Kinesiology: B.S. Kinesiology

Prospective Students


This undergraduate program offered by the department leads to a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology. Students interested in this degree path are encouraged to declare Kinesiology as their intended major as early as possible in order to ensure timely progress to full admission to the major and graduation.

The program consists of both pre-professional (years 1 and 2) and professional study (years 3 and 4) leading to the completion of a minimum of 120 credits. The curricular areas include general education requirements, electives, foundations courses, professional core courses, and a capstone experience.

New College Students

Students applying to UWM can select Kinesiology on their application to UWM, and upon admission to the University, they will be classified as Kinesiology-Intended.  After the student has completed the necessary prerequisite courses during years 1 and 2 of study, the student is eligible to apply for admission to the major and professional core courses.

Current UWM Students

Current UWM students who wish to change their major to Kinesiology-Intended must meet with an academic advisor to do so.  Your Kinesiology advisor will guide you through the declaration process and application to the major.

Transfer Students

Students who transfer to UWM from another institution of post-secondary education are subject to the program requirements at the time of admission to UWM. While the University Registrar will review academic transcripts and perform pre-approved department course-for-course transfers, the Department of Kinesiology reserves the right to modify transfer requests. Course transfers may not be approved if grades achieved are below required levels or if courses were taken beyond a reasonable time period. Students may also appeal for course substitution consideration if content of a course taken is significantly similar to a program requirement. Students should submit syllabi for such appeals to their academic advisor, who will forward them to the faculty for consideration.

Academic Advising

Professional advisors provide information and guidance to help students make informed educational decisions. Students are encouraged to meet with an advisor at least once each semester. To schedule an advising appointment, call (414) 229-2758.