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Introduction

The Department of Kinesiology offers two undergraduate degree programs in Kinesiology. Both lead to the Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology. One program prepares students for teacher certification in the schools and the other for non-school careers in corporate fitness. There are two tracks in the teacher certification program. The All-Level Physical Education Teacher Certification Track’s primary purpose is to prepare physical education teachers for public and/or private schools (EC-12). The second track, Adapted Physical Education Certification Track leads to Physical Education EC-12 teacher certification with a special emphasis in adapted physical education, for those interested in working with persons with disabilities.

The undergraduate Kinesiology program encompasses a wide variety of experiences that are planned for the development of outstanding professionals in the world of movement, exercise, and sport. Undergraduate Kinesiology students acquire a sound background in theory, methodology, and laboratory experiences in the movement sciences. Additionally each student develops competencies in working with diverse populations in a variety of settings. There are additional certification-training programs available to our students – Certified Adapted Physical Educator (CAPE), and Ropes Course Facilitator.

Students may also take advantage of working toward State of Texas Licensure in Athletic Training. This is different from NATA Certification, and currently we do not have a NATA accredited program. If you are interested gaining State of Texas Licensure in Athletic Training to compliment your degree track, please see Ms. Kris Ring, Athletic Trainer.

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