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Northern Illinois University: AA to BS in Kinesiology

Transfer program: AA to BS in Kinesiology

About The Transfer Program

This transfer path includes coursework at College of DuPage (COD) that will lead to an Associate in Arts (AA) or Associate in Science (AS) degree and prepare you for transfer to Northern Illinois University's (NIU) BS in Kinesiology program. 

This program prepares you to work in a variety of health, wellness, and sport performance settings where you will use exercise as a form of medicine. Our curriculum can also prepare you for graduate school in exercise physiology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training, sport and exercise psychology and sport management. Scientific principles embedded within coursework and co-curricular experiences include: physiology, biomechanics, psychology, measurement, gerontology, and nutrition.

Program highlights:

  • Work with adults at Oakcrest Retirement Center in exercise program design / implementation.
  • Semester long internship experience that aligns with your future professional goals.
  • Co-curricular opportunities to travel and learn best practices from leaders in the field through the College of Education's Educate and Engage Series.

For more information on this program submit a inquiry form with Northern Illinois University. Click here to fill out the form.

Transfer Agreement Suggested Plan

  • Degree: Associate in Arts or Associate in Science
  • Area of Concentration: Kinesiology
  • Total Credits at College of DuPage: 64

First Year at COD

Total Semester Credit Hours: 15
1st Semester Courses Credit Hours
ENGLI 1101 English Composition I 3
MATH 1220 Quantitative Literacy 3
BIOLO 1100 Survey of Biology 3
Global/ Multicultural Studies  3
PHYS 2200 Introduction to Physical Education 3
Total Semester Credit Hours: 15
2nd Semester Courses Credit Hours
ENGLI 1102 English Composition II 3
PSYCH 1100 General Psychology 3
PHYS 2251 Living With Health 3
IAI Humanities/ Fine Arts 3
PHYS 2202 Introduction to Sport Management 3

 

Second Year at COD

Total Semester Credit Hours: 18
3rd Semester Courses Credit Hours
SPEEC 1100 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3
ANAT 1500 Survey of Human Anatomy and Physiology 3
IAI Humanities/ Fine Arts 3
IAI Social and Behavioral Studies 3
PHYS 2254 First Aid and CPR 3
PHYS 2240 Introduction to Sport Psychology 3
Total Semester Credit Hours: 18
4th Semester Courses Credit Hours
IAI Humanities/ Fine Arts 3
IAI Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
CHEM 1105 Contemporary Chemistry 3
Human Relations 3
PHYS 2261 Applied Kinesiology 3

Completion of AA/ AS Degree: 64 credit hours

  • Degree: Bachelor of Science
  • Major: Kinesiology
  • Total Credits at Northern Illinois University: 56-59

Third Year at NIU

Total Semester Credit Hours: 14-15
5th Semester Courses Credit Hours
KNPE Elective 3-4
KNPE 300 1
KNPE 301 3
KNPE 452 4
KNPE 445 3
Total Semester Credit Hours: 15-16
6th Semester Courses Credit Hours
KNPE 314 3
KNPE 443 3
KNPE 486 3
KNPE 350 3
KNPE Elective 3-4

Fourth Year at NIU

Total Semester Credit Hours: 15-16
7th Semester Courses Credit Hours
KNPE 463 3
KNPE 493 2
KNPE 469 3
KNPE Elective 3-4
KNPE 464 4
Total Semester Credit Hours: 12
8th Semester Courses Credit Hours
KNPE 494 6
NUTR 306 3
General Elective 3

 

Completion of BS in Kinesiology Degree: 120-124 credit hour

Important Notes

  • Accreditation – Northern Illinois University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) to award bachelors, masters, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees.
    GPA Graduation Requirements/Course Grade Requirements/etc.
    • Must have a minimum grade of "C" or equivalent in all major required course work as well as the courses used to satisfy the NIU Foundational Studies writing and Quantitative Analysis requirements (ENG 103, ENG 203, MATH 101).
    • Minimum cumulative GPA to begin Internship Semester (Spring 4) course work and all courses after is a 2.5. Passing of all prerequisites is required prior to eligibility.
      Additional transfer guide notes: Submit an inquiry form with Northern Illinois University.

Transfer Guide is in effect from Fall 2020 – Fall 2022

Contact Information

Stephanie Vlach, College of DuPage Assistant Professor
vlachs@cod.edu | (630) 942-2629

Counseling, Advising and Transfer Services
Student Services Center (SSC), Room 3200
(630) 942-2259

Anthony Calderala, Northern Illinois University Program Advisor (Students Last Name A-L)
acalderala@niu.edu | (815) 753-1407

Joe Curran, Northern Illinois University Program Advisor (Students Last Name K-Z)
jcurran@niu.edu | (815) 753-2904

Northern Illinois University Transfer Center
(815) 753-0446 | transfercenter@niu.edu