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COEHD  Degree Information Sheet

B.S. in Kinesiology (Kinesiology and Health 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 (B.S.) degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Kinesiology and Health Science.  All kinesiology degree core and support work must be completed with a grade of "C-" or better.



Program Options

Core Curriculum Requirements

Students seeking the B.S. degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Kinesiology and Health Science 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.


STA 1053 should be used to satisfy the core requirement in Mathematics. BIO 1404 and BIO 1414 should be used to satisfy the core requirement in Life and Physical Sciences. PSY 1013 or SOC 1013 is recommended to satisfy the core requirement in Social and Behavioral Sciences. COM 2113 is recommended to satisfy the core requirement in the Component Area Option.


For a complete listing of courses that satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements, see Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements above.


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

Students in the Kinesiology and Health Science concentration are required to successfully complete all required KIN courses, and select designated elective courses based on their post-graduate goals. Students interested in applying to Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Physician's Assistant programs are encouraged to meet with the academic advisor and consult with the UTSA Health Professions Office.

A. Required KIN courses
KIN 2141Medical Terminology1
KIN 2303Foundations of Kinesiology3
KIN 3071Musculoskeletal Fitness Instruction1
KIN 3303Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries3
KIN 3313Anatomy and Physiology for Kinesiology3
KIN 3323Biomechanics3
KIN 3433Exercise Physiology3
KIN 3453Fitness Programming and Exercise Prescription3
KIN 3463Musculoskeletal Anatomy3
KIN 4043Therapeutic Modalities3
KIN 4143Evaluation of Athletic Injuries3
KIN 4243Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation3
KIN 4253Exercise Nutrition3
KIN 4403Motor Learning3
KIN 4936Internship in Kinesiology6
B. Support courses
BIO 1404Biosciences I4
BIO 1414Biosciences II4
BIO 2053Human Anatomy and Physiology I3
BIO 2051Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory I1
BIO 2063Human Anatomy and Physiology II3
BIO 2061Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory II1
CHE 1103General Chemistry I3
CHE 1113General Chemistry II3
CHE 1121General Chemistry I Laboratory1
CHE 1131General Chemistry II Laboratory1
COM 1053Business and Professional Speech3
or COM 2113Public Speaking
MAT 1073Algebra for Scientists and Engineers3
PHY 1603Algebra-based Physics I3
PHY 1611Algebra-based Physics I Laboratory1
PHY 1623Algebra-based Physics II3
PHY 1631Algebra-based Physics II Laboratory1
PSY 1013Introduction to Psychology3
SOC 1013Introduction to Sociology3
STA 1053Basic Statistics3
C. Electives2
Total Credit Hours93



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 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:


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 - Kinesiology and Health Science Concentration Program:


The goal of admission requirements for the Kinesiology and Health Science concentration is to provide undergraduate students with a program of study with the highest possible standards. All applicants for admission to the Kinesiology and Health Science concentration will be initially admitted to the Kinesiology program without a concentration. In order for a student to declare the Kinesiology and Health Science concentration must meet the following academic criteria.


To declare an Kinesiology and Health Science concentration, a Kinesiology major must have:

  • completed 30 semester credit hours with a cumulative grade point average of 2.75
  • successfully completed the following or equivalent courses with a grade of “C-” or better:
    BIO 1404Biosciences I4
    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 Kinesiology and Health Science concentration if they:

  • meet all UTSA undergraduate admission requirements
  • have completed 30 semester credit hours
  • have a cumulative GPA of 2.75


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.



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


UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM ASSISTANCE:
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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