How Do I Get a Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology?

Florence J. Tipton
Florence J. Tipton
A mortarboard and diploma for a bachelor's degree in kinesiology.
A mortarboard and diploma for a bachelor's degree in kinesiology.

Generally, there are several steps to receiving a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology. You can start by identifying academic institutions that offer a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology. After identifying institutions of interest, you will want to follow the application process to gain acceptance into a school. Upon acceptance, you should complete the enrollment process for required courses in the bachelor’s degree in kinesiology program. Finally, you should commit to the length of time it takes to complete requirements to earn the degree.

Several options can help you identify academic institutions that offer a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology. One possible option is to research schools online to gain an overview of degree requirements and compare multiple programs. If you are still enrolled in a secondary school, another option is to speak to someone at the school. This is usually a guidance counselor who can provide you with information about several academic institutions.

Once you have narrowed your selection of schools, begin the application process according to the requirements at the academic institutions. This may involve completing an application and providing academic transcripts. Some academic institutions also request an application fee along with the application.

You could expect to receive an acceptance or rejection letter at some point after submitting the application. The acceptance letter generally outlines the next steps to completing the enrollment process. Additional information in the acceptance letter may provide contacts for an academic and financial aid adviser.

At this point, you can begin the enrollment process and register for classes. With most schools, a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology has several types of courses that you must complete. These may include general, degree-related, and elective courses typically determined according to standards established by the academic institution.

General courses are usually fundamental classes that all students must complete, regardless of academic major. Degree-related courses are typically relative to the kinesiology major, such as anatomy and physiology, neurology, and physical activity development. Elective courses do not have to be general or required classes. Instead, these courses allow students to fulfill the required number of credits or semester hours related to the degree and pursue their own interests.

Finally, you can request permission to graduate at a time that is also determined by the academic institution. You might have to complete this request at the beginning or midway period of your last year in the degree program. In most cases, the academic institution reviews your request to ensure all degree requirements are completed. If all requirements are met, the academic institution confers the bachelor’s degree in kinesiology on you, often during a formal ceremony.

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