Chapter V: Special Degrees and Pre-Professional
Several special degree programs are offered by
the joint cooperation of LS&A and other colleges or schools
within the University. Admission to some of these programs is
highly competitive. Because many of these programs require specific
courses for admission, it is important for students to identify
program interests early in their undergraduate careers. Although
the basic requirements are summarized in this chapter, students
should consult academic advisors associated with the various
Many LS&A students are interested in applying
for admission to a professional school either after some liberal
arts studies or after completing an LS&A degree. The second
half of this chapter describes several pre-professional courses
of study. Pre-professional advising is available at both the
Academic Advising Center and the Office of Career Planning and
Liberal Arts Study for Professional
Several schools, colleges, and programs (e.g.,
A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning,
Business, Dental Hygiene, Education, and Pharmacy) within the
University admit only students who have completed prior liberal
arts study. The following information is for students interested
in applying to one of the schools below.
Kinesiology is a professional school with a strong
liberal arts background. Kinesiology offers Bachelor of Science
(Movement Science, Physical Education, and Athletic Training)
and Bachelor of Arts (Sport Management and Communication) degrees.
Movement Science and Sport Management and Communication require
120 credits. Athletic Training requires 120 credits plus 1500
hours of practical experience under the supervision of a certified
athletic trainer. Students must apply to and be accepted by the
Athletic Training Program. Physical Education requires 130 credits
and dual enrollment with the School of Education.
A complete description of each program is available
from the Office of Student Services, 3745 Kinesiology Building.
General requirements: Students in Movement Science,
Sport Management, and Athletic Training degree programs must
satisfy a distribution plan of 36 credits 12 credits in
each of the following three disciplines: humanities (HU), social
science (SS), and natural science (NS). Students in the Physical
Education degree program must complete a distribution plan of
30 credits 9 credits in HU and SS, 12 credits in NS. All
Kinesiology students are required to take ENGLISH 124/125, ENGLISH
225, PSYCH 111, SPTMGMTC 101, SPTMGMTC 111, and MOVESCI 110.
General information for cross campus transfers:
Students can transfer to Kinesiology after their freshman year.
Admission in competitive. Interested students are advised to
make an appointment with one of the advisors in the Office of
Student Services at (734) 764-4472.
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