A Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology prepares students to understand how the body functions during physical activity, equipping them for a career serving patients in a clinical or athletic setting. At Florida College, kinesiology students can specialize in exercise science, pre-occupational therapy, or pre-physical therapy based on their future career goals. Graduates are required to participate in a final semester internship in order to further define their understanding of kinesiology and apply their education to real-world situations.

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Students interested in studying kinesiology in Florida must select classes within the bachelor’s degree in kinesiology program to specialize in pre-occupational therapy, pre-physical therapy, or exercise science.

Florida College Requirements - Kinesiology

Required Hours Exercise Science: 120 hours
Pre-Physical Therapy: 121 hours
Pre-Occupational Therapy: 122 hours
Minor Required? no
Internship Required? yes
Entrance Requirements
  • 2.25 GPA or higher for Exercise Science Specialization Degree Path
  • 3.0 GPA or higher for Pre-PT and Pre-OT Degree Paths
  • If students do not meet minimum GPA requirements at time of application but are mathematically able to reach the minimum standards at the end of the spring semester in which they apply, they may apply. Students are responsible for submitting an updated transcript to demonstrate minimum GPA.
Sample Classes
  • PHI 3633 Introduction to Biomedical Ethics (3)
  • APK 4220 Biomechanics in Human Motion (3)
  • HUN 2201 Fundamentals of Human Nutrition
  • HSC 1351 Medical Terminology (3)
  • APK 3633 Exercise Science and Chronic Disease (3)

Careers After College

A kinesiology degree from Florida College opens doors to several career paths, including: