Bachelor of Science, Major in Kinesiology

This degree prepares students to enter the field of Kinesiology. Graduates may be employed in work sites, hospitals, recreational facilities, and/or educational environments. This degree requires a minor.

Bachelor of Science, Major in Kinesiology
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)3
Component Area IX (Component Area Option) 34
Degree Specific Requirements
BIOL 1408Contemporary Biology4
or BIOL 1411 General Botany
or BIOL 1413 General Zoology
BIOL 2403Human Anatomy & Physiology I 2, 44
BIOL 2404Human Anatomy & Physiology II 2, 44
CHEM 1406Inorganic & Envir Chemistry 24
or CHEM 1411 General Chemistry I
or PHYS 1305
PHYS 1105
Classical Physics & Thermdynmc
and Class Phy & Thermodynamics Lab
or PHYS 1301
PHYS 1101
General Phy-Mechanics & Heat
and General Physics Laboratory I
MATH 1314Pre Calculus Algebra 13
or MATH 1332 College Mathematics
MATH 1342Elementary Statistics3
or MATH 3379 Statistical Mthods in Practice
Major: Foundation
KINE 1331Foundations of Kinesiology3
KINE 2114Wgt Train & Phy Conditioning1
KINE 2115Lifetime Health and Wellness 31
KINE 3362Functional Kinesiology3
KINE 3363Assessment in Kinesiology3
KINE 3364Motor Learning3
KINE 3373Physiology of Exercise3
KINE 3378Adm of Kinesiology & Sport3
KINE 3388Sports in Contemp Society3
KINE 4369Adapted Physical Activity3
Major: Prescribed Electives
Advanced KINE or SPMT Electives 518
Select 2 credit hours of Kinesiology Activity Courses2
Electives: Advanced General
Electives as needed to meet 42 advanced hours4
Minor: Required 6
Select 18 hours of Minor courses18
Total Hours120
1

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

2

Select one of the following: CHEM 1406 & CHEM 1411 or PHYS 1305 & PHYS 1105 or PHYS 1301 and PHYS 1101. Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area III (Life and Physical Science).

3

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

4

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

5

Advanced KINE or SPMT Electives must be 3000-level or 4000-level courses.

6

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

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.

Must earn a "C" or better for all ATTR, KINE, and/or SPMT courses.

KINE 1331 should be taken Freshman or Sophomore year.

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

CHEM 1406 is a prerequisite for CHEM 1407.

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

KINE 3373 requires junior standing and a minimum of 45 hours and BIOL 2403 and BIOL 2404, or can be concurrently enrolled in BIOL 2404.

KINE 4393 requires 90+ hours.

 KINE Activity Courses are 1000 or 2000 level 1-hour courses.

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

First Year
FallHoursSpringHoursSummerHours
BIOL 240314Component Area III14HIST 130153
ENGL 130123Component Area VIII3 
KINE 13313BIOL 240414 
KINE Activity Electives1ENGL 130223 
MATH 1314 or 133233KINE 211541 
 14 15 3
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHoursSummerHours
Component Area V3Component Area IX3KINE or SPMT Advanced Electives73
HIST 130253BIOL 14084KINE 33623
KINE 21141KINE or SPMT Advanced Electives73 
MATH 1342 or 33793POLS 230663 
POLS 230563  
 13 13 6
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHoursSummerHours
Component Area IV3KINE 33733KINE or SPMT Advanced Electives73
KINE 33633KINE 33783Minor 83
KINE 33643Minor 86 
KINE 33883  
 12 12 6
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours 
KINE 43693General Electives4 
KINE or SPMT Advanced Electives73KINE Activity Electives1 
Minor 86 KINE or SPMT Advanced Electives76 
 Minor83 
 12 14 
Total Hours: 120
1

Select one of the following: CHEM 1406 & CHEM 1411 or PHYS 1305 & PHYS 1105 or PHYS 1301 and PHYS 1101. Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area III (Life and Physical Science).

2

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

3

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

4

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

5

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

6

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

7

Advanced KINE or SPMT Electives must be 3000-level or 4000-level courses.

8

All minors can be paired with this degree program.

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.

Must earn a "C" or better for all ATTR, KINE, and SPMT courses.

KINE 1331 should be taken Freshman or Sophomore year.

CHEM 1406 is a prerequisite for CHEM 1407.

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

KINE 3373 requires junior standing and a minimum of 45 hours and BIOL 2403 and BIOL 2404, or can be concurrently enrolled in BIOL 2404.

KINE 4393 requires 90+ hours.

KINE Activity Courses are 1000 or 2000 level 1-hour courses.

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

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.

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 is designed to provide graduates with the following marketable skills:

  • A broad-based examination of Kinesiology. 
  • Exercise program design and implementation. 
  • Fitness assessment.