Kinesiology BS Degree
Enter a Fast-Growing Field With Many Career Options
Earn a bachelor of science degree in kinesiology from The University of Texas at Tyler to enter a field that's growing exponentially as interest in health and fitness expands. In addition to the general kinesiology BS degree track, UT Tyler offers the kinesiology BS degree - athletic training option.
- Undertake a kinesiology degree that is ideal for those with a passion for exercise, an appreciation for health and recreation and a strong desire to educate others about the benefits of lifelong physical fitness.
- Study in one of UT Tyler’s premiere locations including over 127,000 square feet of laboratories, classrooms, gym, indoor walking/jogging track, free weights areas and outdoor therapeutic pool.
- Nearly all of our kinesiology graduates find employment in their chosen career soon after graduation. Many have gone on to become:
- Physical education teachers
- Physical therapists
- Athletic trainers
- Occupational therapists
Bachelor’s in Kinesiology: Rigorous Program. Big Rewards
- Choose from three tracks: the physical education teaching track, athletic training track and pre-health science track that incorporates the prerequisites for pre-medicine, pre-physical therapy and pre-occupational therapy career paths, if desired.
- Study in a program that offers lots of individual attention from college professors and provides research opportunities as part of every course.
- Complete a senior capstone project in an area related to your career interests. Many students find jobs through their capstone experiences.
- Pursue independent studies working with a faculty member as a mentor.
Career Outlook for Kinesiology Majors
There are many different career options open to those who pursue a kinesiology major in college. Graduates often go on to complete specialized training in fields such as medicine, physical therapy and occupational therapy. Others find positions as coaches, physical education instructors and personal trainers.
Marketable Skills for Kinesiology Majors
For information about kinesiology skills that are most sought after by employers in today's job market, visit Marketable Skills for the College of Nursing & Health Sciences.
Kinesiology Courses: Stretch Your Mind and Body.
Biomechanics and Anatomical Kinesiology
Analyze human movement, applying principles from Newtonian mechanics and the study of structure and function of major joints and muscle groups.
Physiology of Exercise
Study functional responses to acute and chronic exercise.
Human Motor Control and Learning
Explore the principles and processes involved in learning and teaching motor skills, and the theories of control of movement. Application is made to sport, ergonomics and rehabilitation.
More about UT Tyler’s kinesiology program of study.