The Pre-Kinesiology major is the classification that indicates that students are in a preparatory program for either the Athletic Training major or the Exercise Science major. Personal health enhancement opportunities are available through Lifetime Physical Activity and Physical Fitness courses.
Applicants who satisfy freshman or transfer requirements for admission to the University and who apply to either the Athletic Training OR Exercise Science majors are eligible for admission to the Pre-Kinesiology major. All students entering the University will be required to complete the General Education requirements of the University. A suggested sequence of courses for Pre-Kinesiology students that meet these General Education requirements as well as the prerequisites for both Exercise Science and Athletic Training can be found online at kinesiology.uncc.edu.
Students who apply for either the Athletic Training OR Exercise Science major are initially classified as Pre-Kinesiology majors (PKNS) until they meet the following requirements: cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above; completion of 36 credit hours; and successful (grade C or above) completion of KNES 2168 and KNES 2168L (or equivalents), CHEM 1200 , CHEM 1251 , CHEM 1251L , MATH 1100 , STAT 1222 , KNES 2150 , and KNES 2294 . Students applying for the Athletic Training or Exercise Science major must make a grade C or above in the required courses and have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above before making application to either major. All of the required courses may be attempted twice. Withdrawing from a course after the Add/Drop deadline constitutes an attempt, as does receiving any letter grade. Students must receive a grade of C or above in all pre- and corequisite courses in order to be deemed successful. All KNES courses taken at UNC Charlotte required for any degree program in the Department of Kinesiology must be successfully completed at UNC Charlotte.
All Pre-Kinesiology majors are subject to a Conduct Check facilitated by the Dean of Students Office. The results of the Conduct Check may impact acceptance into the Athletic Training or Exercise Science programs.
All of the required courses for the Exercise Science major must be completed with a grade of C or above. All of the required courses may be attempted only twice. Withdrawing from a course after the Add/Drop deadline constitutes an attempt, as does receiving any letter grade. Exercise Science majors having more than three grades of D, F, or W in required upper-level courses cannot remain in the Exercise Science major and must change their major. Students must receive a grade of C or above in all foundation courses in order to be deemed successful.