Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology
Total Semester Credit Hours=120-122
The Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Kinesiology offers teaching and nonteaching options. The mission of the teaching option is to prepare for Texas State certification to teach physical education at all levels from Early Childhood to Grade 12. The mission of the nonteaching option is to prepare for entry-level positions related to exercise in clinical, business or other settings, or to prepare for post-baccalaureate professional (e.g., physical therapy, occupational therapy, medicine) or graduate studies related to exercise science. The nonteaching option may be used to prepare for the State examination for licensing as an athletic trainer in Texas. A student wanting to pursue the Texas athletic trainer license should consult with an academic advisor early in the program. Such students must complete other State licensing requirements in addition to the courses listed below, including apprenticeships under the supervision of a licensed or certified athletic trainer. For a suggested four-year course of study please visit the department webpage at: www.uttyler.edu/hkdept.
To graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology, the student must:
- earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses used to meet degree requirements,
- complete the general baccalaureate degree requirements for the university,
- complete the Kinesiology curriculum requirements specified in the following sections.
- University Core (44 hours)
The student pursuing teacher certification should take SPCM 1315: Fundamentals of Speech Communication to meet the humanities requirement. For others, PHIL 1301: Introduction to Philosophy is recommended.
- Department Lower-Division Requirements (14 hours)
- Required Upper-division Kinesiology Major Courses (42-43)
HECC 4308: Ethics
HECC 4333: Tests and Measurements
HECC 4370: Internship
KINE 3311/3112: Physiology of Exercise/Laboratory
KINE 3303: Motor Development
KINE 3331/3132: Human Motor Control and Learning/Laboratory
KINE 3334/3135: Biomechanics and Anatomical Kinesiology/Lab
KINE 4305: Principles of Training
KINE 4314: Prescriptive Exercise
KINE 4321: Sports Nutrition
- Cognate Courses (28 hrs.)
Twenty-three hours selected with advisor (may include requirements for athletic training students or teacher certification*)
*Additional required courses for athletic training students
*Additional required courses for teacher certification students
ALHS 3315: Nutrition in Health and Performance
ALHS 4317: Theoretical and Clinical Aspects of Weight Management
ALHS 4324: Drugs and Health
ALHS 4333: Stress Management
HECC 4353: Program Organization and Administration
KINE 4308: Adapted Physical Education
PYED 4340: Teaching Methods in Physical Education
All students wishing to be certified to teach physical education (EC-12) in Texas public schools must complete the Academic Foundations, Professional Development, and required content courses and meet the requirements described in the Certification section of the College of Education and Psychology section of this catalog. For further information see a consultant in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. For complete degree requirements please visit our website at: www.uttyler.edu/hkdept.