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:

To graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology, the student must:

  1. earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses used to meet degree requirements,
  2. complete the general baccalaureate degree requirements for the university,
  3. complete the Kinesiology curriculum requirements specified in the following sections.


  1. 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.

  2. Department Lower-Division Requirements (14 hours)

    ALHS 1300: Personal and Community Wellness
    BIOL 2301/2101: Anatomy and Physiology I/Laboratory
    BIOL 2302/2102: Anatomy and Physiology II/Laboratory
    KINE 2337: Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries

  3. 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

  4. Cognate Courses (28 hrs.)

    Three hours of Communication selected from the following: SPCM 3321, 3322, 3325, or 4326

    Three hours of Allied Health selected from the following: ALHS 3352; ALHS 3362; and ALHS 4320

    Twenty-three hours selected with advisor (may include requirements for athletic training students or teacher certification*)

    *Additional required courses for athletic training students

    HECC 4371: Internship
    KINE 3340: Assessment of Athletic Injuries
    KINE 3342: Therapeutic Modalities for Athletic Training
    PYED 4156: Topic in Motor Performance (taken 4 semesters)

    *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

Teacher Certification

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: