Kinesiology (formerly Exercise Science) has recently phased out tracks in Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) and Physical Education Non-Teaching (PYED). A track in Sports and Recreation Management has recently been added. KINE tracks are interdisciplinary by design with required courses, electives, and laboratory experiences to prepare the student for entry into commercial fitness, hospital-based fitness, wellness or cardiac rehabilitation, graduate programs in physical therapy, occupational therapy, exercise physiology, or wellness promotion. This degree offers four concentrations:
- Kinesiology Generalist (KGEN)
This degree track allows students the flexibility to obtain academic preparation inclusive of laboratory and practical experiences necessary to enter medical school or graduate programs in allied health, graduate exercise science, and associated fields. The natural flexibility furthermore serves to accommodate academic preparation for entrance into Occupational and Physical Therapy programs with the redundancy of degree offering being most vital for transfer students and students switching into KINE (or between KINE tracks) but with aspirations towards OT or PT rehabilitative work.
- Athletic Training (KNAT)
This degree track allows the student to obtain the academic preparation and practical experience necessary to sit for the Texas Department of Health licensing examination for Licensed Athletic Trainer (LAT) in the state of Texas and to further matriculate into a Masters of Athletic Training program, should they so desire.
- Health Promotion (KNHP)
Kinesiology professionals may choose to pursue careers in private, corporate, or wellness related programs. Students will be given the opportunity to pursue certification as personal trainers and engage in specific career related internships.
- Pre-Occupational Therapy (KNOT)
Students who wish to pursue professional graduate programs in Occupational Therapy must complete all of the pre-requisites for entry into those programs. The KNOT track provides the pre-requisites for Occupational Therapy schools, in addition to key Kinesiology courses designed to enhance the chances of success in graduate school. A minimum GPA of 3.00 is required for acceptance into the KNOT degree track.
- Pre-Physical Therapy (KNPT)
Students who wish to pursue professional graduate programs in Physical Therapy must complete all of the pre-requisites for entry into those programs. The KNPT track provides all of the pre-requisites for Physical Therapy schools, in addition to key Kinesiology courses designed to enhance the chances of success in graduate school. A minimum GPA of 3.25 is required for acceptance into the KNPT degree track.
- Sport and Recreation Management (KSRM)
Students who desire careers in recreation settings such as camps, YMCA, YWCA, city recreation programs or similar settings; or those who wish to work in intramural administration or athletic administration, may wish to seek the KSRM degree. The track allows for a number of electives that may be used to focus on a specific career goal. A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required for acceptance into the KSRM degree track."
Kinesiology majors are required to complete at least one internship.
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