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.

The Physical Education Teacher Education option is offered to students wishing to teach/coach physical education/physical activity/sports in public or private schools. This all-level certification qualifies the recipient to teach/coach preschool–12th grades. The degree plan will lead to successful fulfillment of the certification requirements outlined by the Texas Education Agency, and also allows simultaneous completion of the coaching minor. Students can also be certified in a support teaching field through the use of core curriculum and support field electives. The rigorous degree plan includes a full semester of clinical teaching in a public school setting after completion of all necessary coursework. More program information is available on the Department of Health and Kinesiology website. Interested individuals can acquire additional information by contacting the advising office in the department or the faculty members of the program.

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 1 4
KINE 199 Required Physical Activity 1,2,3 1
Select one of the following: 1,4 3
Public Speaking  
Communication for Technical Professions  
Argumentation and Debate  
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: 1,4 3
Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences  
Calculus II for Biological Sciences  
Engineering Mathematics II  
Finite Mathematics  
Calculus II  
American history 4,5 3
Language, philosophy and culture 4,5 3
 Semester Credit Hours17
Spring
KINE 121 Physical and Motor Fitness Assessment 1,3 2
KINE 199 Required Physical Activity 1,2,3 1
KINE 199 Required Physical Activity 1,2,3 1
PSYC 107 Introduction to Psychology 3
Select one of the following: 1,4 3
Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition  
Composition and Rhetoric  
Writing about Literature  
Technical and Business Writing  
Public Speaking  
Communication for Technical Professions  
Argumentation and Debate  
Select one of the following: 1,4 3
Business Calculus  
Calculus I for Biological Sciences  
Engineering Mathematics I  
Calculus I  
American history 4,5 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Second Year
Fall
KINE 199 Required Physical Activity 1,2,3 1
KINE 199 Required Physical Activity 1,2,3 1
KINE 213 Foundations of Kinesiology 1 3
KINE 215 Fundamentals of Coaching 1 1
PHYS 201 College Physics 1 4
POLS 206 American National Government 3
Support field electives 1,6 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
BIOL 319 Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology I 1 4
KINE 120 The Science of Basic Health and Fitness 1,4 1
KINE 210 The Art of Movement 1,7 3
KNFB 222/HEFB 222 Teaching and Schooling in Modern Society 1 3
POLS 207 State and Local Government 3
Support field elective 1,6 3
 Semester Credit Hours17
Third Year
Fall
BIOL 320 Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology II 1 4
HLTH 421 Elementary School Health Instruction 1 3
KINE 308 Integrated Adventure Education 1 3
KNFB 315 Elementary School Physical Activities 1 3
Support field elective 1,6 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
KINE 199 Required Physical Activity 1,2,3 1
KINE 307 Lifespan Motor Development 1 3
KINE 318 Athletic Injuries 1 3
KINE 425 Tests and Measurements 1 3
KINE 433 Physiology of Exercise 1 3
KNFB 324/HEFB 324 Technology and Teaching Skills for the 21st Century Learner 1 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Fourth Year
Fall
KNFB 325/HEFB 325 Introduction to Secondary School Teaching 1,8 3
KINE 426 Exercise Biomechanics 1 4
KINE 429 Adapted Physical Activity 1 3
KNFB 416 Middle and Secondary School Physical Activities 1,8 3
PSYC 307 Developmental Psychology 1 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
KNFB 450/HEFB 450 Supervised Student Teaching 1 6
 Semester Credit Hours6
 Total Semester Credit Hours120