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COEHD  Degree Information Sheet

B.S. in Kinesiology (Physical Education 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 Physical Education. Students are prepared for careers in teaching physical education (pre-kindergarten–grade 12). 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 Interdisciplinary Education 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. All candidates seeking this degree must fulfill the Core Curriculum requirements and the degree requirements, which are listed below.

Program Options

Core Curriculum Requirements

Students seeking the B.S. degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Physical Education 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 1233 should be used to satisfy one of the core requirements in Life and Physical Sciences. SOC 1013 is recommended to satisfy the core requirement in Social and Behavioral Sciences.

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 2211  First Aid and CPR

KIN 2123  Fitness and Wellness Concepts

KIN 2303  Foundations of Kinesiology

KIN 2421  Outdoor Activities and Innovative Games

KIN 3001  Skill Analysis in Physical Activity: Individual Activities

KIN 3011  Skill Analysis in Physical Activity: Team Sports I

KIN 3021  Skill Analysis in Physical Activity: Team Sports II

KIN 3031  Skill Analysis in Physical Activity: Dual Sports

KIN 3103  Motor Development

KIN 3113  Scientific Principles of Physical Activity

KIN 3313  Anatomy and Physiology for Kinesiology

KIN 3413  Tactics

KIN 4113  Evaluation

KIN 4123  Introduction to Sport Psychology

KIN 4343  Movement Awareness

KIN 4403  Motor Learning

KIN 4423  Developmental/Adapted Physical Activity

B. Support courses

BIO 1233  Contemporary Biology I

EDP 3203  Learning and Development in the Secondary School Adolescent

EDU 2103  Social Foundations for Education in a Diverse U.S. Society

IDS 2013  Introduction to Learning and Teaching in a Culturally Diverse Society

STA 1053  Basic Statistics

C. Second Teaching Field or Coaching Certificate

D. Professional Education courses

C&I 4716  Clinical Teaching: All Level EC–12 

KIN 4203  Teaching Secondary Physical Education 

KIN 4303  Teaching Elementary Physical Education 

LTED 3773  Reading and Writing Across the Disciplines-Grades 7–12 

Career Opportunities

Students who complete the program and graduate from the university are trained for careers in teaching physical education (pre-kindergarten–12).

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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:

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