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, science and practice of strength training, anatomical kinesiology, physiological application of nutrition to exercise and physical activity, exercise testing and prescription, motor development or motor learning, applied exercise physiology, management of kinesiology programs, 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. A 2.5 GPA is required for acceptance into and continued enrollment in courses in the kinesiology degree. For any student entering in Fall 2016 or later, a GPA of 2.5 is required for graduation with this major. A minor of 18 minimum hours is required for kinesiology majors.
Communication Literacy Requirement. Students attending Texas Tech University for the first time in the Fall 2017 term or later will complete a Communication Literacy requirement in their program(s) of study. Texas Tech University’s transition from the Writing Intensive requirement to the Communication Literacy requirement signals the university’s awareness that in addition to the fundamental role that writing plays in enabling students to explore, develop, focus, and organize a message, other types of communication must also be taught as appropriate for a student’s discipline. Throughout each program of study students must be given ample opportunity to develop their skills in forms of communication central to that program. 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 3368 , KIN 4368 , and KIN 4372 .
Total Hours: 120
The above curriculum model is a suggested set of 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.
KIN Designated Electives
Choose 9 hours from KIN 3303 or KIN 3314 (whichever has not been taken), KIN 3322 , KIN 3323 , KIN 4000 , KIN 4363 , KIN 4375 , KIN 4392 , KIN 4398 , HLTH 3301 , HLTH 3311 , HLTH 4307 , HLTH 4313 , HLTH 4344 .