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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. This concentration is suited for students who are taking prerequisite courses for medical schools or graduate programs in health professions (e.g., Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Physician Assistant). Students who are interested in applying to these programs are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor and consult with the UTSA Health Professions Office.





Program Options


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. 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 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 the 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

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 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
B. Support courses
BIO 1404Biosciences I4
BIO 1414Biosciences II4
BIO 2053
BIO 2051
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
and Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory I
4
BIO 2063
BIO 2061
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
and Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory II
4
CHE 1103
CHE 1121
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Laboratory
4
CHE 1113
CHE 1131
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Laboratory
4
COM 1053Business and Professional Speech3
or COM 2113Public Speaking
MAT 1073Algebra for Scientists and Engineers3
PHY 1603
PHY 1611
Algebra-based Physics I
and Algebra-based Physics I Laboratory
4
PHY 1623
PHY 1631
Algebra-based Physics II
and Algebra-based Physics II Laboratory
4
PSY 1013Introduction to Psychology3
SOC 1013Introduction to Sociology3
STA 1053Basic Statistics3
C. 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.
KIN 4936Internship in Kinesiology6






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:

https://future.utsa.edu/admissions/


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 (GPA) 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.


Undergraduate Catalog: 

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

http://catalog.utsa.edu/undergraduate/educationhumandevelopment/healthkinesiology/#kin_healthsci


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)




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