Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology

Purpose of Program

This program provides students with the opportunity to pursue a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Kinesiology. Students may apply for admission into one of the concentrations within the Kinesiology major if they wish to specialize in:

Students may also pursue the major without a concentration. This also applies to students who are unable to complete one of the concentrations. All required Kinesiology (KIN) courses and support work must be completed with a grade of “C-” or better.

Academic advising for students seeking the Kinesiology degree is available in the Life and Health Sciences Advising Center. Students who wish to pursue teacher certification will be advised in the Interdisciplinary Education Advising Center.

Program Options

Students seeking the B.S. degree in Kinesiology must fulfill University Core Curriculum requirements in the same manner as other students. If courses are taken to satisfy both degree requirements and Core Curriculum requirements, then students may need to take additional courses in order to meet the minimum number of semester credit hours required for this degree.

For a complete listing of courses that satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements, see the UTSA Undergraduate Catalog.

Gateway Course

Students pursuing the B.S. degree in Kinesiology must successfully complete the following Gateway Course with a grade of “C-” or better in no more than two attempts. A student who is unable to successfully complete this courses within two attempts, including dropping the course with a grade of “W” or taking an equivalent course at another institution, will be required to change his or her major.

KIN 2303 Foundations of Kinesiology


Degree Requirements

Students in the Kinesiology major are required to successfully complete all required KIN courses, and select elective courses based on their post-graduate goals.

Required KIN courses

KIN 2123 Fitness and Wellness Concepts 3
KIN 2303 Foundations of Kinesiology 3
KIN 3103 Motor Development 3
KIN 3323 Biomechanics 3
KIN 3433 Exercise Physiology 3
KIN 4023 Exercise Psychology 3
KIN 4113 Evaluation 3
KIN 4123 Introduction to Sport Psychology 3
KIN 4403 Motor Learning 3
KIN 4423 Developmental/Adapted Physical Activity 3


Support courses

BIO 1233 Contemporary Biology I 3-4
or BIO 1404 Biosciences I
BIO 2043/HTH 3013/KIN 4253 Nutrition 3
or NDT 2043 Introduction to Nutritional Sciences
BIO 2053 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 3
or KIN 3313 Anatomy and Physiology for Kinesiology
COM 1053 Business and Professional Speech 3
or COM 2113 Public Speaking
MAT 1023 College Algebra with Applications 3
or MAT 1073 Algebra for Scientists and Engineers
STA 1053 Basic Statistics 3
or STA 1403 Probability and Statistics for the Biosciences



All candidates for this degree must complete up to 28 hours of free electives to meet the 120 hour minimum for the degree, including a sufficient number of electives at the upper-division level to meet the UTSA minimum of 39 upper-division hours.


KIN 4936 Internship in Kinesiology 6

Career Opportunities

Students who complete the program and graduate from the university are trained for careers in kinesiology and health.

Job Outlook/Earnings

How much will you make? Will there be jobs when you graduate? How much will you owe after graduation?

Admission Requirements

All applicants must meet UTSA admission requirements.



Department of Kinesiology

Phone: 210-458-6023
Location: MB 3.324
The University of Texas at San Antonio
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX 78249-1644