Department of Kinesiology

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology may select a concentration in athletic training, kinesiology and health science, exercise physiology or physical education. Students with a concentration in athletic training are prepared to pursue state licensure in athletic training careers. The student must be admitted into the Athletic Training Apprenticeship Program within the UTSA Athletic Department in order to pursue this concentration. National certification in athletic training requires additional academic training in an accredited graduate program. Students with a concentration in kinesiology and health science are prepared to pursue careers in health care such as physical therapy and/or occupational therapy. Physical and/or occupational therapy licensure requires additional academic training in an accredited graduate program. Students with a concentration in exercise physiology are trained for careers in exercise science, clinical exercise, and fitness programming in corporate, commercial, medical and public settings. Graduates of this concentration are prepared for professional certifications in fitness and exercise physiology. The physical education concentration provides students the academic and professional experience as required by the State Board for Educator Certification. To be certified as a teacher by the State of Texas, a student must complete his or her coursework, have practical teaching experience (student teaching), and pass the Texas Examinations of Educator Standards (TExES). The graduate of this program will then be certified to teach physical education in grades pre-kindergarten–12. Prior to starting the practical teaching experience, a student must be accepted into the Teacher Certification Program. Please refer to the section on Teacher Certification Program in the catalog for more information.

Department Honors

The Department of Kinesiology awards Department Honors to certain outstanding students and provides the opportunity for advanced study under close faculty supervision.

Selection of honors designation is based on the student’s academic performance and recommendation by the faculty of the student’s major discipline. To be eligible for the program, students must have a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0 at UTSA and a minimum grade point average of 3.5 in their major at UTSA. The minimum grade point averages must be maintained for students to receive the approval of the Department Honors Committee and the discipline faculty. Students applying for Department Honors are expected to enroll in the appropriate honors thesis course during their final two semesters. The completed thesis must be approved by the supervising faculty sponsor and another departmental faculty member. Students interested in this program should contact their professors for additional information.

Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology

This program provides students with the opportunity to pursue a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Kinesiology. Students may apply for admission into one of the concentrations within the Kinesiology major if they wish to specialize in athletic training, exercise physiology, kinesiology and health science, or physical education. Students may also pursue the major without a concentration. This also applies to students who are unable to complete one of the concentrations. All required Kinesiology (KIN) courses and support work must be completed with a grade of “C-” or better.

Academic advising for students seeking the Kinesiology degree is available in the Life and Health Sciences Advising Center. Students who wish to pursue teacher certification will be advised in the Interdisciplinary Education Advising Center.

The minimum number of semester credit hours for this degree, including the Core Curriculum requirements, is 120, of which at least 39 must be at the upper-division level. All candidates seeking this degree must fulfill the Core Curriculum requirements and the degree requirements, which are listed below.

Internship Policy

Experiential learning is a valuable element for kinesiology professionals. An internship enables the student to gain practical experience as a professional under conditions conducive to educational development. The internship is a time-limited, supervised period of kinesiology activities carried out in a kinesiology-oriented organization. An internship is optional for the students in the Kinesiology major with no concentration.  

Internship Eligibility

Kinesiology majors with no concentration are eligible to apply for an internship if they:

  • Have completed all degree requirements of the major and support work
  • Have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5
  • Are within 13 hours of graduation (including the 6 hours of the internship)

Students who do not meet the GPA requirement will not be allowed to complete the internship.

Mandatory meetings are held in the semester prior to the student enrolling in the internship. These meetings are held in June (for Fall), October (for Spring), and March (for Summer). Students are required to meet with their academic advisor prior to the meeting to verify that they are eligible for the internship. This must be done by October 1st, March 1st, or May 1st for the respective internship meeting. Students must bring a signed degree plan from their advisor to the mandatory internship meeting.

Students who miss the meeting may be ineligible for the internship in the following semester. Extenuating circumstances must be documented and will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the internship coordinator.

Students requesting an internship at a site that requires a criminal background check are responsible for having the background check completed and submitted to the internship site for approval. Students are responsible for paying any fees associated with the completion of the background check. Students must have the background check completed and accepted by the internship site when the work plan for the internship site when the work plan for the internship is submitted.

Core Curriculum Requirements (42 semester credit hours)

Students seeking the B.S. degree in Kinesiology must fulfill University Core Curriculum requirements in the same manner as other students. If courses are taken to satisfy both degree requirements and Core Curriculum requirements, then students may need to take additional courses in order to meet the minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree.

For a complete listing of courses that satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements, see Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements.

Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements

First Year Experience Requirement (3 semester credit hours)

All students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AIS 1203Academic Inquiry and Scholarship3
AIS 1213AIS: Architecture, Construction, and Planning3
AIS 1223AIS: Arts and Humanities3
AIS 1233AIS: Business3
AIS 1243AIS: Engineering, Mathematics, and Sciences3
AIS 1253AIS: Interdisciplinary Education3
AIS 1263AIS: Life and Health Sciences3
AIS 1273AIS: Social Sciences and Public Policy3

Communication (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

WRC 1013Freshman Composition I3
WRC 1023Freshman Composition II3

Mathematics (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

CS 1173Data Analysis and Visualization3
MAT 1023College Algebra with Applications3
MAT 1043Introduction to Mathematics3
MAT 1053Mathematics for Business3
MAT 1073Algebra for Scientists and Engineers3
MAT 1093Precalculus3
MAT 1133Calculus for Business3
MAT 1193Calculus for the Biosciences3
MAT 1214Calculus I4
STA 1053Basic Statistics3

Life and Physical Sciences (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

ANT 2033Introduction to Biological Anthropology3
AST 1013Introduction to Astronomy3
AST 1033Exploration of the Solar System3
BIO 1233Contemporary Biology I3
BIO 1243Contemporary Biology II3
BIO 1404Biosciences I4
BIO 1414Biosciences II4
CHE 1083Introduction to the Molecular Structure of Matter3
CHE 1093Introduction to Molecular Transformations3
ES 1113Environmental Botany3
ES 1123Environmental Zoology3
ES 1213Environmental Geology3
ES 2013Introduction to Environmental Science I3
ES 2023Introduction to Environmental Science II3
GEO 1013The Third Planet3
GEO 1123Life Through Time3
GES 2613Physical Geography3
PHY 1943Physics for Scientists and Engineers I3
PHY 1963Physics for Scientists and Engineers II3

Language, Philosophy and Culture (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AAS 2013Introduction to African American Studies3
AAS 2113African American Culture, Leadership and Social Issues3
ANT 2063Language, Thought, and Culture3
ARC 1113Introduction to the Built Environment3
CHN 1014Elementary Chinese I4
CLA 2013Introduction to Ancient Greece3
CLA 2023Introduction to Ancient Rome3
CLA 2323Classical Mythology3
CSH 1103Literary Masterpieces of Western Culture I3
CSH 1113Literary Masterpieces of Western Culture II3
CSH 1213Topics in World Cultures3
CSH 2113The Foreign Film3
ENG 2013Introduction to Literature3
ENG 2023Literature and Film3
ENG 2213Literary Criticism and Analysis3
ENG 2383Multiethnic Literatures of the United States3
ENG 2423Literature of Texas and the Southwest3
ENG 2443Persuasion and Rhetoric3
FRN 1014Elementary French I4
FRN 2333French Literature in English Translation3
GER 1014Elementary German I4
GER 2333German Literature in English Translation3
GES 1023World Regional Geography3
GLA 1013U.S. in the Global Arena3
GRK 1114Introductory Classical Greek I4
HIS 2123Introduction to World Civilization to the Fifteenth Century3
HIS 2133Introduction to World Civilization since the Fifteenth Century3
HIS 2533Introduction to Latin American Civilization3
HIS 2543Introduction to Islamic Civilization3
HIS 2553Introduction to East Asian Civilization3
HIS 2573Introduction to African Civilization3
HIS 2583Introduction to South Asian Civilization3
HUM 2093World Religions3
ITL 1014Elementary Italian I4
ITL 2333Italian Literature in English Translation3
JPN 1014Elementary Japanese I4
LAT 1114Introductory Latin I4
MAS 2013Introduction to Chicano(a) Studies3
PHI 1043Critical Thinking3
PHI 2013Basic Philosophical Problems3
PHI 2023Introduction to Ancient Philosophy3
PHI 2033Introduction to Early Modern Philosophy3
PHI 2123Contemporary Moral Issues3
RUS 1014Elementary Russian I4
RUS 2333Russian Literature in English Translation3
SPN 1014Elementary Spanish I4
SPN 2333Hispanic Literature in English Translation3
WGSS 2013Introduction to Women’s Studies3
WGSS 2023Introduction to LGBTQ Studies3

Creative Arts (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AHC 1113Survey of Art and Architecture from Prehistoric Times to 13503
AHC 1123Survey of Art and Architecture in Europe and the New World from 1350 to 17503
AHC 1133Survey of Modern Art3
ARC 1513Great Buildings and Cities of the World3
ARC 2413History of Architecture I3
ART 1103Introduction to Visual Arts3
BBL 2023Latino Cultural Expressions3
CLA 2033Introduction to Classical Literature3
DAN 2003Introduction to Dance3
HUM 2023Introduction to the Humanities I3
HUM 2033Introduction to the Humanities II3
HUM 2053History of Film3
MAS 2023Latino Cultural Expressions3
MUS 2243World Music in Society3
MUS 2633American Roots Music3
MUS 2653Music in Culture3
MUS 2663History and Styles of Jazz3
MUS 2673History and Styles of Rock3
MUS 2683History and Styles of Western Art Music3
MUS 2713History of Recorded Music3
MUS 2743Music and Film3
PHI 2073Philosophy of Art3

American History (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

HIS 1043United States History: Pre-Columbus to Civil War Era3
HIS 1053United States History: Civil War Era to Present3
HIS 2053Texas History3

Government-Political Science (6 semester credit hours)

Students must complete two of the following courses, for a total of 6 semester credit hours:

POL 1013Introduction to American Politics3
and one of the following two courses:
POL 1133Texas Politics and Society3
POL 1213Civil Rights in Texas and America3

Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete one of the following courses, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

AMS 2043Approaches to American Culture3
ANT 1013Introduction to Anthropology3
ANT 2043Introduction to Archaeology3
ANT 2053Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
BBL 2003Language, Culture, and Society3
BBL 2243Bilingual Families, Communities, and Schools: National and Transnational Experiences3
BIO 1033Drugs and Society3
CRJ 1113The American Criminal Justice System3
ECO 2003Economic Principles and Issues3
ECO 2023Introductory Microeconomics3
EGR 1343The Impact of Modern Technologies on Society3
GES 1013Fundamentals of Geography3
GES 2623Human Geography3
HTH 2413Introduction to Community and Public Health3
HTH 2513Personal Health3
IDS 2113Society and Social Issues3
PSY 1013Introduction to Psychology3
SOC 1013Introduction to Sociology3
SOC 2013Social Problems3
SOC 2023Social Context of Drug Use3

Component Area Option (CAO) (3 semester credit hours)

Students must complete either one of the following courses or any additional Core Curriculum course not previously used to satisfy a core component area requirement, for a total of 3 semester credit hours:

COM 2113Public Speaking3
EGR 1403Technical Communication3
ENG 2413Technical Writing3
PAD 1113Public Administration and Policy in American Society3
PHI 2043Introductory Logic3
Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements
First Year Experience Requirement 3
Communication 6
Mathematics 3
Life and Physical Sciences 6
Language, Philosophy and Culture 3
Creative Arts 3
American History 6
Government-Political Science 6
Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
Component Area Option 3
Total Credit Hours 42

Gateway Course

Students pursuing the B.S. degree in Kinesiology must successfully complete the following Gateway Course with a grade of “C-” or better in no more than two attempts. A student who is unable to successfully complete this course within two attempts, including dropping the course with a grade of “W” or taking an equivalent course at another institution, will be required to change his or her major.

KIN 2303Foundations of Kinesiology

Degree Requirements

Students in the Kinesiology major are required to successfully complete all required KIN courses, and select elective courses based on their post-graduate goals.

A. Required KIN courses
KIN 2123Fitness and Wellness Concepts3
KIN 2303Foundations of Kinesiology3
KIN 3103Motor Development3
KIN 3323Biomechanics3
KIN 3433Exercise Physiology3
KIN 4023Exercise Psychology3
KIN 4113Evaluation3
KIN 4123Introduction to Sport Psychology3
KIN 4403Motor Learning3
KIN 4423Developmental/Adapted Physical Activity3
B. Support courses
BIO 1233Contemporary Biology I3-4
or BIO 1404 Biosciences I
BIO 2043/HTH 3013/KIN 4253Nutrition3
or NDT 2043 Introduction to Nutritional Sciences
BIO 2053Human Anatomy and Physiology I3
or KIN 3313 Anatomy and Physiology for Kinesiology
COM 1053Business and Professional Speech3
or COM 2113 Public Speaking
MAT 1023College Algebra with Applications3
or MAT 1073 Algebra for Scientists and Engineers
STA 1053Basic Statistics3
or STA 1403 Probability and Statistics for the Biosciences
C. Electives
All candidates for this degree must complete up to 28 hours of free electives to meet the 120 hour minimum for the degree, including a sufficient number of electives at the upper-division level to meet the UTSA minimum of 39 upper-division hours.28
KIN 4936Internship in Kinesiology6
KIN 4933Practicum in Kinesiology Research3
Total Credit Hours85-86

B.S. in Kinesiology – Recommended Four-Year Academic Plan

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
AIS 1203 Academic Inquiry and Scholarship (core) 3
KIN 2303 Foundations of Kinesiology 3
WRC 1013 Freshman Composition I (core) 3
Life & Physical Sciences core 3
Mathematics core 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
BIO 1233
Contemporary Biology I (core and major)
or Biosciences I
3-4
KIN 2123 Fitness and Wellness Concepts 3
WRC 1023 Freshman Composition II (core) 3
University core course 3
University core course 3
 Credit Hours15-16
Second Year
Fall
BIO 2053
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
or Anatomy and Physiology for Kinesiology
3
STA 1053
Basic Statistics
or Probability and Statistics for the Biosciences
3
University core course 3
University core course 3
University core course 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
MAT 1073
Algebra for Scientists and Engineers
or College Algebra with Applications
3
Nutrition course (BIO 2043, HTH 3013, or KIN 4253) 3
University core course 3
University core course 3
University core course 3
 Credit Hours15
Third Year
Fall
COM 1053
Business and Professional Speech
or Public Speaking
3
KIN 3103 Motor Development 3
KIN 4423 Developmental/Adapted Physical Activity 3
Free elective 3
Free elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
KIN 3323 Biomechanics 3
KIN 3433 Exercise Physiology 3
KIN 4123 Introduction to Sport Psychology 3
Free elective 3
Free elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
Fall
KIN 4023 Exercise Psychology 3
KIN 4113 Evaluation 3
KIN 4403 Motor Learning 3
Free elective 3
Free elective 3
Free elective (to meet 120 hour minimum) 2-3
 Credit Hours18-17
Spring
KIN 4936 Internship in Kinesiology 6
Free elective 3
Free elective 3
 Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours120

Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology (Athletic Training Concentration)

This program provides students with the opportunity to pursue a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Athletic Training. Students become eligible to apply for the Texas state licensure upon completion of this concentration. Students must be accepted into the Athletic Training Apprenticeship Program to pursue this concentration. The apprenticeship program involves 1800 hours of clinical internship over a minimum of five semesters. All kinesiology degree core and support work must be completed with a grade of "C-" or better.

Admission Policy

The goal of admission requirements for the Athletic Training concentration is to provide undergraduate students with a program of study with the highest possible standards. To achieve this goal, the admission policy is designed to identify those students most likely to succeed in athletic training. All applicants for admission to the Athletic Training concentration will be initially admitted to the Kinesiology program without a concentration. In order for a student to declare the Athletic Training concentration, a student must be admitted to the Athletic Training Apprenticeship Program, and meet the following academic criteria.

To declare an Athletic Training concentration, a Kinesiology major must have:

  • Completed 30 semester credit hours with a cumulative grade point average of 2.50
  • Successfully completed the following or equivalent courses with a grade of “C-” or better:
BIO 1233Contemporary Biology I3
KIN 2303Foundations of Kinesiology3
MAT 1073Algebra for Scientists and Engineers3
WRC 1013Freshman Composition I3

Applicants who have completed all of the above courses as equivalent transferable college credit with a grade of “C-” or better and have no UTSA coursework can declare an Athletic Training concentration if they:

  • Meet all UTSA undergraduate admission requirements
  • Have completed 30 semester credit hours
  • Are admitted into the Athletic Training Apprenticeship Program.

The minimum number of semester credit hours for this degree, including the Core Curriculum requirements, is 120, of which at least 39 must be at the upper-division level. All candidates seeking this degree must fulfill the Core Curriculum requirements and the degree requirements, which are listed below.

Core Curriculum Requirements (42 semester credit hours)

Students seeking the B.S. degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Athletic Training must fulfill University Core Curriculum requirements in the same manner as other students. The courses listed below satisfy both degree requirements and Core Curriculum requirements. If courses are taken to satisfy both degree requirements and Core Curriculum requirements, then students may need to take additional courses in order to meet the minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree.

STA 1053 should be used to satisfy the core requirement in Mathematics. BIO 1233 should be used to satisfy one of the core requirements in Life and Physical Sciences. PSY 1013 or SOC 1013 is recommended to satisfy the core requirement in Social and Behavioral Sciences. COM 2113 is recommended to satisfy the core requirement in the Component Area Option.

For a complete listing of courses that satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements, see Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements above.

Gateway Course

Students pursuing the Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology must successfully complete the following Gateway Course with a grade of “C-” or better in no more than two attempts. A student who is unable to successfully complete this course within two attempts, including dropping a course with a grade of “W” or taking an equivalent course at another institution, will be required to change his or her major.

KIN 2303Foundations of Kinesiology

Degree Requirements

Students in the Athletic Training concentration are required to successfully complete all required HTH and KIN courses, and select designated elective courses based on their post-graduate goals.

A. Required HTH and KIN courses
HTH 3003Survey of Drugs and Health3
KIN 2141Medical Terminology1
KIN 2211First Aid and CPR1
KIN 2303Foundations of Kinesiology3
KIN 3071Musculoskeletal Fitness Instruction1
KIN 3303Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries3
KIN 3323Biomechanics3
KIN 3433Exercise Physiology3
KIN 3453Exercise Prescription3
KIN 3463Musculoskeletal Anatomy3
KIN 4043Therapeutic Modalities3
KIN 4123Introduction to Sport Psychology3
KIN 4143Evaluation of Athletic Injuries3
KIN 4243Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation3
KIN 4253Exercise Nutrition3
KIN 4403Motor Learning3
KIN 4931Clinical Applications of Athletic Injuries (repeated for 6 semester credit hours)6
B. Support courses
BIO 1233Contemporary Biology I3
BIO 2053
BIO 2051
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
and Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory I
4
BIO 2063
BIO 2061
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
and Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory II
4
CHE 1103General Chemistry I3
COM 2113Public Speaking3
or COM 1053 Business and Professional Speech
MAT 1073Algebra for Scientists and Engineers3
PHY 1603Algebra-based Physics I3
PSY 1013Introduction to Psychology3
or SOC 1013 Introduction to Sociology
STA 1053Basic Statistics3
C. Designated electives
Select 13 semester credit hours from the following courses:13
Drugs and Society
General Chemistry II
General Chemistry I Laboratory
General Chemistry II Laboratory
Survey of Human Nutrition
Nutrition
Human Disease and Epidemiology
Fitness and Wellness Concepts
Motor Development
Anatomy and Physiology for Kinesiology
Exercise Psychology
Evaluation
Coaching Athletics
Algebra-based Physics I Laboratory
Algebra-based Physics II
Algebra-based Physics II Laboratory
Developmental Psychology
Total Credit Hours90

B.S. in Kinesiology, Athletic Training Concentration – Recommended Four-Year Academic Plan

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
AIS 1203 Academic Inquiry and Scholarship (core) 3
BIO 1233 Contemporary Biology I (core and major) 3
KIN 2303 Foundations of Kinesiology 3
MAT 1073 Algebra for Scientists and Engineers 3
WRC 1013 Freshman Composition I (core) 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
COM 2113
Public Speaking
or Business and Professional Speech
3
KIN 2141 Medical Terminology 1
PSY 1013
Introduction to Psychology ( core and major)
or Introduction to Sociology
3
STA 1053 Basic Statistics (core and major) 3
WRC 1023 Freshman Composition II (core) 3
Life & Physical Sciences core 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Year
Fall
BIO 2053 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 3
BIO 2051 Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory I 1
CHE 1103 General Chemistry I 3
KIN 2211 First Aid and CPR 1
KIN 4931 Clinical Applications of Athletic Injuries 1
Designated elective or University core course 3
Designated elective or University core course 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
BIO 2063 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 3
BIO 2061 Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory II 1
KIN 3303 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries 3
KIN 4931 Clinical Applications of Athletic Injuries 1
PHY 1603 Algebra-based Physics I 3
Designated elective or University core course 3
 Credit Hours14
Third Year
Fall
KIN 3071 Musculoskeletal Fitness Instruction 1
KIN 3323 Biomechanics 3
KIN 3433 Exercise Physiology 3
KIN 3463 Musculoskeletal Anatomy 3
KIN 4931 Clinical Applications of Athletic Injuries 1
Designated elective or University core course 3
 Credit Hours14
Spring
HTH 3003 Survey of Drugs and Health 3
KIN 3453 Exercise Prescription 3
KIN 4143 Evaluation of Athletic Injuries 3
KIN 4931 Clinical Applications of Athletic Injuries 1
Designated elective or University core course 3
Designated elective or University core course 3
 Credit Hours16
Fourth Year
Fall
KIN 4123 Introduction to Sport Psychology 3
KIN 4243 Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation 3
KIN 4253 Exercise Nutrition 3
KIN 4931 Clinical Applications of Athletic Injuries 1
Designated elective or University core course 3
Designated elective or University core course 3
 Credit Hours16
Spring
KIN 4043 Therapeutic Modalities 3
KIN 4403 Motor Learning 3
KIN 4931 Clinical Applications of Athletic Injuries 1
Designated elective or University core course 3
Designated elective or University core course 3
Designated elective 1
 Credit Hours14
 Total Credit Hours120

Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology (Exercise Physiology Concentration)

This program provides students with the opportunity to pursue a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Physiology. Students are trained for careers in exercise science. All kinesiology degree core and support work must be completed with a grade of “C-” or better.

Admission Policy

The goal of admission requirements for the Exercise Physiology concentration is to provide undergraduate students with a program of study with the highest possible standards. To achieve this goal, the admission policy is designed to identify those students most likely to succeed in kinesiology education. Academic performance for declaration of the Exercise Physiology concentration will be evaluated after the following criteria has been met:

  • Completed 30 semester credit hours with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5
  • Successfully completed the following or equivalent courses with a grade of “C-” or better:
BIO 1233Contemporary Biology I3
or BIO 1404 Biosciences I
KIN 2303Foundations of Kinesiology3
MAT 1023College Algebra with Applications3
or MAT 1073 Algebra for Scientists and Engineers
WRC 1013Freshman Composition I3

Applicants who have completed all of the above courses as equivalent transferable college credit with a grade of “C-” or better and have no UTSA coursework can declare an Exercise Physiology concentration if they:

  • Meet all UTSA undergraduate admission requirements
  • Have completed 30 semester credit hours.

The minimum number of semester credit hours for this degree, including the Core Curriculum requirements, is 120, of which at least 39 must be at the upper-division level. All candidates seeking this degree must fulfill the Core Curriculum requirements and the degree requirements, which are listed below.

Internship Eligibility

Kinesiology majors with Exercise Physiology concentration are eligible to apply for an internship if they:

  • Have completed all degree requirements of the major and support work
  • Have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5
  • Are within 13 hours of graduation (including the 6 hours of the internship).

Students who do not meet the GPA requirement will not be allowed to complete the internship. The program coordinator will assign students who do not meet the GPA requirement two upper-level courses (3 credit hours each) to take in place of the internship course.

Mandatory meetings are held in the semester prior to the student enrolling in the internship. These meetings are held in June (for Fall), October (for Spring), and March (for Summer). Students are required to meet with their academic advisor prior to the meeting to verify that they are eligible for the internship. This must be done by October 1st, March 1st, or May 1st for the respective internship meeting. Students must bring a signed degree plan from their advisor to the mandatory internship meeting.

Students who miss the meeting may be ineligible for the internship in the following semester. Extenuating circumstances must be documented and will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the internship coordinator.

Students requesting an internship at a site that requires a criminal background check are responsible for having the background check completed and submitted to the internship site for approval. Students are responsible for paying any fees associated with the completion of the background check. Students must have the background check completed and accepted by the internship site when the work plan for the internship is submitted.

Appeal Process

Students who wish to appeal the internship requirement due to prior work experience may do so by completing and submitting the appeal form, available from the academic advisor, with written documentation to a three-member review committee. Prior work experience is defined as an experience that is at least equivalent to what students will earn in a 300-hour internship. Both the length and quality of the experience will be evaluated. Written documentation submitted with the form includes: 1) a letter from the student detailing his or her work experience, how it fits his or her degree plan, and his or her career goals; 2) the student’s resume; and 3) a letter from his or her work supervisor verifying employment and stating the extent of their job responsibilities and the relationship to the degree. The appeal packet must be received by the department internship coordinator no later than October 7th, March 7th, or May 7th, for the Spring, Summer, or Fall semesters, respectively. The committee will meet prior to the internship meeting to discuss the appeals and make a recommendation to the Department Chair. Students who are denied appeals must attend the internship meeting and complete the internship.

Core Curriculum Requirements (42 semester credit hours)

Students seeking the B.S. degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Physiology must fulfill University Core Curriculum requirements in the same manner as other students. The courses listed below satisfy both degree requirements and Core Curriculum requirements. If courses are taken to satisfy both degree requirements and Core Curriculum requirements, then students may need to take additional courses in order to meet the minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree.

MAT 1023 should be used to satisfy the core requirement in Mathematics. BIO 1233 or BIO 1404 should be used to satisfy one of the Life and Physical Sciences core requirements. COM 2113 should be used to satisfy the Component Area Option requirement.

For a complete listing of courses that satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements, see Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements above.

Gateway Course

Students pursuing the B.S. degree in Kinesiology must successfully complete the following Gateway Course with a grade of “C-” or better in no more than two attempts. A student who is unable to successfully complete this course within two attempts, including dropping a course with a grade of “W” or taking an equivalent course at another institution, will be required to change his or her major.

KIN 2303Foundations of Kinesiology

Degree Requirements

A. Required KIN courses
KIN 2111Lifetime Fitness Activity Instruction1
KIN 2211First Aid and CPR1
KIN 2303Foundations of Kinesiology3
KIN 2441Management in Kinesiology1
KIN 3051Group Fitness Instruction1
KIN 3071Musculoskeletal Fitness Instruction1
KIN 3321Biomechanics Laboratory1
KIN 3323Biomechanics3
KIN 3431Exercise Physiology Laboratory1
KIN 3433Exercise Physiology3
KIN 3441Health Related Fitness Assessment Laboratory1
KIN 3443Health Related Fitness Assessment3
KIN 3453Exercise Prescription3
KIN 4023Exercise Psychology3
KIN 4233Advanced Exercise Physiology3-4
or KIN 4403
KIN 4401
Motor Learning
and Motor Learning Laboratory
KIN 4253Exercise Nutrition3
KIN 4933Practicum in Kinesiology Research (repeated twice)6
or KIN 4936 Internship in Kinesiology
B. Support courses
BIO 1233Contemporary Biology I3
or BIO 1404 Biosciences I
BIO 2053
BIO 2051
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
and Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory I
4
BIO 2063
BIO 2061
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
and Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory II
4
COM 2113Public Speaking3
MAT 1023College Algebra with Applications3
STA 1053Basic Statistics3
C. Minor Required (Student must choose from one of the four minors: Biology, Business, Community Health, or Wellness)18-21
D. Electives
All candidates for this degree must complete enough hours of electives to meet the 120 hour minimum for the degree, including a sufficient number of electives at the upper-division level to meet the UTSA minimum of 39 upper-division hours.10-14
Total Credit Hours90

B.S. in Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology Concentration – Recommended Four-Year Academic Plan

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
AIS 1203 Academic Inquiry and Scholarship (core) 3
BIO 1233
Contemporary Biology I (core and major)
or Biosciences I
3
KIN 2303 Foundations of Kinesiology 3
MAT 1023 College Algebra with Applications (core and major) 3
WRC 1013 Freshman Composition I (core) 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
BIO 2053 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 3
BIO 2051 Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory I 1
STA 1053 Basic Statistics (core and major) 3
WRC 1023 Freshman Composition II (core) 3
Life & Physical Sciences core 3
University core course 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Year
Fall
BIO 2063 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 3
BIO 2061 Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory II 1
KIN 2111 Lifetime Fitness Activity Instruction 1
KIN 2211 First Aid and CPR 1
Minor course 3
University core course 3
University core course 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
COM 2113 Public Speaking (core and major) 3
KIN 2441 Management in Kinesiology 1
KIN 3051 Group Fitness Instruction 1
Elective course 3
Minor course 3
University core course 3
 Credit Hours14
Third Year
Fall
KIN 3071 Musculoskeletal Fitness Instruction 1
KIN 3323 Biomechanics 3
KIN 3321 Biomechanics Laboratory 1
KIN 3433 Exercise Physiology 3
KIN 3431 Exercise Physiology Laboratory 1
Minor course 3
University core course 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
KIN 3443 Health Related Fitness Assessment 3
KIN 3441 Health Related Fitness Assessment Laboratory 1
KIN 3453 Exercise Prescription 3
KIN 4023 Exercise Psychology 3
Minor course 3
University core course 3
 Credit Hours16
Summer
Elective course 2
 Credit Hours2
Fourth Year
Fall
KIN 4233
Advanced Exercise Physiology
or Motor Learning and Motor Learning Laboratory
3-4
KIN 4253 Exercise Nutrition 3
Minor course 3
Elective course (to meet 120 hour minimum) 2-3
University core course 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
KIN 4936 Internship in Kinesiology 6
Minor course 3
Elective course 3
 Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours120

Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology (Kinesiology and Health Science Concentration)

This program provides students with the opportunity to pursue a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Kinesiology and Health Science. All kinesiology degree core and support work must be completed with a grade of "C-" or better. This concentration is suited for students who are taking prerequisite courses for medical schools or graduate programs in health professions (e.g., Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Physician Assistant). Students who are interested in applying to these programs are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor and consult with the UTSA Health Professions Office.

Admission Policy

The goal of admission requirements for the Kinesiology and Health Science concentration is to provide undergraduate students with a program of study with the highest possible standards. All applicants for admission to the Kinesiology and Health Science concentration will be initially admitted to the Kinesiology program without a concentration. In order for a student to declare the Kinesiology and Health Science concentration must meet the following academic criteria.

To declare an Kinesiology and Health Science concentration, a Kinesiology major must have:

  • Completed 30 semester credit hours with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75
  • Successfully completed the following or equivalent courses with a grade of “C-” or better
BIO 1404Biosciences I4
KIN 2303Foundations of Kinesiology3
MAT 1073Algebra for Scientists and Engineers3
WRC 1013Freshman Composition I3

Applicants who have completed all of the above courses as equivalent transferable college credit with a grade of “C-” or better and have no UTSA coursework can declare a Kinesiology and Health Science concentration if they:

  • Meet all UTSA undergraduate admission requirements
  • Have completed 30 semester credit hours
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.75

The minimum number of semester credit hours for this degree, including the Core Curriculum requirements, is 120, of which at least 39 must be at the upper-division level. All candidates seeking this degree must fulfill the Core Curriculum requirements and the degree requirements, which are listed below.

Internship Policy

Experiential learning is a valuable element for kinesiology professionals. An internship enables the student to gain practical experience as a professional under conditions conducive to educational development. The internship is a time-limited, supervised period of kinesiology activities carried out in a kinesiology-oriented organization. An internship is optional for the students in the Kinesiology major with a concentration in Kinesiology and Health Science.  

Internship Eligibility

Kinesiology majors with a concentration in Kinesiology and Health Science are eligible to apply for an internship if they:

  • Have completed all degree requirements of the major and support work
  • Have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.75
  • Are within 13 hours of graduation (including the 6 hours of the internship)

Students who do not meet the GPA requirement will not be allowed to complete the internship.

Mandatory meetings are held in the semester prior to the student enrolling in the internship. These meetings are held in June (for Fall), October (for Spring), and March (for Summer). Students are required to meet with their academic advisor prior to the meeting to verify that they are eligible for the internship. This must be done by October 1st, March 1st, or May 1st for the respective internship meeting. Students must bring a signed degree plan from their advisor to the mandatory internship meeting.

Students who miss the meeting may be ineligible for the internship in the following semester. Extenuating circumstances must be documented and will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the internship coordinator.

Students requesting an internship at a site that requires a criminal background check are responsible for having the background check completed and submitted to the internship site for approval. Students are responsible for paying any fees associated with the completion of the background check. Students must have the background check completed and accepted by the internship site when the work plan for the internship site when the work plan for the internship is submitted.

Core Curriculum Requirements (42 semester credit hours)

Students seeking the B.S. degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Kinesiology and Health Science must fulfill University Core Curriculum requirements in the same manner as other students. The courses listed below satisfy both degree requirements and Core Curriculum requirements. If courses are taken to satisfy both degree requirements and Core Curriculum requirements, then students may need to take additional courses in order to meet the minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree.

STA 1053 should be used to satisfy the core requirement in Mathematics. BIO 1404 and BIO 1414 should be used to satisfy the core requirement in Life and Physical Sciences. PSY 1013 or SOC 1013 is recommended to satisfy the core requirement in Social and Behavioral Sciences. COM 2113 is recommended to satisfy the core requirement in the Component Area Option.

For a complete listing of courses that satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements, see Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements above.

Gateway Course

Students pursuing the B.S. degree in Kinesiology must successfully complete the following Gateway Course with a grade of “C-” or better in no more than two attempts. A student who is unable to successfully complete this course within two attempts, including dropping the course with a grade of “W” or taking an equivalent course at another institution, will be required to change his or her major.

KIN 2303Foundations of Kinesiology

Degree Requirements

Students in the Kinesiology and Health Science concentration are required to successfully complete all required KIN courses, and select designated elective courses based on their post-graduate goals. Students interested in applying to Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Physician's Assistant programs are encouraged to meet with the academic advisor and consult with the UTSA Health Professions Office.

A. Required KIN courses
KIN 2141Medical Terminology1
KIN 2303Foundations of Kinesiology3
KIN 3071Musculoskeletal Fitness Instruction1
KIN 3303Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries3
KIN 3323Biomechanics3
KIN 3433Exercise Physiology3
KIN 3453Exercise Prescription3
KIN 3463Musculoskeletal Anatomy3
KIN 4043Therapeutic Modalities3
KIN 4143Evaluation of Athletic Injuries3
KIN 4243Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation3
KIN 4253Exercise Nutrition3
KIN 4403Motor Learning3
B. Support courses
BIO 1404Biosciences I4
BIO 1414Biosciences II4
BIO 2053
BIO 2051
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
and Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory I
4
BIO 2063
BIO 2061
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
and Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory II
4
CHE 1103
CHE 1121
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Laboratory
4
CHE 1113
CHE 1131
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Laboratory
4
COM 1053Business and Professional Speech3
or COM 2113 Public Speaking
MAT 1073Algebra for Scientists and Engineers3
PHY 1603
PHY 1611
Algebra-based Physics I
and Algebra-based Physics I Laboratory
4
PHY 1623
PHY 1631
Algebra-based Physics II
and Algebra-based Physics II Laboratory
4
PSY 1013Introduction to Psychology3
SOC 1013Introduction to Sociology3
STA 1053Basic Statistics3
C. Electives
All candidates for this degree must complete enough hours of electives to meet the 120 hour minimum for the degree, including a sufficient number of electives at the upper-division level to meet the UTSA minimum of 39 upper-division hours.5
KIN 4936Internship in Kinesiology6
KIN 4933Practicum in Kinesiology Research3
Total Credit Hours96

B.S. in Kinesiology, Kinesiology and Health Science Concentration – Recommended Four-Year Academic Plan 

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
AIS 1203 Academic Inquiry and Scholarship (core) 3
KIN 2303 Foundations of Kinesiology 3
MAT 1073 Algebra for Scientists and Engineers 3
PSY 1013 Introduction to Psychology (core and major) 3
WRC 1013 Freshman Composition I (core) 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
BIO 1404 Biosciences I (core and major) 4
CHE 1103 General Chemistry I 3
CHE 1121 General Chemistry I Laboratory 1
SOC 1013 Introduction to Sociology (core and major) 3
WRC 1023 Freshman Composition II (core) 3
Elective 2
 Credit Hours16
Second Year
Fall
BIO 1414 Biosciences II (core and major) 4
CHE 1113 General Chemistry II 3
CHE 1131 General Chemistry II Laboratory 1
KIN 2141 Medical Terminology 1
PHY 1603 Algebra-based Physics I 3
PHY 1611 Algebra-based Physics I Laboratory 1
University core course 3
 Credit Hours16
Spring
BIO 2053 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 3
BIO 2051 Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory I 1
PHY 1623 Algebra-based Physics II 3
PHY 1631 Algebra-based Physics II Laboratory 1
STA 1053 Basic Statistics (core and major) 3
Elective course 3
 Credit Hours14
Third Year
Fall
BIO 2063 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 3
BIO 2061 Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory II 1
KIN 3071 Musculoskeletal Fitness Instruction 1
KIN 3303 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries 3
KIN 3433 Exercise Physiology 3
KIN 3463 Musculoskeletal Anatomy 3
 Credit Hours14
Spring
KIN 3323 Biomechanics 3
KIN 4143 Evaluation of Athletic Injuries 3
KIN 4253 Exercise Nutrition 3
University core course 3
University core course 3
 Credit Hours15
Summer
University core course 3
 Credit Hours3
Fourth Year
Fall
COM 1053
Business and Professional Speech
or Public Speaking
3
KIN 3453 Exercise Prescription 3
KIN 4043 Therapeutic Modalities 3
KIN 4243 Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation 3
University core course 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
KIN 4403 Motor Learning 3
KIN 4936 Internship in Kinesiology 6
University core course 3
 Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours120

Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology (Physical Education Concentration)

This program provides students with the opportunity to pursue a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Physical Education. The physical education concentration provides students the academic and professional experience as required by the State Board for Educator Certification. To be certified as a teacher by the State of Texas, a student must complete his or her coursework, have practical teaching experience (student teaching), and pass the Texas Examinations of Educator Standards (TExES). The graduate of this program will then be certified to teach physical education in grades pre-kindergarten - 12. Prior to starting the practical teaching experience, a student must be accepted into the Teacher Certification Program. The requirements for acceptance into the Teacher Certification Program include a 2.75 cumulative grade point average. Please refer to the section on Teacher Certification Program in the catalog for more information. All kinesiology degree core and support work must be completed with a grade of “C-” or better.

Academic advising for students seeking the Kinesiology degree is available in the Interdisciplinary Education Advising Center.

The minimum number of semester credit hours for this degree, including the Core Curriculum requirements, is 120, of which at least 39 must be at the upper-division level. All candidates seeking this degree must fulfill the Core Curriculum requirements and the degree requirements, which are listed below.

Core Curriculum Requirements (42 semester credit hours)

Students seeking the B.S. degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Physical Education must fulfill University Core Curriculum requirements in the same manner as other students. The courses listed below satisfy both degree requirements and Core Curriculum requirements. If courses are taken to satisfy both degree requirements and Core Curriculum requirements, then students may need to take additional courses in order to meet the minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree.

STA 1053 or MAT 1023 should be used to satisfy the core requirement in Mathematics. BIO 1233 should be used to satisfy one of the core requirements in Life and Physical Sciences. SOC 1013 is recommended to satisfy the core requirement in Social and Behavioral Sciences.

For a complete listing of courses that satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements, see Core Curriculum Component Area Requirements above.

Gateway Courses

Students pursuing the B.S. degree in Kinesiology must successfully complete each of the following Gateway Courses with a grade of “C-” or better in no more than two attempts. A student who is unable to successfully complete these courses within two attempts, including dropping a course with a grade of “W” or taking an equivalent course at another institution, will be required to change his or her major.

KIN 2303Foundations of Kinesiology
KIN 3313Anatomy and Physiology for Kinesiology

Degree Requirements

A. Required KIN courses27
Foundations of Kinesiology
Motor Development
Anatomy and Physiology for Kinesiology
Biomechanics
Instruction of Sports Activities and Games
Exercise Physiology
Evaluation
Fundamental Motor Skills
Developmental/Adapted Physical Activity
B. Support courses6
Contemporary Biology I
Basic Statistics
College Algebra with Applications
C. Second Teaching Field or Coaching Certificate18
D. Teaching Certificate courses33
Introduction to Learning and Teaching in a Culturally Diverse Society
Social Foundations for Education in a Diverse U.S. Society
Learning and Development in the Secondary School Adolescent
Cultural and Linguistic Equity for Schooling
Introduction to Special Education
Reading and Writing Across the Disciplines-Grades 7–12 1
Second Language Teaching and Learning for Grades 4-8
Methods of Teaching Content in the Elementary School- Physical Education 1
Methods of Teaching Content in the Secondary School- Physical Education 1
Clinical Teaching: All Level EC-12 (Repeat for 6 semester credit hours) 1
Total Credit Hours84

All the courses listed for the Physical Education Concentration (84 hours) are required for teacher certification in physical education. Only the courses marked with an asterisk are restricted and require an advisor code and acceptance into the Teacher Certification Program. Advisor codes for these classes will be issued only if all prerequisites have been completed.

B.S. in Kinesiology, Physical Education Concentration – Recommended Four-Year Academic Plan

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
AIS 1203 Academic Inquiry and Scholarship (core) 3
HIS 1043 United States History: Pre-Columbus to Civil War Era (core) 3
KIN 2303 Foundations of Kinesiology 3
POL 1013 Introduction to American Politics (core) 3
WRC 1013 Freshman Composition I (core) 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
BIO 1233 Contemporary Biology I (core and major) 3
HIS 1053
United States History: Civil War Era to Present (core)
or Texas History
3
IDS 2013 Introduction to Learning and Teaching in a Culturally Diverse Society 3
POL 1133
Texas Politics and Society (core)
or Civil Rights in Texas and America
3
WRC 1023 Freshman Composition II (core) 3
 Credit Hours15
Summer
University core course 3
 Credit Hours3
Second Year
Fall
KIN 3103 Motor Development 3
KIN 3313 Anatomy and Physiology for Kinesiology 3
EDU 2103 Social Foundations for Education in a Diverse U.S. Society 3
SOC 1013 Introduction to Sociology (core) 3
STA 1053
Basic Statistics (core and major)
or College Algebra with Applications
3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
EDP 3203 Learning and Development in the Secondary School Adolescent 3
KIN 3323 Biomechanics 3
KIN 3413 Instruction of Sports Activities and Games 3
KIN 4113 Evaluation 3
Second Teaching Field 3
 Credit Hours15
Summer
University core course 3
 Credit Hours3
Third Year
Fall
BBL 3403 Cultural and Linguistic Equity for Schooling 3
CI 4313 Methods of Teaching Content in the Secondary School- Physical Education 3
KIN 4343 Fundamental Motor Skills 3
SPE 3603 Introduction to Special Education 3
Second Teaching Field 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
CI 4273 Methods of Teaching Content in the Elementary School- Physical Education 3
ESL 3073 Second Language Teaching and Learning for Grades 4-8 3
KIN 4423 Developmental/Adapted Physical Activity 3
LTED 3773 Reading and Writing Across the Disciplines-Grades 7–12 3
Second Teaching Field 3
 Credit Hours15
Summer
University core course 3
KIN 3433 Exercise Physiology 3
 Credit Hours6
Fourth Year
Fall
Second Teaching Field 3
Second Teaching Field 3
CI 4713 Clinical Teaching: All Level EC-12 3
 Credit Hours9
Spring
CI 4713 Clinical Teaching: All Level EC-12 3
Secondary Teaching Field 3
University core course 3
 Credit Hours9
 Total Credit Hours120

Certificate in Athletic Coaching

All students pursuing a Certificate in Athletic Coaching must complete the following 15 semester credit hours:

KIN 3013Theory of Coaching3
KIN 3113Scientific Principles of Physical Activity3
KIN 4123Introduction to Sport Psychology3
KIN 4413Coaching Athletics3
KIN 4943Athletic Coaching Practicum3
Total Credit Hours15

Kinesiology (KIN) Courses

KIN 1001. Individual Physical Activities. (0-3) 1 Credit Hour.

Practice in the techniques of individual physical activities. Sections focus on particular sports or fitness activities as indicated in the Schedule of Classes. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 semester credit hours of KIN 1001 alone or in combination with KIN 1101 will apply to a bachelor’s degree. Generally offered: Fall, Spring, Summer. Course Fees: LRHC $10; PAG1 $20; STHC $6.

KIN 1013. Freshman Topics in Kinesiology. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

This course is designed to help students acquire the tools and life skills necessary to succeed in college and the future. The curriculum is an overview of topics including: note and test taking, learning styles, concentration skills, stress management, communication, diversity, and how to choose a major and a career. The student will be oriented with the different aspects of Roadrunners for Life, UTSA’s version of the NCAA CHAMPS/Life Skills Program. A maximum of 3 semester credit hours of freshman topics courses may apply to a bachelor’s degree. Generally offered: Fall, Summer. Course Fees: LRHC $10; STHC $18.

KIN 1101. Team Sports. (0-3) 1 Credit Hour.

Practice in the techniques of team sports. Sections focus on particular sports as indicated in the Schedule of Classes. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 semester credit hours of KIN 1101 alone or in combination with KIN 1001 will apply to a bachelor’s degree. Generally offered Fall, Spring. Course Fees: LRHC $10; PAG1 $20; STHC $6.

KIN 2003. Computer Applications in Kinesiology and Health. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: KIN 2303 or HTH 2413. Application of computer and multimedia technology in Kinesiology and Health disciplines. Generally offered: Fall, Spring, Summer. Course Fees: LRHC $10; STHC $18.

KIN 2111. Lifetime Fitness Activity Instruction. (1-2) 1 Credit Hour.

Practice in delivering instructions in lifetime fitness activities for adults. These activities include cycling, hiking, jogging, golf, badminton and tennis. Course Fees: LRH1 $10; PAG1 $20; STSH $5.

KIN 2123. Fitness and Wellness Concepts. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours. (TCCN = KINE 1338)

Prerequisite: KIN 2303 or consent of instructor. This course is designed to provide students with developmentally appropriate knowledge and skills in health and fitness. The course will address health-related issues in personal, interpersonal, and community settings. An individual fitness requirement may be required. Generally offered Fall, Spring. Course Fees: DL01 $75; LRHC $10; PAG1 $20; STHC $18.

KIN 2141. Medical Terminology. (1-1) 1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisites: KIN 2303 and admission to the Athletic Training concentration or Kinesiology and Health Science concentration. This course examines the word roots, prefixes, suffixes and terms used in medicine and clinical exercise. A major focus will be on the terms used in the major organ systems of the body, diseases, injuries, and medical treatments. Course Fees: DL01 $75; LRHC $10; STHC $6.

KIN 2211. First Aid and CPR. (1-2) 1 Credit Hour.

A study of basic first aid procedures, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), automated external defibrillation (AED), and blood borne pathogens. Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to sit for national certification in first aid and CPR. (Formerly KIN 3213. Credit cannot be earned for both KIN 2211 and KIN 3213.) Course Fees: KSM1 $10; LRHC $10; STHC $6.

KIN 2303. Foundations of Kinesiology. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours. (TCCN = KINE 1301)

Study of the history and philosophy of physical activity, and an introduction to anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, motor behavior, and psychology of exercise and sport. This course will also introduce careers in kinesiology and the requirements for graduation with a degree in kinesiology. (Formerly titled "Cultural and Scientific Foundations of Kinesiology.") Generally offered: Fall, Spring, Summer. Course Fees: LRHC $10; STHC $18.

KIN 2421. Outdoor Activities and Innovative Games. (1-2) 1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisite: KIN 2303. Practice in delivering instructions of selected outdoor activities (hiking, orienteering, biking) and innovative games for all age groups. Weekend class field trips required. Laboratory fee will be assessed. (Formerly titled "Outdoor Activities and Lifetime Sports.") Generally offered: Fall, Spring. Course Fees: LRHC $10; PARC $40; STHC $6.

KIN 2441. Management in Kinesiology. (1-0) 1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisite: KIN 2303. Introduction to concepts and skills that will prepare the student to become an effective leader of physical fitness. (Formerly KIN 2423. Credit cannot be earned for both KIN 2423 and KIN 2441.) Course Fees: DL01 $25; LRHC $10; STHC $6.

KIN 3001. Skill Analysis in Physical Activity: Individual Activities. (1-2) 1 Credit Hour.

Practice in delivering developmentally appropriate physical activity instruction in a variety of selected individual activities such as golf, bowling, archery, and track and field. Generally offered Fall, Spring. Course Fees: LRHC $10; PAG1 $20; STHC $6.

KIN 3011. Skill Analysis in Physical Activity: Team Sports I. (1-2) 1 Credit Hour.

Practice in delivering developmentally appropriate physical activity instruction in a variety of selected team sports, such as basketball, soccer, and baseball/softball. Generally offered: Fall. Course Fees: LRHC $10; PAG1 $20; STHC $6.

KIN 3013. Theory of Coaching. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

This course will discuss the principles and philosophies of coaching sports. Domains will remain consistent with that of the National Standards for Sport Coaches and will focus on philosophy and ethics, safety and injury prevention, physical conditioning, growth and development, teaching and communication, sport skills and tactics, organization and administration, and evaluation. Generally offered Fall, Spring. Course Fees: LRHC $10; STHC $18.

KIN 3021. Skill Analysis in Physical Activity: Team Sports II. (1-2) 1 Credit Hour.

Practice in delivering developmentally appropriate physical activity instruction in a variety of selected team sports, such as football, volleyball, and team handball. Generally offered: Spring. Course Fees: LRHC $10; PAG1 $20; STHC $6.

KIN 3031. Skill Analysis in Physical Activity: Dual Sports. (1-2) 1 Credit Hour.

Practice in delivering developmentally appropriate physical activity instruction in a variety of selected dual sports, such as badminton, tennis and handball. Generally offered: Fall, Spring. Course Fees: LRHC $10; PAG1 $20; STHC $6.

KIN 3051. Group Fitness Instruction. (1-2) 1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisite: KIN 2303 or consent of instructor. Practice in delivering a variety of appropriate aerobic, musculoskeletal fitness, and wellness activities for children and adults. (Formerly titled "Aerobic Fitness Instruction.") Generally offered: Fall, Spring, Summer. Course Fees: LRHC $10; PAG1 $20; STHC $6.

KIN 3061. Foundational Movement. (1-2) 1 Credit Hour.

Provide instruction in facilitating the foundational movement skills which provide the basis for all movement capacities and their application in specialized activities geared to the early childhood through adolescent stages. (Formerly titled "Rhythmical Activities and Dance.") Generally offered: Fall, Spring. Course Fees: LRHC $10; PAG1 $20; STHC $6.

KIN 3071. Musculoskeletal Fitness Instruction. (1-2) 1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisite: KIN 3313 or BIO 2053. Instructional techniques applied to health related fitness using resistance training, balance, flexibility, and musculoskeletal conditioning activities. Generally offered: Fall, Spring. Course Fees: LRHC $10; PAG1 $20; STHC $6.

KIN 3103. Motor Development. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

A study of motor, physical, and neuromuscular development across the human life span. Effects of social, cognitive, growth and maturation, and aging factors on motor development will be addressed. Directed field experience may be required. Generally offered: Fall, Spring. Course Fees: LRHC $10; STFK $57; STHC $18.

KIN 3113. Scientific Principles of Physical Activity. (3-1) 3 Credit Hours.

A study of the physiological and biomechanical principles of physical activity and human movement. Emphasis is placed on acute responses and chronic adaptations of the musculoskeletal and cardiorespiratory systems to physical activity. Generally offered: Fall, Spring. Course Fees: DL01 $75; KSM1 $10; LRHC $10; STHC $18.

KIN 3303. Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: KIN 3313 or BIO 2053. Prevention and care of athletic injuries. A study of training and conditioning for the team and individual. Techniques and procedures for emergencies: diagnostic, preventive, and remedial measures. Organization of the training room facility. Directed field experience may be required. (Formerly titled "Athletic Injuries and Training Procedures.") Generally offered: Fall, Spring, Summer. Course Fees: KSM1 $10; LRHC $10; STHC $18.

KIN 3313. Anatomy and Physiology for Kinesiology. (3-1) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: KIN 2303 or HTH 2413. A detailed study of anatomy and physiology of the human cardiorespiratory, musculoskeletal and nervous systems. Emphasis will be placed on the anatomical factors that cause human movement and application to common exercise-related injuries. Anatomy laboratory hours may be required. Generally offered: Fall, Spring, Summer. Course Fees: KSM1 $10; LRHC $10; STHC $18.

KIN 3321. Biomechanics Laboratory. (1-1) 1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisite: KIN 3313 or BIO 2053 and concurrent enrollment in KIN 3323. Quantitative and qualitative evaluation of human movement through analysis of video and biomechanical data. Application of Biomechanics to sports performance enhancement and injury prevention. This lab will complement the content covered in KIN 3323. Course Fees: KSM1 $10; LRHC $10; STHC $6.

KIN 3323. Biomechanics. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: KIN 3313 or BIO 2053. The study of the human body in sports motion and sport objects in motion. The application of mechanical principles, kinematics, and kinetics. Biomechanics laboratory hours are required. Generally offered: Fall, Spring, Summer. Course Fees: LRHC $10; STHC $18.

KIN 3413. Instruction of Sports Activities and Games. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Development, organization, and delivery of appropriate physical activities for children through the adolescent stage. Some fieldwork observation experiences may be required. Generally offered: Fall, Spring. Course Fees: LRHC $10; PAG1 $20; STHC $18.

KIN 3431. Exercise Physiology Laboratory. (1-1) 1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisite: KIN 3313 or equivalent (BIO 2053 and BIO 2063) and concurrent enrollment in KIN 3433. Laboratory exercises demonstrating principles of exercise physiology. Topics include metabolic, cardiorespiratory, and neuromuscular responses to physical activity and exercise. Course Fees: KSM1 $10; LRHC $10; STHC $6.

KIN 3433. Exercise Physiology. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: KIN 3313 or equivalent (BIO 2053 and BIO 2063). A study of the adaptation and effects of the body to physiological stress. Emphasis will be placed on the physiology of training, metabolism and work capacity, and electrocardiography. Generally offered: Fall, Spring, Summer. Course Fees: LRHC $10; STHC $18.

KIN 3441. Health Related Fitness Assessment Laboratory. (0-2) 1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisite: KIN 3433 and concurrent enrollment in KIN 3443. This course includes laboratory and clinical measurements of aerobic capacity, balance, body composition, electrocardiography, flexibility, muscular endurance, muscular strength, and pulmonary function. Students are required to demonstrate competence in administering health related physical fitness. (Formerly titled "Graded Exercise Testing and Fitness Assessment Laboratory.") Course Fees: KSM1 $10; LRHC $10; STHC $6.

KIN 3443. Health Related Fitness Assessment. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: KIN 3433 and concurrent enrollment in KIN 3441. A study of the principles and concepts of fitness measurement. Topics include graded exercise testing, electrocardiography, assessment of aerobic capacity, body composition, flexibility, muscular strength, muscular endurance, and pulmonary function. (Formerly titled "Graded Exercise Testing and Fitness Assessment.") Generally offered: Fall, Spring. Course Fees: LRHC $10; STHC $18.

KIN 3453. Exercise Prescription. (3-1) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: KIN 3071 and KIN 3433. A study and application of principles and concepts related to designing exercise programs. The target population includes apparently healthy adults and individuals with special considerations, including cardiovascular disease, pulmonary disease, obesity, diabetes, pregnancy, and children. Generally offered: Fall, Spring. Course Fees: KSM1 $10; LRHC $10; STHC $18.

KIN 3463. Musculoskeletal Anatomy. (3-1) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: KIN 3313 or BIO 2053. A detailed examination of the nervous, muscular, and skeletal systems. This course focuses on bones. bone markings, articulations, origins, insertions, actions, and innervations of these systems. The etiology and pathophysiology of common sport and exercise related injuries to the musculoskeleton will be introduced. Laboratory examination of the skeletal system may be required. Course Fees: KSM1 $10; LRHC $10; STHC $18.

KIN 4023. Exercise Psychology. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: KIN 2303. An investigation of psychological processes and behaviors related to participation in exercise and physical activities. Psychological effects of exercise, motives for fitness, exercise adherence, and fitness counseling. Generally offered: Fall, Spring, Summer. Course Fees: LRHC $10; STHC $18.

KIN 4043. Therapeutic Modalities. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: KIN 3303, KIN 3463, KIN 4143, and admission to the Athletic Training concentration or Kinesiology and Health Science concentration. This course is designed to introduce students to a variety of therapeutic modalities currently used in clinical rehabilitation. Students will learn the theoretical basis and application procedures for a variety of modalities including therapeutic heat and cold, electrotherapy, therapeutic massage, ultrasound, and laser/light therapy. Generally offered: Fall, Spring. Course Fees: KSM1 $10; LRHC $10; STHC $18.

KIN 4113. Evaluation. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Application of test, measurement, and evaluation theory. Emphasis is on proper selection and administration of tests, appropriate evaluation of test results using basic statistical procedures, and assignment of grades. Field experience required. Generally offered: Fall, Spring. Course Fees: DL01 $75; LRHC $10; PAG1 $20; STHC $18.

KIN 4123. Introduction to Sport Psychology. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: KIN 2303. This course involves an in-depth study of the psychological factors that underlie and support human behavior and performance, particularly as it relates to sports. This course introduces contemporary and practical theories regarding mental processes and applicable uses for this information. (Formerly titled "Psychosocial Aspects of Exercise and Sport.") Generally offered: Fall, Spring. Course Fees: DL01 $75; LRHC $10; STHC $18.

KIN 4143. Evaluation of Athletic Injuries. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: KIN 3303 and KIN 3463, and admission to the Athletic Training concentration or Kinesiology and Health Science concentration. This course deals in depth with issues related to athletic training, including assessment of injuries, and proper taping and wrapping techniques. (Formerly titled "Advanced Athletic Training.") Generally offered: Fall, Spring, Summer. Course Fees: KSM1 $10; LRHC $10; STHC $18.

KIN 4203. Teaching Secondary Physical Education. (3-1) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: KIN 4343, KIN 4423, and admission to the Teacher Certification Program. Examination of current trends, issues, and pedagogical approaches to the teaching and learning of physical education in the secondary school curriculum. Contemporary programming, behavior management strategies, and community outreach activities will be emphasized. Weekly fieldwork in the public schools at the secondary school level is required. Restricted course; advisor code required for registration. Generally offered: Fall, Spring. Course Fees: DL01 $75; LRHC $10; STFK $57; STHC $18.

KIN 4233. Advanced Exercise Physiology. (3-1) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: KIN 3433 and a UTSA GPA of 3.0 or higher. In-depth study of exercise physiology, emphasizing application of physiological principles of training for physical fitness and sport performance, graded exercise testing, and professional issues. This course includes introduction to research in exercise physiology. Course Fees: KSM1 $10; LRHC $10; STHC $18.

KIN 4243. Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation. (3-1) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: KIN 3303, KIN 3463, KIN 4143, and admission to the Athletic Training concentration or Kinesiology and Health Science concentration. This course examines various therapeutic exercises and programs used in the treatment and rehabilitation of exercise-related injuries. Generally offered: Fall, Spring, Summer. Course Fees: KSM1 $10; LRHC $10; STHC $18.

KIN 4253. Exercise Nutrition. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: KIN 3433. This course will address the basic concepts of nutrition from a scientific basis, applying these concepts to understanding of food nutritional labeling, dietary recommendations for health and fitness, as well as exercise or sport performance enhancement. Generally offered: Fall, Spring, Summer. Course Fees: KSM1 $10; LRHC $10; STHC $18.

KIN 4263. Clinical Exercise Physiology. (3-1) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: KIN 3441, KIN 3443, and KIN 3453. This course will examine the essential knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for exercise physiology practiced in clinical settings. Topics will include diseases of the cardiovascular, pulmonary, and metabolic systems. Skills in administering graded exercise testing with ECG monitoring, pulmonary function testing, and screening for metabolic disease will be emphasized in laboratory settings. Additionally, exercise prescription and programming will be studied for persons with chronic disease. Course Fees: KSM1 $10; LRHC $10; STHC $18.

KIN 4303. Teaching Elementary Physical Education. (3-1) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: KIN 4343, KIN 4423, and admission to the Teacher Certification Program. Examination of current trends, issues, and pedagogical approaches to teaching and facilitating learning of physical education in the elementary school curriculum. Contemporary programming, problem solving, and community outreach activities will be emphasized. Weekly fieldwork in the public schools at the elementary school level is required. Restricted course; advisor code required for registration. (Same as CI 4273. Credit cannot be earned for both KIN 4303 and CI 4273.) Generally offered: Fall, Spring. Course Fees: DL01 $75; LRHC $10; STFK $57; STHC $18.

KIN 4343. Fundamental Motor Skills. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: KIN 3413. Provide instruction in facilitating motor skills, which provide the basis for all movement capacities and their application in specialized activities geared to the early childhood through adolescent stages. Generally offered: Fall, Spring. Course Fees: LRHC $10; PAG1 $20; STHC $18.

KIN 4401. Motor Learning Laboratory. (1-1) 1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisite: KIN 3313 or BIO 2053 and concurrent enrollment in KIN 4403. Laboratory exercises demonstrating the principles of motor learning and motor control. This lab will complement KIN 4403. Course Fees: KSM1 $10; LRHC $10; STHC $6.

KIN 4403. Motor Learning. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: KIN 3313 or BIO 2053. Functional applications of motor control and learning theory in skill instruction and sports performance. Motor learning laboratory hours are required. Generally offered: Fall, Spring, Summer. Course Fees: DL01 $75; LRHC $10; STHC $18.

KIN 4413. Coaching Athletics. (2-2) 3 Credit Hours.

Theory of coaching relevant to athletics. Emphasis on organization and content involved in coaching sports. The sport content may vary in different semesters between baseball, basketball, football, soccer, softball, and volleyball. Course may be repeated for credit. Generally offered: Fall, Spring. Course Fees: LRHC $10; PAG1 $20; STHC $18.

KIN 4423. Developmental/Adapted Physical Activity. (3-1) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: KIN 3103 or consent of instructor. A developmental and functional approach to the study of disabilities in physical activity. Legislation, pathologies, and adaptation principles. Field experience is required throughout the course. Generally offered: Fall, Spring. Course Fees: DL01 $75; LRHC $10; PAG1 $20; STHC $18.

KIN 4911. Independent Study. (0-0) 1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisites: Permission in writing (form available) from the instructor, the student’s advisor, the Department Chair, and the Dean of the College in which the course is offered. Independent reading, research, discussion, and/or writing under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 semester credit hours of independent study, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree. Course Fee: STHC $6.

KIN 4912. Independent Study. (0-0) 2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Permission in writing (form available) from the instructor, the student’s advisor, the Department Chair, and the Dean of the College in which the course is offered. Independent reading, research, discussion, and/or writing under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 semester credit hours of independent study, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree. Course Fee: STHC $12.

KIN 4913. Independent Study. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Permission in writing (form available) from the instructor, the student’s advisor, the Department Chair, and the Dean of the College in which the course is offered. Independent reading, research, discussion, and/or writing under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 semester credit hours of independent study, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree. Generally offered: Fall, Spring. Course Fee: STHC $18.

KIN 4931. Clinical Applications of Athletic Injuries. (1-2) 1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and admission to the Athletic Training concentration. This course provides practical applications in prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries, and includes a minimum of 150 hours of supervised field and clinical experiences in athletic training. May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 semester credit hours. Course Fees: LRHC $10; STFK $57; STHC $6.

KIN 4933. Practicum in Kinesiology Research. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Admission to Kinesiology major and consent of Instructor. This course provides supervised research experience in various areas of kinesiology. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 semester credit hours will apply to a bachelor's degree. The 6 semester credit hours of this course can be used to substitute for KIN 4936. (Credit cannot be earned for both KIN 4936 and KIN 4933.) Generally offered: Fall, Spring, Summer. Course Fees: LRHC $10; STHC $18.

KIN 4936. Internship in Kinesiology. (0-0) 6 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Student is required to have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or greater and must be within 13 semester credit hours of graduation (including the 6 hours of the internship), and attend the mandatory new candidate meeting the semester prior to completing the internship to register for this course. Supervised internship with appropriate agency in the field of kinesiology. Student must complete this course during the last semester before graduation. No more than 6 semester credit hours of internship will apply to a bachelor’s degree. (Credit cannot be earned for both KIN 4936 and HTH 4936.) Generally offered: Fall, Spring, Summer. Course Fees: STFK $57; STHC $36.

KIN 4943. Athletic Coaching Practicum. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: First Aid and CPR certification and consent of instructor. Supervised coaching practicum with appropriate agency in the field of kinesiology. May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 semester credit hours. (Formerly titled "Practicum in Kinesiology.") Generally offered: Spring. Course Fees: LRHC $10; STHC $18.

KIN 4953. Special Studies. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Organized course offering the opportunity for specialized study not normally or not often available as part of the regular course offerings. Special Studies may be repeated for credit when topics vary, but not more than 6 semester credit hours, regardless of discipline, will apply to a bachelor’s degree. Course Fees: KSM1 $10; LRHC $10; STHC $18.

KIN 4973. Wellness Counseling. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: KIN 3443 and KIN 4253. Students will learn and apply counseling techniques to promote the adoption of health-promoting lifestyle behaviors in diverse populations. Basic counseling theories will be introduced. Generally offered: Fall, Spring. Course Fees: LRHC $10; STHC $18.

KIN 4983. Applied Exercise Science. (3-1) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: KIN 3323, KIN 3433, KIN 3443, KIN 3453, and KIN 4253. Capstone course and seminar for students pursuing training and certification in exercise science, and preparation for graduate studies. Generally offered: Fall, Spring, Summer. Course Fees: KSM1 $10; LRHC $10; STHC $18.

KIN 4993. Honors Thesis. (0-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Enrollment limited to candidates for honors in the Department of Health and Kinesiology during the last two semesters; consent of the Honors College. Supervised research and preparation of an honors thesis. May be repeated once for credit with advisor’s approval. Course Fee: STHC $18.