Degree Plan

General Education Curriculum


GEC 01. Written Communication (6 hours)


  • ENG 101 - Composition One 3 hrs.
  • ENG 102 - Composition Two 3 hrs.

GEC 02. Natural Science and Mathematics (11 hours minimum)


Science Requirement (8 hours minimum)

Select 2 courses with labs:

  • AST 111 - General Astronomy I 3 hrs. AND
  • AST 111L - General Astronomy I Laboratory 1 hr.

     

  • AST 112 - General Astronomy II 3 hrs. AND
  • AST 112L - General Astronomy II Laboratory 1 hr.

     

  • BSC 103 - Biology and Society 3 hrs. ◊ AND
  • BSC 103L - Biology and Society Laboratory 1 hr ◊

     

  • BSC 110 - Principles of Biological Science I 3 hrs. ◊AND
  • BSC 110L - Principles of Biological Science I Laboratory 1 hr. ◊

     

  • BSC 111 - Principles of Biological Science II 3 hrs. ◊AND
  • BSC 111L - Principles of Biological Science II Laboratory 1 hr. ◊

     

  • BSC 250 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I 3 hrs. * (Required for this major) AND
  • BSC 250L - Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory 1 hr. * (Required for this major)

     

  • BSC 251 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II 3 hrs. AND
  • BSC 251L - Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory 1 hr.

     

  • CHE 104 - Chemistry and Our Environment 3 hrs. AND
  • CHE 104L - Chemistry and Our Environment Laboratory 1 hr.

     

  • CHE 106 - General Chemistry I 3 hrs. AND
  • CHE 106L - General Chemistry I Laboratory 1 hr.

     

  • CHE 107 - General Chemistry II 3 hrs. AND
  • CHE 107L - General Chemistry II Laboratory 1 hr.

     

  • GHY 104 - Weather and Climate 3 hrs. AND
  • GHY 104L - Weather and Climate Laboratory 1 hr.

     

  • GHY 105 - Landforms, Hydrology and Biogeography 3 hrs. AND
  • GHY 105L - Landforms, Hydrology and Biogeography Laboratory 1 hr.

     

  • GLY 101 - Physical Geology 3 hrs. AND
  • GLY 101L - Physical Geology Laboratory 1 hr.

     

  • GLY 103 - Historical Geology 3 hrs. AND
  • GLY 103L - Historical Geology Laboratory 1 hr.

     

  • MAR 151 - Introduction to Ocean Science 3 hrs. AND
  • MAR 151L - Introduction to Ocean Science Laboratory 1 hr.

     

  • PHY 103 - Introductory Physics 3 hrs. AND
  • PHY 103L - Introductory Physics Laboratory 1 hr.

     

  • PHY 111 - General Physics I 3 hrs. AND
  • PHY 111L - General Physics I Laboratory 1 hr.

     

  • PHY 112 - General Physics II 3 hrs. AND
  • PHY 112L - General Physics II Laboratory 1 hr.

     

  • PHY 201 - General Physics I with Calculus 4 hrs. AND
  • PHY 201L - General Physics I with Calculus Laboratory 1 hr.

     

  • PHY 202 - General Physics II with Calculus 4 hrs. AND
  • PHY 202L - General Physics II with Calculus Laboratory 1 hr.

     

  • PSC 190 - Living in a Material World 3 hrs. AND
  • PSC 190L - Lab for Living in a Material World 1 hr.
Mathematics Requirement (3 hours)

  • MAT 100 - Quantitative Reasoning 3 hrs. ***
  • MAT 101 - College Algebra 3 hrs. *
  • Higher-level MAT course

GEC 03. Humanities (9 hours)


  • ENG 203 - World Literature 3 hrs.
Select 2 courses, 1 History required:

  • HIS 101 - World Civilizations: Beginnings to 1500 C.E. 3 hrs. *
  • HIS 102 - World Civilizations: 1500 to the present 3 hrs. *
  • PHI 151 - Introduction to Philosophy 3 hrs.
  • PHI 171 - Ethics and Good Living 3 hrs.
  • REL 131 - Comparative Religion 3 hrs.

GEC 04. Aesthetic Values (3 hours)


Select 1 course:

  • ART 130 - Art Appreciation 3 hrs.
  • DAN 130 - Dance Appreciation 3 hrs.
  • MUS 165 - The Enjoyment of Music 3 hrs.
  • THE 100 - Theatrical Expressions 3 hrs.

GEC 05. Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 hours)


Select 2 courses:

  • ANT 101 - The Human Experience: A Global Perspective on Human Diversity 3 hrs. *
  • COH 100 - Concepts of Wellness 3 hrs.
  • ECO 101 - Basic Economics 3 hrs.
  • GHY 101 - World Geography: Dynamics of a Changing Earth 3 hrs. *
  • PS 101 - American Government 3 hrs.
  • PSY 110 - General Psychology 3 hrs. *
  • SOC 101 - Understanding Society: Principles of Sociology 3 hrs. *

GEC 06. Computer Competency Requirement


  • IT 365 - Computer Applications in Education 3 hrs.

GEC 07. Writing-Intensive Requirement (Teacher Licensure)


  • KIN 463 - Professional Preparation in Teaching Physical Education 3 hrs. (WI)
  • ENG 101  & ENG 102  prerequisites

GEC 08. Speaking Intensive Requirement (3 hours)


  • CMS 111 - Oral Communication 3 hrs. (SI)

GEC 09. Capstone Requirement (Teacher Licensure)


  • KIN 490 - Student Teaching in Elementary Physical Education 6 hrs. (Capstone)
  • KIN 491 - Student Teaching in Secondary Physical Education 6 hrs. (Capstone)
  • Must be taken Senior Year; ENG 101  & ENG 102  prerequisites

Note:


*This course satisfies both the GEC requirement and a program requirement for this major.

**This particular GEC course is recommended by this major.

***This course does not satisfy prerequisites for any other math course.

◊ GEC restrictions apply.

GEC 06 - GEC 09 courses are specific to this major.

For full description of the GEC, see here .

Program Curriculum


DEG 01. Major Area of Study Requirements (71 hours)


  • KIN 109 - First Aid 2 hrs.
  • KIN 145 - Developmental Skills I 1 hr.
  • KIN 146 - Developmental Skills II 1 hr.
  • KIN 147 - Developmental Skills III 1 hr.
  • KIN 148 - Developmental Skills IV 1 hr.
  • KIN 204 - Introduction to Sport Coaching/Technology 3 hrs.
  • KIN 284 - Creative Rhythms 3 hrs.
  • KIN 301 - Kinesiology 3 hrs.
  • KIN 303 - Evaluation in Human Performance and Recreation 3 hrs.

     

  • KIN 306 - Sport Pedagogy 3 hrs.
  • KIN 308 - Exercise Physiology 3 hrs. AND
  • KIN 308L - Exercise Physiology Laboratory 1 hr.

     

  • KIN 318 - Foundations of Teaching Physical Education 3 hrs.
  • KIN 321 - Elementary Physical Education 3 hrs.
  • KIN 333 - Secondary Physical Education 3 hrs.
  • KIN 370 - Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries 3 hrs.
  • KIN 401 - Corrective and Adaptive Physical Education 3 hrs.
  • KIN 404 - Motor Development 3 hrs.
  • KIN 409 - Sport Psychology 3 hrs.
  • KIN 419 - Practicum in Coaching Education 2-10 hrs. (6 hours)

     

  • KIN 423 - Biomechanics 3 hrs. AND
  • KIN 423L - Biomechanics Laboratory 1 hr.

     

  • KIN 468 - Sport Law 3 hrs.
  • KIN 470 - Development of Strength and Conditioning Programs 3 hrs.
Select 9 hours:

Coaching Methodology courses

(See Sport Coaching Education degree plan )

DEG 02. Additional Requirements (6-10 hours)


  • BSC 250 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I 3 hrs. *AND
  • BSC 250L - Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory 1 hr. *

     

  • DPH 101 - Personal Wellness 3 hrs.
  • NFS 362 - Nutrition 3 hrs.

DEG 03. Teacher Licensure Requirements (27-39 hours)


Certain courses are restricted; Gold Card required.

Please note that state teaching licensure requirements supersede requirements listed.

  • HIS 101 - World Civilizations: Beginnings to 1500 C.E. 3 hrs. *
  • HIS 102 - World Civilizations: 1500 to the present 3 hrs. *
  • KIN 462 - Methods in Teaching Physical Education 3 hrs.
  • KIN 463 - Professional Preparation in Teaching Physical Education 3 hrs. (WI)
  • KIN 490 - Student Teaching in Elementary Physical Education 6 hrs. (Capstone)
  • KIN 491 - Student Teaching in Secondary Physical Education 6 hrs. (Capstone)
  • MAT 101 - College Algebra 3 hrs. *
  • PSY 110 - General Psychology 3 hrs. *
  • PSY 374 - Educational Psychology 3 hrs.
  • REF 469 - Tests and Measurements 3 hrs.
  • SPE 400 - Psychology & Education of Exceptional Children 3 hrs.
  • Teacher education majors are required to take Praxis II content and PLT tests and have scores reported to Southern Miss (code #1479) prior to graduation
Select 1 course:

  • ANT 101 - The Human Experience: A Global Perspective on Human Diversity 3 hrs. *
  • GHY 101 - World Geography: Dynamics of a Changing Earth 3 hrs. *
  • SOC 101 - Understanding Society: Principles of Sociology 3 hrs. *
Select 1 course:

  • CIE 302 - Classroom Management 3 hrs.
  • CIS 302 - Classroom Management 3 hrs.

Hours to Degree


146 hours are needed to graduate with a BS dual degree in Kinesiology (K-12 Physical Education Licensure) and Sport Coaching Education. At least 50 percent of the hours applied to a degree at The University of Southern Mississippi must be earned from a senior college, and 45 of these hours must be in courses numbered 300 or above. The student must earn at least 21 of the last 30 hours of course work and at least 12 hours in the major area of study from Southern Miss.