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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 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.

Students who plan to major in sport management must apply for admission to the program. A student’s grade point average, volunteer and work experiences, and completion of prescribed prerequisite coursework are factors in the admission decision. Information about admission requirements is available from an academic advisor.

Majors must complete the following:

Core Curriculum42
The following coursework is required and can also simultaneously satisfy some core curriculum requirements:
Introduction to Psychology 080
One course from:3
Introduction to Economics
Introduction to Microeconomics
Introduction to Macroeconomics
CMS 306MProfessional Communication Skills3
KIN 119Movement Competence (or three hours chosen from the following fields: PED)3
KIN 312MManagement of Physical Activity and Sport Programs3
KIN 347Historical and Ethical Issues in Physical Culture and Sports3
One course from:3
Introduction to Health Promotion and Behavioral Science
Physiological Basis of Conditioning
Motor Learning
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 in the Student Dean's Office, George I. Sánchez Building 2.110 to determine whether additional foreign language requirements apply to them.
Three hours computer applications3
KIN 312Issues in Kinesiology: Topical Studies (Topic 5: Sport Industry in America)3
or KIN 316 Structure and Organization of Sport Programs
Three hours chosen from:3
Sociological Aspects of Sport and Physical Activity
Studies in Human Movement: Topical Studies (Topic 3: Women and Sport)
Studies in Human Movement: Topical Studies (Topic 5: Sport, Fitness, and Mass Media)
Studies in Human Movement: Topical Studies (Topic 6: Race and Sport in African American Life)
KIN 353Sport Law3
KIN 354Sport and Event Marketing3
KIN 355Media and Public Relations in Sport3
KIN 356Revenue and Budgeting in Sport3
KIN 357Strategic Management of Sport Organizations3
6 hours chosen from:6
Internship/Fieldwork in Sport Management
Internship in Sport Management (and three additional hours chosen from the following fields: KIN or HED)
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 Electives15
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