Degree Requirements

Kinesiology

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.

 

Major Requirements - 31 credit hours

  • KIN 1302 First Aid and Safety
  • KIN 2301 Personal and Community Health
  • KIN 2330 Preven. & Trtmt of Movement Injuries
  • KIN 3311 Musculoskeletal Anat. & Biomechanics
  • KIN 3313 Motor Development and Learning
  • KIN 3316 Evaluation in Phys. Edu. and Sport
  • KIN 4330 Exercise Physiology
  • BIO 3411 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • MTH 1332 Applied Calculus
  • MTH 2301 Introduction to Statistics

 

Plus 1 of these 3 Tracks:

 

Generalist Track - 24 hours

  • KIN 2302 Intro. to Physical Education
  • KIN 2303 Theory and Application of Phys. Fitness
  • KIN 3315 Org. & Admin. of Phys. Ed. & Sport
  • KIN 3330 Psychology of Movement Activities
  • KIN 3331 Coaching Team Sports
  • KIN 3332 Coaching Individual Sports
  • KIN 3333 Methods of Teaching Phys. Edu.
  • KIN 4310 Kinesiology Internship

 

Pre-Physical Therapy - 36 hours

  • BIO 1403 Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • BIO 3412 Anatomy and Physiology II
  • CHE 1401 Chemistry I
  • CHE 1402 Chemistry II
  • KIN 4310 Kinesiology Internship
  • PHY 1401 Physics I
  • PHY 1402 Physics II
  • PSY 2301 Life Span Development
  • PSY 3341 Abnormal Psychology
  • MTH 1351 College Algebra

 

Fitness and Wellness Supervisor - 30 hours

  • KIN 2302 Introduction to Phys. Edu.
  • KIN 2303 Theory and Application of Phys. Fitness
  • KIN 3315 Org. & Admin. of Phys. Ed. & Sport
  • KIN 3330 Psychology of Movement Acitivities
  • KIN 4310 Kinesiology Internship
  • BIO 3310 Nutrition
  • BADM 3311 Principles of Management
  • BADM 3340 Human Resource Management
  • BADM 3350 Principles of Marketing
  • ECO 2302 Introduction to Microeconomics

 

Core Curriculum - 55-57 credit hours

Courses in Religion, English, Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Kinesiology, Social/Behavioral Science, Communication, Classics/Humanities, and Leadership.

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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