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Kinesiology B.S.

Total Semester Credit Hours=120

The Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Kinesiology offers teacher-certification and non-certification options. The mission of the teacher-certification option is to prepare for Texas State certification to teach physical education at all levels from Early Childhood through Grade 12. The mission of the non-certification 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 non-certification 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 licensed or certified athletic trainers.

To earn the B.S. Degree in Kinesiology the student must:

  •  complete the University’s general baccalaureate degree requirements; 
  • complete the Departmental curriculum requirements (shown below); and 
  • be awarded a grade of C or better in all courses used to meet degree requirements.

Curriculum

University Core (42 hours)

The student must complete 8 hours of lab science in biology, chemistry or physics (in addition to anatomy and physiology). The 2 hours of credit for these labs are not required to meet the University’s core requirements but are a Departmental requirement.

Department Lower-Division Requirements (16 hours)

ALHS 1300Personal and Community Wellness

BIOL 2301Anatomy and Physiology I [TCCN: BIOL 2301]

BIOL 2101Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory [TCCN: BIOL 2101]

BIOL 2302Anatomy and Physiology II [TCCN: BIOL 2302]

BIOL 2102Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory [TCCN: BIOL 2102]

KINE 2337Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries

BIOL CHEM or PHYS Labs 2 hrs

Generic Kinesiology Curriculum

1. Kinesiology Core (33 hrs.)

HECC 4308Ethics

HECC 4370Internship

KINE 3303Motor Development

KINE 3306Fitness Assessment Skills

KINE 3311Physiology of Exercise

KINE 3112Physiology of Exercise Laboratory

KINE 3331Human Motor Control and Learning

KINE 3132Human Motor Control and Learning Laboratory

KINE 3334Biomechanics and Anatomical Kinesiology

KINE 3135Biomechanics and Anatomical Kinesiology Laboratory

KINE 4304Principles of Training: Endurance

KINE 4305Principles of Training: Strength and Power

KINE 4321Sports Nutrition

 

2. Cognate Courses (29 hrs.)

  • Three hours selected from the following: ALHS 3302, ALHS 3352, ALHS 3362, or ALHS 4320
  • 26 hours of prescribed electives with advisor approval. Pre-professional students (e.g., pre-physical therapy, pre-med, pre-occupational therapy) should use these hours as much as possible to complete prerequisites for post-baccalaureate professional programs. In selecting electives, attention must be given to the University’s requirement of at least 42 upper-division hours for completion of a baccalaureate degree.

Athletic Training Curriculum

1. Kinesiology Core (49 hrs.)

KINE 3102Clinical Experiences in Athletic Training I

KINE 3103Clinical Experiences in Athletic Training II

KINE 3301Assessment of Athletic Injuries I: Lower Extremity

KINE 3302Assessment of Athletic Injuries II: Upper Extremity

KINE 3303Motor Development

KINE 3306Fitness Assessment Skills

KINE 3311Physiology of Exercise

KINE 3112Physiology of Exercise Laboratory

KINE 3331Human Motor Control and Learning

KINE 3132Human Motor Control and Learning Laboratory

KINE 3334Biomechanics and Anatomical Kinesiology

KINE 3135Biomechanics and Anatomical Kinesiology Laboratory

KINE 3342Therapeutic Modalities for Athletic Trainers

KINE 4101Clinical Experiences in Athletic Training III

KINE 4102Clinical Experiences in Athletic Training IV

KINE 4304Principles of Training: Endurance

KINE 4305Principles of Training: Strength and Power

KINE 4321Sports Nutrition

HECC 4308Ethics

HECC 4370Internship

HECC 4371Internship

 

2. Cognate Course (13 hrs.)

Physical Education Teacher Certification Curriculum

1. Kinesiology Core (21 hrs.)

HECC 4308Ethics

KINE 3303Motor Development

KINE 3306Fitness Assessment Skills

KINE 3311Physiology of Exercise

KINE 3112Physiology of Exercise Laboratory

KINE 3331Human Motor Control and Learning

KINE 3132Human Motor Control and Learning Laboratory

KINE 3334Biomechanics and Anatomical Kinesiology

KINE 3135Biomechanics and Anatomical Kinesiology Laboratory

 

2. Cognate Course (17 hrs.)

 

ALHS 3315Nutrition in Health and Performance

ALHS 4317Theoretical and Clinical Aspects of Weight Management

ALHS 4324Drugs and Health

ALHS 4333Stress Management

HECC 4353Program Organization and Administration

2 hours of electives approved by advisor

3. Educator Preparation Courses (24 hrs.)

Phase I:
EDUC 1301  Introduction to the Teaching Profession
EPSY 3340  Educational Psychology: Adolescent Development & Learning

Phase II:
KINE 4308  Adaptive Physical Education
EDUC 4320  Teaching Skills for the Secondary Teacher

Phase III:
EDFB 4338  Literacy in the Content Area
PYED 4340  Teaching Methods in Physical Education

Phase IV:
EDUC 4640  Student Teaching EC-12
EDUC 4057  Capstone Seminar