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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. All kinesiology degree core and support work must be completed with a grade of “C-” or better.

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. 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.

MAT 1023 should be used to satisfy the core requirement in Mathematics. BIO 1233 or BIO 1404 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.

Gateway Courses

Students pursuing the B.S. degree in Kinesiology must successfully complete each of the following Gateway Courses with a grade of “C-” or better in no more than two attempts. A student who is unable to successfully complete these courses 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
KIN 3313Anatomy and Physiology for Kinesiology

Degree Requirements

A. Required KIN courses

KIN 2111  Lifetime Fitness Activity Instruction

KIN 2211  First Aid and CPR

KIN 2303  Foundations of Kinesiology

KIN 2441  Management in 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  Health Related Fitness Assessment Laboratory

KIN 3443  Health Related Fitness Assessment

KIN 3453  Fitness Programming and Exercise Prescription

KIN 4023  Exercise Psychology

KIN 4233  Advanced Exercise Physiology or KIN 4263  Clinical Exercise Physiology

KIN 4253  Exercise Nutrition

KIN 4936  Internship in Kinesiology

B. Support courses

BIO 1233  Contemporary Biology I or BIO 1404  Biosciences 

BIO 2051  Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory I

BIO 2053  Human Anatomy and Physiology I

BIO 2061  Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory II

BIO 2063  Human Anatomy and Physiology II

COM 2113  Public Speaking

MAT 1023  College Algebra with Applications

STA 1053  Basic Statistics

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.

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For assistance with Admission Requirements, please contact the Admissions/Enrollment Office or the COEHD Advising Office (Listed Under Contacts)

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