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COEHD  Degree Information Sheet

B.S. in Kinesiology (Athletic Training Concentration)

Kinesiology, Health and Nutrition  |   Undergraduate Degree

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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 with a concentration in Athletic Training. Students become eligible to apply for the Texas state licensure upon completion of this concentration. Students must be accepted into the Athletic Training Apprenticeship Program to pursue this concentration. The apprenticeship program involves 1800 hours of clinical internship over a minimum of five semesters.

Program Options

Students seeking the B.S. degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Athletic Training 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 Bachelor of Science 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 course within two attempts, including dropping a 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

A. Required HTH and KIN courses
HTH 3003Survey of Drugs and Health3
KIN 2141Medical Terminology1
KIN 2211First Aid and CPR1
KIN 2303Foundations of Kinesiology3
KIN 3071Musculoskeletal Fitness Instruction1
KIN 3303Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries3
KIN 3323Biomechanics3
KIN 3433Exercise Physiology3
KIN 3453Fitness Programming and Exercise Prescription3
KIN 3463Musculoskeletal Anatomy3
KIN 4043Therapeutic Modalities3
KIN 4123Introduction to Sport Psychology3
KIN 4143Evaluation of Athletic Injuries3
KIN 4243Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation3
KIN 4253Exercise Nutrition3
KIN 4403Motor Learning3
KIN 4931Clinical Applications of Athletic Injuries (repeated for 6 semester credit hours)6
B. Support courses
BIO 1233Contemporary Biology I3
BIO 2053
& BIO 2051
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
and Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory I
BIO 2063
& BIO 2061
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
and Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory II
CHE 1103General Chemistry I3
COM 2113Public Speaking3
or COM 1053Business and Professional Speech
MAT 1073Algebra for Scientists and Engineers3
PHY 1603Algebra-based Physics I3
PSY 1013Introduction to Psychology3
or SOC 1013Introduction to Sociology
STA 1053Basic Statistics3
C. Designated electives
Select 13 semester credit hours from the following courses:13

BIO 1033

Drugs and Society

CHE 1113

General Chemistry II

CHE 1121

General Chemistry I Laboratory

CHE 1131

General Chemistry II Laboratory

HTH 3013

Survey of Human Nutrition

or BIO 2043


HTH 4503

Human Disease and Epidemiology

KIN 2123

Fitness and Wellness Concepts

KIN 3103

Motor Development

KIN 3313

Anatomy and Physiology for Kinesiology

KIN 4023

Exercise Psychology

KIN 4113


KIN 4413

Coaching Athletics

PHY 1611

Algebra-based Physics I Laboratory

PHY 1623

Algebra-based Physics II

PHY 1631

Algebra-based Physics II Laboratory

PSY 2503

Developmental Psychology

Career Opportunities

Students who complete the program and graduate from the university are trained for careers in athletic training. The degree also serves as a pre-professional allied health training program for physical therapy and occupational therapy.

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Admission Requirements

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

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


Requirements for Admission to the Kinesiology - Athletic Training Concentration program:

The goal of admission requirements for the Athletic Training concentration is to provide 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 training. All applicants for admission to the Athletic Training concentration will be initially admitted to the Kinesiology program without a concentration. In order for a student to declare the Athletic Training concentration, a student must be admitted to the Athletic Training Apprenticeship Program, and meet the following academic criteria.

To declare an Athletic Training concentration, a Kinesiology major must have:

  • completed 30 semester credit hours with a cumulative grade point average of 2.50
  • successfully completed the following or equivalent courses with a grade of “C-” or better:
    BIO 1233Contemporary Biology I3
    KIN 2303Foundations of Kinesiology3
    MAT 1073Algebra for Scientists and Engineers3
    WRC 1013Freshman Composition I (Q)3

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 Training concentration if they:

  • meet all UTSA undergraduate admission requirements
  • have completed 30 semester credit hours
  • are admitted into the Athletic Training Apprenticeship Program

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. All candidates seeking this degree must fulfill the Core Curriculum requirements and the degree requirements, which are listed below.

Undergraduate Catalog:



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