Bachelor of Science in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology – Fitness/Wellness
University of Florida
The University of Florida’s Bachelor of Science in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology is intended as a two-year completion program for students who have already obtained their Associate of Arts degree from an accredited college or university, with a minimum GPA of 2.8 in all prerequisite courses. The only in-person requirement found through this program is that proctored exams must be taken at UF approved testing centers.
The curriculum of the B.S. in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology places an emphasis on the short and long term effects of regular exercise on health and disease. Students are taught online by the same faculty members that are leading the courses on UF’s campus. Students are taught the physiological bases of exercise and how that relates to disease prevention, and specifically the role exercise plays in disease rehabilitation. The core curriculum of this program is comprised of 16 courses, or 48 credits, and takes approximately two years to complete. Additionally, students may elect to pursue a related internship that consists of 12 credits. Some of the courses students will take through this degree program include two parts of Applied Human Anatomy OR Physiology with a lab, General Psychology, Microeconomics, and the Fundamentals of Human Nutrition.
Graduates have gone on to work in both corporate and private sectors of this field. Such jobs include working in exercise facilities, hospital-based rehabilitation facilities, and working as a personal trainer. After completing the degree, some students elect to continue their education at the graduate level in the areas of exercise physiology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and medicine.
Degree Level: Bachelor Completion
Delivery Format: Hybrid
Accreditation & Licensing
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
In state students: Completion of the A.A. degree from a state college or university with a minimum 2.8 GPA in pre-requisite courses.
Proctored exams are given at UF approved testing centers
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