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Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology

This program provides students with the opportunity to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology. Students are prepared for careers in athletic training, exercise science or teaching physical education (pre-kindergarten–12). All required Kinesiology (KIN) courses and support work must be completed with a grade of “C-” or better.

Academic advising for students seeking the Kinesiology degree is available in the College of Education and Human Development Advising and Certification Center.

The minimum number of semester credit hours for this degree, including the Core Curriculum requirements, is 120, of which at least 39 must be at the upper-division level.

Students seeking the Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology must fulfill University Core Curriculum requirements in the same manner as other students.

Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology (Athletic Medicine Concentration)

This program provides students with the opportunity to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Athletic Medicine. Students are trained for careers in athletic training, and this is a pre-professional allied health training program for physical therapy and occupational therapy. Additional coursework may be required for acceptance into an allied health training program. Students should contact the Health Professions Office for details. All kinesiology degree core and support work must be completed with a grade of “C-” or better.

Admission Policy

The goal of admission requirements for the Athletic Medicine concentration is to provide its undergraduate students with a program of study with the highest possible standards. To achieve this goal, the admission policy is designed to identify those students most likely to succeed in athletic medicine. All applicants for admission to the Athletic Medicine concentration will be admitted to the program as pre-Athletic Medicine students. Academic performance for declaration of the Athletic Medicine concentration will be evaluated after the following criteria has been met.

To declare an Athletic Medicine concentration, a pre-Athletic Medicine student must have:

  • completed 30 semester credit hours with a cumulative grade point average of 2.75
  • successfully completed the following or equivalent courses with a grade of “C–” or better:

    WRC 1013  Freshman Composition I
    BIO  1404  Biosciences I
    KIN  2303  Foundations of Kinesiology
    MAT 1073  Algebra for Scientists and Engineers

Applicants who have completed all of the above courses as equivalent transferable college credit with a grade of “C-” or better and have no UTSA coursework can declare an Athletic Medicine concentration if they:

  • meet all UTSA undergraduate admission requirements
  • have completed 30 semester credit hours

Additionally, incoming freshman with less than 30 completed semester credit hours may declare an Athletic Medicine concentration if they:

  • graduated in the top 25 percent of their high school class and are in good standing with the University

A pre-Athletic Medicine student will not be able to register for upper-division, majors-only courses at UTSA until they have completed the courses listed above with the required grade point average. A student can complete each course required for admission twice in order to reach the required grade; however, students who are not able to meet the criteria after completing the course twice will no longer be considered a pre-Athletic Medicine student and their major will be changed to undeclared (UND) in the University student record system.

The minimum number of semester credit hours for this degree, including the Core Curriculum requirements, is 120, of which at least 39 must be at the upper-division level.

Core Curriculum Requirements (42 semester credit hours)
Students seeking the Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Athletic Medicine must fulfill University Core Curriculum requirements. The courses listed below satisfy both degree requirements and Core Curriculum requirements. If courses are taken to satisfy both degree requirements and Core Curriculum requirements, then students may need to take additional courses in order to meet the minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree. For a complete listing of courses that satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements, see pages 3–5 of this catalog.

STA 1053 should be used to satisfy the core requirement in Mathematics. BIO 1404 and BIO 1413 should be used to satisfy the core requirement in Life and Physical Sciences. PSY 1013 or SOC 1013 is recommended to satisfy the core requirement in Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Degree Requirements (92 semester credit hours)

  1. Required KIN Courses (44 semester credit hours):

    KIN  2141  Medical Terminology
    KIN  2303  Foundations of Kinesiology
    KIN  3071  Musculoskeletal Fitness Instruction
    KIN  3303  Athletic Injuries and Training Procedures
    KIN  3313  Anatomy and Physiology for Kinesiology
    KIN  3323  Biomechanics
    KIN  3433  Exercise Physiology
    KIN  3453  Fitness Programming and Exercise Prescription
    KIN  3463  Musculoskeletal Anatomy
    KIN  4043  Therapeutic Modalities
    KIN  4143  Advanced Athletic Training
    KIN  4243  Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
    KIN  4253  Exercise Nutrition
    KIN  4403  Motor Learning
    KIN  4931  Clinical Applications of Athletic Injuries (6 semesters)
    or KIN  4936  Internship in Kinesiology

  2. Support Courses (48 semester credit hours):

    BIO  1122  Laboratory Investigations in Biology
    BIO  1404  Biosciences I
    BIO  1413  Biosciences II
    BIO  2083  Human Anatomy
    BIO  2091  Human Anatomy Laboratory
    BIO  2103  Human Physiology
    BIO  2111  Human Physiology Laboratory
    CHE  1103  General Chemistry I
    CHE  1113  General Chemistry II
    CHE  1121  General Chemistry I Laboratory
    CHE  1131  General Chemistry II Laboratory
    COM 1053  Business and Professional Speech
    or COM 2113  Public Speaking
    MAT 1073  Algebra for Scientists and Engineers
    PHY 1603  Algebra-based Physics I
    PHY 1611  Algebra-based Physics I Laboratory
    PHY 1623  Algebra-based Physics II
    PHY 1631  Algebra-based Physics II Laboratory
    PSY 1013  Introduction to Psychology
    SOC 1013  Introduction to Sociology
    STA 1053  Basic Statistics


B.S. in Kinesiology: Athletic Medicine Concentration — Recommended Four-Year Academic Plan

First Year
Fall Credit Hours
AIS 1203 Academic Inquiry and Scholarship (core) 3
KIN 2303 Foundations of Kinesiology 3
MAT 1073 Algebra for Scientists and Engineers 3
PSY 1013 Introduction to Psychology (core and major) 3
WRC 1013 Freshman Composition I (core) 3
Spring
BIO 1122 Laboratory Investigations in Biology 2
BIO 1404 Biosciences I (core and major) 4
CHE 1103 General Chemistry I 3
CHE 1121 General Chemistry I Laboratory 1
SOC 1013 Introduction to Sociology (core and major) 3
WRC 1023 Freshman Composition II (core) 3
Second Year
Fall
BIO 1413 Biosciences II (core and major) 3
CHE 1113 General Chemistry II 3
CHE 1131 General Chemistry II Laboratory 1
KIN 2141 Medical Terminology 1
KIN 4931 Clinical Applications of Athletic Injuries 1
PHY 1603 Algebra-based Physics I 3
PHY 1611 Algebra-based Physics I Laboratory 1
University core   3
Spring
BIO 2083 Human Anatomy 3
BIO 2091 Human Anatomy Laboratory 1
KIN 3313 Anatomy and Physiology for Kinesiology 3
KIN 4931 Clinical Applications of Athletic Injuries 1
STA 1053 Basic Statistics (core) 3
PHY 1623 Algebra-based Physics II 3
PHY 1631 Algebra-based Physics II Laboratory 1
Third Year
Fall
BIO 2111 Human Physiology Laboratory 1
BIO 2103 Human Physiology 3
KIN 3071 Musculoskeletal Fitness Instruction 1
KIN 3303 Athletic Injuries and Training Procedures 3
KIN 3433 Exercise Physiology 3
KIN 3463 Musculoskeletal Anantomy 3
KIN 4931 Clinical Applications of Athletic Injuries 1
Spring
KIN 3323 Biomechanics 3
KIN 4143 Advanced Athletic Training 3
KIN 4253 Exercise Nutrition 3
KIN 4931 Clinical Applications of Athletic Injuries 1
University core course   3
Fourth Year
Fall
KIN 3453 Fitness Programming and Exercise Prescription 3
KIN 4243 Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation 3
KIN 4931 Clinical Applications of Athletic Injuries 1
COM 1053 or 2113 Business and Professional Speech 3
University core course   3
University core course   3
Spring
KIN 4043 Therapeutic Modalities 3
KIN 4403 Motor Learning 3
KIN 4931 Clinical Applications of Athletic Injuries 1
University core course   3
University core course   3
Elective to meet 120 hours   1
  Total Credit Hours: 120.0

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Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology (Exercise Science Concentration)


This program provides students with the opportunity to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Science. Students are trained for careers in exercise science. All kinesiology degree core and support work must be completed with a grade of “C–” or better.

Admission Policy

The goal of admission requirements for the Exercise Science concentration is to provide its undergraduate students with a program of study with the highest possible standards. To achieve this goal, the admission policy is designed to identify those students most likely to succeed in kinesiology education. All applicants for admission to the Exercise Science concentration will be admitted to the program as pre-Exercise Science students. Academic performance for declaration of the Exercise Science concentration will be evaluated after the following criteria has been met.

To declare an Exercise Science concentration, a pre-Exercise student must have:

  • completed 30 semester credit hours with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5
  • successfully completed the following or equivalent courses with a grade of “C–” or better:

    BIO  1233  Contemporary Biology I
    or BIO  1404  Biosciences I

    KIN  2303  Foundations of Kinesiology

    MAT 1023 College Algebra with Applications
    or MAT 1073  Algebra for Scientists and Engineers

    WRC 1013  Freshman Composition I

Applicants who have completed all of the above courses as equivalent transferable college credit with a grade of “C-” or better and have no UTSA coursework can declare an Exercise Science concentration if they:

  • meet all UTSA undergraduate admission requirements
  • have completed 30 semester credit hours

Additionally, incoming freshman with less than 30 completed semester credit hours may declare an Exercise Science concentration if they:

  • graduated in the top 25 percent of their high school class and are in good standing with the University

A pre-Exercise Science student will not be able to register for upper-division, majors-only courses at UTSA until they have completed the courses listed above with the required grade point average. A student can complete each course required for admission twice in order to reach the required grade of 2.5 out of 4.0; however, students who are not able to meet the criteria after completing the course twice will no longer be considered a pre-Exercise Science student and their major will be changed to undeclared (UND) in the University student record system.

The minimum number of semester credit hours for this degree, including the Core Curriculum requirements, is 120, of which at least 39 must be at the upper-division level.

Core Curriculum Requirements (42 semester credit hours)
Students seeking the Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Science must fulfill University Core Curriculum requirements. The courses listed below satisfy both degree requirements and Core Curriculum requirements. If courses are taken to satisfy both degree requirements and Core Curriculum requirements, then students may need to take additional courses in order to meet the minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree. For a complete listing of courses that satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements, see pages 3–5 of this catalog.

STA 1053 should be used to satisfy the core requirement in Mathematics. BIO 1404 or BIO 1233 should be used to satisfy one of the Life and Physical Sciences core requirements. COM 2113 should be used to satisfy the Component Area Option requirement.

Degree Requirements (87 semester credit hours)

  1. Required KIN Courses (39 semester credit hours):

    KIN  2303  Foundations of Kinesiology
    KIN  3051  Group Fitness Instruction
    KIN  3071  Musculoskeletal Fitness Instruction
    KIN  3313  Anatomy and Physiology for Kinesiology
    KIN  3321  Biomechanics Laboratory
    KIN  3323  Biomechanics
    KIN  3431  Exercise Physiology Laboratory
    KIN  3433  Exercise Physiology
    KIN  3441  Graded Exercise Testing and Fitness Assessment Laboratory
    KIN  3443  Graded Exercise Testing and Fitness Assessment
    KIN  3453  Fitness Programming and Exercise Prescription
    KIN  4023  Exercise Psychology
    KIN  4253  Exercise Nutrition
    KIN  4401  Motor Learning Laboratory
    KIN  4403  Motor Learning
    KIN  4936  Internship in Kinesiology

  2. Support Courses (20-21 semester credit hours):

    BIO  1233  Contemporary Biology I
    or BIO  1404  Biosciences I

    BIO  2083  Human Anatomy
    BIO  2091  Human Anatomy Laboratory
    BIO  2103  Human Physiology
    BIO  2111  Human Physiology Laboratory
    COM  2113  Public Speaking
    MAT  1023  College Algebra with Applications
    STA  1053  Basic Statistics

  3. Minor (18-24 semester credit hours)
  4. Electives (4-10 semester credit hours)

B.S. in Kinesiology: Exercise Science Concentration — Recommended Four-Year Academic Plan

First Year
Fall Credit Hours
AIS 1203 Academic Inquiry and Scholarship (core) 3
BIO 1233 Contemporary Biology I (core) 3
KIN 2303 Foundations of Kinesiology 3
MAT 1023 College Algebra with Applications 3
WRC 1013 Freshman Composition I (core) 3
Spring
BIO 2083 Human Anatomy 3
BIO 2091 Human Anatomy Laboratory 1
STA 1053 Basic Statistics (core) 3
WRC 1023 Freshman Composition II (core) 3
Minor course   3
Life & Physical Sciences core   3
Second Year
Fall
BIO 2103 Human Physiology 3
BIO 2111 Human Physiology Laboratory 1
KIN 3051 Group Fitness Instruction 1
Minor course   3
University core course   3
University core course   3
Spring
COM 2113 Public Speaking 3
KIN 3313 Anatomy and Physiology for Kinesiology 3
Minor course   3
University core course   3
University core course   3
Third Year
Fall
KIN 3433 Exercise Physiology 3
KIN 3431 Exercise Physiology Laboratory 1
KIN 3071 Musculoskeletal Fitness Instruction 1
KIN 3323 Biomechanics 3
KIN 3321 Biomechanics Laboratory 1
Minor course   3
Elective or Minor course   3
Spring
KIN 3443 Graded Exercise Testing and Fitness Assessment 3
KIN 3441 Graded Exercise Testing and Fitness Asessment Laboratory 1
KIN 3453 Fitness Programming and Exercise Prescription 3
KIN 4023 Exercise Psychology 3
Minor course   3
Elective or Minor course   3
Fourth Year
Fall
KIN 4253 Exercise Nutrition 3
KIN 4403 Motor Learning 3
KIN 4401 Motor Learning Laboratory 1
Elective   1
Minor course   3
University core course   3
University core course   3
Spring
KIN 4936 Internship in Kinesiology 6
University core course   3
Elective or Minor course   3
  Total Credit Hours: 120.0

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Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology (Physical Education Concentration)

This program provides students with the opportunity to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Physical Education. Students are prepared for careers in teaching physical education (pre-kindergarten–12). All kinesiology degree core and support work must be completed with a grade of “C-” or better.

Academic advising for students seeking the Kinesiology degree is available in the College of Education and Human Development Advising and Certification Center. The minimum number of semester credit hours for this degree, including the Core Curriculum requirements, is 120, of which at least 39 must be at the upper-division level.

Core Curriculum Requirements (42 semester credit hours)
Students seeking the Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Physical Education must fulfill University Core Curriculum requirements. The courses listed below satisfy both degree requirements and Core Curriculum requirements. If courses are taken to satisfy both degree requirements and Core Curriculum requirements, then students may need to take additional courses in order to meet the minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree. For a complete listing of courses that satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements, see pages 3–5 of this catalog.

STA 1053 should be used to satisfy the core requirement in Mathematics. BIO 1233 should be used to satisfy one of the core requirements in Life and Physical Sciences. SOC 1013 is recommended to satisfy the core requirement in Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Degree Requirements (84 semester credit hours)

  1. Required KIN Courses (48 semester credit hours):

    KIN  2003  Computer Applications in Kinesiology and Health
    KIN  2303  Foundations of Kinesiology
    KIN  2421  Outdoor Activities and Innovative Games
    KIN  2441  Management and Organization in Kinesiology and Sports
    KIN  3001  Skill Analysis in Physical Activity: Individual Activities
    KIN  3011  Skill Analysis in Physical Activity: Team Sports I
    KIN  3021  Skill Analysis in Physical Activity: Team Sports II
    KIN  3031  Skill Analysis in Physical Activity: Dual Sports
    KIN  3051  Group Fitness Instruction
    KIN  3061  Foundational Movement
    KIN  3103  Motor Development
    KIN  3303  Athletic Injuries and Training Procedures
    KIN  3313  Anatomy and Physiology for Kinesiology
    KIN  3323  Biomechanics
    KIN  3413  Tactics
    KIN  3433  Exercise Physiology
    KIN  4113  Evaluation
    KIN  4123  Psychosocial Aspects of Exercise and Sport
    KIN  4343  Movement Awareness
    KIN  4403  Motor Learning
    KIN  4423  Developmental/Adapted Physical Activity

    and 1 hour of Kinesiology elective

  2. Support Courses (21 semester credit hours):

    BIO  1233  Contemporary Biology I
    COM 1043  Introduction to Communication
    EDP  3203  Learning and Development in the Secondary School Adolescent
    EDU  2103  Social Foundations for Education in a Diverse U.S. Society
    HTH  3013  Survey of Human Nutrition
    IDS   2013  Introduction to Learning and Teaching in a Culturally Diverse Society
    STA  1053  Basic Statistics

  3. Professional Education courses (15 semester credit hours):

    C&I  4716*  Student Teaching: All-Level EC-12
    KIN  4203*  Teaching Secondary Physical Education
    KIN  4303*  Teaching Elementary Physical Education
    RDG  3773*  Reading and Writing Across the Disciplines-Secondary

    Courses marked with an asterisk (*) require an advisor code and are restricted to students who have applied and been accepted into the Teacher Certification Program.

All the courses listed for the Physical Education Concentration (84 hours) are required for teacher certification in physical education. Only the courses marked with an asterisk are restricted and require an advisor code and acceptance into the Teacher Certification Program. Advisor codes for these classes will be issued only if all prerequisites have been completed.

B.S. in Kinesiology: Physical Education Concentration — Recommended Four-Year Academic Plan

First Year
Fall Credit Hours
BIO 1233 Contemporary Biology I (core and major) 3
KIN 2303 Foundations of Kinesiology 3
STA 1053 Basic Statistics (core and major) 3
WRC 1013 Freshman Composition I (core) 3
American History core   3
Spring
AIS 1203 Academic Inquiry and Scholarship (core) 3
KIN 2003 Computer Applications in Kinesiology and Health 3
KIN 2441 Management and Organization in Kinesiology and Sports 1
WRC 1023 Freshman Composition II (core) 3
Life & Physical Sciences core   3
American History core   3
Second Year
Fall
IDS 2013 Introduction to Learning and Teaching in a Culturally Diverse Society 3
KIN 3313 Anatomy and Physiology for Kinesiology 3
POL 1013 Introduction to American Politics (core) 3
Language, Philosophy & Culture core   3
Component Area Option core   3
Spring
COM 1043 Introduction to Communication 3
EDU 2103 Social Foundations for Education in a Diverse U.S. Society 3
KIN 3303 Athletic Injuries and Training Procedures 3
POL 1133 Texas Politics and Society (core) 3
Social & Behavioral Sciences core (SOC 1013 recommended)   3
Creative Arts core   3
Third Year
Fall
EDP 3203 Learning and Development in the Secondary School Adolescent 3
KIN 2421 Outdoor Activities and Innovative Games 1
KIN 3051 Group Fitness Instruction 1
KIN 3061 Foundational Movement 1
KIN 3103 Motor Development 3
KIN 3413 Tactics 3
KIN 3433 Exercise Physiology 3
KIN elective   1
Spring
KIN 3001 Skill Analysis in Physical Activity: Individual Activities 1
KIN 3011 Skill Analysis in Physical Activity: Team Sports I 1
KIN 3323 Biomechanics 3
KIN 4123 Psychosocial Aspects of Exercise and Sport 3
KIN 4343 Movement Awareness 3
KIN 4423 Developmental/Adapted Physical Activity 3
RDG 3773 Reading and Writing Across the Disciplines–Secondary 3
Fourth Year
Fall
HTH 3013 Survey of Human Nutrition 3
KIN 3021 Skill Analysis in Physical Activity: Team Sports II 1
KIN 3031 Skill Analysis in Physical Activity: Dual Sports 1
KIN 4113 Evaluation 3
KIN 4203 Teaching Secondary Physical Education 3
KIN 4303 Teaching Elementary Physical Education 3
KIN 4403 Motor Learning 3
Spring
C&I 4716 Student Teaching: All Level EC–12 6
  Total Credit Hours: 120.0


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