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The Department of Kinesiology

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The Department of Kinesiology



147 Maverick Activities Center • Box 19259 • 817-272-3288
www.uta.edu/coehp/kinesiology


Overview

The Department of Kinesiology is committed to providing quality educational programs that emphasize scientific theory, hands-on learning in the laboratory setting and real-world application through clinical internships and other field-based experiences. The faculty's vast teaching experience and research expertise provide rich learning experiences across all of the department's academic programs.

The undergraduate studies within the Department of Kinesiology are organized into three program areas: athletic training, exercise science and physical education teacher education. Each of these academic programs share a common core of kinesiology courses that provide students with a strong foundation in the sciences of human anatomy, biomechanics and exercise physiology, as well as an introduction to research methods. In addition to the kinesiology core, each undergraduate degree plan provides a comprehensive discipline-specific program of study designed to prepare students for a specific career path.

The Department of Kinesiology also offers a minor in sports medicine, as well as two degree plan options that meet the prerequisite requirements for admission to physical therapy, occupational therapy and physician's assistant graduate programs, as well as medical and dental schools (See BS in Exercise Science - Clinical Health Professions and BS in Athletic Training).

The four undergraduate program areas and their associated degree plans are listed below. Complete descriptions and course requirements are provided on subsequent pages.

Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE)

Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE)

Exercise Science

Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science - Clinical Health Professions (CHP)

Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science - Fitness/Wellness (F/W)

Athletic Training

Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training with All Level Teacher Certification

Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training

Bachelor of Arts in Athletic Training

Kinesiology

Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology (non-teaching)

Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE)

The Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education with All-Level Teacher Certification prepares individuals for teaching and coaching positions in public and private schools. This degree is specifically designed to prepare graduates for certification in teaching K-12 physical education. The program is designed to provide a scientific and pedagogical foundation with multiple public school experiences that enable students to observe, assist teachers and coaches, experiment with curriculum, create programs, and gain structured experiences in teaching. Because of the emphasis on field experiences, our graduates are well prepared when they enter the workforce. In addition, our graduates work in diverse settings and are able to plan and teach individuals with disabilities successfully. Candidates are also encouraged to earn a second teaching area concentration (such as English, History, Biology/Life Science, Math, Modern Language, Health Education, etc.).

Admission Requirements:

To ensure that all students develop a solid academic foundation, all first time, first-year freshman students (regardless of intended major) must obtain academic advising and clearance for registration from a University College academic advisor during their first year. After the first year, students should seek advisement from the PETE Advisor in the Department of Kinesiology. Transfer students must seek academic advising from the PETE Advisor in the Department of Kinesiology immediately.

In order to qualify for admission to the Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) program, students must:

  • Satisfy the University's credit hour requirements for admission to a degree plan
  • Provide transcripts from each college or university the student has attended (reflecting all current/completed semesters)
  • Petition for admission into the College of Education and Health Professions prior to taking education coursework
  • Meet College of Education and Health Professions requirements on the THEA: Reading-270; Writing-220; and Math-230
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 for classes taken at UT Arlington. This GPA must also be sustained across the following education sequence: KINE 2301, KINE 3304, KINE 3388, KINE 4319, KINE 4320, KINE 4321, EDML 4300, LIST 4343, and EDUC 4352.
  • Students who have been suspended or expelled from the University of Texas at Arlington or any other university or program for reasons other than academic reasons may be denied admission or readmission to an educator preparation program in the College of Education and Health Professions.

Maintaining Major Status in the Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) program: If a student falls below a 3.0 GPA at any time prior to petitioning for admission into the College of Education and Health Professions, the student will be on departmental probation for one semester. If the student is unable to make up the deficiency in the semester immediately following the probation, the student will lose status as a Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology with All-Level Certification major and be moved to the Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology (non-teaching) major. Courses to make up a GPA deficiency must be taken at UT Arlington. If the student is able to make up the GPA deficiency in the semester immediately following loss of major status, she or he will be eligible to apply for reinstatement as a major by making application to the Departmental Advisor when grades are released. No courses on the degree plan may be taken as pass/fail.

Each candidate in the College of Education and Health Professions of UT Arlington will be evaluated on professional dispositions by faculty and staff. These dispositions have been identified as essential for a highly-qualified professional. Instructors and program directors will work with candidates rated as unacceptable in one or more stated criteria. The candidate will have an opportunity to develop a plan to remediate any digressions.

Application for Student Teaching: Students must apply to the Director of Field Experience in the College of Education and Health Professions, through the Tk20 system, by the appropriate deadline to begin KINE 4647 Student Teaching. Students must also submit any applicable background checks at registration. The student teaching will be performed in both elementary and high school or middle school levels.



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Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education with All Level Teacher Certification (PETE)

English (6 hours)

1301, 1302.

Literature (3 hours)

Three hours of English or modern and classical languages literature or other approved substitute.

Liberal Arts Elective (3 hours)

COMS 2304 or 2305.

History (6 hours)

1311, 1312.

Mathematics (6 hours)

1302, plus three hours (level of college algebra or higher).

Political Science (6 hours)

2311, 2312.

Natural Science (12 hours)

BIOL 1441, 2457, 2458.

Fine Arts (3 hours)

Three hours from architecture, art, dance, music, or theatre arts.

Social/Cultural Studies (3 hours)

Three hours of designated courses in archaeology, classical studies, communication, economics, history, humanities, linguistics, political science, social or cultural anthropology, social/political/cultural geography, social psychology, sociology or women's studies.

Education Sequence (21 hours)

KINE 4320, KINE 4321, EDML 4300, LIST 4343, EDUC 4352, and KINE 4647

Kinesiology Academic Core (37 hours)

KINE 1315, 1400, 2301, 2302, 3300, 3301, 3302 or 3307, 3304, 3315, 3325, 3388, 4193, 4319.

Second Concentration Area Electives (15 hours)

15 hours from second teaching field area

Total

120 hours, 36 of which must be 3000/4000 level.



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Exercise Science

The Exercise Science program is designed to prepare students for health-related fields such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, cardiac rehabilitation and physician's assistant. This degree may also be used in preparation for medical or dental school. The Exercise Science program is also designed for students interested in careers in the commercial and corporate fitness industry as personal fitness trainers or health club and fitness directors, as well as for students interested in pursuing a graduate degree in exercise science.

Exercise Science majors can choose from one of two degree plan options: the Clinical Health Professions (CHP) and the Fitness/Wellness (F/W). The Clinical Health Professions Track incorporates the science prerequisites required of most physical therapy, occupational therapy, and physician's assistant graduate programs. The Fitness/Wellness Track is designed according to the guidelines established by the American College of Sports Medicine. Its purpose is to prepare students for the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Health Fitness Specialist certification program, as well as the certification offered by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).

Admission Requirements:

To ensure that all students develop a solid academic foundation, all first time, first-year freshman students (regardless of intended major) must obtain academic advising and clearance for registration from a University College academic advisor during their first year. After the first year, students should seek advisement from the Exercise Science Advisor in the Department of Kinesiology prior to each semester and summer sessions. Transfer students must seek academic advising from the Exercise Science Advisor in the Department of Kinesiology immediately. All incoming freshmen and transfer students wishing to major in Exercise Science are initially classified as Exercise Science pre-majors (EXSS_Int). To be classified as an Exercise Science major, students must satisfy the following requirements:

Students who have been suspended or expelled from The University of Texas at Arlington or any other university or program for reasons other than academic reasons may be denied admission or readmission to an educator preparation program in the College of Education and Health Professions.

Clinical Health Professions Track

  • Completion of 12 hours at UT Arlington
  • Completion of KINE 1400 with grade of B or better
  • Overall GPA of 3.00 and KINE GPA of 3.00

Fitness/Wellness Track

  • Completion of 12 hours at UT Arlington
  • Completion of KINE 1400 with grade of C or better
  • Overall GPA of 2.5 and KINE GPA of 2.5

Maintaining Major Status: Students accepted as Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science majors in the Department of Kinesiology must maintain the minimum GPAs as indicated above or they will be on departmental probation. In order to take additional Kinesiology courses, approval must be granted by the Department Chair. If the student is unable to make up the deficiency in the semester immediately following the probation, the student will lose status as a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science major. Courses to make up the GPA deficiency must be taken at UT Arlington. If the student is able to make up the GPA deficiency in the semester immediately following loss of major status, he or she can be reinstated as a major by making application to the Departmental Advisor when grades are released. No courses on the degree plan may be taken as pass/fail.

Each student in the College of Education and Health Professions of UT Arlington will be evaluated on professional dispositions by faculty and staff. These dispositions have been identified as essential for a highly-qualified professional. Instructors and program directors will work with candidates rated as unacceptable in one or more stated criteria. The candidate will have an opportunity to develop a plan to remediate any digressions.



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Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Science

Clinical Health Professions Track

This track is designed for individuals who plan to attend graduate school to pursue degrees in the health professions of physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician's assistant or exercise physiology.

University Core (39-40 hours)

English (6 hours)

1301, 1302.

Literature (3 hours)

Three hours of English or modern and classical languages literature or other approved substitute.

Liberal Arts Elective (3 hours)

Three hours above the freshman level of literature, or social and cultural studies designated as taught in the College of Liberal Arts, or fine arts or philosophy, or technical writing. or COMS 2304 or 2305

History (6 hours)

Six hours U.S. History or three hours U.S. and three hours Texas History.

Mathematics (6-7 hours)

1308 plus one of the following: 1302, 1303, 1426.

Fine Arts (3 hours)

Three hours from architecture, art, dance, music, or theatre arts.

Political Science (6 hours)

2311, 2312.

Psychology (3 hours)

1315.

Social/Cultural Studies (3 hours)

Three hours of designated courses in archaeology, classical studies, communication, economics, history, humanities, linguistics, political science, social or cultural anthropology, social/political/cultural geography, social psychology, sociology, or women's studies.

Science (24 hours)

BIOL 1441, 2457, 2458, CHEM 1441, 1442, PHYS 1441.

Science Electives (12 hours, including 3 advanced hours)

Sufficient to complete degree requirements. Students planning to pursue graduate programs in physical therapy, occupational therapy or physician's assistant should meet with their advisor to determine specific elective requirements (Example for PT: BIOL 3309, BIOL 1442, PHYS 1442, PSYC 3310).

Clinical Health Professions Major Core (38 hours)

KINE 1400, 3300, 3301, 3315, 3325, 4400, 4315, 4329, 4331, 4388 and HEED 3301 and KINE elective (3 hours).

Additional KINE Requirements (3 hours)

KINE 3320 or 3324 (Recommended for PA, PreMed - Orthopedics)

OR

KINE 3333 or 4336 (Recommended for PT, OT)

General Electives (Sufficient to bring total to 120 hours)

Total

120 hours, minimum of 36 hours must be 3000/4000 level.

Many of the courses in the Kinesiology curriculum require prerequisite courses which are identified in the course description.

Fitness/Wellness Track

This track is designed for individuals who plan to work in corporate or commercial fitness, recreation or in wellness/health promotion.

University Core (36 hours)

English (6 hours)

1301, 1302.

Literature (3 hours)

Three hours of English or modern and classical languages literature or other approved substitute.

Liberal Arts Elective (3 hours)

Three hours above the freshman level of literature, or social and cultural studies designated as taught in the College of Liberal Arts, or fine arts or philosophy, or technical writing, or COMS 2304 or 2305.

History (6 hours)

Six hours U.S. History or three hours U.S. and three hours Texas History.

Mathematics (6 hours)

1302, 1308.

Fine Arts (3 hours)

Three hours from architecture, art, dance, music, or theatre arts.

Political Science (6 hours)

2311, 2312.

Social/Cultural Studies (3 hours)

Three hours of designated courses in archaeology, classical studies, communication, economics, history, humanities, linguistics, political science, social or cultural anthropology, social/political/cultural geography, social psychology, sociology or women's studies.

Natural Science (19 hours)

BIOL 1441, 2457, 2458, CHEM 1441 plus three hours of science electives (may include Exercise Science classes in the Department of Kinesiology).

Fitness/Wellness Major Core (40 hours)

KINE 1400, 2330, 3300, 3301, 3302, 3315, 3325, 4315, 4330, 4331, 4329, 4389, and HEED 3301.

Major Electives (12 hours, including 3 advanced hours)

12 hours of HEED, KINE or Science

General Electives (Sufficient to bring total to 120 hours)

Total

120 hours, minimum of 36 hours must be 3000/4000 level.

Many of the courses in the Kinesiology curriculum require prerequisite courses, which are identified in the course descriptions.



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Athletic Training

The Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) is designed to prepare students for careers in the health care profession of athletic training. The classroom, laboratory and clinical components of the program are structured around the Athletic Training Educational Competencies published by the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) Education Council and the Role Delineation Study conducted and published by the Board of Certification (BOC). The clinical education component of the program includes six clinical courses. These courses provide formal instruction of clinical skills within a structured laboratory environment and require students to complete clinical education rotations under the supervision of a Certified and Licensed Athletic Trainer or other health care professional. Students are evaluated on their mastery of knowledge and clinical skills through written tests, class projects, and oral practical examinations. Students are also evaluated on their ability to integrate the clinical proficiencies into their daily clinical practice and make sound clinical decisions.

The mission of the Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) is to provide an active learning environment for students to acquire and master the knowledge, skills, clinical proficiencies, and attitudes necessary for success as an Entry-Level Athletic Trainer. The ATEP goals and objectives include:

  • to prepare students to pass the BOC (Board of Certification) Exam,
  • to prepare students to pass the Texas Advisory Board of Athletic Trainers' State Licensure Exam,
  • to develop students' critical-thinking and decision-making skills for success in the allied health profession of athletic training,
  • to instill the value of professionalism,
  • to teach students the value of becoming involved in their professional associations through service work, and
  • to facilitate students' efforts in locating and securing an athletic training job or placement in a graduate school.

Program Description

The University's ATEP is accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Students within the ATEP are able to choose from among three possible degree plans:

  • BS in Athletic Training with All-Level Teaching Certificate
  • BS in Athletic Training (non-teaching)
  • BA in Athletic Training (non-teaching)

Students are admitted into the ATEP as Level 1, but must meet retention requirements to matriculate into the Professional Levels 2 through 4 (see admission and retention information below). In addition to formal classroom instruction, athletic training majors also receive structured clinical education to acquire and master the hands-on skills required of the Entry-Level Athletic Trainer. Both the classroom and clinical components of the program are structured around the Competencies in Athletic Training Educational Competencies published by the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) Education Council and the Role Delineation Study conducted and published by the BOC. The clinical education component of the major includes six clinical courses. These courses provide formal instruction of clinical skills within a structured laboratory environment and require students to complete clinical education rotations under the supervision of a Certified and Licensed Athletic Trainer or other health care professional. Students are evaluated on their mastery of knowledge and clinical skills through written tests, class projects, and oral practical examinations. Students are also evaluated on their ability to integrate the clinical proficiencies into their daily clinical practice.

Prior to placement in a clinical education rotation, all athletic training students (Levels I-IV) must meet the following requirements:

  • Provide documentation of immunization against hepatitis B*, measles, mumps, tetanus, polio, and diphtheria. Complete OSHA blood borne pathogen training. Provide documentation of current certification in First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR with AED). Provide proof of current liability insurance.

*The hepatitis vaccination is a series of three shots, with the first given initially, the second at one month, and the third at six months. Students must receive the first shot prior to clinical placement.

NOTE: Some clinical rotation assignments may also require students to obtain a personal background check and a tuberculosis (TB) test.

Level I Phase of Study

The Level I phase of the program is typically completed during the student's freshman spring semester at UT Arlington and includes formal classroom and laboratory instruction, as well as directed clinical experiences in a variety of athletic training settings. The Level I requirements* include:

  • KINE 2420 Introduction to Athletic Training (4 credit hours) [Grade of B or better].
  • KINE 2130 Clinical Practicum I (1 credit hour) [Grade of B or better].
  • Completion/documentation of a minimum of 120 hours of directed clinical experience in the UT Arlington athletic training room(s) and/or other approved clinical education sites.
  • Successful completion/documentation of required competencies with a score of 80% or better.

*Transfer students may complete the Level I course requirements at their current junior or senior college or complete them upon arrival to UT Arlington. Transfer students are encouraged to contact Dr. Paul Krawietz as soon as possible to determine the transferability of athletic training courses.

Level II-IV Phases of Study

Levels II-IV of the program require a minimum of three years of classroom study and clinical education. Each semester, students are assigned to a clinical preceptor, who is responsible for providing comprehensive health care services to athletes, patients, or physically active individuals within a variety of clinical sites. Students are expected to work closely with their clinical preceptor to practice and integrate their athletic training skills while also developing their clinical decision-making skills. All students are required to complete at least three off-campus clinical rotations; therefore, students will need suitable transportation. Students are required to complete a minimum of 1500 hours of clinical experience under the supervision of a clinical preceptor over the course of the program. Completion of the program requirements will enable students to be eligible for the BOC Exam and the Texas Advisory Board of Athletic Trainers' Licensing Exam.

Admission Criteria

To ensure that all students develop a solid academic foundation, all first time, first-year freshman students (regardless of intended major) must obtain academic advising and clearance for registration from a University College academic advisor during their first year. After the first year, students should seek advisement from the Athletic Training Advisor in the Department of Kinesiology. Transfer students must seek academic advising from the Athletic Training Advisor in the Department of Kinesiology immediately.

Admission to the UT Arlington ATEP is selective and competitive. A limited number of students are admitted each year based upon the number of returning students and the number of clinical preceptors. Prospective students must complete the Level I phase of study to be considered for continuance in the ATEP. The technical standards set forth by the ATEP establish the essential qualities considered necessary for students admitted to this program to achieve the knowledge, skills, and competencies of an Entry-Level Athletic Trainer, while also meeting the expectations of CAATE. The technical standards are printed in the ATEP handbook and are available on the ATEP Web site.

Students who have been suspended or expelled from The University of Texas at Arlington or any other university or program for reasons other than academic reasons may be denied admission or readmission to an educator preparation program in the College of Education and Health Professions.

Admission to the Level I phase of the program is based on the following criteria*:

  • Admission to UT Arlington.
  • Submission of ATEP application.
  • Ability to pass a physical exam.
  • Ability to meet the technical standards for admission.

Continuance beyond the Level I phase of the program is based on the following criteria:

  • Successful completion of the Level I requirements.*
  • Overall GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Submission of ATEP application with transcripts (for transfer students who did not complete the Level I requirements at UT Arlington).
  • Submission of three recommendation forms completed by the students' clinical preceptors.
  • Completion of a personal interview with the ATEP Continuance Committee, which will consist of the Program Director, Clinical Education Coordinator, at least one staff athletic trainer and three upper-level athletic training students.

*Completion of the Level I requirements does not guarantee continuance to Levels II-IV of the ATEP.

Retention Criteria

Students must maintain an overall GPA of 2.5. Additionally, students must earn a C or better in all athletic training courses (athletic training courses with an earned grade of D or lower must be repeated) and maintain an athletic training GPA of 3.0. If a student fails to maintain either of the GPA requirements, they will be placed on probation. A student will be afforded two semesters, at most, to raise their GPA to the required 2.5 overall and 3.0 within the major. During the first probationary semester, the student will be allowed to continue accruing clinical experience hours; however, he/she will be required to attend mandatory study sessions. Should a second probationary semester be necessary, the student will be removed from the clinical aspect of the program, preventing him/her from accruing any clinical experience hours. Should the student fail to raise their GPA during the second probationary semester, he/she will be removed from the ATEP.

Each student in the College of Education and Health Professions of UT Arlington will be evaluated on professional dispositions by faculty and staff. These dispositions have been identified as essential for a highly-qualified professional. Instructors and program directors will work with candidates rated as unacceptable in one or more stated criteria. The candidate will have an opportunity to develop a plan to remediate any digressions.

Graduation Requirements

To receive a degree in athletic training, students must:

  • Complete all classroom and clinical education requirements
  • Complete all athletic training courses with a C or better
  • Complete a minimum of 1500 hours of clinical education/field experience
  • Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Earn a minimum GPA of 3.0 within the athletic training core courses
  • Successfully take and pass the UT Arlington ATEP Capstone examination with a score of 70% or higher


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Requirements for a Bachelor of Science Degree in Athletic Training (All-Level Teacher Certification)

English (6 hours)

1301, 1302.

Literature (3 hours)

Three hours of English or modern and classical languages literature or other approved substitute.

Liberal Arts (3 hours)

COMS 2304 or 2305.

Fine Arts (3 hours)

Three hours from architecture, art, dance, music, or theatre arts.

History (6 hours)

1311, 1312.

Political Science (6 hours)

2311, 2312.

Math (6 hours)

1302, 1308

Psychology (3 hours)

1315.

Science (12 hours)

BIOL 1441, 2457, 2458.

Athletic Training Academic Core (36 hours)

KINE 1400, 2420, 3300, 3301, 3315, 3320, 3324, 3330, 3333, 4293, 4233, 4336.

Athletic Training Practicum (6 hours)

KINE 2130, 3130, 3131, 4130, 4131, 4132.

Additional Required Courses (9 hours)

KINE 3325, 4329, HEED 3301

Education Sequence (30 hours)*

KINE 2301, 3304, 3388, 4320, 4321, 4647, EDML 4300, EDUC 4352, LIST 4343.

*Students interested in Texas Teacher Certification should consult the College of Education and Health Professions section of this catalog for the most recent changes in requirements regarding admission to teacher education, completion of University programs in preparation for certification, and eligibility for certification after graduation.

Total

129 hours, 36 of which must be 3000/4000 level.



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Requirements for a Bachelor of Science Degree in Athletic Training (Non-Teaching)

English (6 hours)

1301, 1302.

Literature (3 hours)

Three hours of English or modern and classical languages literature or other approved substitute.

Liberal Arts (3 hours)

COMS 2304, 2305.

Fine Arts (3 hours)

Three hours from architecture, art, dance, music, or theatre arts.

History (6 hours)

1311, 1312.

Political Science (6 hours)

2311, 2312.

Math (6 hours)

1302, 1308

Psychology (3 hours)

1315.

Science (20 hours)

BIOL 1441, 2457, 2458, PHYS 1441, CHEM 1441.

Athletic Training Academic Core (36 hours)

KINE 1400, 2420, 3300, 3301, 3315, 3320, 3324, 3330, 3333, 4293, 4233, 4336.

Athletic Training Practicum (6 hours)

KINE 2130, 3130, 3131, 4130, 4131, 4132

Additional Required Courses (9 hours)

KINE 3325, 4329, HEED 1301

Electives (13 hours)

Sufficient to complete degree requirements. Students planning to pursue graduate programs in physical therapy, occupational therapy or physician's assistant should meet with their advisor to determine elective requirements.

Total

120 hours, 36 of which must be 3000/4000 level.



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Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Athletic Training (Non-Teaching)

English (6 hours)

1301, 1302.

Literature (3 hours)

Three hours of English or modern and classical languages literature or other approved substitute.

Liberal Arts (3 hours)

COMS 2304 or 2305.

Fine Arts (3 hours)

Three hours from art, dance, music, or theatre arts.

History (6 hours)

1311, 1312.

Political Science (6 hours)

2311, 2312.

Math (6 hours)

1302, 1308.

Psychology (3 hours)

1315.

Science (12 hours)

BIOL 1441, 2457, 2458.

Modern and Classical Languages (14 hours)

1441, 1442, 2313 or equivalent, 2314.

Athletic Training Academic Core (26 hours)

KINE 1400, 2420, 3300, 3301, 3315, 3320, 3324, 3330, 3333, 4293, 4233, 4336.

Athletic Training Practicum (6 hours)

KINE 2130, 3130, 3131, 4130, 4131, 4132.

Additional Required Courses (9 hours)

KINE 3325, 4329, HEED 3301

Electives (7 hours)

Sufficient to complete degree requirements.

Total

120 hours, 36 of which must be 3000/4000 level.



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Kinesiology - Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology

The Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology prepares individuals for physical activity program leadership in both the public and private settings. The program is designed to provide a scientific and pedagogical foundation with multiple experiences that enable students to observe, assist, coach and create programs that encourage physical activity across the age spectrum.

Admission Requirements:

To ensure that all students develop a solid academic foundation, all first time, first-year freshman students (regardless of intended major) must obtain academic advising and clearance for registration from a University College academic advisor during their first year. After the first year, students should seek advisement from the BA Kinesiology Advisor in the Department of Kinesiology. Transfer students must seek academic advising from the BA Kinesiology Advisor in the Department of Kinesiology immediately.

Maintaining Major Status:

Students must maintain an overall GPA of 2.5 and KINE GPA of 2.5. Each student in the College of Education and Health Professions of UT Arlington will be evaluated on professional dispositions by faculty and staff. These dispositions have been identified as essential for a highly-qualified professional. Instructors and program directors will work with candidates rated as unacceptable in one or more stated criteria. The candidate will have an opportunity to develop a plan to remediate any digressions. Students who have been suspended or expelled from The University of Texas at Arlington or any other university or program for reasons other than academic reasons may be denied admission or readmission to an educator preparation program in the College of Education and Health Professions.

BA Kinesiology Degree Program

English (6 hours)

1301, 1302.

Literature (3 hours)

Three hours of English or modern and classical languages literature or other approved substitute.

Liberal Arts Elective 2000 level or above (3 hours)

COMS 1301.

History (6 hours)

1311, 1312.

Mathematics (6 hours)

1302, plus three hours (level of college algebra or higher).

Political Science (6 hours)

2311, 2312.

Natural Science (12 hours)

BIOL 1441, 2457, 2458.

Fine Arts (3 hours)

Modern Language

Suggested: SPAN 1441, 1442, 2313, and 2314

Three hours from architecture, art, dance, music, or theatre arts.

Social/Cultural Studies (3 hours)

Three hours of designated courses in archaeology, classical studies, communication, economics, history, humanities, linguistics, political science, social or cultural anthropology, social/political/cultural geography, social psychology, sociology or women's studies.

Kinesiology Academic Core (37 hours)

KINE 1315, 1400, 2301, 2330, 3300, 3301, 3302 or 3307, 3304, 3315, 3325, 3388, 4319.

General Electives (Sufficient to bring total to 120 hours, 12 must be upper level [3000/4000])



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Oral Communication Competencies

All students declared as majors in the Department of Kinesiology are required to complete a designated speech course, which stresses "...the development of an individual's speaking abilities."



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Computer Use Competencies

All students declared as majors in the Department of Kinesiology are required to pass the University computer competency exam or complete KINE 1400 Introduction to Exercise Science early in their specialization. Embedded in this class are tasks requiring familiarity with the word processor, spreadsheet and Internet browsing programs common on personal computers. Additionally, the department's core curriculum requires the demonstration of computer use competencies for completion of the majority of assignments.



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Kinesiology Faculty

Chair

Professor Fincher

Professors

Buckwalter, McKeown, Ricard

Associate Professors

Keller, McDonough, Nelson, Trowbridge, Ray, Wilson

Assistant Professors

Caçola, Helm, Resch

Clinical Assistant Professors

Crow, Garner, Heddins, Krawietz, Yilla

Lecturers/Clinical preceptors

Duke, Giammanco, Stratton, Rudewick

Professor Emeritus

Stafford



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Course Descriptions

View Course Descriptions for:

Kinesiology (KINE)

Dance Theory Courses (DNCE)

Dance Activity Courses (DNCA)

Exercise and Sport Activity Courses (EXSA)

Health (HEED)



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