What to Expect in Movement Science

Thinking about joining our program? Find out what you can expect when you focus on movement science.

Courses

CHEM 122 General Chemistry I Lecture 4 hours
CHEM 123 General Chemistry Laboratory I 1 hour
ENGL 160 Academic Writing I: Writing in Academic and Public Contexts 3 hours
KN 100 Kinesiology and Nutrition: First-year Seminar 2 hours
MATH 180 Calculus I 4 hours

Reminders

  • Don’t miss the new student welcome luncheon, held in the third or fourth week of fall semester
  • Make your required advising appointment before your spring registration time ticket arrives—registration for spring semester starts in late October/early November

Courses

BIOS 100 Biology of Cells and Organisms 5 hours
CHEM 124 General Chemistry II Lecture 4 hours
CHEM 125 General Chemistry Laboratory II 1 hours
ENGL 161 Academic Writing II: Writing for Inquiry and Research 3 hours
KN 136 Techniques and Principles of Resistance Training 2 hours

Reminders

  • Make your required advising appointment before your summer and fall registration time tickets arrive—registration 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 summer semester to take general education electives in other departments.

Courses

KN 152 Introduction to Exercise Science and Health 3 hours
KN 251 Human Physiological Anatomy I 5 hours
PSCH 100 Introduction to Psychology 4 hours
General education course 3 hours

Reminders

  • Make your required advising appointment before your spring registration time ticket arrives—registration for spring semester starts in late October/early November

Courses

KN 252 Human Physiological Anatomy II 5 hours
KN 261 Applied Musculoskeletal Anatomy 3 hours
KN 335 Exercise Psychology 3 hours
General Education course 3 hours

Reminders

  • Interested in a research career? Apply for the Helen M. Barton Summer Undergraduate Research Scholarship—the call for applications goes out in early spring, so check your UIC email
  • Make your required advising appointment before your summer and fall registration time tickets arrive—registration starts in late March/early April

Courses

CHEM 232 Organic Chemistry I 4 hours
KN 200 Statistical Methods 3 hours
KN 352 Physiology of Exercise 4 hours
Free elective 3 hours

Reminders

  • Make your required advising appointment before your spring registration time ticket arrives—registration for spring semester starts in late October/early November
  • Make your required advising appointment before your summer and fall registration time tickets arrive—registration starts in late March/early April

Courses

PHYS 105 OR
PHYS 141
Introductory Physics I Lecture OR
General Physics I (Mechanics)
4 hours
PHYS 106 OR
PHYS 142
Introductory Physics I Laboratory OR
Problem-Solving Workshop for General Physics I (Mechanics)
1 hours
KN 372 Motor Control and Learning 3 hours
HN 196 Nutrition 3 hours
Free elective(s) 6 hours

Reminders

  • Don’t forget your experiential learning requirement! Apply this semester for internship, research, teaching assistant or peer mentor positions for next year
  • Make your required advising appointment before your spring registration time ticket arrives—registration for spring semester starts in late October/early November

Courses

BIOS 101 Biology of Populations and Communities 3 hours
KN 361 Biomechanics: Introduction to the Human Machine 3 hours
Free elective(s) 4 hours
Gen ed course 3 hours

Reminders

  • Considering graduate or professional school? Apply now!
  • Make your required advising appointment before your summer and fall registration time tickets arrive—registration starts in late March/early April

Courses

BIOS 220 Mendelian and Molecular Genetics 3 hours
KN 410 Aging and the Motor System 3 hours
KN 465 Biomechanics of the Neuromusculoskeletal Systems 3 hours
KN 472 Movement Neuroscience 3 hours
Gen ed course 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.