Exercise Physiology - B.S.

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The Undergraduate program in Exercise Physiology at the University of Miami, is designed for students to acquire a sound knowledge base in the sciences followed by the application of that knowledge base to human movement, exercise and sports performance. Clinical laboratory experiences supplement applied scientific theory in a rigorous academic setting.

Students will also be given the opportunity to assist graduate students in research, data collection and clinical assessments in the Laboratory of Clinical and Applied Physiology. Established in 1983, the laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-science instrumentation enabling students to gain hands-on, clinical experiences in a sophisticated exercise physiology laboratory. Students will learn how to use the equipment and apply it to real-life situations, on-going research, and clinical studies.

Undergraduate students majoring in Exercise Physiology should consider applying to the Accelerated Master’s Program in Exercise Physiology at the end of their junior year or during their senior year. Following completion of their bachelor’s degree, students will be able to obtain a Master’s degree within one year. For more details and a brochure, exercise physiology undergraduate majors should speak to their advisors. Students applying to the Master’s program must submit all application materials and meet the admission criteria established under the "Admissions, Financial Aid and Scholarship" section.

Required Coursework

  • Students may pursue a pre-med track concurrent with the Exercise Physiology major and should inform their advisor if selecting this track.
    Exercise Physiology requires that students maintain a major GPA of 2.75. Students with a major GPA below 2.75 will have one semester to raise their GPA to meet the requirement. Failure to do so may lead to dismissal from the major.
  • Students transferring from another college or university must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above in order to be considered for admission to the major.
  • A grade of “C” or better is required for each course applied toward the major. Students are allowed to retake a course one time.
  • All 100 level courses and KIN 202, KIN 212, KIN 221 and KIN 232 are open to non-majors. All other courses are open to majors and minors only. KIN 202 is only open to science majors.
  • All 300- and 400-level courses except those in a STEM cognate, are restricted to declared Exercise Physiology majors only.
  • Seniors are required to participate in the General Education Assessment prior to graduation as part of the SACS accreditation review process.

Major Requirements 47 Credits

KIN 202 Applied Nutrition for Health and Performance 3
KIN 212 Elements of Sports Psychology 3
KIN 221 Biochemistry And Skeletal Muscle 3
KIN 222 Exercise Physiology Laboratory: Neuromuscular 3
KIN 232 Basic Human Physiology 3
KIN 233 Basic Anatomy Lab 2
KIN 321 Introduction to Systemic Exercise Physiology 3
KIN 322 Exercise Physiology Laboratory: Cardiorespiratory 3
KIN 344 Gross Anatomy For Kinesiology And Sport Sciences 3
KIN 345 Kinesiology 3
KIN 365 Exercise Programming 3
KIN 366 Exercise Physiology Laboratory: Assessment 3
KIN 399 Neuromuscular Basis For Training 3
KIN 421 Advanced Systemic Exercise Physiology 3
KIN 457 Practicum in Kinesiology and Sport Sciences 3
KIN 477 Advanced Nutrition for Health and Fitness 3

Chemistry Requirement 1

Choose one of the following combinations:
Combination 1
Principles of Chemistry I
and Chemistry Laboratory I
Principles of Chemistry II
and Chemistry Laboratory II
Combination 2
Chemistry for Life Sciences I (Lecture)
Chemistry for Life Sciences II (Lecture)
and Chemistry for Life Sciences I (Laboratory)
Combination 3
Principles of Chemistry I
and Chemistry Laboratory I
Chemistry for Life Sciences II (Lecture)
and Chemistry for Life Sciences II (Laboratory)


MTH 161 Calculus I 4

Statistics and Research Methods

EPS 351 Introduction to Statistics and Research Design 3
KIN 416 Research Methods in Exercise Physiology 3

Additional Required Courses

ENG 105 English Composition I 3
ENG 106 English Composition II 3
UMX 100 The University Of Miami Experience 0
Cognate Courses 18
Electives/Pre-Med 15
Minor/Pre-Med 15

Total Credit Hours


1 All students who are majoring in Exercise Physiology must earn 8 credit hours TOTAL in chemistry. The chemistry requirement may be fulfilled by any 8 credit hours in chemistry, provided that the courses are not repeated or considered an equivalent of one another. Please see an advisor for proper chemistry course placement.


KIN 202 Applied Nutrition for Health and Performance

(KIN 212 Fall or Spring)

CHM 103 & CHM 105 Chemistry for Life Sciences I (Lecture) and Chemistry for Life Sciences I (Laboratory)

ENG 105 English Composition I

MTH (1)


(KIN 212 Fall or Spring) OR Elective

KIN 232 Basic Human Physiology

KIN 233 Basic Anatomy Lab

CHM 104 & CHM 106 Chemistry for Life Sciences II (Lecture) and Chemistry for Life Sciences II (Laboratory)

ENG 106 English Composition II

MTH (2)


KIN 221 Biochemistry And Skeletal Muscle

KIN 222 Exercise Physiology Laboratory: Neuromuscular

MTH (3)

A/H Cognate (1)

P/S Cognate (2)


KIN 321 Introduction to Systemic Exercise Physiology

KIN 322 Exercise Physiology Laboratory: Cardiorespiratory

A/H Cognate (2)

P/S Cognate (2)

EPS 351 Introduction to Statistics and Research Design


KIN 365 Exercise Programming

KIN 366 Exercise Physiology Laboratory: Assessment

A/H Cognate (3)

P/S Cognate (3)



KIN 344 Gross Anatomy for Kinesiology and Sport Sciences

KIN 345 Kinesiology

KIN 399 Neuromuscular Basis for Training




KIN 416 Research Methods in Exercise Physiology

KIN 421 Advanced Systemic Exercise Physiology
*KIN 321 & 232


General Elective

General Elective


KIN 457 Practicum in Kinesiology and Sport Sciences

KIN 477 Advanced Nutrition for Health and Fitness
*KIN 202


General Elective

General Elective



Program Contact

Undergraduate Advisor:

Alyssa Expósito
Senior Advisor
Undergraduate Academic Services
Room: Merrick Building 312-N