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Kinesiology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Dover, DE, United States
The Kinesiology program of Delaware State University uses a theoretical and experiential approach to enable students to develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for careers and graduate education in kinesiology, fitness, wellness, exercise science, and human performance.
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Overview

In addition, it provides students with the undergraduate degree and courses required for admission to graduate health professional education programs including, but not limited to, physical therapy, occupational therapy, chiropractics, biomechanics, exercise physiology, strength & conditioning, motor behavior, and athletic training.

Kinesiology students are provided with opportunities to shape and practice ethical behaviors relative to fitness and allied health professions. The goal of the experiential component is to provide students with an opportunity to develop “applied skills” and acquire best practices in a service-oriented manner. 

The Kinesiology program of Delaware State University consists of a combination of classroom lectures, laboratory work, co-curricular activities, service-learning, and community outreach experiences. Students learn the most current technologies and techniques used in the profession and engage in experiential learning via course-embedded laboratory practice, service-learning, internships, and volunteer experiences. The students gain practical, workplace-ready skills, including: health and fitness appraisals, exercise testing and prescription, risk management, interpersonal communication, socio-cultural competency, and teamwork. Students are provided with opportunities to work with individuals of various ages and cultures, skill levels, fitness status, and physical capabilities.

Kinesiology are encouraged to participate in research and publication. While on campus, students have access to the Exercise Physiology and Movement Analysis Research Laboratories, and the Wellness and Recreation Center.

Upon graduation, students are expected to possess the professional knowledge, skills, values, dispositions, and experiences required in allied health professions where under-represented populations are not found in large numbers.

Careers

Career options include, but are not limited to:

  • Adapted Physical Activity
  • Athletic Administration in School or College
  • Biomechanist
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Coaching at School or College
  • Physical Activity Epidemiology
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Fitness Instructor or Program Director at Commercial Fitness Center
  • Program Director of Corporate Fitness Center
  • Sports Director at Resort
  • Personal Trainer
  • Research Assistant

In addition, the curriculum provides students with an educational and experiential foundation that incorporates lecture, laboratory, practice, and service learning experiences to prepare them to meet requirements for admission to Allied Health Professional graduate programs, including, but not limited to: 

  • Athletic Trainer
  • Medical School
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapist
  • Physician Assistant
  • Professor of Kinesiology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    International students should apply no later than 90 days prior to the Fall and Spring semesters.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    123 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Lifetime Fitness and Wellness 
  • Kinesiology
  • Medical Terminology
  • Psychology of Physical Activity
  • Motor Learning and Motor Control
  • Exercise Physiology with Lab

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A certificate or diploma from an accredited four-year school or senior high school.
  • A minimum GPA of 2.0 or better on a 4.0 scale.
  • Take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), which is required if English is not your native language.
  • Submit the three-section test. DSU requires test scores of 800 on the SAT (math and critical reading combined), test scores of 880 or above on the 2016 redesigned SAT, or a 17 or better composite score on the ACT.
  • Have transcripts evaluated by the World Education Service (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) and then forwarded by the evaluating organization to the Office of Admissions.
  • Submit an I-20 Application, a F-1 Student Seeking Financial Statement and an Affidavit of Support for Free Room & Board.
  • The University will also consider international applicants who have taken the General Education Development (GED) test.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16960 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8480 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    16960 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8480 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7038 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3519 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Dover

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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