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 & Applied Physiology; Health, Fitness, & Wellness; and Motor & Rehabilitation Sciences), 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.

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)

The Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology - Sports Leadership and Management (SLAM) programs prepare 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. There are two concentrations offered under the SLAM program. Coaching and Youth Sports; and Sports Leadership and Management.

BA Minor in Coaching and Youth Sports

The minor consists of 18 hours, six of which must be upper level. A 2.5 grade point average must be maintained for a student to remain in the minor.

Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science

Clinical & Applied Physiology (CAP)

The Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science - Clinical & Applied Physiology (CAP) is designed for individuals who plan to pursue a graduate degree in the fields of physical therapy, physician assistant, and medical/dental schools, or athletic training, as well as careers and research in physiological sciences applied to exercise.

Health, Fitness, & Wellness (HFW)

The Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science - Health, Fitness, & Wellness is designed for individuals who wish to pursue a career in personal fitness training, strength and conditioning, cardiac rehabilitation, or other health and wellness related career paths..

Motor & Rehabilitation Sciences (MRS)

The Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science - Motor & Rehabilitation Sciences is designed for individuals who plan to pursue careers and research in pediatrics and special populations, biomechanics, motor behavior, and rehabilitation sciences, as well as graduate school programs in occupational therapy or speech & language pathology.

Bachelor of Science in Public Health

Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH)

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. The Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) degree consists of two program delivery options: A traditional Campus Based Program and an Accelerated Online Program (AO).  The Accelerated Online Program is an online format developed by UT Arlington’s Department of Kinesiology and College of Nursing and Health Innovation to serve students in Texas and beyond by offering a high quality, affordable, and convenient undergraduate public health degree program. The BSPH AO program is available to those students who have earned a minimum of 45 transfer-credit hours prior to enrollment

Public Health Minor

The Department of Kinesiology offers a minor in public health.  The minor consists of 18 credit hours. Students must complete at least nine hours toward the minor at UT Arlington.  A 2.5 grade point average must be maintained for a student to remain in the minor. 

Oral Communication Competencies

All students declared as majors in the Department of Kinesiology (with the exception of BSPH majors) 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 (with the exception of BSPH majors) are required to pass the University computer competency exam or complete KINE 1100 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 to meet this requirement. 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 an advisor in the Division of Student Success 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
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75 for classes taken at UT Arlington, and sustain a 3.00 GPA across the following education sequence:
  • KINE 2301TEACHING GAMES FOR UNDERSTANDING3
    KINE 2302DANCE AND MOVEMENT ACTIVITIES3
    KINE 3304ADAPTED PHYSICAL EDUCATION & SPORT3
    KINE 3388THEORY AND APPLICATION IN MOTOR DEVELOPMENT3
    KINE 4319FITNESS, HEALTH 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 3301TEACHING DIVERSE LEARNERS3
    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 secondary (high school or middle school) levels.

BA Kinesiology - PETE

Pre-Professional Courses
General Core Requirements 36
Recommended Core Requirements
RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION I
COLLEGE ALGEBRA
HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES TO 1865
HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, 1865 TO PRESENT
RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II
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 3301TEACHING DIVERSE LEARNERS3
KINE 4647CLINICAL TEACHING PHYSICAL EDUCATION EC-126
KINE 4193PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHER CERTIFICATION PRACTICUM1
Kinesiology Academic Core
KINE 1315INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND SPORT3
KINE 1300INTRODUCTION TO KINESIOLOGY AND EXERCISE SCIENCE3
KINE 1100LAB SKILLS IN KINESIOLOGY AND EXERCISE SCIENCE1
KINE 2301TEACHING GAMES FOR UNDERSTANDING3
KINE 2302DANCE AND MOVEMENT ACTIVITIES3
KINE 3300FUNCTIONAL ANATOMY3
KINE 3401BIOMECHANICS OF HUMAN MOVEMENT4
KINE 3302SPORT AND EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY3
or KINE 3307 SPORT AND SOCIETY: ISSUES AND DEBATES
KINE 3304ADAPTED PHYSICAL EDUCATION & SPORT3
KINE 3415PHYSIOLOGY OF EXERCISE4
KINE 3325UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH METHODS3
KINE 3388THEORY AND APPLICATION IN MOTOR DEVELOPMENT3
KINE 4319FITNESS, HEALTH AND OUTDOOR ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES EDUCATION3
Second Concentration Area Electives
14 hours from second teaching field area 14
Total Hours114

Sports Leadership and Management (SLAM)

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 Division of Student Success 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 a KINE GPA of 2.5.

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 and specialization courses there are 9 hours available as electives.

BA Kinesiology - Coaching and Youth Sports

Pre-Professional Courses
General Core Requirements 36
Recommended Core Requirements
RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION I
RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II
COLLEGE ALGEBRA
HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES TO 1865
HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, 1865 TO PRESENT
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)
Professional Courses
Kinesiology Academic Core
KINE 1315INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND SPORT3
KINE 1300INTRODUCTION TO KINESIOLOGY AND EXERCISE SCIENCE3
KINE 1100LAB SKILLS IN KINESIOLOGY AND EXERCISE SCIENCE1
KINE 2301TEACHING GAMES FOR UNDERSTANDING3
KINE 2302DANCE AND MOVEMENT ACTIVITIES3
KINE 3300FUNCTIONAL ANATOMY3
KINE 3401BIOMECHANICS OF HUMAN MOVEMENT4
KINE 3302SPORT AND EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY3
KINE 3307SPORT AND SOCIETY: ISSUES AND DEBATES3
KINE 3304ADAPTED PHYSICAL EDUCATION & SPORT3
KINE 3415PHYSIOLOGY OF EXERCISE4
KINE 3325UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH METHODS3
Coaching and Youth Sports Concentration Course Work
KINE 2330CARE AND PREVENTION OF ATHLETIC INJURIES3
KINE 3312COACHING INVASION GAME PRINCIPLES3
KINE 3313COACHING OF NET/WALL GAME PRINCIPLES3
KINE 3388THEORY AND APPLICATION IN MOTOR DEVELOPMENT3
KINE 4319FITNESS, HEALTH AND OUTDOOR ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES EDUCATION3
KINE 4323MOTOR CONTROL AND LEARNING3
KINE 4329STRENGTH & CONDITIONING IN SPORT AND PERFORMANCE3
KINE 4339SPORTS LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP3
Electives - 9 hours9
Total Hours114

Sports Leadership and Management

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 and specialization courses there are 9 hours available as electives

BA Kinesiology - Sports Leadership and Management

Pre-Professional Courses
General Core Requirements 36
Recommended Core Requirements
RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION I
RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION II
COLLEGE ALGEBRA
HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES TO 1865
HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES, 1865 TO PRESENT
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)
Professional Courses
Kinesiology Academic Core
KINE 1315INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND SPORT3
KINE 1300INTRODUCTION TO KINESIOLOGY AND EXERCISE SCIENCE3
KINE 1100LAB SKILLS IN KINESIOLOGY AND EXERCISE SCIENCE1
KINE 2301TEACHING GAMES FOR UNDERSTANDING3
KINE 2302DANCE AND MOVEMENT ACTIVITIES3
KINE 3300FUNCTIONAL ANATOMY3
KINE 3401BIOMECHANICS OF HUMAN MOVEMENT4
KINE 3302SPORT AND EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY3
KINE 3307SPORT AND SOCIETY: ISSUES AND DEBATES3
KINE 3304ADAPTED PHYSICAL EDUCATION & SPORT3
KINE 3415PHYSIOLOGY OF EXERCISE4
KINE 3325UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH METHODS3
Sports Leadership and Management Concentration Course Work
BLAW 3310LEGAL AND ETHICAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS3
ECON 2306PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS3
ECON 3306SPORTS ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS3
KINE 4330PROGRAM DESIGN & ADMINISTRATION3
MANA 3318MANAGING ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR3
MANA 4330TEAM MANAGEMENT3
SOCI 3339RACE, SPORT AND MEDIA3
KINE 4339SPORTS LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP3
Electives - 9 hours9
Total Hours114

KINE BS

KINE 4319        Fitness and Outdoor Adventure

Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science

The Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science is designed to provide a foundation of the movement and exercise science to students interested in pursuing careers associated with therapy and rehabilitation, fitness and training, and research with typical and atypical populations. The three tracks are designed to provide a thorough foundation in three areas of Exercise Science: Clinical & Applied Physiology, Health, Fitness, & Wellness, and Motor & Rehabilitation Sciences. All KINE listed courses are designed for majors only.

The Clinical & Applied Physiology (CAP) Track incorporates prerequisites and prepares students for graduate school applications in physical therapy, physician assistant, and medical/dental schools.

The Health, Fitness, & Wellness (HFW) Track prepares students for careers in strength conditioning, personal training, cardiac rehabilitation, and corporate wellness & fitness. It also prepares students for certifications programs such as ACSM, HFS, NSCA, CSCS. In addition, it incorporates prerequisites and prepares students for graduate school applications in athletic training.

The Motor & Rehabilitation Sciences (MRS) Track Incorporates prerequisites and prepares students for graduate school applications in occupational therapy and speech & language pathology, as well as careers and research in pediatrics and special populations, biomechanics, motor behavior and rehabilitation sciences.

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 an advisor in the Division of Student Success 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 & Applied Physiology Track

  • Completion of 12 hours at UT Arlington
  • Overall GPA of 3.00 and KINE GPA of 3.00 by completion of KINE 3415 and a grade of “B” or better at KINE 3415.

Health, Fitness, & Wellness Track

  • Completion of 12 hours at UT Arlington
  • Overall GPA of 2.5 and KINE GPA of 2.5 by completion of KINE 3415.

Motor & Rehabilitation Sciences Track

  • Completion of 12 hours at UT Arlington
  • Overall GPA of 2.5 and KINE GPA of 2.5 by completion of KINE 3415.

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.

Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science

The Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science is designed to provide a foundation of the movement and exercise science to students interested in pursuing careers associated with therapy and rehabilitation, fitness and training, and research with typical and atypical populations. The three tracks are designed to provide a thorough foundation in three areas of Exercise Science: Clinical & Applied Physiology, Health, Fitness, & Wellness, and Motor & Rehabilitation Sciences . All KINE listed courses are designed for majors only.

The Clinical & Applied Physiology (CAP) Track incorporates prerequisites and prepares students for graduate school applications in physical therapy, physician assistant, and medical/dental schools.

The Health, Fitness, & Wellness (HFW) Track prepares students for careers in strength conditioning, personal training, cardiac rehabilitation, and corporate wellness & fitness. It also prepares students for certifications programs such as ACSM, HFS, NSCA, CSCS. In addition, it incorporates prerequisites and prepares students for graduate school applications in athletic training.

The Motor & Rehabilitation Sciences (MRS) Track Incorporates prerequisites and prepares students for graduate school applications in occupational therapy and speech & language pathology, as well as careers and research in pediatrics and special populations, biomechanics, motor behavior and rehabilitation sciences.

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 an advisor in the Division of Student Success 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 & Applied Physiology Track

  • Completion of 12 hours at UT Arlington
  • Overall GPA of 3.00 and KINE GPA of 3.00 by completion of KINE 3415 and a grade of “B” or better at KINE 3415.

Health, Fitness, & Wellness Track

  • Completion of 12 hours at UT Arlington
  • Overall GPA of 2.5 and KINE GPA of 2.5 by completion of KINE 3415.

Motor & Rehabilitation Sciences Track

  • Completion of 12 hours at UT Arlington
  • Overall GPA of 2.5 and KINE GPA of 2.5 by completion of KINE 3415.

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 & Applied Physiology - (CAP)

The Exercise Science Clinical & Applied Physiology track incorporates prerequisites and prepares students for graduate school applications in physical therapy, physician assistant, and medical/dental schools, as well as careers and research in physiological sciences applied to exercise.

BS in Exercise Science - CAP

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

BS in Exercise Science - CAP

Pre-Professional Courses
General Core Requirements 36
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 Requirements19
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS I
GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS II
General Electives (sufficient to bring total to 120 hours) 23
Professional Courses
Clinical & Applied Physiology Major Core
KINE 1300INTRODUCTION TO KINESIOLOGY AND EXERCISE SCIENCE3
KINE 1100LAB SKILLS IN KINESIOLOGY AND EXERCISE SCIENCE1
KINE 3300FUNCTIONAL ANATOMY3
KINE 3401BIOMECHANICS OF HUMAN MOVEMENT4
KINE 3415PHYSIOLOGY OF EXERCISE4
KINE 3325UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH METHODS3
KINE 4317EXERCISE PRESCRIPTION FOR SPECIAL POPULATIONS3
KINE 4415FITNESS ASSESSMENT/PROGRAMMING4
KINE 4323MOTOR CONTROL AND LEARNING3
KINE 4490EXERCISE SCIENCE INTERNSHIP (Requires a minimum of 180 hours in the field)4
KINE 4400APPLIED EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY4
KINE Electives
There are no electives for this track
Total Hours114

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

Health, Fitness, & Wellness Track (HFW)

The Exercise Science – Health, Fitness, & Wellness 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 or athletic training.

BS in Exercise Science - HFW

Pre-Professional Courses
General Core Requirements 36
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) 30
Professional Courses
Fitness/Wellness Major Core
KINE 1300INTRODUCTION TO KINESIOLOGY AND EXERCISE SCIENCE3
KINE 1100LAB SKILLS IN KINESIOLOGY AND EXERCISE SCIENCE1
KINE 2330CARE AND PREVENTION OF ATHLETIC INJURIES3
KINE 3300FUNCTIONAL ANATOMY3
KINE 3401BIOMECHANICS OF HUMAN MOVEMENT4
KINE 3302SPORT AND EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY3
KINE 3415PHYSIOLOGY OF EXERCISE4
KINE 3325UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH METHODS3
KINE 4415FITNESS ASSESSMENT/PROGRAMMING4
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
Total Hours114

Motor & Rehabilitation Sciences (MRS)

The Exercise Science – Motor & Rehabilitation Sciences track is designed for students interested in careers and research in pediatrics, special populations, biomechanics, motor behavior, and rehabilitation sciences, as well as prepares students for graduate school applications in occupational therapy and speech & language pathology.

BS in Exercise Science - MRS

Pre-Professional Courses
General Core Requirements 36
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 Requirements12
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II
DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY
BRAIN AND BEHAVIOR
General Electives (sufficient to bring total to 120 hours) 25
Professional Courses
Motor and Rehabilitation Sciences Major Core Major Core
KINE 1300INTRODUCTION TO KINESIOLOGY AND EXERCISE SCIENCE3
KINE 1100LAB SKILLS IN KINESIOLOGY AND EXERCISE SCIENCE1
KINE 2330CARE AND PREVENTION OF ATHLETIC INJURIES3
KINE 3300FUNCTIONAL ANATOMY3
KINE 3401BIOMECHANICS OF HUMAN MOVEMENT4
KINE 3302SPORT AND EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY3
KINE 3415PHYSIOLOGY OF EXERCISE4
KINE 3325UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH METHODS3
KINE 3388THEORY AND APPLICATION IN MOTOR DEVELOPMENT3
KINE 4317EXERCISE PRESCRIPTION FOR SPECIAL POPULATIONS3
KINE 4323MOTOR CONTROL AND LEARNING3
KINE 4420APPLIED MOTOR BEHAVIOR4
KINE 4491MRS INTERNSHIP4
Total Hours114

KINE Public Health

Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH)

The Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) degree consists of two program delivery options: A traditional Campus Based Program and an Accelerated Online Program (AO).  The Accelerated Online Program is an online format developed by UT Arlington’s Department of Kinesiology and College of Nursing and Health Innovation to serve students in Texas by offering a high quality, affordable, and convenient undergraduate public health degree program. The BSPH AO program is available to those students who have earned a minimum of 45 transfer-credit hours prior to enrollment. 

The BSPH degree program 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/healthcare 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. Students have the flexibility to choose 20-21 hours of electives, providing providing academic flexibility so that students may individualize components of their academic pathway 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 an advisor in the Division of Student Success 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.

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 Public Health 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 - BSPH

Pre-Professional Courses
General Core Requirements 36
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 Requirements7
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
EVOLUTION AND ECOLOGY
Science electives (may include Exercise Science classes in the Department of Kinesiology)4
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 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 4357PREPARATION FOR THE PUBLIC HEALTH WORKFORCE3
KINE 4359PUBLIC HEALTH CUMULATIVE EXPERIENCE3
Cross-disciplinary Coursework
HEED 3305WOMEN'S HEALTH ISSUES3
HEED 3330CONSUMER HEALTH AND PUBLIC HEALTH SYSTEMS3
HEED 4320STUDIES IN HEALTHY AGING3
KINE 3354EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS & MANAGEMENT3
MANA 4326DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS3
or KINE 4358 APPLIED APPROACHES TO DIVERSITY AND CULTURAL AWARENESS IN PUBLIC HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS
General Electives13
Total Hours114

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

KINE Minors

BA Minor in Coaching and Youth Sports

The minor consists of 18 hours, six of which must be upper level. 

A 2.5 grade point average must be maintained for a student to remain in the minor.

Courses that may be taken toward the minor are:

Required:

KINE 1315        Introduction to Physical Education and Sport

KINE 2301        Teaching Games for Understanding

KINE 2302        Dance and Movement Activities

Electives

Nine hours from the following.

KINE 3302        Sport and Exercise Psychology

KINE 3304        Adapted Exercise and Sport Activities           

KINE 3307        Sport and Society: Issues and Debates

KINE 3312        Coaching Invasion Games

KINE 3313        Coaching Net/Wall Game Principles

KINE 4319        Fitness and Outdoor Adventure

BS in Public Health - Minor

The Department of Kinesiology offers a minor in public health.  The minor consists of 18 credit hours. Students must complete at least nine hours toward the minor at UT Arlington.  A 2.5 grade point average must be maintained for a student to remain in the minor. 

Courses that may be taken toward the minor are:

Required

KINE 2350     PUBLIC HEALTH: PRINCIPLES AND POPULATIONS

Electives

Fifteen hours from the following:

KINE 2307     SPORTS AND SOCIETY

KINE 3350     URBANIZATION AND VULNERABLE POPULATIONS

KINE 3351     PUBLIC HEALTH INFORMATICS

KINE 3352     INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HEALTH EPIDEMIOLOGY

KINE 3353     HEALTH AND THE HUMAN CONDITION IN THE GLOBAL COMMUNITY

KINE 3354     EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS & MANAGEMENT

KINE 4330     PROGRAM DESIGN & ADMINISTRATION

KINE 4331     OBESITY & WEIGHT MANAGEMENT

KINE 4351     ETHICAL PRACTICES IN HEALTH PROFESSIONS

HEED 3305    WOMEN'S HEALTH ISSUES

HEED 3330    CONSUMER HEALTH AND PUBLIC HEALTH SYSTEMS

HEED 4320    STUDIES IN HEALTHY AGING