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
BIOL 1406General Biology I4
BIOL 2403Human Anatomy & Physiology I 2, 6,74
BIOL 2404Human Anatomy & Physiology II 2, 6,74
CHEM 1411General Chemistry I 24
COMS 1361Public Speaking 43
ENGL 3330Intro to Technical Writing3
FACS 2362Nutrition3
KINE 1331Foundations of Kinesiology 53
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
Statistical Methds in Practice
Major: Foundation
ATTR 4369Therapeutic Exercise Interventions3
or KINE 4314 Advanced Strength Training
ATTR 3370Prevention & Care of Injuries3
KINE 2114Wgt Train & Phy Conditioning1
KINE 3173Exercise Physiology Laboratory 91
KINE 3362Functional Kinesiology3
KINE 3364Motor Learning3
KINE 3373Physiology of Exercise3
KINE 4362Biomechanical Analysis3
KINE 4373Adv Tpcs in Physlgy of Exercis3
KINE 4375Kinesiology Research Methods 103
KINE 4377Prin Exer Testing/Prescription 93
KINE 4393Prncples& Prac of Adlt Fit Mgt3
KINE 4394Internship 123
KINE 4395Internship II 123
Major: Prescribed Electives 1113
Minor: Not Required 13,14
Total Hours120-121
1

Satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area II (Mathematics).  Students interested in attending PT/OT school should take MATH 1314.

2

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area III (Life and Physical Science).

3

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences).

4

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area IX (Component Area Option).

5

KINE 1331 should be taken in your first or second year and is a prerequisite for all upper level KINE courses. Transfer students can co-enroll.

6

BIOL 2401 and BIOL 2402 may be used as a transfer course for this requirement; please see a SAM Center advisor for more details.

7

Must take 8 hour sequence of BIOL 2403 and BIOL 2404.

8

PSYC 3401 will add one hour to the degree.

9

KINE 3173 and KINE 3373 should be taken in the same semester and are prerequisites for KINE 4377, KINE 4373, and KINE 4393.

10

Prerequisites for KINE 4375 include KINE 3362KINE 3364, and KINE 3373.

11

For all Prescribed Electives, students should ensure that the courses meet professional career goals and/or advanced degree prerequisites. Examples of courses that those interested in the following fields may want to pursue include: (a) Physical Therapy: PHYS 1302, PHYS 1102, PSYC 3374; (b) Occupational Therapy:, PSYC 3331, PSYC 3374, & PSYC 3333; (c) PT & OT may also need 1-3 hours of medical terminology. Other suggested electives include:  ATTR 4369 & KINE 4369KINE 4117 and KINE 4392 can be taken for students wanting to gain research experience. Six to nine elective hours may need to be 3000- and/or 4000-level courses to meet the 42 advanced hour requirement. Major Electives may be selected from ATTR, BIOL, CHEM, HLTH, KINE, PHYS, & PSYC.

12

Register for KINE 4394 and KINE 4395 to complete 6 semester credit hours. These classes can be taken in the same semester or two separate semesters.

13

A minor is not required for this degree program; however, a student has the option to add a minor, but to do so additional semester credits hours will be needed above the degree program’s stated total semester credit hours.

14

The following minor cannot be paired with this degree program: Minor in Kinesiology. 

For students admitted to the Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) 3+2 degree. These courses will be replaced with graduate level courses in the MSAT program (shown in parentheses).
ENGL 3330Intro to Technical Writing3
KINE 4375Kinesiology Research Methods3
KINE 4393Prncples& Prac of Adlt Fit Mgt3
KINE 4394Internship3
KINE 4395Internship II3
Major: Prescribed Electives10
Total Hours25

Notes

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum overall GPA in all coursework. 

Students must meet a 2.0 minimum overall major GPA in all major coursework.

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum SHSU GPA in all coursework.

Students must meet a 2.0 minimum SHSU major GPA in all major coursework.

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

KINE 1331 should be taken as a freshman or sophomore and is a prerequisite for all upper level KINE courses.

MATH 1316MATH 1410 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.

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

ATTR 3370 requires prerequisites of KINE 1331BIOL 2403, and 45+ hours.

KINE 3362 requires prerequisites of KINE 1331BIOL 2403, and 45+ hours.

KINE 3364 requires prerequisite of KINE 1331 and 45+ hours.

KINE 3373 requires prerequisites of KINE 1331BIOL 2403, and BIOL 2404, and 45+ hours.

MATH 3379 requires 3 hours of college math.

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

KINE 4362 requires prerequisites of KINE 3362PHYS 1301, and PHYS 1101 and 75+ hours.

KINE 4373 requires prerequisites of KINE 3373 and KINE 3173

KINE 4375 requires prerequisites of KINE 3364, KINE 3362, KINE 3373, and KINE 3173 .

KINE 4377 requires prerequisites of KINE 3362, KINE 3173, and KINE 3373.

KINE 4393 requires ATTR 3370KINE 2114, KINE 2115, KINE 3173, and KINE 3373 and 75+ hours.

KINE 4394 and KINE 4395 require KINE 4393 and KINE 4377.

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

Prescribed Electives can be selected from ATTR, BIOL, CHEM, HLTH, KINE, PHYS, & PSYC. Six to nine elective hours may need to be 3000- and/or 4000-level courses to meet the 42 advanced hour requirement.

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
BIOL 24031, 24BIOL 24041, 24
ENGL 130133CHEM 14114
KINE 133143ENGL 130233
KINE 211551KINE 21141
MATH 131463PSYC 130173
 14 15
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area IV3Component Area V3
BIOL 14064FACS 23623
HIST 130183HIST 130283
MATH 13163PHYS 11011
POLS 230593PHYS 13013
 POLS 230693
 16 16
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
BIOL 4374, MATH 3379, or PSYC 3401103ATTR 337033
COMS 136153KINE 336433
ENGL 33303KINE 4373113
KINE 3173111Prescribed Electives126
KINE 336233 
KINE 3373113 
 16 15
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
ATTR 4369 or KINE 43143KINE 4394133
KINE 43623KINE 4395133
KINE 4375113Prescribed Electives127
KINE 4377113 
KINE 4393113 
 15 13
Total Hours: 120
1

Satisfies four semester credit hours of the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area III (Life and Physical Science). 

2

Must take eight hour sequence of BIOL 2403 and BIOL 2404.

3

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area I (Communications).

4

KINE 1331 should be taken in your first or second year and is a prerequisite for all upper level KINE courses. Transfer students can co-enroll.

5

Satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area IX (Component Area Option). 

6

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area II (Mathematics). 

7

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences). 

8

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VI (U.S. History). 

9

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VII (Political Science/Government).

10

PSYC 3401 will add one hour to the degree.

11

KINE 3173 should be taken with KINE 3373. Both classes are prerequisites for KINE 4373, KINE 4375, and KINE 4393.

12

For all Prescribed Electives, ensure that they meet professional career goals and/or advanced degree prerequisites. Athletic Training: Physical Therapy: HLTH 2372PHYS 1302, PHYS 1102, PSYC 3374; Occupational Therapy:, PSYC 3331, PSYC 3374, & PSYC 3333; PT & OT may also need 1-3 hours of medical terminology; Suggested Electives: ATTR 4369 & KINE 4369;  KINE 4117 and KINE 4392 can be taken for students wanting to gain research experience. 6-9 of these elective hours may need to be advanced hours to meet 42 advanced hour requirement. Major Electives may be selected from KINE, ATTR, HLTH, PHYS, PSYC, BIOL, or CHEM.

13

Register for KINE 4394 and KINE 4395 to complete 6 semester credit hours. These classes can be taken in the same semester or two separate semesters.

Notes

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum overall GPA in all coursework. 

Students must meet a 2.0 minimum overall major GPA in all major coursework.

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum SHSU GPA in all coursework.

Students must meet a 2.0 minimum SHSU major GPA in all major coursework.

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

KINE 1331 should be taken as a freshman or sophomore and is a prerequisite for all upper level KINE 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 eight hour sequence or BIOL 2403 and BIOL 2404 as an eight hour sequence.

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

ATTR 3370 requires prerequisites of KINE 1331, BIOL 2403 and 45+ hours.

KINE 3362 requires prerequisites of KINE 1331​, BIOL 2403 and 45+ hours. 

KINE 3364 requires prerequisites of KINE 1331​ and 45+ hours.

KINE 3373 requires prerequisites of KINE 1331​, BIOL 2403, BIOL 2404 , and 45 hours.

KINE 4362 requires a prerequisite of KINE 3362PHYS 1301, PHYS 1101, and 75+ hours. 

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

KINE 4373 requires prerequisites of KINE 3173 and KINE 3373

KINE 4375 requires prerequisites of KINE 3173KINE 3362, KINE 3364, and KINE 3373.

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

KINE 4393 requires ATTR 3370KINE 2114, KINE 2115, KINE 3173, and KINE 3373 and 75+ hours.

KINE 4394 and KINE 4395  require KINE 4393 and KINE 4377.

MATH 3379 requires 3 hours of college math.

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

Prescribed Electives can be selected from ATTR, BIOL, CHEM, HLTH, KINE, PHYS, & PSYC. Six to nine elective hours may need to be 3000- and/or 4000-level courses to meet the 42 advanced hour requirement.

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.