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COEHD  Degree Information Sheet

B.S. in Kinesiology (Exercise Physiology 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 Exercise Physiology. Students are trained for careers in exercise science.

Program Options

Students seeking the B.S. degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Physiology 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. All kinesiology degree core and support work must be completed with a grade of “C-” or better. For a complete listing of courses that satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements, see the UTSA Undergraduate Catalog.

Gateway Courses

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 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 2303  Foundations of Kinesiology

Degree Requirements

A. Required KIN courses

KIN 2111Lifetime Fitness Activity Instruction1
KIN 2211First Aid and CPR1
KIN 2303Foundations of Kinesiology3
KIN 2441Management in Kinesiology1
KIN 3051Group Fitness Instruction1
KIN 3071Musculoskeletal Fitness Instruction1
KIN 3321Biomechanics Laboratory1
KIN 3323Biomechanics3
KIN 3431Exercise Physiology Laboratory1
KIN 3433Exercise Physiology3
KIN 3441Health Related Fitness Assessment Laboratory1
KIN 3443Health Related Fitness Assessment3
KIN 3453Fitness Programming and Exercise Prescription3
KIN 4023Exercise Psychology3
KIN 4233Advanced Exercise Physiology3
or KIN 4263Clinical Exercise Physiology
KIN 4253Exercise Nutrition3
KIN 4936Internship in Kinesiology6

B. Support courses

BIO 1233Contemporary Biology I3
or BIO 1404Biosciences I
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
COM 2113Public Speaking3
MAT 1023College Algebra with Applications3
STA 1053Basic Statistics3

C. Minor (Recommended: Biology, Business, Community Health, Nutrition, or Wellness)

D. Electives 

All candidates for this degree must complete enough hours of 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.

Career Opportunities

Students who complete the program and graduate from the university are trained for careers in exercise physiology.

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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 - Exercise Physiology Concentration program:

The goal of admission requirements for the Exercise Physiology 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 kinesiology education. Academic performance for declaration of the Exercise Physiology concentration will be evaluated after the following criteria has been met:

  • 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 1233Contemporary Biology I3
    or BIO 1404Biosciences I
    KIN 2303Foundations of Kinesiology3
    MAT 1023College Algebra with Applications3
    or MAT 1073Algebra for Scientists and Engineers
    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 Exercise Physiology concentration if they:

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

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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