Bachelor of Science, Major in Kinesiology (Applied Exercise Science)

This degree track prepares students for a career in corporate and commercial fitness. Future job prospects include wellness coordinator, personal trainer, strength and conditioning specialist, and other fitness specializations. This track is focused on applied settings where you will be working with the general population, such as at a performance center, commercial gym, or recreational facility. This degree will also allow completion of prerequisites for entry into an occupational therapy masters program if the suggested elective block is taken PSYC 3331, PSYC 3374, PSYC 3333, plus you may need a medical terminology course of 1-3 hours).  A minor is not required for this track.

Bachelor of Science, Major in Kinesiology (Applied Exercise Science)
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication)6
Component Area II (Mathematics) 13
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science) 28
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture)3
Component Area V (Creative Arts)3
Component Area VI (U.S. History) 6
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government)6
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences) 33
Component Area IX (Component Area Option) 44
Degree Specific Requirements
BIOL 2403Human Anatomy & Physiology I 24
or BIOL 2401 Human Anatomy
BIOL 2404Human Anatomy & Physiology II4
or BIOL 2402 Human Physiology
CHEM 1406Inorganic & Envir Chemistry 24
or CHEM 1411 General Chemistry I
COMS 1361Public Speaking 43
FACS 2362Nutrition 53
or FACS 1367 Basic Nutrition
KINE 1331Foundations Of Kinesiology3
MATH 1314Pre Calculus Algebra 13-4
or MATH 1316 Plane Trigonometry
or MATH 1410 Elementary Functions
MATH 1342Elementary Statistics3
or MATH 1370 Intro Biomedical Statistics
or MATH 3379 Statistical Mthods in Practice
Select one of the following:4
General Phy-Mechanics & Heat
and General Physics Laboratory I
Classical Physics & Thermdynmc
and Class Phy & Thermodynamics Lab
PSYC 1301Introduction To Psychology 33
Major Core
KINE 2114Wgt Train & Phy Conditioning1
KINE 2115Lifetime Health and Wellness 41
KINE 3362Functional Kinesiology3
KINE 3364Motor Learning3
KINE 3373Physiology Of Exercise3
Major
ATTR 3370Prevention & Care of Injuries3
KINE 3173Exercise Physiology Laboratory1
KINE 4314Advanced Strength Training3
KINE 4362Biomechanical Analysis3
KINE 4373Adv Tpcs In Physlgy Of Exercis3
KINE 4377Prin Exer Testing/Prescription3
KINE 4393Prncples& Prac Of Adlt Fit Mgt3
KINE 4394Internship 63
KINE 4394Internship 63
Choose one of the following:3
Health Comm & Literacy
Health Planning & Evaluation
Community Health
Managing Health Promotion in the Workplace
Directing Wellness Programs
Applied Exercise Block
BUAD 3355Business Law3
MGMT 3310Principles Of Management3
MGMT 3330Human Resource Management3
MKTG 3310Principles Of Marketing3
Elective Block 711
Total Hours120-121

Notes

All KINE/ATTR majors and/or minors must earn a "C" or better for all KINE/ATTR courses.

BIOL 2404 requires a grade of “C” or higher in BIOL 2403 .

Students must take BIOL 2403 and BIOL 2404 as an 8 hour sequence.

MATH 3379 requires 3 hours of college math.

MKTG 3310, KINE 3364, and KINE 3373 require Junior Standing.

MGMT 3310 requires 45 hours of coursework completed.

KINE 3373 requires 45 hours of coursework completed and a prerequisite of BIOL 2403 and completion of or co-enrollment in BIOL 2404.

ATTR 3370 requires a prerequisite of BIOL 2401 or BIOL 2403 and 60+ hours.

KINE 3362 requires a prerequisite of BIOL 2401 or BIOL 2403 and 60+ hours.

KINE 4117 and KINE 4392 can be taken for students wanting to gain research experience. 

KINE 4373 requires a prerequisite of KINE 3373.

KINE 4377 requires a prerequisite of KINE 3362 and KINE 3373, must earn a "C" or better.

KINE 4362 requires a prerequisite of KINE 3362, PHYS 1305 and PHYS 1105 or PHYS 1301 and PHYS 1101.

KINE 4393 requires 90+ hours; students must take KINE 4393 at least one semester prior to KINE 4394 Internship.

KINE 4394 requires Senior Standing and completion of KINE 4393 and KINE 4377, must earn a "C" or better.

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours 
BIOL 2403 or 240114BIOL 2404 or 24024 
CHEM 1411 or 140614COMS 136143 
ENGL 130123ENGL 130223 
MATH 1314, 1316, or 141033-4KINE 13313 
 PSYC 130153 
 14-15 16 
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHoursSummerHours
HIST 130163Component Area IV3HIST 130263
KINE 21141Component Area V3 
KINE 211541FACS 2362 or 136783 
MATH 1342, 1370, or 33793KINE 33643 
PHYS 1101 or 11051POLS 230673 
PHYS 1301 or 13053  
POLS 230573  
 15 15 3
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours 
Advanced Electives (See list below)92BUAD 33553 
ATTR 33703KINE 33623 
HLTH 3392, 3361, 4387, KINE 4361, or KINE 43653KINE 43143 
KINE 31731MGMT 33303 
KINE 33733MKTG 33103 
MGMT 33103  
 15 15 
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours 
Advanced Electives (See list below)93Advanced Electives (See list below)96 
KINE 43623KINE 4394103 
KINE 43733KINE 4394103 
KINE 43773  
KINE 43933  
 15 12 
Total Hours: 120-121

Notes

All KINE/ATTR majors and/or minors must earn a "C" or better for all KINE/ATTR courses.

BIOL 2402 requires a grade of “C” or higher in BIOL 2401 and CHEM 1406.

Students must either take BIOL 2401 and BIOL 2402 as an 8 hour sequence, or they can take BIOL 2403 and BIOL 2404 as an 8 hour sequence.

MATH 1410 or MATH 1316 or MATH 1420 are prerequisites for PHYS 1301 and PHYS 1101.  A grade of “C” or higher is required for courses.

ACCT 2301 requires 18 hours of course work completed.

MATH 3379 requires 3 hours of college math.

MKTG 3310, KINE 3364, and KINE 3373 require Junior Standing.

MGMT 3310 requires 50 hours of course work completed.

ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1302 are prerequisites for ENGL 3330 and satisfy Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area I (Communications).

KINE 3373 requires 45 hours of completed coursework and a prerequisite of BIOL 2403and BIOL 2404, or co-enrolled in BIOL 2404 and 45 hours.

It is recommended that you take BIOL 2402  beforeKINE 3373. ATTR 3370 requires Junior Standing in Kinesiology or permission from Instructor.  

KINE 3362  requires a prerequisite ofBIOL 2401 or BIOL 2403 and 60+ hours. Students may co-enroll with BIOL course.

ATTR 3370 requires a prerequisite of BIOL 2401 orBIOL 2403 and 60+ hours.

KINE 4117 and KINE 4392 can be taken for students wanting to gain research experience. 

KINE 4373 requires  KINE 4377 requires a prerequisite of KINE 3373.KINE 3362 and KINE 3373.

KINE 4377 requires a prerequisite of KINE 3362 and KINE 3373, must earn a "C" or better.

KINE 4362 requires a prerequisite of KINE 3362, PHYS 1305 and PHYS 1105 or PHYS 1301 and PHYS 1101.

KINE 4393 requires 90+ hours; students must take KINE 4393 at least one semester prior to KINE 4394 Internship.  

KINE 4394 requires Senior Standing and completion of KINE 4393 and KINE 4377, must earn a "C" or better. KINE 4377.

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) marketable skills initiative is part of the state’s 60x30TX plan and was designed to help students articulate their skills to employers.  Marketable skills are those skills valued by employers and/or graduate programs that can be applied in a variety of work or education settings and may include interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skill areas.

The BS in Kinesiology (Applied Exercise Science) is designed to provide graduates with the following marketable skills:

  • Fitness assessment, exercise program design, and implementation.
  • Fitness and wellness entrepreneurship.
  • Determination of strategies for performance enhancement and prevention of injuries.
  • Effective communication with a range of audiences in exercise science settings.
  • Effective teaching of motor skills in individual and group settings.