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KINESIOLOGY AND SPORT SCIENCES DEPARTMENT (KIN)

The Exercise Physiology (EXPH), program provides field experiences for students to put their knowledge to use outside of the laboratory setting in other clinical and commercial enterprises.  Students will receive a comprehensive and well-rounded education in the field.

The EXPH laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-science instrumentation enabling students to gain hands-on, clinical experiences in a sophisticated exercise physiology laboratory.  Students will learn how to use the equipment and apply it to real-life situations, on-going research, and clinical

Undergraduate students majoring in Exercise Physiology should consider applying to the Accelerated Master’s Program in Exercise Physiology at the end of their junior year or during their senior year. Following completion of their bachelor’s degree, students will be able to obtain a Master’s degree within one year. For more details and a brochure, exercise physiology undergraduate majors should speak to their advisors.

First year students NOT ON THE PRE-MED track should enroll in the following courses

  • Kin 202 Applied Nutrition for Health and Performance
  • CHM 103 Chemistry for the Life Sciences***
  • CHM 105 Chemistry for Life Sciences Lab***

***Students who are pursuing the Pre-medical/Health track should enroll in the following Chemistry courses (instead of CHM 103/105):

  • Kin 202 Applied Nutrition for Health and Performance
  • CHM 111 Principles of Chemistry I
  • CHM 113 Principles of Chemistry I Lab

ENGLISH COMPOSITION

Every freshman is required to enroll in an English course OR have earned English Composition credit though Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), Dual Enrollment (DE), or transfer work.

  • If you have earned a score of 5 on the AP English Composition & Language Exam or a score of 6 or 7 on the IB (Upper level exam), then you will earn 6 credits for English Composition and this requirement is complete.
  • If you have earned a 4 or 5 on the AP English Composition and Literature Exam then you will receive 3 credits and equivalency for ENG 210. You are required to enroll in ENG 105.
  • If you earned an SAT Verbal score greater than 700 or an ACT score greater than 32, then English 105 is waived.  You may proceed to enroll in English 106 or you have the option to wait until the spring semester to enroll in English 106.

Enroll in either:

ENG 105 English Composition I (All students who have not been waived or earned credit)

OR

ENG 106 English Composition II (Only students who have been waived out of ENG 105)

 

MATH REQUIREMENT

Students must complete Calculus I  (MTH 161 or equivalent), AND a Program approved Statistics course to satisfy the Math requirement for Athletic Training.  Your advisor will help you select the appropriate level of Statistics to satisfy this requirement (PSY 292, EPS 351).

First Year Students who have not completed a Mathematics course at the College Algebra level are required to begin their Mathematics sequence upon entering the University of Miami.

  • Your Canelink account will have your Math placement level indicated for you based on the following criteria:           
    • If you have earned AP/IB credit for Math, then your Math requirement will be satisfied. 
    • If you have earned Dual Enrollment credit, you may have satisfied your Math requirement. You will need to meet with an advisor prior to the start of the semester to verify your correct Math placement. 
    • If you have earned a score of 5 on the AP calculus exam (AB) OR a score of 4 on the BC exam for Math, then you have earned 4 credits of calculus, MTH 161(171).
    • If you have earned a scored a 5 on the AP Calculus Exam, (BC), then you have earned 8 credits toward your Math requirement (MTH 161/171 and MTH 162/172).  You have satisfied the calculus requirement.
  • Students in the ATHT Program must also satisfy a statistics component.
    • If you have earned Dual Enrollment credit, you may have satisfied your Math requirement.  You will need to meet with an advisor prior to the start of the semester to verify your correct Math placement
  • If you do not have any earned credits in Math then the Math Sequence may look like this:

MTH 101 (College Algebra)     —>     MTH 107 (Pre-calculus I )     —>     MTH 108 (Pre-calculus II)     —>     MTH 161 (Calculus I)    —>    Statistics (PSY 292 or EPS 351)

 

GENERAL EDUCATION AND COGNATE FULFILLMENT

The University of Miami’s General Education Requirements ensure that graduates have acquired essential intellectual skills and have engaged a range of academic disciplines.  All new students will fulfill the General Education requirements by selecting a Cognate, which is a cluster of courses arranged by their content, field and interest. The web site link for the Cognate Search engine is here.

  • A cognate is a group of at least three related courses for at least 9 credits.
  • The courses in a cognate are related in a topical, thematic, interdisciplinary, sequential, or other such fashion, so that completion of a cognate provides coherent depth of knowledge in the area.
  • Each cognate has course options that allow students to complete the cognate in ways that meet their individual interests, while staying within the coherent focus of the cognate.
  • In addition to the cognates that have been designed by faculty, each major and minor fulfills the cognate requirement in one area.
    • The EXPH major fulfills the Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM).
    • ALL EXPH Students must fulfill the Areas of Knowledge requirement by selecting one cognate from each of the following areas:
      • Arts & Humanities (A&H)
      • People & Society (P&S)
  • Please go to the link for Cognates and begin your search for selecting a topic of interest that you think you would like to study in order to complete your General Education Requirements.

TYPICAL FIRST SEMESTER SCHEDULE For EXPH Majors (16 credits)

ENG 105 3 credits
MTH 101 or MTH 107 (Pre-Med track) 3 credits
KIN 202 3 credits
CHM 103/CHM 105 (non Pre-Med Track)

or

CHM 111/CHM 113 (Pre-Med Track) 

4 credits
Elective course (cognate in  the A&H or P&S area) 3 credits