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. 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.

First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
BIOL 107Zoology 4
ENGL 103 or ENGL 104Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition or Composition and Rhetoric 3
Select one of the following: 3-4
Finite Mathematics  
Calculus II for Biological Sciences  
Engineering Mathematics II  
Topics in Contemporary Mathematics II  
KINE 199Required Physical Activity 31
American history elective 1,23
Language, philosophy and culture elective 1,23
 Term Semester Credit Hours17
Select one of the following: 3
Writing about Literature  
Technical and Business Writing  
Elements of Creative 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 107Introduction to Psychology 3
KINE 121Physical and Motor Fitness Assessment 2
KINE 199Required Physical Activity 31
KINE 199Required Physical Activity 31
American history elective 1,23
 Term Semester Credit Hours16
Second Year
PHYS 201College Physics 4
KINE 213Foundations of Kinesiology 3
POLS 206American National Government 3
KINE 199Required Physical Activity 31
KINE 199Required Physical Activity 31
KINE 215Fundamentals of Coaching 1
Support Field Electives 43
 Term Semester Credit Hours16
BIOL 319Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
POLS 207State and Local Government 3
KINE 120The Science of Basic Health and Fitness 1
KNFB 222/HEFB 222Teaching and Schooling in Modern Society 3
KINE 311Fundamental Rhythms and Dance 53
Support Field Electives 43
 Term Semester Credit Hours17
Third Year
BIOL 320Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
KINE 307Lifespan Motor Development 3
KINE 425Tests and Measurements 3
KINE 429Adapted Physical Activity 3
Support Field Electives 43
 Term Semester Credit Hours16
PSYC 307Developmental Psychology 3
KNFB 315Elementary School Physical Activities 3
KNFB 324/HEFB 324Technology and Teaching Skills for the 21st Century Learner 3
KNFB 325/HEFB 325Introduction to Secondary School Teaching 63
KINE 199Required Physical Activity 1
KINE 318Athletic Injuries 3
 Term Semester Credit Hours16
Fourth Year
HLTH 421Elementary School Health Instruction 3
KINE 308Integrated Adventure Education 3
KINE 426Exercise Biomechanics 4
KINE 433Physiology of Exercise 3
KNFB 416Middle and Secondary School Physical Activities 63
 Term Semester Credit Hours16
KNFB 450/HEFB 450Supervised Student Teaching 6
 Term Semester Credit Hours6
 Total Semester Credit Hours: 120

Course selection should meet the International and Cultural Diversity graduation requirement if needed.


Must meet Core Curriculum requirements.


Participation in band or athletics cannot be used for KINE 199 credit. KINE 199 activities cannot be repeated for credit and must be taken for a grade.  Must be a majors section.


To be chosen in consultation with your academic advisor.


Meets Creative Arts core curriculum requirement.


Meets Core Curriculum writing requirement.