Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology with Athletic Training Option
Kinesiology is the study of movement or exercise. The Bachelor of Science degree program in Kinesiology with Athletic Training option may be used to prepare for the State of Texas Athletic Trainer License Examination. A student wanting to pursue an athletic training license in the state of Texas should consult with an academic advisor early in the program.
In addition to the courses listed below, students must complete other state requirements including the successful completion of an 1800-hour apprenticeship under the supervision of licensed and/or certified athletic trainers. This apprenticeship must be coordinated with the UT Tyler Head Athletic Trainer as soon as the student decides to enter the program. The coursework and apprenticeship must be ongoing at the same time. One cannot be completed without the other.
Athletic training is practiced by certified athletic trainers. Athletic trainers are health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to optimize activity and participation of patients and clients.
Athletic training encompasses the
- intervention of emergency
- acute and chronic medical conditions involving impairment
- functional limitations
- and disabilities
Study of kinesiology requires a passion for exercise, an appreciation of the health and recreational benefits of regular exercise, and a strong desire to educate others about the benefits and proper uses of exercise, and especially lifelong exercise.
Upon acceptance into UT Tyler's Department of Health and Kinesiology BS Kinesiology program, students desiring to pursue the Athletic Training Option must consult with the Head Athletic Trainer.
- K-12, College & University Athletics
- Professional Sports
- Hospitals & Clinics
- Industrial Settings
- Medical Equipment & Sales
- Physician Extenders
Freshman will begin their apprenticeship at the start of the incoming fall semester.
During their first year, freshman students will enter the program on a probationary status. At the end of the spring semester, freshman will formally apply to the program.
Transfers will begin their apprenticeship at the start of their incoming semester, whether it be fall or spring. Transfers should apply to the program immediately upon acceptance into UT Tyler or after having transferred degree programs at UT Tyler. Note that the 150 hours of observation is waived for transfers.
Application Procedures to Athletic Training Program
Please refer to Requirements for Admission to Program for more information. All completed forms should be submitted to UT Tyler’s Head Athletic Trainer where an interview can then be scheduled. Completion of application documents does not guarantee acceptance into the program.
- Bachelor of Science degree plan in Kinesiology - Athletic Training Option (pdf)
- Recommended 4 year sequence of courses (pdf)
Athletic Training Links