Kinesiology - Undergraduate Programs

Overview

The Department of Kinesiology is committed to providing quality educational programs that emphasize scientific theory, hands-on learning in the laboratory setting and real-world application through clinical internships and other field-based experiences. The faculty's vast teaching experience and research expertise provide rich learning experiences across all of the department's academic programs.

The undergraduate studies within the Department of Kinesiology are organized into three areas: Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology (Physical Education Teacher Education, Sports Leadership & Management), Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science (Clinical Health Professions, Fitness/Wellness), and Bachelor of Science in Public Health. Each of these academic programs share a common core of kinesiology courses that provide students with a strong foundation in the sciences of human anatomy, biomechanics, motor behavior, and exercise physiology, as well as an introduction to research methodology. In addition to the kinesiology core, each undergraduate degree plan provides a comprehensive discipline-specific program of study designed to prepare students for a specific career path.

The Department of Kinesiology offers multiple degree plan options that work towards meeting the prerequisite requirements for admission to physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, and physician's assistant graduate programs, as well as medical and dental schools (e.g., B.S. in Exercise Science - Clinical Health Professions).

The undergraduate program areas are listed below. Complete degree plans, descriptions and course requirements are provided on subsequent pages.

Bachelor of arts in kinesiology

Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE)

Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) for individuals who wish to teach in the PK-12 setting.

Sports Leadership and Management (SLAM)

Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology - Sports Leadership and Management (SLAM) prepares individuals for sport and physical activity program leadership in both the public and private settings such as coaching, youth sports, sport marketing, sport management, sport psychology, or sport sociology.

Bachelor of science in exercise science

clinical health professions

The Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science - Clinical Health Professions (CHP) is designed for individuals who plan to pursue a graduate degree in a health professions field (e.g., PT, OT, SP, PA). This degree is also preparation for cardiac rehabilitation.

Fitness/wellness

The Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science - Fitness/Wellness (F/W) is designed for individuals who wish to pursue a career in personal fitness training, strength and conditioning, and cardiac rehabilitation.

Bachelor of science in public health

The Bachelor of Science in Public Health is designed to prepare individuals for career opportunities in areas such as community health education, project management, compliance in public sector capacities, environmental science and protection, non-profit organizations, and healthcare services and administration.

Oral Communication Competencies

All students declared as majors in the Department of Kinesiology are required to complete KINE 3325 UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH METHODS.  Embedded in this class is the task of orally presenting research findings as both a formal oral research presentation and also in support of posters presented during the Kinesiology Research Presentation Day. BS Public Health students are required to complete KINE 4352 SCIENCES & METHODS IN PUBLIC HEALTH.

Computer Use Competencies

All students declared as majors in the Department of Kinesiology are required to pass the University computer competency exam or complete KINE 1400 INTRODUCTION TO EXERCISE SCIENCE early in their specialization. Embedded in this class are tasks requiring familiarity with the word processor, spreadsheet and Internet browsing programs common on personal computers. BS Public Health students are required to complete KINE 3351 PUBLIC HEALTH INFORMATICS. Additionally, the department's core curriculum requires the demonstration of computer use competencies for completion of the majority of assignments.

The Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology

The Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology is designed to prepare individuals for teaching and coaching positions in public and private schools and for sport and physical activity program leadership in both the public and private settings. Majors can choose from one of two degree plan options: Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) and Sport Leadership & Management (SLAM).

Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE)

The Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology, Physical Education with All-Level Teacher Certification prepares individuals for teaching and coaching positions in public and private schools. This degree is specifically designed to prepare graduates for certification in teaching PK-12 physical education. The program is designed to provide a scientific and pedagogical foundation with multiple public school experiences that enable students to observe, assist teachers and coaches, experiment with curriculum, create programs, and gain structured experiences in teaching. Because of the emphasis on field experiences, our graduates are well prepared when they enter the workforce. In addition, our graduates work in diverse settings and are able to plan and teach individuals with disabilities successfully. Candidates are also encouraged to earn a second teaching area concentration (such as English, History, Biology/Life Science, Math, Modern Language, Health Education, etc.).

Admission Requirements:

To ensure that all students develop a solid academic foundation, all first time, first-year freshman students (regardless of intended major) must obtain academic advising and clearance for registration from a University College academic advisor during their first year. After the first year, students should seek advisement from the PETE Advisor in the Department of Kinesiology. Transfer students must seek academic advising from the PETE Advisor in the Department of Kinesiology immediately. .

In order to qualify for admission to the Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) program, students must:

  • Satisfy the University's credit hour requirements for admission to a degree plan
  • Provide transcripts from each college or university the student has attended (reflecting all current/completed semesters)
  • Petition for admission into the College of Education prior to taking education coursework
  • Meet College of Education requirements on the THEA: Reading-270; Writing-220; and Math-230
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75 for classes taken at UT Arlington. This GPA must also be sustained across the following education sequence:

  • KINE 2301TEACHING GAMES FOR UNDERSTANDING3
    KINE 2302DANCE AND MOVEMENT ACTIVITIES3
    KINE 3304ADAPTED PHYSICAL EXERCISE & SPORT3
    KINE 3388THEORY AND APPLICATION IN MOTOR DEVELOPMENT3
    KINE 4319FITNESS AND OUTDOOR ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES EDUCATION3
    KINE 4193PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHER CERTIFICATION PRACTICUM1
    KINE 4320TEACHING SECONDARY PHYSICAL EDUCATION3
    KINE 4321TEACHING ELEM PHYSICAL EDUCATION3
    EDML 4300PRE-ADOLESCENT/ADOLESCENT GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT3
    LIST 4343CONTENT AREA READING AND WRITING3
    EDUC 4352TEACHING DIVERSE POPULATIONS3
    Total Hours31
  • All classes involving field-based experiences require students to pass a criminal background check.  This is also a requirement for all certified teachers in the State of Texas.
  • Students who have been suspended or expelled from The University of Texas at Arlington or any other university or program for reasons other than academic reasons may be denied admission or readmission to an educator preparation program in the College of Education.

Maintaining Major Status:

If a student falls below a 2.75 GPA at any time prior to petitioning for admission into the College of Education, the student will be on departmental probation for one semester. If the student is unable to make up the deficiency in the semester immediately following the probation, the student will lose status as a Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology with All-Level Certification major and be moved to the Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology - Sports Leadership and Management major. Courses to make up a GPA deficiency must be taken at UT Arlington. If the student is able to make up the GPA deficiency in the semester immediately following loss of major status, she or he will be eligible to apply for reinstatement as a major by making application to the Departmental Advisor when grades are released. No courses on the degree plan may be taken as pass/fail.

Each candidate in the PETE program will be evaluated on the College of Education Professional Dispositions by faculty and staff. These dispositions have been identified as essential for a highly-qualified professional. Instructors and program directors will work with candidates rated as “unacceptable” in one or more stated criteria. The candidate will have an opportunity to develop a plan to remediate any digressions.

Application for Student Teaching: Students must apply to the Director of Field Experience in the College of Education by the appropriate deadline to begin. Students must also submit any applicable background checks at registration. The student teaching will be performed in both elementary and high school or middle school levels.

BA Kinesiology - PETE

Pre-Professional Courses
General Core Requirements 42
Recommended Core Requirements
RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION I
RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II
HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES TO 1865
HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, 1865 TO PRESENT
COLLEGE ALGEBRA
GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES
STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I
Program Requirements3
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II
Professional Courses
Education Sequence
KINE 4320TEACHING SECONDARY PHYSICAL EDUCATION3
KINE 4321TEACHING ELEM PHYSICAL EDUCATION3
EDML 4300PRE-ADOLESCENT/ADOLESCENT GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT3
LIST 4343CONTENT AREA READING AND WRITING3
EDUC 4352TEACHING DIVERSE POPULATIONS3
KINE 4647ALL-LEVEL TEACHER PREPARATION STUDENT TEACHING FOR PHYSICAL EDUCATION6
KINE 4193PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHER CERTIFICATION PRACTICUM1
Kinesiology Academic Core
KINE 1315INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND SPORT3
KINE 1400INTRODUCTION TO EXERCISE SCIENCE4
KINE 2301TEACHING GAMES FOR UNDERSTANDING3
KINE 2302DANCE AND MOVEMENT ACTIVITIES3
KINE 3300FUNCTIONAL ANATOMY3
KINE 3301BIOMECHANICS OF HUMAN MOVEMENT3
KINE 3302SPORT AND EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY3
or KINE 3307 SPORT AND SOCIETY: ISSUES AND DEBATES
KINE 3304ADAPTED PHYSICAL EXERCISE & SPORT3
KINE 3315PHYSIOLOGY OF EXERCISE3
KINE 3325UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH METHODS3
KINE 3388THEORY AND APPLICATION IN MOTOR DEVELOPMENT3
KINE 4319FITNESS AND OUTDOOR ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES EDUCATION3
Second Concentration Area Electives
16 hours from second teaching field area 16
Total Hours120

Sports Leadership and Management (SLAM)

The Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology - Sports Leadership and Management (SLAM) prepares individuals for sport and physical activity program leadership in both the public and private settings.  The curriculum examines sport in the contexts of historical and contemporary culture. It looks at sport’s cultural relationship with education, the economy, families, the media, and politics, and considers race, class, and gender differences in the sport experience.

Admission Requirements:

To ensure that all students develop a solid academic foundation, all first time, first-year freshman students (regardless of intended major) must obtain academic advising and clearance for registration from a University College academic advisor during their first year. After the first year, students should seek advisement from the BA Kinesiology Advisor in the Department of Kinesiology. Transfer students must seek academic advising from the BA Kinesiology Advisor in the Department of Kinesiology immediately.

  • All classes involving field-based experiences require students to pass a criminal background check.  This is also a requirement for all certified teachers and professionals that work with school aged children in the State of Texas.

Maintaining Major Status:

Students must maintain an overall GPA of 2.5 and KINE GPA of 2.5.

BA Kinesiology - SLAM

Pre-Professional Courses
General Core Requirements 42
Recommended Core Requirements
RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION I
RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II
HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES TO 1865
HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, 1865 TO PRESENT
COLLEGE ALGEBRA
ELEMENTARY STATISTICAL ANALYSIS
GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES
STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I
Program Requirements9
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II
Cultural Diversity (6 hours)
General Electives (Sufficient to bring total to 120 hours, 12 must be upper level [3000/4000])32
Professional Courses
Kinesiology Academic Core
KINE 1315INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND SPORT3
KINE 1400INTRODUCTION TO EXERCISE SCIENCE4
KINE 2301TEACHING GAMES FOR UNDERSTANDING3
KINE 2302DANCE AND MOVEMENT ACTIVITIES3
KINE 3300FUNCTIONAL ANATOMY3
KINE 3301BIOMECHANICS OF HUMAN MOVEMENT3
KINE 3302SPORT AND EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY3
KINE 3307SPORT AND SOCIETY: ISSUES AND DEBATES3
KINE 3304ADAPTED PHYSICAL EXERCISE & SPORT3
KINE 3315PHYSIOLOGY OF EXERCISE3
KINE 3325UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH METHODS3
KINE 3388THEORY AND APPLICATION IN MOTOR DEVELOPMENT3
Total Hours120

Students select ONE concentration area within SLAM (Coaching and Youth Sports or Sports Leadership).

Coaching and Youth Sports:

This concentration is designed to provide a scientific and pedagogical foundation with multiple experiences that enable students to observe, assist, coach, and create programs that encourage physical activity across the age spectrum:  youth, high school, collegiate, elite-level, or private coaching.  In addition to the identified core courses there are 32 hours available as electives. Suggested classes for electives include:

KINE 2330 Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries

KINE 3312 Coaching Invasion Game Principles

KINE 3313 Coaching of Net/Wall Game Principles

KINE 3303 Organizational Principles of Exercise & Sport Activities

KINE 4320 Teaching Secondary Physical Education

KINE 4321 Teaching Elementary Physical Education

KINE 4330 Program Design & Administration

KINE 4319  Fitness and Outdoor Adventure Activities

SOCI 3337 Racial and Ethnic Groups in America

SOCI 3339 Race, Sport, & Media

Sports Leadership:

This concentration provides students with managerial, psychosocial, socio-cultural, and developmental knowledge about sport participation to allow them to understand and to provide leadership related to key issues in sport while analyzing and engaging in the business and culture of sport. In addition to the identified core courses there are 32 hours available as electives. Suggested classes for electives include:

BLAW 3310 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business

ECON 3306 Sports Economics and Business

KINE 3303 Organizational Principles of Exercise & Sport Activities

KINE 4319  Fitness and Outdoor Adventure Activities

KINE 4330 Program Design & Administration

MANA 3318 Managing Organizational Behavior

MANA 4330 Team Management

PSYC 4350 Sport Psychology

SOCI 3337 Racial and Ethnic Groups in America

SOCI 3339 Race, Sport, & Media

SOCI 3341 Sociology of Sport

Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science

The Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science is designed to prepare students for health- and allied health-related fields such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, prosthetics and orthotics, cardiac rehabilitation and physician's assistant as well as in preparation for medical or dental school. The Exercise Science program is also designed for students interested in careers in the commercial and corporate fitness industry as personal fitness trainers and fitness directors, strength and conditioning coaches as well as for students interested in pursuing a graduate degree in kinesiology or exercise science.

The Clinical Health Professions Track incorporates the science prerequisites required of physical therapy, occupational therapy, and physician's assistant graduate programs. The Fitness/Wellness Track Track is designed for students interested in careers in the commercial and corporate fitness industry as personal fitness trainers and fitness directors, and strength and conditioning coaches. Both the CHP and F/W are designed according to the guidelines established by the American College of Sports Medicine, with the purpose of preparing students for the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certified Exercise Physiologist certification program, as well as the certification offered by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), and the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).

Admission Requirements:

To ensure that all students develop a solid academic foundation, all first time, first-year freshman students (regardless of intended major) must obtain academic advising and clearance for registration from a University College academic advisor during their first year. After the first year, students should seek advisement from the Exercise Science Advisor in the Department of Kinesiology prior to each semester and summer sessions. Transfer students must seek academic advising from the Exercise Science Advisor in the Department of Kinesiology immediately. All incoming freshmen and transfer students wishing to major in Exercise Science are initially classified as Exercise Science pre-majors.

To be classified as an Exercise Science major, students must satisfy the following requirements:

Clinical Health Professions Track

  • Completion of 12 hours at UT Arlington
  • Completion of KINE 1400 INTRODUCTION TO EXERCISE SCIENCE with grade of B or better. This course may be repeated at the discretion of the advisor.
  • Overall GPA of 3.00 and KINE GPA of 3.00

Fitness/Wellness Track

  • Completion of 12 hours at UT Arlington
  • Completion of KINE 1400 INTRODUCTION TO EXERCISE SCIENCE with grade of C or better
  • Overall GPA of 2.5 and KINE GPA of 2.5

Public Health Degree

  • Completion of 12 hours at UT Arlington
  • Completion of KINE 1400 INTRODUCTION TO EXERCISE SCIENCE with grade of C or better
  • Overall GPA of 2.5 and KINE GPA of 2.5

Maintaining Major Status:

Students accepted as Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science majors in the Department of Kinesiology must maintain the minimum GPAs as indicated above or they will be on departmental probation. Students who are on departmental probation must meet with their academic advisor for future enrollment options.  If the student is unable to make up the deficiency in the semester immediately following the probation, the student will lose status as a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science major. Courses to make up the GPA deficiency must be taken at UT Arlington. . No courses on the degree plan may be taken as pass/fail.

Clinical Health Professions - (CHP)

The Exercise Science Clinical Health Track is designed to prepare students for health-and allied health-related fields such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, prosthetics and orthotics, cardiac rehabilitation and physician's assistant as well as in preparation for medical or dental school.

BS in Exercise Science - CHP

Pre-Professional Courses
General Core Requirements 42
Recommended Core Requirements
RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION I
RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II
ELEMENTARY STATISTICAL ANALYSIS
GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES
STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY
CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I
Select one of the following:
COLLEGE ALGEBRA
TRIGONOMETRY
CALCULUS I
Program Science Requirements15
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS I
Science Electives (including 3 advanced hours) sufficient to complete degree requirements 112
General Electives (sufficient to bring total to 120 hours) 12
Professional Courses
Clinical Health Professions Major Core
KINE 1400INTRODUCTION TO EXERCISE SCIENCE4
KINE 3300FUNCTIONAL ANATOMY3
KINE 3301BIOMECHANICS OF HUMAN MOVEMENT3
KINE 3315PHYSIOLOGY OF EXERCISE3
KINE 3325UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH METHODS3
KINE 4315FITNESS ASSESSMENT/PROGRAMMING3
KINE 4317EXERCISE PRESCRIPTION FOR SPECIAL POPULATIONS3
KINE 4323MOTOR CONTROL AND LEARNING3
or KINE 4331 OBESITY & WEIGHT MANAGEMENT
KINE 4329STRENGTH & CONDITIONING IN SPORT AND PERFORMANCE (STRENGTH & CONDITIONING FOR SPORT AND PERFORMANCE)3
or KINE 4337 STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING IN GENERAL POPULATIONS: HEALTH AND DISEASE
KINE 4490EXERCISE SCIENCE INTERNSHIP (Requires a minimum of 180 hours in the field)4
KINE 4400APPLIED EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY4
HEED 3301SPORTS NUTRITION3
KINE Electives
There are no electives for this track
Total Hours120
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Students planning to pursue graduate programs in physical therapy, occupational therapy or physician's assistant should meet with their advisor to determine specific elective requirements. (Example for PT: NURS 3309 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS, BIOL 1442 EVOLUTION AND ECOLOGY, PHYS 1442 GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS II, KINE 3388 THEORY AND APPLICATION IN MOTOR DEVELOPMENT).PSYC 3318 ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY

Many of the courses in the Kinesiology curriculum require prerequisite courses which are identified in the course description.

Fitness/Wellness

This track is designed for students interested in careers in the commercial and corporate fitness industry as personal fitness trainers and fitness directors, strength and conditioning coaches as well as for students interested in pursuing a graduate degree in exercise science.

BS in Exercise Science - F/W

Pre-Professional Courses
General Core Requirements 42
Recommended Core Requirements
RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION I
RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II
COLLEGE ALGEBRA
ELEMENTARY STATISTICAL ANALYSIS
GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES
STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I
Program Science Requirements7
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II
Choose 1 of the following:
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS I
EVOLUTION AND ECOLOGY
CHEMISTRY FOR HEALTH SCIENCES
General Electives (sufficient to bring total to 120 hours) 15
Professional Courses
Fitness/Wellness Major Core
KINE 1400INTRODUCTION TO EXERCISE SCIENCE4
KINE 2330CARE AND PREVENTION OF ATHLETIC INJURIES3
KINE 3300FUNCTIONAL ANATOMY3
KINE 3301BIOMECHANICS OF HUMAN MOVEMENT3
KINE 3315PHYSIOLOGY OF EXERCISE3
KINE 3325UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH METHODS3
KINE 4315FITNESS ASSESSMENT/PROGRAMMING3
KINE 4490EXERCISE SCIENCE INTERNSHIP4
HEED 3301SPORTS NUTRITION3
KINE 3302SPORT AND EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY3
or KINE 3307 SPORT AND SOCIETY: ISSUES AND DEBATES
KINE 4329STRENGTH & CONDITIONING IN SPORT AND PERFORMANCE3
or KINE 4337 STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING IN GENERAL POPULATIONS: HEALTH AND DISEASE
Choose two of the following four:6
PROGRAM DESIGN & ADMINISTRATION
OBESITY & WEIGHT MANAGEMENT
MOTOR CONTROL AND LEARNING
EXERCISE PRESCRIPTION FOR SPECIAL POPULATIONS
Major Electives
HEED, KINE or Science (including 3 advanced hours) 15
Total Hours120

Bachelor of Science in Public Health

The Bachelor of Science in Public Health degree aligns well with current science-based degree programs offered in the Department of Kinesiology.  In addition, with a unique positioning of public health aligned with nursing and kinesiology programs along a continuum of health-related coursework and practice-based experiences, students may access an intersection point at which individual health and wellness meets population health and prevention of disease. Potential career opportunities exist in job categories such as government, non-profit organizations, medical facilities and community agencies.

The Bachelor of Science in Public Health program features a competency-based curriculum built upon a collaborative, interdisciplinary matrix. Relevant coursework, accompanied by experiential and service learning activities anchored throughout the program support a robust program framework, which includes The Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) accreditation criteria, Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) undergraduate competencies and The Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice Tier I Public Health Workforce competencies.  These program elements will enable students to gain a broad knowledge base, along with the skills and abilities necessary to be a competent and effective member of the public health workforce. 

The Bachelor of Science in Public Health provides students with a rigorous background in public health education, while also providing multi-disciplinary support for each student to pursue his or her own individual interests and passions through minor degrees (e.g., Disability Studies, Diversity Studies, Psychology, Spanish).  The degree program provides coursework and experiential learning activities that intersect individual health, wellness and prevention with population-based health perspectives.  This degree provides flexibility so that students may individualize components of their academic pathway so as to meet their unique personal, professional, and academic goals. 

Admission Requirements:

To ensure that all students develop a solid academic foundation, all first time, first-year freshman students (regardless of intended major) must obtain academic advising and clearance for registration from a University College academic advisor during their first year. After the first year, students should seek advisement from the Public Health Advisor in the Department of Kinesiology prior to each semester and summer sessions. Transfer students must seek academic advising from the Public Health Advisor in the Department of Kinesiology immediately. All incoming freshmen and transfer students wishing to major in Public Health are initially classified as Public Health pre-majors (PH.Int).

To be classified as a Public Health major, students must satisfy the following requirements:

BS Public Health

  • Completion of 12 hours at UT Arlington
  • Completion of KINE 2350 INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HEALTH: PRINCIPLES & POPULATIONS EXERCISE SCIENCE with A grade of C or better
  • Overall GPA of 2.50 and KINE GPA of 2.50

Maintaining Major Status:

Students accepted as Bachelor of Science in Public Health majors in the Department of Kinesiology must maintain the minimum GPAs as indicated above or they will be placed on departmental probation. In order to take additional Kinesiology courses, approval must be granted by the Department Chair. If the student is unable to make up the deficiency in the semester immediately following the probation, the student will lose status as a Bachelor of Science in Public Health major. Courses to make up the GPA deficiency must be taken at UT Arlington. If the student is able to make up the GPA deficiency in the semester immediately following loss of major status, he or she can be reinstated as a major by making application to the Departmental Advisor when grades are released. No courses on the degree plan may be taken as pass/fail.

BS in Public Health

Pre-Professional Courses
General Core Requirements 42
Recommended Core Requirements
RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION I
RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II
COLLEGE ALGEBRA
CONTEMPORARY MATHEMATICS
ELEMENTARY STATISTICAL ANALYSIS
GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES
STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
BIOLOGY I FOR NURSING STUDENTS
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I
Program Science Requirements8
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
EVOLUTION AND ECOLOGY
Science electives (may include Exercise Science classes in the Department of Kinesiology)3
Foundational component (Recommended KINE 2307, SOCI 1310, or SOCI 1311)3
Professional Courses
Public Health Major Core
KINE 2350PUBLIC HEALTH: PRINCIPLES AND POPULATIONS3
KINE 3350URBANIZATION AND VULNERABLE POPULATIONS3
KINE 3351PUBLIC HEALTH INFORMATICS3
KINE 3352INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HEALTH EPIDEMIOLOGY3
KINE 3353HEALTH AND THE HUMAN CONDITION IN THE GLOBAL COMMUNITY3
KINE 4330PROGRAM DESIGN & ADMINISTRATION3
KINE 4351ETHICAL PRACTICES IN HEALTH PROFESSIONS3
HEED 4311THE ENVIRONMENT AND PUBLIC HEALTH SYSTEMS3
KINE 4352PUBLIC HEALTH SCIENCES AND METHODS3
KINE 4354PUBLIC HEALTH ADVOCACY AND LEADERSHIP3
KINE 4355COMMUNICATION FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS3
KINE 4353PUBLIC HEALTH CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE3
or KINE 4653 PUBLIC HEALTH EXTENDED CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE
Cross-disciplinary Coursework
HEED 3305WOMEN'S HEALTH ISSUES3
HEED 3330CONSUMER HEALTH AND PUBLIC HEALTH SYSTEMS3
HEED 4320STUDIES IN HEALTHY AGING3
KINE 3354EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS & MANAGEMENT3
AAST 4326DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS3
General Electives13
Total Hours120

Many of the courses in the Kinesiology curriculum require prerequisite courses, which are identified in the course descriptions.