Kinesiology and Sports Studies B.S.

Concentration 1: Physical Education Teacher Education
Students pursuing the PETE major must fulfill program admission requirements before being allowed to enroll in teacher preparation courses within the department (HHPK 314, and HHPK 315). Admission into the program is based on cumulative and major grade point average. Throughout the program, students seeking PE certification will be evaluated on a regular basis by departmental faculty and must be approved to continue in the on a regular basis. Students must also meet the requirement of the Field-Based Teacher Certification Program.
Secondary and All-Level Education
See for information: **
All-Level Teacher Certification in Physical Education
Students MUST have and maintain a 2.75 overall and major GPA in order to take 300- and 400- level classes in the program.
Core Curriculum Courses
See the Core Curriculum Requirements42
Required courses in the major
HHPK 1301Foundations of Kinesiology 3
HHPK 1338Concepts of Physical Activity 3
HHPK 1306First Aid and Safety 3
HHPK 2356Prevention & Care of Athletic Injuries *3
HHPK 250Physical Activity Skill I: Conditioning, Individual and Dual Sports3
HHPK 251GLB/Physical Activity Skills II: Team Sports.3
HHPK 302Adapted Physical Education3
HHPK 304Motor Development *3
HHPK 314Teaching Methods in Physical Education I *3
HHPK 315Teaching Methods in Physical Education II *3
HHPK 335Kinesiology *4
HHPK 350Motor Learning and Motor Control *3
HHPK 417Measurement and Evaluation *3
HHPK 444Administration of Kinesiology and Sports Programs3
HHPK 450Exercise Physiology *4
Pre-Internship classes for PETE Concentration
PSY 300Learning Processes and Development3
HHPK 424Technology in Physical Education3
RDG 380Comprehension and Vocabulary in Middle and High Schools3
SED 330Foundations of Secondary Education3
Internship semester for PETE concentration
ELED 452Student Teaching in Field-Based Teacher Education Programs3
SED 400Pedagogy and Classroom Management in Field-based Environments3
SED 401Technology Infused Curriculum and Assessment in Field-based Environments3
SED 405Secondary Residency in Teaching6
Required support courses
Choose any FRA class1
HHPH 331Nutrition3
Required US Science Courses
BSC 2401US-Hum Anatomy/Physiology I (Grade of "C" or higher required)
BSC 2402Hum Anatomy/Physiology II (Grade of "C" or higher required)
Total Hours120
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 Refer to prerequisite.

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 Secondary and All-Level Education

Concentration 2: Human Performance
Students must have a grade of "C" or better in all major and support courses. Students MUST have and maintain a 2.5 overall and major GPA in order to take 300- and 400- level classes in the program.
Core Curriculum Courses
See the Core Curriculum Requirements42
Required courses in the major
HHPK 1301Foundations of Kinesiology 3
HHPK 1338Concepts of Physical Activity 3
HHPK 1306First Aid and Safety 3
HHPK 2356Prevention & Care of Athletic Injuries *3
HHPK 250Physical Activity Skill I: Conditioning, Individual and Dual Sports3
HHPK 251GLB/Physical Activity Skills II: Team Sports.3
HHPK 304Motor Development *3
HHPS 317Group Exercise Instruction3
or HHPS 318 Individual Exercise Instruction
HHPH 331Nutrition3
HHPK 335Kinesiology *4
HHPK 350Motor Learning and Motor Control *3
HHPK 417Measurement and Evaluation *3
HHPK 450Exercise Physiology *4
HHPK 451Topics in Exercise Science *4
Choose any two FRA classes2
Required support courses (Students must have a grade of “C” or better in all support courses.)
US-Hum Anatomy/Physiology I
Hum Anatomy/Physiology II
Survey of General Chemistry
and Experimental Survey of General Chemistry: Laboratory Section
General and Quantitative Chemistry I
and General and Quantitative Chemistry Laboratory I
and General Chemistry Tutorial I
US-College Algebra
PHYS 1401College Physics I4
Electives within the major
Choose 3 courses from the following:9
Sport Psychology
Substance Use & Abuse
Adapted Physical Education
Introduction to Coaching
Health and Kinesiology for Children
Survey of Human Diseases *
Administration of Kinesiology and Sports Programs
GLB/Current Issues in Health
Minor required18
Total Hours120
*

 Refer to prerequisite.

A grade of “C” or higher must be earned in all courses in this Major. (This includes Support and Elective courses).

B.S.-M.S. 5 year Accelerated Pathway

BS in Kinesiology & Sports Studies and MS in Health, Kinesiology, & Sports Studies

The BS-MS accelerated degree program allows undergraduate students in the Kinesiology & Sports Studies-Human performance concentration to begin coursework towards the Master of Science in Health, Kinesiology, and Sports Studies-Human Performance program during their senior year at Texas A&M University-Commerce. Students can earn a B.S. and M.S. degree in five years upon completion of degree requirements for both degrees. For this accelerated program, graduate courses cannot be applied to the undergraduate degree. Students must apply to the accelerated program by the end of their junior year after having completed at least 90 hours of undergraduate courses and a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher. Additionally, students should have taken certain upper-level courses in their junior year to ensure they can be successful taking graduate courses with UG courses in their senior year (e.g., HHPK 335, HHPK 350, HHPK 417, HHPK 450). Students must earn a B or higher in these courses. Students will be awarded both degrees at the same time after completing both B.S. and M.S. requirements.

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