Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology

School of Adult & Graduate Studies

Classes start April 29, 2024

Earn your degree in Kinesiology

Montreat College’s Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology is designed for students with a desire to study human movement as a background for helping others develop motor skills, physically active lifestyles and fitness. Students will form a theological foundation of the perspective of the human body, incorporating the understanding that our bodies were intentionally designed for interacting in various ways in the world around us.

Online Kinesiology Degree Program Highlights

  • Explore how fitness trainers, physical education educator, and therapists use exercise as a form of medicine.
  • Gain the foundational skills that will prepare you for the next phase of higher learning.
  • Open the doors to multiple career opportunities in the health field.
  • Enjoy the benefits of receiving a Kinesiology degree through online learning. Study when it is convenient in the comfort of your personal environment, while learning from supportive professors who care about your success.
  • Develop the insights needed to work to raise national health rates, improve human movement function, and meet the diverse needs of various populations.

For over 25 years, Montreat College’s School of Adult and Graduate Studies has been helping adult students acquire essential skills, complete their degrees, and take their career to the next level. Montreat offers undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs in a classroom or online.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When are the start dates for the Kinesiology degree program?

Please see the admissions page for specific enrollment and start dates.

How long does it take to complete the online bachelor kinesiology degree program?

A Bachelor’s Degree is 120 credit hours and can take one to four years to complete depending upon the amount of credits you transfer in.

How much does the online Kinesiology degree program cost?

The cost is $425 per credit hour plus a $225 student fee per semester. In addition, there are multiple college and government financial aid programs available to help mitigate the cost of your education. You can learn more about your financial aid options.

What jobs can you pursue with a Kinesiology degree?

  • Employment with amateur and professional athletic teams
  • Employment with athletic equipment companies
  • Athletic training
  • Biotechnology firms
  • Consulting firms
  • Fitness/wellness facilities manager
  • Sport and research labs
  • Hospitals and care facilities
  • Occupational therapy clinics and medical centers

What are the length of online courses?

Starting Fall 2021, all courses will be eight-week sessions. There are 2 sessions in a semester. To be considered a full-time undergraduate student, a student must take 12 credit hours per semester. For the 12 credit hours, the student must take 2 courses (6 credit hours) the first eight-week session and 2 courses (6 credit hours) the second eight-week session. Semesters in this Bachelor’s of Kinesiology online program are offered Spring, Summer, and Fall.

What is the job market like for people with a Kinesiology degree?

The regional outlook is strong, with 14.81% job growth expected over the next 10 years in North Carolina, and 6.83% job growth, nationally.


How much money do Kinesiology professionals typically make?

The average salary of graduates with a Bachelors in Kinesiology is $48,581 regionally and $48,604 nationally.


What graduate programs does this degree prepare me to apply for?

This program provides a foundation for pursuing a graduate degree in medicine, chiropractic, physiotherapy, sports psychology, physical education, and business management or leadership.


What are the admissions requirements?

Applicants must submit the following for admissions consideration:

  • Montreat College Application for Admission
  • Official, final transcripts of all college courses taken*
  • Overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale or higher in all previous college work attempted.
  • Official, final high school transcript or its equivalent (if transferring less than 12 semester credits of college credit)*
  • American Council on Education (ACE) verification demonstrating any eligible CLEP and DSST examinations, and non-collegiate military training.

*All final transcripts must include graduation information

What are the degree requirements?

  • Completion of the General Education Core (39 credits)
  • Completion of the General Education Competencies
  • Completion of General Electives, including Prerequisites (41 credits)
  • BSK Prerequisites: PSYC1100 and PHIL3401
  • Completion of the Kinesiology Major Core (40 credits)
  • Completion of 27 credits at the 3000-level or above
  • Completion of 120 credit hours with a minimum GPA of 2.0 (two terms and 32 credit hours must be completed at Montreat College)


BIOL2211 and BIOL2201 Anatomy and Physiology with Lab

An introduction to basic concepts of biology and the in-depth anatomy and physiology of the skeletal and muscular systems with additional overviews of human respiratory, cardiovascular and nervous system anatomy and physiology for health sciences students. The laboratory portion emphasizes the scientific method, involving observation, experimentation, data analysis and critical thinking, as applied in the study of human anatomy and physiology. Fee

HLSC1411 Health

Includes functions and structures of the human body; nature of disease and care of the body; local, state, national and international health agencies, and services available; and processes and objectives of healthful living.

KINE3100 Foundations of Kinesiology

A study of the historical, philosophical, and scientific foundations of Kinesiology. Emphasized is a critical view of the nature and spectrum of the discipline.

KINE3200 Lifelong Motor Development

A study of the physical growth and development of humans and how it interacts with and influences motor learning and performance.

KINE3321 Prevention and Treatment of Athletic Injuries

A course designed to provide entry level knowledge in the field of sport related injuries. This course includes units dealing with the history of athletic training, basic anatomy of common injuries, evaluation techniques, preventive measures to reduce the incidences of injuries, and a knowledge of basic treatment procedures to be used after injuries occur. Legal and ethical issues will also be discussed. Prerequisite: PHIL3401

KINE3421 Physiology of Exercise

Study of the physiological response of the cardiovascular, respiratory, endocrine, neural, and muscular systems in the human body during exercise. Students will describe, explain and explore how the body performs and responds to physical activity. Prerequisites: BIOL 2211, 2201

KINE3300 Behavioral Aspects of Sport

A study of the sociological and psychological impact of physical activity on humans. The psychological factors of self-perception, motivation, cooperation, and competition will be examined and used as descriptors to illustrate the idea of sport as an institution of society. Prerequisite: PSYC1100

KINE3400 Research Methods and Evaluation in Kinesiology

This course provides an introduction to research design that prepares the student to develop relevant questions and hypotheses in kinesiology, and to collect, analyze, and make application of empirical data through scientific writing. Prerequisite: PHIL3401

KINE3312 Intro to Athletic Training

The primary objective of the course is to introduce physically active people to the basic concepts of sports injury prevention, recognition, care, and rehabilitation. Course is an essential component for those entering coaching, physical education, or the field of sports medicine. Prerequisite: HLSC 1411.

KINE2411 Human Nutrition

A study of nutrients, including sources, composition, function, and metabolism in the human body. The human life cycle is considered in planning appropriate diets.

KINE3500 Biomechanics

The study of human movement, this course investigates the musculoskeletal, neuromuscular and mechanical basis for human movement. The laboratory portion of the course will concentrate on the mathematical concepts and problem solving associated with human movement. Prerequisites: BIOL 2211, 2201

KINE3450 Applied Physiology of Exercise

A continuation of Exercise Physiology. Topics include applied exercise physiology, gender considerations, environmental exercise physiology, and ergogenic aids. Prerequisite: EXSC3421

KINE1311 Intro to Principles and Philosophy of Physical Education

This course is designed to provide the potential physical education professional with a knowledge of the foundations, principles, and philosophies of physical education from ancient history to the present

KINE3424 Exercise Prescription

A study of the application of exercise prescription for individuals varying in age, physique, and initial fitness levels. Prerequisite: EXSC 3421


Dr. Meaghan Howard
Assistant Professor of Kinesiology