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Applied Physiology and Kinesiology
Description of the Major
The major offers the Bachelor of Science in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology and the Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training. The BSAPK degree offers specializations in exercise physiology and in fitness/wellness. You will gain extensive understanding of the anatomical, physiological and psychological bases and consequences of human movement. You will explore the relationship between physical activity and health, and you will learn how to prevent and treat athletic injuries.

Additional information is available from your major's website.
Before Graduating You Must
  • Pass a comprehensive critique performed by an approved professional in the field of applied physiology and kinesiology, and as determined by the department's grading rubric.
  • Satisfy the Florida statutory requirements for CLAST.
  • Complete requirements for the baccalaureate degree, as determined by faculty.
Skills You Will Acquire in the Major (SLOs)
  1. Integrate and apply principles and methods of math, social sciences and arts and humanities to the applied physiology and kinesiology environment.
  2. Identify the nomenclature, structure and location of the components of the human anatomy.
  3. Explain the mechanisms and processes that human cells, tissues, organs and systems use to sustain homeostasis.
  4. Explain the effects of exercise on psychological well-being as well as the perspectives used to enhance exercise adherence.
  5. Explain both the acute and the chronic physiological adaptations to physical activity.
  6. Select and apply the appropriate scientific principles when assessing and prescribing anaerobic and aerobic exercise.
  7. Solve applied physiology and kinesiology problems using the scientific method and critical thinking skills.
  8. Effectively collect, analyze and interpret quantitative data.
  9. Effectively communicate with applied physiology and kinesiology cohorts and professsionals through written text, oral messages and multimedia presentations.

Courses Content Critical Thinking Communication
APK 3110C X X X   X X X X X
APK 3220C X X         X X X
APK 3405 X     X     X   X
APK 4125C X X X   X X X X X
APK 4940 X X X X X   X X X
PET 4948 X X X X X   X X X

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