Applied Movement Science

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Major Requirements

120 semester credit hours is required. All Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Health majors are exposed to all aspects of the fields of kinesiology and health. At least 36 hours must be in upper-division coursework.

The curriculum has the following components:

  1. University general education requirements, including the Core Curriculum and Skills and Experience Flags
  2. degree requirements
  3. major requirements
  4. curricular specialization
  5. free electives

More information, including a list of specializations, tracks, and minors is available on the College of Education's Degrees and Programs page.

Majors must complete the following:

Core Curriculum42
The following coursework is required and can also simultaneously satisfy some core curriculum requirements:
Introduction to Psychology (or three hours of Texas Core Code 080 chosen from the following fields: ANT, ECO, GRG, LIN, or SOC - required for major) 080
Preparation for Calculus (or Calculus - required for major) 020
KIN 119Movement Competence (or three hours chosen from the following fields: PED)3
Three courses chosen from:9
Introduction to Health Promotion and Behavioral Science
Physiological Basis of Conditioning
Management of Physical Activity and Sport Programs
Motor Learning
Historical and Ethical Issues in Physical Culture and Sports
Undergraduates are expected to have completed two years in a single foreign language in high school. Students without two years of high school foreign language coursework must earn credit for the beginning level proficiency in a foreign language; this credit does not count toward the student’s degree. Students should consult their advisors to determine whether additional foreign language requirements apply to them. A list of acceptable substitute courses is available in the Student Dean's Office, George I. Sánchez Building 2.110.
KIN 311KSport Psychology3
KIN 320Applied Biomechanics of Human Movement3
KIN 424KApplied Human Anatomy4
KIN 321Theory of Human Performance3
or KIN 425K Physiology of Exercise
11 hours coursework chosen from the following fields: HED or KIN 11
Curricular Specialization
Either a specialization in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, a minor outside of the department, a certificate, or a track in a second field of study which consists of a minimum of 15 hours of coursework, six of which must be upper-division. No more than six hours in the minor may also be counted toward other degree requirements.*15
* See the College of Education "Degrees and Programs" page for specialization and track requirements.
Free Electives27
Additional coursework to fulfill all degree requirements and reach a total of 120 semester hours. No more than 12 semester hours of fieldwork and/or internship courses may be counted toward the degree.
Total Hours120
  • Core Component Areas: 010 English Composition and Core Writing Flag; 020 Mathematics; 030 Natural Science and Technology, Part I; 040 Humanities; 050 Visual and Performing Arts; 060 U.S. History; 070 American and Texas Government; 080 Social and Behavioral Sciences; 090 First-Year Signature Course; 093 Natural Science and Technology, Part II
  • Skills and Experience Flags: Wr Writing; Qr Quantitative reasoning; GC Global cultures; CD Cultural diversity in the United States; E Ethics; II Independent Inquiry