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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).



Program Options

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 in the UTSA Undergraduate Catalog.

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 2123Fitness and Wellness Concepts3
KIN 2211First Aid and CPR1
KIN 2303Foundations of Kinesiology3
KIN 2421Outdoor Activities and Innovative Games1
KIN 3001Skill Analysis in Physical Activity: Individual Activities1
KIN 3011Skill Analysis in Physical Activity: Team Sports I1
KIN 3021Skill Analysis in Physical Activity: Team Sports II1
KIN 3031Skill Analysis in Physical Activity: Dual Sports1
KIN 3103Motor Development3
KIN 3113Scientific Principles of Physical Activity3
KIN 3313Anatomy and Physiology for Kinesiology3
KIN 3413Tactics3
KIN 4113Evaluation3
KIN 4123Introduction to Sport Psychology3
KIN 4343Movement Awareness3
KIN 4403Motor Learning3
KIN 4423Developmental/Adapted Physical Activity3

B. Support courses

BIO 1233Contemporary Biology I3
EDP 3203Learning and Development in the Secondary School Adolescent3
EDU 2103Social Foundations for Education in a Diverse U.S. Society3
IDS 2013Introduction to Learning and Teaching in a Culturally Diverse Society3
STA 1053Basic Statistics3

C. Second Teaching Field or Coaching Certificate

D. Professional Education courses

C&I 4716Clinical Teaching: All Level EC–12 16
KIN 4203Teaching Secondary Physical Education 13
KIN 4303Teaching Elementary Physical Education 13
LTED 3773Reading and Writing Across the Disciplines-Grades 7–12 13

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These courses require an advisor code and are restricted to students who have applied and been accepted into the Teacher Certification Program.


All the courses listed for the Physical Education Concentration (84 hours) are required for teacher certification in physical education. Only the courses marked with an asterisk are restricted and require an advisor code and acceptance into the Teacher Certification Program. Advisor codes for these classes will be issued only if all prerequisites have been completed.



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:



Requirements for Admission to The University of Texas at San Antonio:

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


Undergraduate Catalog:

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

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




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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