Bachelor of Science, Major in Human Performance and Wellness Management

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The BS in Human Performance and Wellness Management program 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 specialization positions. This track is focused on applied settings where one works with the general population, such as at performance centers, commercial gyms, or recreational facilities. This degree will also allow completion of prerequisites to apply to occupational therapy programs. Refer to the guidelines from the OT schools you will apply to, but electives to apply to OT school include PSYC 3331, PSYC 3374, and PSYC 3333, plus you may need a course in medical terminology (of 1-3 hours). A minor is not required for this program.

Bachelor of Science in Human Performance and Wellness Management
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) 4, 54
Degree Specific Requirements
BIOL 2403Human Anatomy & Physiology I 2, 64
BIOL 2404Human Anatomy & Physiology II 64
CHEM 1406Inorganic & Envir Chemistry 24
or CHEM 1411 General Chemistry I
COMS 1361Public Speaking 43
FACS 2362Nutrition 73
KINE 1331Foundations Of Kinesiology3
KINE 2115Lifetime Health and Wellness 51
MATH 1314Pre Calculus Algebra 13
or MATH 1316 Plane Trigonometry
MATH 1342Elementary Statistics3
or MATH 1370 Intro Biomedical Statistics
or MATH 3379 Statistical Mthods in Practice
PHYS 1305Classical Physics & Thermdynmc3
or PHYS 1301 General Phy-Mechanics & Heat
PHYS 1105Class Phy & Thermodynamics Lab1
or PHYS 1101 General Physics Laboratory I
PSYC 1301Introduction To Psychology 33
Major Core
KINE 2114Wgt Train & Phy Conditioning (Major Core)1
KINE 3362Functional Kinesiology3
KINE 3364Motor Learning3
KINE 3373Physiology Of Exercise3
ATTR 3370Prevention & Care of Injuries3
KINE 3173Exercise Physiology Laboratory1
KINE 4314Advanced Strength Training3
KINE 4361Managing Health Promotion in the Workplace3
or KINE 4365 Directing Wellness Programs
KINE 4362Biomechanical Analysis3
KINE 4373Adv Tpcs In Physlgy Of Exercis3
KINE 4377Prin Exer Testing/Prescription3
KINE 4393Prncples& Prac Of Adlt Fit Mgt3
or HLTH 4384 Internship Preparation
KINE 4394Internship 83
KINE 4394Internship 83
Interdisciplinary Courses
BUAD 3355Business Law3
HLTH 3392Health Comm & Literacy3
or HLTH 3361 Health Planning & Evaluation
or HLTH 4387 Community Health
MGMT 3310Principles Of Management3
MGMT 3330Human Resource Management3
MKTG 3310Principles Of Marketing3
Electives 88
Total Hours120


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 credit hours of college math.

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

MGMT 3310 requires 45 credit hours of coursework completed.

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

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

KINE 3362 requires a prerequisite of  BIOL 2403 and 60+ credit 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+ credit 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
BIOL 240314BIOL 24044
ENGL 130123CHEM 1406 or 141114
KINE 13313ENGL 130223
KINE 21141HIST 130253
KINE 211531MATH 1342, 1370, or 33793
MATH 1314 or 131643 
 15 17
Second Year
FACS 236263Component Area IV3
HIST 130153Component Area V3
PHYS 1305 or 13013COMS 136193
PHYS 1105 or 11011HLTH 3392, 3361, or 43873
POLS 230573POLS 230673
PSYC 130183 
 16 15
Third Year
Electives2ATTR 33703
KINE 31731BUAD 33553
KINE 33623KINE 33643
KINE 33733KINE 43143
MGMT 33103MGMT 33303
MKTG 33103 
 15 15
Fourth Year
KINE 4361 or 43653Electives6
KINE 43623KINE 4394 or HLTH 4394103
KINE 43733KINE 4394 or HLTH 4394103
KINE 43773 
KINE 4393 or HLTH 43843 
 15 12
Total Hours: 120


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

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

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

MATH 3379 requires 3 credit hours of college math.

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

MGMT 3310 requires 45 credit hours of coursework completed.

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

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

KINE 3362 requires a prerequisite of   BIOL 2401 or  BIOL 2403 and 60+ credit 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 3362PHYS 1305 and PHYS 1105 or PHYS 1301 and PHYS 1101.

KINE 4393 requires 90+ credit 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.

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 Human Performance and Wellness Management 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.