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 four program areas: athletic training, exercise science, physical education teacher education, and kinesiology. 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 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 and physician's assistant graduate programs, as well as medical and dental schools (e.g., BS in Exercise Science - Clinical Health Professions).

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

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.

Exercise Science

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

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

Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science - Public Health (PH) for individuals who wish to intersect individual health, wellness and prevention population health-perspectives.

Athletic Training

Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training with All Level Teacher Certification.

Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training for those who wish to pursue a career in the health profession of athletic training, specializing in the prevention, evaluation, management and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries and common illnesses.

Bachelor of Arts in Athletic Training for those who wish to pursue a career in the health profession of athletic training, specializing in the prevention, evaluation, management and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries and common illnesses.

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.

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.

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. Additionally, the department's core curriculum requires the demonstration of computer use competencies for completion of the majority of assignments.

Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE)

The Bachelor of Arts in 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 3.0 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 in the Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) program: If a student falls below a 3.0 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 - Generalist 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.

Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education with All Level Teacher Certification (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 TEACHING PHYSICAL EDUCATION3
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

Exercise Science

The Exercise Science program is designed to prepare students for health- and allied health-related fields such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, 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 or health club and fitness directors, as well as for students interested in pursuing a graduate degree in exercise science. With the addition of a specialized track that focuses on population-health perspectives, Exercise Science students can gain valuable experience in the field of Public Health.

Exercise Science majors can choose from one of three degree plan options: the Clinical Health Professions (CHP), the Fitness/Wellness (F/W) and the Public Health Track. 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 is designed according to the guidelines established by the American College of Sports Medicine. Its purpose is to prepare students for the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Health Fitness Specialist (HFS) certification program, as well as the certification offered by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).  The Public Health Track provides coursework and experiential learning activities that intersect individual health, wellness and  prevention with population-based health perspectives.  This track provides flexibility so that students may individualize components of their academic pathway so as to meet their unique personal, professional, and academic goals.  Potential career opportunities exist in job categories such as government, non-profit organizations, medical facilities and community agencies.

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 (EXSS_Int).

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
  • 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 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

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. 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 Exercise Science 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.

Each student in the College of Education and Health Professions of UT Arlington will be evaluated on 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.

Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Science

Clinical Health Professions Track

This track is designed for individuals who plan to attend graduate school to pursue degrees in the health professions of physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician's assistant or exercise physiology.

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 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 INTERNSHIP4
KINE 4400APPLIED EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY4
HEED 3301SPORTS NUTRITION3
KINE Elective
Recommended Electives
KINE 4323MOTOR CONTROL AND LEARNING3
or KINE 4331 OBESITY & WEIGHT MANAGEMENT
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, PSYC 3310 DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY).

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

Fitness/Wellness Track

This track is designed for individuals who plan to work in corporate or commercial fitness, recreation or in wellness/health promotion.

Pre-Professional Courses
General Core Requirements 42
Recommended Core Requiements
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
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
Science electives (may include Exercise Science classes in the Department of Kinesiology)
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 3302SPORT AND EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY3
or KINE 3307 SPORT AND SOCIETY: ISSUES AND DEBATES
KINE 3315PHYSIOLOGY OF EXERCISE3
KINE 3325UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH METHODS3
KINE 4315FITNESS ASSESSMENT/PROGRAMMING3
KINE 4329STRENGTH & CONDITIONING IN SPORT AND PERFORMANCE3
or KINE 4337 STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING IN GENERAL POPULATIONS: HEALTH AND DISEASE
KINE 4330PROGRAM DESIGN & ADMINISTRATION3
KINE 4331OBESITY & WEIGHT MANAGEMENT3
KINE 4490EXERCISE SCIENCE INTERNSHIP4
HEED 3301SPORTS NUTRITION3
Major Electives
HEED, KINE or Science (including 3 advanced hours) 15
Total Hours120

PUBLIC HEALTH Track

This track is designed for individuals who aspire to intersect individual health, wellness and prevention with population-based health perspectives in order to promote the health and well-being of populations or communities.  This track maintains a strong emphasis on the importance of prevention of chronic disease and promotion of health across the community spectrum.

Pre-Professional Courses
General Core Requirements 42
Recommended Core Requiements
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
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
EVOLUTION AND ECOLOGY
Science electives (may include Exercise Science classes in the Department of Kinesiology)
General Electives (sufficient to bring total to 120 hours) 16
Professional Courses
Public Health Major Core
KINE 1400INTRODUCTION TO EXERCISE SCIENCE4
KINE 2350PUBLIC HEALTH: PRINCIPLES AND POPULATIONS3
KINE 3351PUBLIC HEALTH INFORMATICS3
KINE 3300FUNCTIONAL ANATOMY3
KINE 3301BIOMECHANICS OF HUMAN MOVEMENT3
KINE 3350URBANIZATION AND VULNERABLE POPULATIONS3
KINE 3315PHYSIOLOGY OF EXERCISE3
KINE 3325UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH METHODS3
KINE 4315FITNESS ASSESSMENT/PROGRAMMING3
KINE 4351ETHICAL PRACTICES IN HEALTH PROFESSIONS3
KINE 4330PROGRAM DESIGN & ADMINISTRATION3
KINE 4352PUBLIC HEALTH SCIENCES AND METHODS3
KINE 4353PUBLIC HEALTH CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE3
or KINE 4653 PUBLIC HEALTH EXTENDED CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE
Major Electives
HEED, KINE or Science (including 3 advanced hours) 15
Total Hours120

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

Athletic Training

Important Notice:

UT Arlington has transitioned from the Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training to a post baccalaureate professional degree (Master of Science in Athletic Training).  This transition occurred in summer 2013. The undergraduate degree is being phased out and the final undergraduate applications have been accepted.  The program is no longer accepting undergraduate applications. However, post baccalaureate students interested in applying to the Master of Science in Athletic Training should contact Dr. Krawietz for more information (pkrawietz@uta.edu).  For accreditation purposes, the information below has been retained until the final undergraduate cohort graduates in May 2016.

The Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) is designed to prepare students for careers in the health care profession of athletic training. The classroom, laboratory and clinical components of the program are structured around the Athletic Training Educational Competencies published by the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) Education Council and the Role Delineation Study conducted and published by the Board of Certification (BOC). The clinical education component of the program includes six clinical courses. These courses provide formal instruction of clinical skills within a structured laboratory environment and require students to complete clinical education rotations under the supervision of a Certified and Licensed Athletic Trainer or other health care professional. Students are evaluated on their mastery of knowledge and clinical skills through written tests, class projects, and oral practical examinations. Students are also evaluated on their ability to integrate the clinical proficiencies into their daily clinical practice and make sound clinical decisions.

The mission of the Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) is to provide an active learning environment for students to acquire and master the knowledge, skills, clinical proficiencies, and attitudes necessary for success as an Entry-Level Athletic Trainer. The ATEP goals and objectives include:

  • to prepare students to pass the BOC (Board of Certification) Exam,
  • to prepare students to pass the Texas Advisory Board of Athletic Trainers' State Licensure Exam,
  • to develop students' critical-thinking and decision-making skills for success in the allied health profession of athletic training,
  • to instill the value of professionalism,
  • to teach students the value of becoming involved in their professional associations through service work, and
  • to facilitate students' efforts in locating and securing an athletic training job or placement in a graduate school.

Program Description

The University's ATEP is accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Students within the ATEP are able to choose from among three possible degree plans:

  • BS in Athletic Training with All-Level Teaching Certificate
  • BS in Athletic Training (non-teaching)
  • BA in Athletic Training (non-teaching)

Students are admitted into the ATEP as Level 1, but must meet retention requirements to matriculate into the Professional Levels 2 through 4 (see admission and retention information below). In addition to formal classroom instruction, athletic training majors also receive structured clinical education to acquire and master the hands-on skills required of the Entry-Level Athletic Trainer. Both the classroom and clinical components of the program are structured around the Competencies in Athletic Training Educational Competencies published by the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) Education Council and the Role Delineation Study conducted and published by the BOC. The clinical education component of the major includes six clinical courses. These courses provide formal instruction of clinical skills within a structured laboratory environment and require students to complete clinical education rotations under the supervision of a Certified and Licensed Athletic Trainer or other health care professional. Students are evaluated on their mastery of knowledge and clinical skills through written tests, class projects, and oral practical examinations. Students are also evaluated on their ability to integrate the clinical proficiencies into their daily clinical practice.

Prior to placement in a clinical education rotation, all athletic training students (Levels I-IV) must meet the following requirements:

  • Provide documentation of immunization against hepatitis B1, measles, mumps, tetanus, polio, and diphtheria.
    • Complete OSHA blood borne pathogen training.
    • Provide documentation of current certification in First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR with AED).
    • Provide proof of current liability insurance.
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The hepatitis vaccination is a series of three shots, with the first given initially, the second at one month, and the third at six months. Students must receive the first shot prior to clinical placement.

NOTE: Some clinical rotation assignments may also require students to obtain a personal background check and a tuberculosis (TB) test.

Level I Phase of Study

The Level I phase of the program is typically completed during the student's freshman spring semester at UT Arlington and includes formal classroom and laboratory instruction, as well as directed clinical experiences in a variety of athletic training settings. The Level I requirements1 include:

  • KINE 2420 INTRODUCTION TO ATHLETIC TRAINING (4 credit hours) [Grade of B or better].
  • KINE 2130 ATHLETIC TRAINING CLINICAL PRACTICUM I (1 credit hour) [Grade of B or better].
  • Completion/documentation of a minimum of 120 hours of directed clinical experience in the UT Arlington athletic training room(s) and/or other approved clinical education sites.
  • Successful completion/documentation of required competencies with a score of 80% or better.
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Transfer students may complete the Level I course requirements at their current junior or senior college or complete them upon arrival to UT Arlington. Transfer students are encouraged to contact Dr. Paul Krawietz as soon as possible to determine the transferability of athletic training courses.

Level II-IV Phases of Study

Levels II-IV of the program require a minimum of three years of classroom study and clinical education. Each semester, students are assigned to an approved clinical instructor (ACI) or clinical supervisor who is responsible for providing comprehensive health care services to athletes, patients, or physically active individuals within a variety of clinical sites. Students are expected to work closely with their ACI/CI to practice and integrate their athletic training skills while also developing their clinical decision-making skills. All students are required to complete at least three off-campus clinical rotations; therefore, students will need suitable transportation. Students are required to complete a minimum of 1500 hours of clinicalexperience under the supervision of an ACI, CI or other licensed or certified health care professional over the course of the program. Completion of the program requirements will enable students to be eligible for the BOC Exam and the Texas Advisory Board of Athletic Trainers' Licensing Exam.

Admission Criteria

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 Athletic Training Advisor in the Department of Kinesiology. Transfer students must seek academic advising from the Athletic Training Advisor in the Department of Kinesiology immediately.
Admission to the UT Arlington ATEP is selective and competitive. A limited number of students are admitted each year based upon the number of returning students and the number of clinical instructors. Prospective students must complete the Level I phase of study to be considered for continuance in the ATEP. The technical standards set forth by the ATEP establish the essential qualities considered necessary for students admitted to this program to achieve the knowledge, skills, and competencies of an Entry-Level Athletic Trainer, while also meeting the expectations of CAATE. The technical standards are printed in the ATEP handbook and are available on the ATEP Web site.

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 and Health Professions.

Admission to the Level I phase of the program is based on the following criteria1:

  • Admission to UT Arlington.
  • Submission of ATEP application.
  • Ability to pass a physical exam.
  • Ability to meet the technical standards for admission.

Continuance beyond the Level I phase of the program is based on the following criteria:

  • Successful completion of the Level I requirements.1
  • Overall GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Submission of ATEP application with transcripts (for transfer students who did not complete the Level I requirements at UT Arlington).
  • Submission of three recommendation forms completed by the students' clinical supervisors (ACI/CI).
  • Completion of a personal interview with the ATEP Continuance Committee, which will consist of the Program Director, Clinical Education Coordinator, at least one staff athletic trainer and three upper-level athletic training students.
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Completion of the Level I requirements does not guarantee continuance to Levels II-IV of the ATEP.

Retention Criteria

Students must maintain an overall GPA of 2.5. Additionally, students must earn a C or better in all athletic training courses (athletic training courses with an earned grade of D or lower must be repeated) and maintain an athletic training GPA of 3.0. If a student fails to maintain either of the GPA requirements, they will be placed on probation. A student will be afforded two semesters, at most, to raise their GPA to the required 2.5 overall and 3.0 within the major. During the first probationary semester, the student will be allowed to continue accruing clinical experience hours; however, he/she will be required to attend mandatory study sessions. Should a second probationary semester be necessary, the student will be removed from the clinical aspect of the program, preventing him/her from accruing any clinical experience hours. Should the student fail to raise their GPA during the second probationary semester, he/she will be removed from the ATEP.

Each student in the College of Education and Health Professions of UT Arlington will be evaluated on 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.

Graduation Requirements

To receive a degree in athletic training, students must:

  • Complete all classroom and clinical education requirements
  • Complete all athletic training courses with a C or better
  • Complete a minimum of 1500 hours of clinical education/field experience
  • Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Earn a minimum GPA of 3.0 within the athletic training core courses
  • Successfully take and pass the UT Arlington ATEP Capstone examination with a score of 70% or higher

Requirements for a Bachelor of Science Degree in Athletic Training (All-Level Teacher Certification)

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
GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES
STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
COLLEGE ALGEBRA
ELEMENTARY STATISTICAL ANALYSIS
INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY
CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I
Program Requirements6
GROUP COMMUNICATION PRINCIPLES
BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II
Professional Courses
Athletic Training Academic Core
KINE 1400INTRODUCTION TO EXERCISE SCIENCE4
KINE 2420INTRODUCTION TO ATHLETIC TRAINING4
KINE 3300FUNCTIONAL ANATOMY3
KINE 3301BIOMECHANICS OF HUMAN MOVEMENT3
KINE 3315PHYSIOLOGY OF EXERCISE3
KINE 3320LOWER EXTREMITY EVALUATION3
KINE 3324UPPER EXTREMITY EVALUATION3
KINE 3330PATHOLOGY AND PHARMACOLOGY3
KINE 3333THERAPEUTIC INTERVENTION II3
KINE 4293SEMINAR IN ATHLETIC TRAINING2
KINE 4233ATHLETIC TRAINING ORGANIZATION & ADMINISTRATION2
KINE 4336THERAPEUTIC INTERVENTION I3
Athletic Training Practicum
KINE 2130ATHLETIC TRAINING CLINICAL PRACTICUM I1
KINE 3130ATHLETIC TRAINING CLINICAL PRACTICUM II1
KINE 3131ATHLETIC TRAINING CLINICAL PRACTICUM III1
KINE 4130ATHLETIC TRAINING CLINICAL PRACTICUM IV1
KINE 4131ATHLETIC TRAINING CLINICAL PRACTICUM V1
KINE 4132ATHLETIC TRAINING CLINICAL PRACTICUM VI1
Additional Required Courses
KINE 3325UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH METHODS3
KINE 4329STRENGTH & CONDITIONING IN SPORT AND PERFORMANCE3
HEED 3301SPORTS NUTRITION3
Education Sequence 1
KINE 2301TEACHING GAMES FOR UNDERSTANDING3
KINE 3304ADAPTED PHYSICAL EXERCISE & SPORT3
KINE 3388THEORY AND APPLICATION IN MOTOR DEVELOPMENT3
KINE 4320TEACHING SECONDARY PHYSICAL EDUCATION3
KINE 4321TEACHING ELEM PHYSICAL EDUCATION3
EDML 4300PRE-ADOLESCENT/ADOLESCENT GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT3
LIST 4343CONTENT AREA READING AND WRITING3
Total Pre-Certification hours 120
Additional Certification Requirements
EDUC 4352TEACHING DIVERSE POPULATIONS3
LIST 4343CONTENT AREA READING AND WRITING3
KINE 4647ALL-LEVEL TEACHER PREPARATION STUDENT TEACHING FOR PHYSICAL EDUCATION6
Total Hours132
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Requirements for a Bachelor of Science Degree in Athletic Training (Non-Teaching)

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
GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES
STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
COLLEGE ALGEBRA
ELEMENTARY STATISTICAL ANALYSIS
INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY
CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I
Program Requirements
COMS 2304GROUP COMMUNICATION PRINCIPLES3
or COMS 2305 BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION
BIOL 2458HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II4
Additional Science Requirements7
GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS I
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
Electives sufficient to complete degree requirements 113
Professional Courses
Athletic Training Academic Core
KINE 1400INTRODUCTION TO EXERCISE SCIENCE4
KINE 2420INTRODUCTION TO ATHLETIC TRAINING4
KINE 3300FUNCTIONAL ANATOMY3
KINE 3301BIOMECHANICS OF HUMAN MOVEMENT3
KINE 3315PHYSIOLOGY OF EXERCISE3
KINE 3320LOWER EXTREMITY EVALUATION3
KINE 3324UPPER EXTREMITY EVALUATION3
KINE 3330PATHOLOGY AND PHARMACOLOGY3
KINE 3333THERAPEUTIC INTERVENTION II3
KINE 4293SEMINAR IN ATHLETIC TRAINING2
KINE 4233ATHLETIC TRAINING ORGANIZATION & ADMINISTRATION2
KINE 4336THERAPEUTIC INTERVENTION I3
Athletic Training Practicum
KINE 2130ATHLETIC TRAINING CLINICAL PRACTICUM I1
KINE 3130ATHLETIC TRAINING CLINICAL PRACTICUM II1
KINE 3131ATHLETIC TRAINING CLINICAL PRACTICUM III1
KINE 4130ATHLETIC TRAINING CLINICAL PRACTICUM IV1
KINE 4131ATHLETIC TRAINING CLINICAL PRACTICUM V1
KINE 4132ATHLETIC TRAINING CLINICAL PRACTICUM VI1
Additional Required Courses
KINE 3325UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH METHODS3
KINE 4329STRENGTH & CONDITIONING IN SPORT AND PERFORMANCE3
HEED 1301NUTRITION3
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 elective requirements.

Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Athletic Training (Non-Teaching)

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
GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES
STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
COLLEGE ALGEBRA
ELEMENTARY STATISTICAL ANALYSIS
INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY
CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I
Program Requirements6
GROUP COMMUNICATION PRINCIPLES
BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II
Modern and Classical Languages: 1441, 1442, 2313, 2314 (with a total of 14 hours) 14
Electives sufficient to complete degree requirements7
Professional Courses
Athletic Training Academic Core
KINE 1400INTRODUCTION TO EXERCISE SCIENCE4
KINE 2420INTRODUCTION TO ATHLETIC TRAINING4
KINE 3300FUNCTIONAL ANATOMY3
KINE 3301BIOMECHANICS OF HUMAN MOVEMENT3
KINE 3315PHYSIOLOGY OF EXERCISE3
KINE 3320LOWER EXTREMITY EVALUATION3
KINE 3324UPPER EXTREMITY EVALUATION3
KINE 3330PATHOLOGY AND PHARMACOLOGY3
KINE 3333THERAPEUTIC INTERVENTION II3
KINE 4293SEMINAR IN ATHLETIC TRAINING2
KINE 4233ATHLETIC TRAINING ORGANIZATION & ADMINISTRATION2
KINE 4336THERAPEUTIC INTERVENTION I3
Athletic Training Practicum
KINE 2130ATHLETIC TRAINING CLINICAL PRACTICUM I1
KINE 3130ATHLETIC TRAINING CLINICAL PRACTICUM II1
KINE 3131ATHLETIC TRAINING CLINICAL PRACTICUM III1
KINE 4130ATHLETIC TRAINING CLINICAL PRACTICUM IV1
KINE 4131ATHLETIC TRAINING CLINICAL PRACTICUM V1
KINE 4132ATHLETIC TRAINING CLINICAL PRACTICUM VI1
Additional Required Courses
KINE 3325UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH METHODS3
KINE 4329STRENGTH & CONDITIONING IN SPORT AND PERFORMANCE3
HEED 3301SPORTS NUTRITION3
Total Hours120

Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology – 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.

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 30 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 30 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

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 - Sports Leadership and Management (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
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 TEACHING PHYSICAL EDUCATION3
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