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B.S. in Kinesiology, Biomechanics Emphasis

Biomechanics Emphasis develops an understanding of the mechanical principals of human movement in sports and exercise. It is designed to prepare students for graduate study in Biomechanics, biomedical engineering, or ergonomics.

B.S. in Kinesiology, Exercise Science Emphasis

Exercise Science Emphasis focuses on the scientific principles of training and exercise. Included is an emphasis on the biological sciences in preparation for graduate study in a variety of disciplines.

B.S. in Kinesiology Pre-Allied Health Emphasis

Pre-Allied Health is designed for students who intend to apply to a professional school following completion of their undergraduate degree. Students should be aware of deadlines and requirements established by professional schools and testing organizations.

B.S. in Kinesiology Pre-Athletic Training Emphasis

Starting in the fall of 2017, this emphasis area will prepare students to apply to the Entry-Level Master of Athletic Training Program at Boise State University, beginning Summer 2018, or elsewhere.  This emphasis is recommended for students who intend to become a certified athletic trainer.

B.S. in K-12 Physical Education

K-12 Physical Education assists students in developing the knowledge, skills, and dispositions essential for success in teaching physical education in the elementary and secondary schools. Course work combines content knowledge, theories of learning and human development, and the study of curriculum and methodology. The K-12 PE cohort program admits up to 15 students per year as part of an application process during the sophomore year. Students must pass Praxis I, Praxis II, maintain a 3.0 overall GPA, 3.0 in Education courses, and 3.0 in all KINES courses. Students must provide a current CPR and first aid certification. Transfer coursework will not be used to fulfill the following courses: KINES 251, 351/352, and 451/452. Candidates who complete this program will meet the Idaho Beginning Teacher Standards and be recommended for state certification.

K-12 PE Application Deadline:  Friday, January 27, 2017

Health Teaching Endorsement

Meets the Idaho State Department of Education requirements for an endorsement on a K-12 certificate in the subject area of Health.

  • ADST 109 Drugs: Use and Abuse – 3 credits
  • HLTH 207 Nutrition – 3 credits
  • KINES 140 Personal Health – 3 credits
  • KINES 242 Human sexuality – 3 credits
  • KINES 355 Elementary School Health and Physical Education – 2 credits (take the 2 credit option with enrolling in KINES 355
  • KINES 445 Secondary School Health Methods and Admin – 3 credits
  • Select 2 credits from the following for a total of 6 credits
    • COID 200 The Art of Happiness
    • KINES 363 Exercise Psychology
    • PSYC 101 Survey of Psychological Science
    • PSYC 271 Human Relationships
    • PSYC 301 Abnormal Psychology
    • PSYC 331 The Psychology of Health

Sport Coaching Certificate

The new Sport Coaching Certificate provides current and future sport coaches with the knowledge and skills to develop their athletes, provide positive sport experiences, and effectively lead sport programs across diverse coaching contexts. Participants in the Sport Coaching Certificate program will have opportunities to build their knowledge in areas such as sport psychology, strength and conditioning, leadership, and developmentally-appropriate coaching principles along with being provided real world coaching experience through a culminating internship. Anyone who holds a Bachelor’s degree or is a current student may enroll in the program.

  • KINES 108 Introduction to Sport Coaching – 3 credits
  • KINES 220 Introduction to Athletic Injuries – 3 credits
  • KINES 360 Psychology for Sport Coaching – 2 credits
  • KINES 361 Conditioning Principles for Sport – 2 credits
  • KINES 362 Sport Coaching Methods and Administration – 3 credits
  • KINES 493 Internship in Coaching – 2 credits

B.S. in Athletic Training (discontinued)

This academic program has accepted its last cohort and is no longer accepting applications.  However, the Kinesiology Department is still educating undergraduate students in Athletic Training and will be for the next two years. The Boise State Athletic Training Program focuses on the care and prevention of injuries to athletes. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education. Completion of this program prepares graduates to sit for the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification national certification examination.

For more information on the NEW Master of Athletic Training degree program, see Programs of Study: Graduate Degrees. Please contact the Boise State-Athletic Training Program Director in the Department of Kinesiology 208-426-4863 for additional questions.

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