Areas of Concentration
- Kinesiological Sciences: Allied Health
- Kinesiological Sciences: Comprehensive
Areas of Concentration
- Sports Nutrition
- Dietetics Management
B.S. in ATHLETIC TRAINING
The BACHELOR OF SCIENCE degree in Athletic Training is a competitive degree program designed for students interested in the prevention and treatment of injuries related to the active population. Students completing the Athletic Training major graduate from an undergraduate accredited program (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Upon graduation, students are eligible to sit for the Board of Certification examination to become a Certified Athletic Trainer. In addition to completing core courses in kinesiology and the university general education requirements, students will complete course work in basic and advanced athletic training, therapeutic exercise and modalities, evaluation and rehabilitation of upper and lower extremities, and other sports medicine related topics.
In addition to classroom preparation, on-the-field experience is required. The successful student must be willing to make the personal sacrifice and commitment to spending many hours working in the athletic training facility. Upper division students are assigned to varsity sports and each is responsible for assisting a certified athletic trainer in the medical care of student-athletes in a particular sport.
B.S. in KINESIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
The BACHELOR OF SCIENCE degree in Kinesiological Sciences has as its focus the study of human performance. Thus, it includes foundation sciences such as anatomical kinesiology, biomechanics, exercise physiology, motor behavior, and the social-pyschology of physical activity. Kinesiological Sciences requires completion of core course work in kinesiology, the university general education requirements, and the area of specialization. There are two specialization tracks students can work towards:
- Allied Health
Kinesiological Sciences - Allied Health
The Allied Health specialization option provides education and training for students who wish to prepare for advanced study in medicine, physical therapy, or other health or allied health fields.
Kinesiological Sciences - Comprehensive
The Comprehensive specialization option provides students the opportunity to pursue basic and applied studies of the physiological, biomechanical, and social-psychological aspects of human movement and performance.
- UNLV Admission Information
- Course Descriptions - visit the Undergraduate Catalog page
- Kinesiology 4 Year Plan - Allied Health
- Kinesiology 4 Year Plan - Comprehensive
The Bachelor of Science in nutrition sciences degree is designed to prepare students with an interest in human nutrition to enter the health care field. Programs within the Department of Nutrition Sciences are student-focused with contact hours provided through lecture-based courses, laboratory courses, and field experiences with practitioners. Summer and part-time work or volunteer experiences in the profession are encouraged.
Comprehensive: This general program will allow students to meet all DPD requirements.
Sports Nutrition: This concentration allows the students to take specialized courses in sports nutrition and kinesiology. Students in this concentration will meet DPD requirements.
Nutrition and Dietetics Management: This concentration allows students to take specialized courses in food and beverage management. Students in this concentration will meet DPD requirements.
Pre-professional: this concentration provides a well-rounded science background for those students interested in applying for graduate or professional schools. Students completing this concentration DO NOT meet the DPD requirements.