Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (Exercise Science)

Website: https://twu.edu/kinesiology/undergraduate-programs/exercise-science/

If you are interested in helping people improve their overall health through fitness, TWU's B.S. in Kinesiology (Exercise Science) is the major for you. After taking courses such as exercise testing and physiology, sport and fitness management, and sports nutrition, you will participate in internships focused on rehabilitation and fitness.

Marketable Skills

Defined by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's 60x30 Strategic Plan as, "Those skills valued by employers that can be applied in a variety of work settings, including interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skills areas. These skills can be either primary or complementary to a major and are acquired by students through education, including curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular activities."

  1. ​Effectively administer and interpret a variety of fitness and motor assessments.
  2. Appropriately design exercise prescriptions for healthy and clinical populations.
  3. Effectively communicate the health-related benefits of a physically active lifestyle.

Admissions

All applicants must meet the general undergraduate admission requirements.

Degree Requirements

Total Semester Credit Hours (SCH): 120  

Major: 48 SCH

Program Code: KINES.BS.EXERCISE   CIP Code: 31.0505.00

Texas Core Curriculum

ENG 1013Composition I3
ENG 1023Composition II3
Mathematics3
Life & Physical Sciences6
Language, Philosophy, & Culture3
Creative Arts3
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-18653
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present3
POLS 2013U.S. National Government3
POLS 2023Texas Government3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
CAO: Women's Studies3
CAO: First Year Seminar, Wellness or Mathematics3
Total SCHs42

Courses Required for Major

KINS 1583Foundations of Assessment in Kinesiology3
KINS 1683Strength Training and Functional Anatomy3
KINS 1801Introduction to Kinesiology1
KINS 2722Methods of Exercise Leadership2
KINS 3123
KINS 3121
Adapted Physical Activity
and Adapted Physical Activity Lab
4
KINS 3143Disability Sport and Modified Games3
KINS 3553Exercise and Sport Psychology3
KINS 3593Biomechanics of Human Body and Motion3
KINS 3591Biomechanics Laboratory1
KINS 3603
KINS 3601
Physiology of Exercise
and Physiology of Exercise Laboratory
4
KINS 3701Practicum in Senior Adult Fitness1
KINS 3713Sport and Fitness Management3
KINS 4603
KINS 4601
Advanced Exercise Physiology
and Advanced Exercise Physiology Laboratory
4
KINS 4703
KINS 4701
Exercise Testing and Prescription
and Exercise Testing and Prescription for General and Special Populations Laboratory
4
KINS 4823Clinical Exercise Physiology3
Select one of the following6
Internship in Cardiac Rehabilitation (register for two sections concurrently)
Internship in Corporate Fitness (register for two sections concurrently)
Total SCHs48

Departmental Requirements

Choose one of the following4
Introductory Chemistry
and Introductory Chemistry Laboratory
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry Laboratory I
Choose one of the following4
Introduction to Organic and Physiological Chemistry
and Introduction to Organic and Physiological Chemistry Laboratory
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry Laboratory II
Principles of Physics I
and Principles of Physics Laboratory I
NFS 2323Introduction to Nutrition3
MATH 1703Elementary Statistics I (may be applied from core)3
PSY 1013Introduction to General Psychology (may be applied from core)3
ZOOL 2013
ZOOL 2011
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
and Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory (may be applied from core)
4
ZOOL 2023
ZOOL 2021
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory (may be applied from core)
4
Total SCHs25

Electives (as needed)

Physical Activity: Personal Fitness
Leadership through Experiential Activities
Motor Learning and Control
Medical Terminology
Sports Nutrition
Developmental Psychology
Abnormal Psychology
Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology
and Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology Laboratory

Recommended Plan of Study

First Year
FallTCCNSCHs
ENG 1013Composition I ENGL 13013
CHEM 1013
CHEM 1011
Introductory Chemistry
and Introductory Chemistry Laboratory
CHEM 1305
& CHEM 1106
4
KINS 1902Health and Wellbeing: Enhancing Personal Wellness PHED 13382
UNIV 1231Learning Frameworks: The First Year Experience EDUC 1100, EDUC 1200, EDUC 13001
PSY 1013Introduction to General Psychology PSYC 23013
KINS 1801Introduction to Kinesiology PHED 13011
KINS 1311Physical Activity: Personal Fitness 1
 SCHs 15
SpringTCCN
ENG 1023Composition II ENGL 13023
KINS 1683Strength Training and Functional Anatomy 3
KINS 1583Foundations of Assessment in Kinesiology 3
CHEM 1023
CHEM 1021
Introduction to Organic and Physiological Chemistry
and Introduction to Organic and Physiological Chemistry Laboratory
CHEM 1307
& CHEM 1107
4
MATH 1703Elementary Statistics I MATH 13423
 SCHs 16
Second Year
FallTCCN
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-1865 HIST 13013
ZOOL 2013
ZOOL 2011
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
and Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory
BIOL 2401
& BIOL 2101
4
KINS 2722Methods of Exercise Leadership 2
HS 3133Perspectives on Women's Health 3
KINS 3123
KINS 3121
Adapted Physical Activity
and Adapted Physical Activity Lab
4
 SCHs 16
SpringTCCN
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present HIST 13023
NFS 2323Introduction to Nutrition BIOL 13223
ZOOL 2023
ZOOL 2021
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory
BIOL 2402
& BIOL 2102
4
KINS 3143Disability Sport and Modified Games 3
PSY 1603Developmental Psychology PSYC 23143
 SCHs 16
Third Year
FallTCCN
KINS 3603
KINS 3601
Physiology of Exercise
and Physiology of Exercise Laboratory
4
KINS 3701Practicum in Senior Adult Fitness 1
NFS 3163Sports Nutrition 3
POLS 2013U.S. National Government GOVT 23053
KINS 3553Exercise and Sport Psychology 3
MU 3713Music and World Cultures 3
 SCHs 17
SpringTCCN
KINS 3593
KINS 3591
Biomechanics of Human Body and Motion
and Biomechanics Laboratory
4
KINS 3303Leadership through Experiential Activities 3
KINS 3713Sport and Fitness Management 3
POLS 2023Texas Government GOVT 23063
KINS 4703
KINS 4701
Exercise Testing and Prescription
and Exercise Testing and Prescription for General and Special Populations Laboratory
4
 SCHs 17
Fourth Year
FallTCCN
PHIL 3073Bioethics 3
ZOOL 3123
ZOOL 3121
Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology
and Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology Laboratory
4
KINS 4823Clinical Exercise Physiology 3
KINS 4603
KINS 4601
Advanced Exercise Physiology
and Advanced Exercise Physiology Laboratory
4
Elective3
 SCHs 17
SpringTCCN
Approved internships (register for two sections concurrently)6
Internship in Cardiac Rehabilitation
or Internship in Corporate Fitness
 
 SCHs 6
 Total SCHs:  120