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COEHD  Degree Information Sheet

B.S. in Kinesiology

Kinesiology, Health and Nutrition  |   

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Purpose of Program

This program provides students with the opportunity to pursue a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Kinesiology. Students may apply for admission into one of the concentrations within the Kinesiology major if they wish to specialize in athletic training, exercise physiology, kinesiology and health science, or physical education. Students may also pursue the major without a concentration. This also applies to students who are unable to complete one of the concentrations. 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 Life and Health Sciences Advising Center. Students who wish to pursue teacher certification will be advised in the Interdisciplinary Education Advising Center.

Program Options

Students seeking the B.S. degree in Kinesiology must fulfill University Core Curriculum requirements in the same manner as other students. 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 the UTSA Undergraduate Catalog.

Gateway Course

Students pursuing the B.S. degree in Kinesiology must successfully complete the following Gateway Course with a grade of “C-” or better in no more than two attempts. A student who is unable to successfully complete this courses within two attempts, including dropping the course with a grade of “W” or taking an equivalent course at another institution, will be required to change his or her major.

KIN 2303Foundations of Kinesiology

Degree Requirements

Students in the Kinesiology major are required to successfully complete all required KIN courses, and select elective courses based on their post-graduate goals.

Required KIN courses

KIN 2123Fitness and Wellness Concepts3
KIN 2303Foundations of Kinesiology3
KIN 3103Motor Development3
KIN 3323Biomechanics3
KIN 3433Exercise Physiology3
KIN 4023Exercise Psychology3
KIN 4113Evaluation3
KIN 4123Introduction to Sport Psychology3
KIN 4403Motor Learning3
KIN 4423Developmental/Adapted Physical Activity3

Support courses

BIO 1233Contemporary Biology I3-4
or BIO 1404Biosciences I
BIO 2043/HTH 3013/KIN 4253Nutrition3
or NDT 2043Introduction to Nutritional Sciences
BIO 2053Human Anatomy and Physiology I3
or KIN 3313Anatomy and Physiology for Kinesiology
COM 1053Business and Professional Speech3
or COM 2113Public Speaking
MAT 1023College Algebra with Applications3
or MAT 1073Algebra for Scientists and Engineers
STA 1053Basic Statistics3
or STA 1403Probability and Statistics for the Biosciences


All candidates for this degree must complete up to 28 hours of free electives to meet the 120 hour minimum for the degree, including a sufficient number of electives at the upper-division level to meet the UTSA minimum of 39 upper-division hours.

KIN 4936Internship in Kinesiology6

Career Opportunities

Students who complete the program and graduate from the university are trained for careers in kinesiology and health.

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Admission Requirements

All applicants must meet UTSA Graduate School admission requirements and be in good standing with last institution attended. In addition, applicants must meet/fulfill the following departmental requirements or submissions:

Requirements for Admission to The University of Texas at San Antonio:


Undergraduate Catalog: 



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For assistance with Admission Requirements, or for further information, contact the program's Student Development Specialist (Listed Under Contacts)


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Financial Aid & Scholarships

To apply for financial aid, complete the:

Free Application for Federal Student Assistance (FAFSA)


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210-458-4487 fax

UTSA Graduate School

Send all USPS mail (transcripts, etc.) to:

The University of Texas at San Antonio
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San Antonio, TX 78249

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The University of Texas at San Antonio
College of Education and Human Development
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX 78249