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

This degree track prepares students for a career in clinical exercise science. Future job prospects include cardiac rehabilitation, hospital/clinic-based fitness and wellness facilities, sport-science based performance facilities, and/or research facilities. This degree also prepares students for further graduate education in exercise science, sport and human performance, and allied health fields (e.g., physical therapy, occupational therapy, prosthetics and orthotics, etc.). A minor is not required for this track, however, electives should be used to fulfill courses related to one's career goals.

Bachelor of Science, Major in Kinesiology (Clinical 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
KINE 1331Foundations Of Kinesiology 53
BIOL 2403Human Anatomy & Physiology I 2, 64
BIOL 2404Human Anatomy & Physiology II 2, 64
CHEM 1411General Chemistry I 24
COMS 1361Public Speaking 43
BIOL or CHEM or PHYS 74
ENGL 3330Intro to Technical Writing3
FACS 2362Nutrition3
KINE 2115Lifetime Health and Wellness 41
MATH 1314Pre Calculus Algebra 13
MATH 1316Plane Trigonometry3
PSYC 1301Introduction To Psychology 33
PHYS 1301
PHYS 1101
General Phy-Mechanics & Heat
and General Physics Laboratory I
4
Select one of the following:3-4
Biostatistics
Statistical Mthods in Practice
Research Methods 8
Major Core
KINE 2114Wgt Train & Phy Conditioning1
KINE 3362Functional Kinesiology3
KINE 3364Motor Learning3
KINE 3373Physiology Of Exercise3
Major
ATTR 3370Prevention & Care of Injuries3
ATTR 4369Therapeutic Interventions II3
or KINE 4314 Advanced Strength Training
KINE 3173Exercise Physiology Laboratory1
KINE 4362Biomechanical Analysis3
KINE 4373Adv Tpcs In Physlgy Of Exercis3
KINE 4377Prin Exer Testing/Prescription3
KINE 4393Prncples& Prac Of Adlt Fit Mgt3
KINE 4394Internship 93
KINE 4394Internship 93
Elective Block ATTR, BIOL, CHEM, HLTH, KINE, PHYS, PSYC 716
Total Hours120-121

Notes

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

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.

CHEM 1411, with a "C" or higher, is a prerequisite for CHEM 1412.

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

MATH 3379 requires 3 hours of college math.

BIOL 4374 requires 8 hours of advanced BIOL and MATH 1314 or MATH 1420.

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

ATTR 3370 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 3362 requires a prerequisite of BIOL 2401 or BIOL 2403 and 60+ hours. Students may co-enroll with BIOL course.

KINE 4393 requires 90+ hours.

KINE 4394 requires KINE 4393 and KINE 4377.

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

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

KINE 4373 requires a prerequisite of KINE 3373

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

KINE 3364 requires 60+ hours.

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
BIOL 24031, 24BIOL 24041, 24
CHEM 141114ENGL 130233
ENGL 130133KINE 13313
KINE 211541KINE 21141
MATH 131453PSYC 130163
 15 14
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area IV3Component Area V3
BIOL or CHEM or PHYS74FACS 23623
HIST 130183HIST 130283
MATH 13163PHYS 13013
POLS 230593PHYS 11011
 POLS 230693
 16 16
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
BIOL 4374, MATH 3379, or PSYC 3401103ATTR 33703
COMS 136143Electives: ATTR, BIOL, CHEM, HLTH, KINE, PHYS, PSYC, 76
ENGL 33303KINE 33643
KINE 31731KINE 43733
KINE 33623 
KINE 33733 
 16 15
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
ATTR 4369 or KINE 43143Electives: ATTR, BIOL, CHEM, HLTH, KINE, PHYS, PSYC76
Electives: ATTR, BIOL, CHEM, HLTH, KINE, PHYS, PSYC74KINE 4394113
KINE 43623KINE 4394113
KINE 43773 
KINE 43933 
 16 12
Total Hours: 120

Notes

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

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.

CHEM 1411, with a "C" or higher, is a prerequisite for CHEM 1412.

BIOL 2402 requires a grade of “C” or higher in BIOL 2401 and CHEM 1406. Students must take BIOL 2401 and BIOL 2402 as an 8 hour sequence or BIOL 2403 and BIOL 2404 as an 8 hour sequence.

MATH 3379 requires 3 hours of college math.

BIOL 4374 requires 8 hours of advanced BIOL and MATH 1314 or MATH 1420.

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

ATTR 3370 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 3362 requires a prerequisite of BIOL 2401 or BIOL 2403 and 60+ hours. Students may co-enroll with BIOL course.

KINE 4393 requires 90+ hours.

KINE 4394 requires KINE 4393 and KINE 4377.

KINE 4362 requires a prerequisite of KINE 3362PHYS 1301 and PHYS 1101.

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

KINE 4373 requires a prerequisite of KINE 3373

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

KINE 3364 requires 60+ hours.

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 (Clinical Exercise Science) is designed to provide graduates with the following marketable skills:

  • Exercise assessment and prescription.
  • Fitness program design and implementation.
  • Critical thinking and decision making related to ethical and professional responsibilities in exercise science.
  • Strategies for performance enhancement and prevention of injuries.
  • Effective communication with a range of audiences in exercise science settings.