Kinesiology - BS, All-Level Physical Education Teacher Certification Track

The Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology offers several options designed to prepare students for a variety of careers in public school education, exercise science and dance science. Some options also provide academic preparation for students interested in professional schools, e.g., physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician’s assistant or medicine. There are some common course requirements for all kinesiology options. Additional hours for each option are specifically designed to prepare students for that field of study. The sequencing of courses should be determined in consultation with an appropriate academic advisor.

This option is offered to students wishing to teach physical education in public or private school. The all-level certification qualifies the recipient to teach in preschool–12th grades in physical education/wellness only although students are encouraged to become certified in a support teaching field through the use of core curriculum and support field electives. This degree plan includes a full semester of student teaching in a public school setting after the completion of coursework. This degree plan will provide a program that will lead to successful completion of the certification requirements outlined by the State of Texas. Additional program information is available on the Department of Health and Kinesiology website or by contacting the advising office in the department.

This degree plan has been laid out showing students the number of hours they must take each semester in order to complete the degree in four years without attending summer school.  This is a suggested plan and does not have to be followed as laid out below.  Students should use this information in conjunction with advising documents available from their advisor or the department website when scheduling courses each semester to ensure they are meeting all prerequisites, taking courses for admission to professional phase in a timely manner and meeting all grade requirements.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
BIOL 107 Zoology 4
Select one of the following: 3
Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition (Select one of the following:)  
Composition and Rhetoric  
Writing about Literature  
Technical and Business Writing  
Select one of the following: 3-4
Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences  
Finite Mathematics  
Calculus II for Biological Sciences  
Engineering Mathematics II  
Topics in Contemporary Mathematics II  
Calculus  
KINE 199 Required Physical Activity 3 1
American history elective 1,2 3
Language, philosophy and culture elective 1,2 3
 Semester Credit Hours17
Spring
Select one of the following: 3
Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition  
Composition and Rhetoric  
Writing about Literature  
Technical and Business Writing  
Select one of the following: 3-4
Mathematical Concepts—Calculus  
Business Calculus  
Calculus I for Biological Sciences  
Engineering Mathematics I  
Analytic Geometry and Calculus  
PSYC 107 Introduction to Psychology 3
KINE 121 Physical and Motor Fitness Assessment 2
KINE 199 Required Physical Activity 3 1
KINE 199 Required Physical Activity 3 1
American history elective 1,2 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Second Year
Fall
PHYS 201 College Physics 4
KINE 213 Foundations of Kinesiology 3
POLS 206 American National Government 3
KINE 199 Required Physical Activity 3 1
KINE 199 Required Physical Activity 3 1
KINE 215 Fundamentals of Coaching 1
Support Field Electives 4 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
BIOL 319 Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
POLS 207 State and Local Government 3
KINE 120 The Science of Basic Health and Fitness 1
KNFB 222/HEFB 222 Teaching and Schooling in Modern Society 3
KINE 311 Fundamental Rhythms and Dance 5 3
Support Field Electives 4 3
 Semester Credit Hours17
Third Year
Fall
BIOL 320 Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
KINE 307 Lifespan Motor Development 3
KINE 425 Tests and Measurements 3
KINE 429 Adapted Physical Activity 3
Support Field Electives 4 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
PSYC 307 Developmental Psychology 3
KNFB 315 Elementary School Physical Activities 3
KNFB 324/HEFB 324 Technology and Teaching Skills for the 21st Century Learner 3
KNFB 325/HEFB 325 Introduction to Secondary School Teaching 6 3
KINE 199 Required Physical Activity 1
KINE 318 Athletic Injuries 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Fourth Year
Fall
HLTH 421 Elementary School Health Instruction 3
KINE 308 Integrated Adventure Education 3
KINE 426 Exercise Biomechanics 4
KINE 433 Physiology of Exercise 3
KNFB 416 Middle and Secondary School Physical Activities 6 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
KNFB 450/HEFB 450 Supervised Student Teaching 6
 Semester Credit Hours6
 Total Semester Credit Hours120