About the Kinesiology Bachelor’s Program
Students majoring in kinesiology study the foundations of human movement and physical activity. Students complete courses in biomechanics, exercise physiology, sport and exercise psychology, anatomical kinesiology, physiological application of nutrition to exercise and physical activity, exercise testing and prescription, motor development or motor learning, applied exercise physiology, theory and advanced strength and conditioning, medical terminology, and six hours from a list of courses. Students pursuing entry into allied health programs (i.e., physical therapy, occupational therapy, medical school, and athletic training) often choose this degree. Students in pre-allied health fields are encouraged to consult with a departmental adviser for information about required courses and acceptable substitutions. A 2.5 GPA is required for acceptance into and continued enrollment in courses in the kinesiology degree. After declaration of an initial major and enrollment in TTU classes, to change majors into kinesiology, a continuing student must have completed 12 TTU credit hours with a GPA of at least 2.5. An 18-hour minor is required for kinesiology majors.
Communication Literacy Requirement. In the Department of Kinesiology and Sport Management, kinesiology majors preparing for working with people in a variety of exercise, fitness, and healthcare careers must be effective communicators. The communication literacy plan measures verbal, written, analytical, and interpersonal communication skills in the assessment, promotion, and management of physical activity and nutrition. Courses in the communication literacy plan for kinesiology majors are KIN 3347 , KIN 4306 , and KIN 3306 .
Total Hours: 120
The above curriculum model includes all of the courses/hours to complete the degree in four years. The program requires 120 hours for graduation.
A minor of 18 minimum hours is required.
* Select from the university’s core curriculum
A student must complete 3 hours at the sophomore level or above in a single language. The prerequisite for all sophomore language courses is credit for the freshman level. This credit can be determined through a credit by examination. The score attained on the exam will determine whether the student is placed in a second-year course, a 5-hour review course, or in some cases the first or second semester of a beginning (first-year) language course. See College of Arts & Sciences for further explanation.