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COEHD  Degree Information Sheet

BS in Kinesiology (Exercise Science 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 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. Academic advising for students seeking the Kinesiology degree is available in the Life and Health Sciences Advising 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.

Program Options

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 below.


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

A. Required KIN Courses

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 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


B. Support Courses

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


C. Minor


D. Electives




Career Opportunities

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

Job Outlook/Earnings

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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:

http://www.utsa.edu/admissions/undergrad/requirements/2013-requirements.html


Requirements for Admission to the Kinesiology - Exercise Science Concentration program:

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 (3 credits) or BIO 1404 Biosciences I; KIN 2303 Foundations of Kinesiology (3 credits); MAT 1073 Algebra for Scientists and Engineers (3 credits);  WRC 1013 Freshman Composition (3 credits)


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 upperdivision, 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.


Undergraduate Catalog:

http://catalog.utsa.edu/undergraduate/


UTSA ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
Freshmen | Freshmen (International) | Transfers | Transfer (International) | Re-Admission | Non-Degree Seeking


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



How to Apply


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Undergraduate Programs

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Departments

BICULTURAL-BILINGUAL STUDIES   210-458-4426
COUNSELING   210-458-2600
EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP AND POLICY STUDIES   210-458-6620
EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY   210-458-2650
INTERDISCIPLINARY LEARNING AND TEACHING   210-458-5969
KINESIOLOGY, HEALTH, AND NUTRITION   210-458-6224