Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (Exercise Science, Pre-Occupational Therapy)

TWU’s Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (Exercise Science, Pre-Occupational Therapy) blends exercise science and health promotion to provide students the knowledge base and competencies to be well-rounded, competitive Occupational Therapy program applicants. After taking various courses in kinesiology and health studies, students will participate in an internship focused on rehabilitation, fitness, or health promotion.

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 communicate with a range of audiences in Kinesiology settings.
  2. Effectively demonstrate ethical and professional responsibilities in a range of Kinesiology settings.

Admissions

All applicants must meet the general undergraduate admission requirements.

Degree Requirements

Total Semester Credit Hours (SCH): 123 

Major: 58 SCH

Program Code: KINES.BS.EXERCISEOT   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 Courses
KINS 1583Foundations of Assessment in Kinesiology3
KINS 1683Strength Training and Functional Anatomy3
KINS 3123
KINS 3121
Adapted Physical Activity
and Adapted Physical Activity Lab
4
KINS 3143Disability Sport and Modified Games3
KINS 3593
KINS 3591
Biomechanics of Human Body and Motion
and Biomechanics Laboratory
4
KINS 3603
KINS 3601
Physiology of Exercise
and Physiology of Exercise Laboratory
4
KINS 3701Practicum in Senior Adult Fitness1
KINS 4573Motor Learning and Control3
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 4823Exercise Assessment and Program Development for Special Populations3
HS Courses
HS 1363Introduction to Health Education3
KINS 1901Fitness and Health Laboratory1
HS 2813Introduction to Global Health3
HS 3033Medical Terminology3
HS 3413Epidemiology3
HS 4743Needs Assessment, Planning, and Evaluation for Health Professionals3
Select one from the following6
Internship in Cardiac Rehabilitation (register for two sections concurrently)
Internship in Corporate Fitness (register for two sections concurrently)
Internship in Health Education
Total SCHs58

Departmental Requirements

MATH 1703Elementary Statistics I3
ZOOL 2013Human Anatomy and Physiology I3
ZOOL 2023Human Anatomy and Physiology II3
PHIL 3073Bioethics3
PSY 1013Introduction to General Psychology3
KINS 1902Fitness and Health: Enhancing Personal Wellness2
Total SCHs17

Other Course Requirements

PSY 1603Developmental Psychology3
PSY 2513Abnormal Psychology3
ZOOL 2011Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory1
ZOOL 2021Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory1
ZOOL 3123
ZOOL 3121
Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology
and Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology Laboratory
4
Choose one of the following4
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry Laboratory I
Introductory Chemistry
and Introductory Chemistry Laboratory
Choose one of the following4
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry Laboratory II
Introduction to Organic and Physiological Chemistry
and Introduction to Organic and Physiological Chemistry Laboratory
Principles of Physics I
and Principles of Physics Laboratory I
Total SCHs20

Recommended Plan of Study

First Year
FallTCCNSCHs
UNIV 1231Learning Frameworks: The First Year Experience EDUC 1100, EDUC 1200, EDUC 13001
CHEM 1113
CHEM 1111
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry Laboratory I
CHEM 1311
& CHEM 1111
4
ENG 1013Composition I ENGL 13013
KINS 1902
KINS 1901
Fitness and Health: Enhancing Personal Wellness
and Fitness and Health Laboratory
PHED 1338
& PHED 1164
3
MATH 1703Elementary Statistics I MATH 13423
Language, Philosophy & Culture Core3
 SCHs 17
SpringTCCN
Creative Arts3
ENG 1023Composition II ENGL 13023
HS 1363Introduction to Health Education 3
KINS 1583Foundations of Assessment in Kinesiology 3
KINS 1683Strength Training and Functional Anatomy 3
PSY 1013Introduction to General Psychology PSYC 23013
 SCHs 18
Second Year
FallTCCN
HS 2813Introduction to Global Health 3
KINS 3203
KINS 3201
Elementary Methods in Physical Education
and Practicum in Elementary Physical Education
4
PHYS 1133
PHYS 1131
Principles of Physics I
and Principles of Physics Laboratory I
PHYS 1301
& PHYS 1101
4
ZOOL 2013
ZOOL 2011
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
and Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory
BIOL 2401
& BIOL 2101
4
 SCHs 15
SpringTCCN
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-1865 HIST 13013
HS 3033Medical Terminology 3
KINS 3143Disability Sport and Modified Games 3
PSY 1603Developmental Psychology PSYC 23143
ZOOL 2023
ZOOL 2021
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory
BIOL 2402
& BIOL 2102
4
 SCHs 16
Third Year
FallTCCN
POLS 2013U.S. National Government GOVT 23053
KINS 3603
KINS 3601
Physiology of Exercise
and Physiology of Exercise Laboratory
4
KINS 3701Practicum in Senior Adult Fitness 1
PHIL 3073Bioethics 3
PSY 2513Abnormal Psychology PSYC 23203
WS 2013Gender and Social Change: An Introduction to Multicultural-Women's Studies 3
 SCHs 17
SpringTCCN
POLS 2023Texas Government GOVT 23063
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present HIST 13023
HS 3413Epidemiology 3
KINS 3593
KINS 3591
Biomechanics of Human Body and Motion
and Biomechanics Laboratory
4
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
HS 4743Needs Assessment, Planning, and Evaluation for Health Professionals 3
KINS 4573Motor Learning and Control 3
KINS 4603
KINS 4601
Advanced Exercise Physiology
and Advanced Exercise Physiology Laboratory
4
KINS 4823Exercise Assessment and Program Development for Special Populations 3
ZOOL 3123
ZOOL 3121
Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology
and Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology Laboratory
4
 SCHs 17
SpringTCCN
Approved internships (select 6 SCH)6
Register for two sections concurrently of 
Internship in Cardiac Rehabilitation
or Internship in Corporate Fitness
 
Or take 
Internship in Health Education  
 SCHs 6
 Total SCHs:  123