Kinesiology

Associate of Arts

The philosophy of the Kinesiology Program encourages student participation in a variety of activities, especially those involving new skills. The Kinesiology Program emphasizes individual sports and fitness that has carry-over value beyond the student’s school years.

The department offers a wide variety of academic, distance learning, and physical activity laboratory courses in the areas of physical education pedagogy (teaching), fitness, health education, dance, coaching and specialized certification courses. Activity courses are designed for beginners, unless otherwise described.

The vast majority of Kinesiology lecture courses are transferable toward a B.S. degree in Kinesiology at UTRGV and other institutions. Additionally, the department offers a diverse range of physical activity laboratory courses (individual and team sports), which fulfill the required kinesiology physical activity credits for a four-year degree and promotes life-long learning. In addition, students with disabilities participate in physical education and the Kinesiology Department in conjunction with ADA can arrange for an adapted program or advise the student for course selection. Students with disabilities who wish to have the physical education requirement waived must meet with the program chair.

NOTE: Physical Education Special Activity Fee approved for the 2016-2017 calendar is $55.00 per course.

Physical Activities
KINE 1100Fitness Walking1
KINE 1101Fitness and Motor Development I1
KINE 1103Weight Training and Conditioning I1
KINE 1104Weight Training and Conditioning II1
KINE 1105Badminton1
KINE 1107Basketball I1
KINE 1109Bowling I1
KINE 1110Bowling II1
KINE 1111Flag Football I1
KINE 1113Golf I1
KINE 1114Golf II1
KINE 1115Karate I1
KINE 1116Karate II1
KINE 1119Racquetball I1
KINE 1120Racquetball II1
KINE 1121Soccer I1
KINE 1123Softball I1
KINE 1125Swimming I1
KINE 1126Swimming II1
KINE 1127Tennis I1
KINE 1128Tennis II1
KINE 1129Volleyball I1
KINE 1131Yoga and Flexibility Training1
KINE 1132Self Defense and Personal Safety1
KINE 1133Outdoor Adventure Training1
KINE 1149Team Sports I1
KINE 1150Team Sports II1
KINE 1210Aerobic Dance I2
KINE 1211Aerobic Dance II2
KINE 1249Ballet Folklorico I2
KINE 1250Ballet Folklorico II2
KINE 2249Ballet Folklorico III2
KINE 2250Ballet Folklorico IV2
Dance, Performing Arts
DANC 1241Ballet I2
Lecture Courses
DANC 2303Dance Appreciation3
KINE 1164Introduction to Physical Fitness and Wellness1
KINE 1301Foundations of Kinesiology3
KINE 1304Personal/Community Health I3
KINE 1306First Aid3
KINE 1308Sports Officiating I3
KINE 1321Coaching/Sports/Athletics I3
KINE 1331Physical Education for Elementary Education Majors3
KINE 1336Introduction to Recreation I3
KINE 1338Concepts of Physical Fitness3
KINE 1346Drug Use & Abuse3

TSI LIABLE

Field of Study - 18 credit hours
KINE 1125Swimming I1
KINE 1301Foundations of Kinesiology3
KINE 1306First Aid3
KINE 1338Concepts of Physical Fitness3
Area 1: Team Sports
Select three of the following:3
Basketball I
Flag Football I
Soccer I
Volleyball I
Softball I
Area 2: Individual Sports
Select two of the following:2
Weight Training and Conditioning I
Badminton
Bowling I
Golf I
Karate I
Racquetball I
Tennis I
Area 3: Outdoor Education
KINE 1336Introduction to Recreation I3
STC Core Curriculum - 42 credit hours
Complete 42 credit hours of required Core Curriculum including the following: 1,242
Life and Physical Sciences
Anatomy and Physiology I
Anatomy and Physiology II
Total Credit Hours60
1

In addition to the courses in the Field of Study, the student is required to take 42 credit hours from the STC Core Curriculum.

2

Students who select a 3 credit hour Mathematics course to fulfill the Mathematics component of the Core Curriculum must take 4 credit hours to complete the Component Area Option for the Core Curriculum.

TSI LIABLE

Recommended Course Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
COSC 1301 Introduction to Computing (or Speech Elective-Component Area Option-Core Curriculum) 3
HIST 1301
United States History I
or Mexican-American History I
3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
KINE 1301 Foundations of Kinesiology 3
Kinesiology Elective Area 1 - Field of Study 1 1
Basketball I  
Flag Football I  
Soccer I  
Volleyball I  
Softball I  
 Credit Hours13
Second Semester
KINE 1306 First Aid 3
HIST 1302
United States History II
or Mexican-American History II
3
ENGL 1302 Composition II - Rhetoric 3
GOVT 2305 Federal Government 3
Kinesiology Elective Area 2 - Field of Study 1 1
Weight Training and Conditioning I  
Badminton  
Bowling I  
Golf I  
Karate I  
Racquetball I  
Tennis I  
 Credit Hours13
Third Semester
Creative Arts Elective - Core Curriculum 3
Language, Philosophy & Culture Elective - Core Curriculum 3
 Credit Hours6
Fourth Semester
Mathematics Elective - Core Curriculum 3-4
BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
KINE 1338 Concepts of Physical Fitness 3
KINE 1125 Swimming I 1
Kinesiology Elective Area 3 - Field of Study 1 3
Introduction to Recreation I  
Kinesiology Elective Area 2 - Field of Study 1 1
Weight Training and Conditioning I  
Badminton  
Bowling I  
Golf I  
Karate I  
Racquetball I  
Tennis I  
Kinesiology Elective Area 1 - Field of Study 1 1
Basketball I  
Flag Football I  
Soccer I  
Volleyball I  
Softball I  
 Credit Hours17
Fifth Semester
GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3
BIOL 2402 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective - Core Curriculum 3
Kinesiology Elective Area 1 - Field of Study 1 1
Basketball I  
Flag Football I  
Soccer I  
Volleyball I  
Softball IComponent Area Option-Core Curriculum (if required)  
Component Area Option - Core Curriculum (if required) 1
 Credit Hours11
 Total Credit Hours60 Credit Hours
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Courses to be chosen for Field of Study