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2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog
Harding University
  Jun 13, 2021
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
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2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Department of Kinesiology

Chair: Stephen Burks, Ed.D.


David T. Elliott, M.A.T.
Mike Pruitt, D.A.

Associate Professors:

Stephen A. Burks, Ed.D.
Greg Harnden, M.A.
John Ronald Huckeba, M.Ed.
Patrick McGaha, Ph.D.
Jessica E. Moore, D.A.
Jon David Yingling, Ed.D.

Assistant Professors:

Clay Beason, Ed.D., CSCS
Luke Cullins, M.Ed.
James R. Gowen, M.Ed.
Steve Guymon, M.S.E.
Greg Harris, Ph.D.
Tim Kirby, M.Ed.
Jeff Morgan, M.S.
Tom Ritchie, M.Ed.
Ray Woods, M.S.E.

Assisting from other departments:

Justin Bland, Ph.D.
Mark Cullum, Ph.D.
Bryan Phillips, Ph.D.


The mission of the Department of Kinesiology is to prepare Christian professionals for careers in teaching, coaching and sports-related business in the area of kinesiology.

The department offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in kinesiology (non-licensure) and the Bachelor of Science degree in the following majors: kinesiology (licensure) and sport and recreation management. The kinesiology licensure major prepares students to teach health and physical education and coach in elementary, middle, and secondary schools. The sport and recreation management major prepares students to work in the administrative, management, and business areas of sport (front office administration) and recreation (health clubs, retain, etc.).  The kinesiology (nonlicensure) major prepares students for careers associated with kinesiology.

Minors are offered in kinesiology, health, coaching, and outdoor recreation leadership.

The institutional requirement of 3 hours in kinesiology can be met by KINS 101  and 1 additional hour from the following: KINS 112 , KINS 117 , KINS 119 , KINS 121 , KINS 122 , KINS 125 , KINS 126 , KINS 128 , KINS 131 , KINS 132 , KINS 133 , KINS 134 , KINS 135 , KINS 214 ; and, for kinesiology majors and minors and sports management majors, KINS 355 , KINS 356 . Students who transfer to Harding with fewer than 2 hours of physical activity courses must take KINS 101 .

Veterans who have spent at least one year in continuous active military duty may receive credit for the 3 hours of kinesiology required by Harding by filing a written request with the registrar and submitting a copy of the DD214.

All kinesiology majors must demonstrate proficiency in swimming or take KINS 112  as leveling work. Students with disabilities are reasonably accommodated in compliance with federal and state guidelines.

All Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degree majors require a uniform kinesiology core of 12 hours. The purpose of the core is to provide all kinesiology students with a common body of knowledge.

Required Core

EXSS 252  3 hours
KINS 206  3 hours
KINS 405  3 hours
KINS 415  3 hours
TOTAL 12 hours






Department of Kinesiology



Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Science