Summary of Requirements

University Requirements

All new students are required to complete the university's General Education (GenEd) curriculum.

All University GenEd courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C- in order to count toward graduation; however, students are encouraged to aim for the B grade or higher to improve their chances for successful admission to their graduate program of choice. It should be noted that the Department of Kinesiology requires KINS 1223 Human Anatomy and Physiology I and KINS 1224 Human Anatomy and Physiology II to fulfill the GenEd Science & Technology requirement. Further note that KINS 1223 and KINS 1224 are required prerequisites for admission to the majority of health profession graduate programs, and students are encouraged to earn a B or better in those classes.

All Temple students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses as part of the major.

College Requirement

All College of Public Health undergraduates must successfully complete the College Core Course, HRPR 1001 Public Health: The Way We Live, Work and Play .

Major Requirements

Students are advised to maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.00 (B) since entry into graduate programs in the health professions is highly competitive. Although all required professional application courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C to count toward graduation, a grade of B or better in the specific prerequisites is required for almost all health profession graduate programs.

KINS 1223Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
KINS 1224Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
Core Courses
HIM 1101Medical Terminology3
HPM 2214Politics and Payments in US Healthcare System3
HRPR 1001Public Health: The Way We Live, Work and Play3
HRPR 2103Health Psychology and Human Behavior3
HRPR 2104Cultural Competency in Health and Healthcare 13
HRPR 2105Introduction to the Narrative in Patient-Centered Health Care 23
KINS 2204Motor Behavior3
KINS 4242Exercise, Nutrition and Behavior3
SBS 2101Disease Prevention and Control3
Select one of the following: 31-3
CPR/First Aid
KINS 2421
Emergency Medical Care for Health Professionals (only for students planning on the MS in Athletic Training)
Math and Science Requirements
MATH 1021College Algebra4
EPBI 2219Biostatistics and Public Health3
BIOL 1011General Biology I4
BIOL 1012General Biology II4
CHEM 1031General Chemistry I3
CHEM 1033General Chemistry Laboratory I1
CHEM 1032General Chemistry II3
CHEM 1034General Chemistry Laboratory II1
PHYS 1021Introduction to General Physics I4
PHYS 1022Introduction to General Physics II4
PSY 1001Introduction to Psychology3
Select 7 from the following: 321
CHEM 2201
& CHEM 2203
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
CHEM 2202
& CHEM 2204
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
CHEM 4401
Biochemistry I
HIM 3208
International Classification of Diseases
HIM 3212
Clinical Procedures
HRPR 2106
An Introduction to Holistic Practices and Integrative Medicine
KINS 1444
Movement Injuries: Prevention and Care
KINS 2203
Physiology of Physical Activity
KINS 2364
Applied Technologies in Kinesiology
KINS 2424
Functional Anatomy for Kinesiology
KINS 3202
Biomechanics of Physical Activity
KINS 3363
Basic Electrocardiography
KINS 4282
Independent Study in Kinesiology
PHIL 3249
Ethics in Medicine
PSY 2101
Foundations of Cognitive Psychology
PSY 2201
Foundations of Psychopathology
PSY 2301
Foundations of Developmental Psychology
ENVH 1103
International Health
SBS 1104
Nutrition and Health
SBS 3103
Counseling Techniques for Health Professionals
THRC 0813
Disability Identity
Total Credit Hours91-93

Course number will change to KINS 3096, pending WI approval.


Course number will change to KINS 4096, pending WI approval.


Check with Advisor for other options based on educational goals. If neither CPR/First Aid nor KINS 2421 are taken, additional elective credits may be needed.