses

KN 362 Tissue Biomechanics 3 hours
400-level KN elective 3 hours
Free elective 3 hours
Gen education 6 hours

Reminders

  • Considering graduate or professional school? Apply now!
  • Continue to check your UIC email for advising updates and reminders.  Your assigned academic advisor will let you know when it’s time to schedule your spring advising appointment.  Registration for spring starts in late October/early November

Courses

KN 495 Senior Seminar 1 hour
KN 336 Health Coaching 3 hours
400-level KN elective 3 hours
Free elective 3 hours
Experiential learning 3 hours

Graduation

You must apply to graduate! Graduation is not automatic. Apply to graduate by Friday of the third week of your final semester.