Degree Requirements

Kinesiology is the study of human movement. The mission of the Kinesiology major is to prepare students who understand the psychological, physiological, and anatomical underpinnings of human movement, and who are able to design and administer effective wellness and sport programs. Required coursework will develop a firm foundation for careers in fitness training, coaching, physical and occupational therapy, athletic training, fitness and sport management.

Kinesiology Requirements - 39 credit hours

  • KIN 1302 First Aid and Safety
  • KIN 2301 Personal and Community Health
  • KIN 2330 Prevention Treatment of Movement Injuries
  • KIN 3311 Musculoskeletal Anatomy Biomechanics
  • KIN 3313 Motor Development and Learning
  • KIN 3316 Evaluation in Physical Education and Sport
  • KIN 4330 Exercise Physiology
  • BIO 3411 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • MTH 1351 College Algebra
  • MTH 1332 Applied Calculus
  • MTH 2301 Statistics
  • CHE 1341 Chemistry I
  • CHE 1141 Chemistry I Lab
  • BIO 1403 Cellular and Molecular Biology

Plus 1 of these 3 Tracks:

Generalist Track - 24 hours
  • KIN 2302 Introduction to Physical Education
  • KIN 2303 Theory and Application of Physical Fitness
  • KIN 3315 Organization and Admin of Phys. Ed. Sport
  • KIN 3334 Exercise and Sports Psychology
  • KIN 3331 Coaching Team Sports
  • KIN 3332 Coaching Individual Sports
  • KIN 3333 Methods of Teaching Physical Education
  • KIN 4310 Kinesiology Internship
Pre-Physical Therapy - 36 hours
  • BIO 3412 Anatomy and Physiology II
  • CHE 1341 Chemistry I
  • CHE 1141 Chemistry I Lab
  • CHE 1342 Chemistry II
  • CHE 1142 Chemistry II Lab
  • KIN 4310 Kinesiology Internship
  • PHY 1401 Physics I
  • PHY 1402 Physics II
  • PSY 2301 Life Span Development
  • PSY 3341 Abnormal Psychology
Fitness and Wellness Supervisor - 30 hours
  • KIN 2302 Introduction to Physical Education
  • KIN 2303 Theory and Application of Physical Fitness
  • KIN 3315 Organization and Administration of Phys. Ed. Sport
  • KIN 3334 Exercise and Sport Psychology
  • KIN 4310 Kinesiology Internship
  • BIO 3310 Nutrition

Plus any four of the following courses:

  • BADM 3311 Principles of Management
  • BADM 3340 Human Resource Management
  • BADM 3350 Principles of Marketing
  • ECO 2302 Introduction to Microeconomics

Electives:

A sufficient number of academic credit hours, of which 39 must be upper-level, to bring the total number to 128 credit hours.

Dr. Tom Pate

Director of Kinesiology
512-313-5509
Building D-258

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