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Empower children through physical education to lead active and healthy lives. The Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology focuses on those preparing to get certified in EC-12 all level physical education.

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Bachelor Science Degree in Kinesiology - Physical Education K-12  Degree Plan

Core Curriculum Requirement

10- Communication – 6 semester hours

  • ENGL 1301
  • ENGL 1302

20- Mathematics – 3 semester hours

  • MATH 1314 - College Algebra or Equivalent

30 – Life and Physical Sciences – 7 semester hours

  • Biological, Anatomy or Physiology sciences preferred
  • At least one science course must include a lab

40 – Language, Philosophy and Culture – 3 semester hours

  • American Literature preferred
  • Literature, Philosophy, or Cultural Studies

50 – Creative Arts – 3 semester hours

  • ARTS, MUSI or DRAM

60 – American History – 6 semester hours

  • HIST 1301
  • HIST 1302

70 – Government/Political Sciences– 6 semester hours

  • PSCI 2305
  • PSCI 2306

80 – Social and Behavioral Sciences – 3 semester hours

  • ECON, GEOG, PSYC or SOCI
  • World Geography preferred

90-Institutionally Designated Option – 6 semester hours

  • SPCH - Fundamentals of Speech
  • COSC 1301 or 1401, or BCIS 1305 - less than 5 years ago

Major Requirements

Other Lower Level Requirements – 9 semester hours

  • KINE 1301 Foundations of Kinesiology
  • KINE 2310 Contemporary Wellness
  • KINE 2311 Motor Learning & Development

Kinesiology Requirements – 48 semester hours

  • KINE 2312 Kinetic Anatomy
  • KINE 3310 Adapted Physical Education
  • KINE 3311 Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise
  • KINE 3312 Physiology of Exercise
  • KINE 3313 Scientific Principles of Strength and Conditioning
  • KINE 3314 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
  • KINE 3316 Foundations of Exercise and Sports Psychology
  • KINE 3317 Nutrition in Sports and Exercise
  • KINE 3321 Legal Issues in Sport and Exercise
  • KINE 3326 Administration of Sports Programs
  • KINE 3327 Individual and Dual Sports
  • KINE 3328 Team Sports
  • KINE 4310 Coaching Theory and Application
  • KINE 4312 Teaching Early Childhood and Elementary Physical Education
  • KINE 4313 Teaching Middle and High School Physical Education
  • KINE 4316 Research Methods in Kinesiology

Teacher Education Program – 24 semester hours

  • CUIN 3323 Instructional Design
  • INDS 3323 Child Development
  • FEDU 3321 Educational Foundations for Teaching
  • CUIN 4313 Secondary Teaching Strategies
  • LITY 4364 Content Area Reading & Skills
  • CUIN 3327 Educational Technology
  • KINE 4303 Secondary Student Teaching
  • KINE 4304 Secondary Student Teaching

NOTES:

  1. s.h. = semester hours
  2. LD = Lower Division (Community College-Level: Freshman, 1000-level /Sophomore, 2000-level)
  3. UD = Upper Division (University-Level: Junior, 3000-level /Senior, 4000-level)
  4. The student is responsible for fulfilling all requirements on this degree plan and is encouraged to review the catalog that governs this degree plan.
  5. Substitutions in this degree plan must be approved by following the same procedures as for the degree.
  6. This document is an unofficial guide to your degree. Please contact an advisor for an official degree plan.
  7. Must meet minimum requirements: 124 s.h. overall, 54 s.h. UD, of which 30 s.h. must be completed at UHV.
  8. State TExES exams required for certification: PPR EC-12 #160; Physical Education #158
  9. Students are responsible for creating and maintaining an account with TEA online at www.tea.state.tx.us

 

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