May 09, 2021  
2020-2021 UTPB Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 UTPB Undergraduate Catalog

Kinesiology, BS - Pre Professional Physical Education with Certification

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Students wishing to teach physical education and/or coach sports are required to complete the following courses. Completion of these courses, along with the appropriate courses within the College of Education, will qualify the student to sit for the Texas Education Agency’s all-level (P-12) TExES examination in physical education.

Degree Requirements

1. Read the UT Permian Basin catalog and be familiar with the University’s requirements for the BS degree. It is the student’s responsibility to read the catalog and be familiar with and fulfill all the requirements for the B.S. degree.
2. Complete at least 120 semester credit hours for the B.S. degree.
3. At least 48 credits must be at the junior or senior level. At least 30 of these hours must be completed at UT Permian Basin.
4. Students majoring in Kinesiology are required to complete an academic minor.
5. Obtain at least a “C” grade in all Kinesiology courses. Maintain a “C” grade in all Minor and Prerequisite courses applicable toward the degree in Kinesiology.

General Education Requirements (42 sch)

Communication (6 sch)

Life and Physical Sciences (6 sch)

Political Science (U.S., State of Texas and Local Government) (6 sch)

Social and Behavioral Science (3 sch)

Component Area (3 sch)

Kinesiology Degree Requirements (3 sch)

Prerequisites for KINE 2370 ; KINE 3340 ; KINE 3350 ; KINE 4310  

** The KINE 2385  Anatomy & Physiology for Kinesiology DOES NOT apply to the 37 sch minimum required for a major in the B.S. degree, but DOES count toward 120 degree plan.

Pre-Professional Track (26 sch)

** The KINE 1109 Forms of Movement credits DO NOT apply to the 37 sch minimum required for a major in the B.S. degree, but DO count toward 120 degree plan.

Forms of Movement Course Requirements

Demonstrated competence in 3 forms of movement is required of all Athletic Training majors. Credits earned in meeting this requirement do not count toward the hours required for a degree in Athletic Training. However, they count toward the 120 hours required for graduation. The forms of movement requirement may be fulfilled in a number of ways. Options include taking the three courses (KINE 1115 , KINE 1156 , KINE 1159 ), participating in intercollegiate or professional athletics and possessing a current official’s rating in the course content area. The Forms of Movement Program Handbook is available from any Kinesiology faculty member. A record of each student’s progress in the forms of movement program is kept in the program coordinator’s office.

Minor (or Second Teaching Field) (18 sch)

Students majoring in Kinesiology are required to complete an academic minor, which usually consists of 18 SCH. Please consult the appropriate catalog for specific details about the distribution of hours in the minor you have chosen to complete. If you intend to substitute a second teaching field for your minor, consult the catalog AND make an appointment with your certification advisor to be certain that you have the correct number and choice of courses.

Certification Requirements: All-Level Physical Education

Phase I: Teacher Education Core

* Apply for program admission prior to registration for Phase II

Phase II:

* Take diagnostic tests for the TExES when finishing this phase.

Phase IV:

* Take/pass EC-12 PPR TExES if not previously taken/passed

** Students who do not complete EDUC 4686  and EDUC 4099  must complete KINE 4391  and KINE 4392 .

TExES Requirements

Candidates for TExES test in All-Level Physical Education must have completed the courses listed in the Pre-Professional specialization area, and the appropriate education courses in the College of Education. College of Education courses must include EDUC 4333 , EDUC 4334  and student teaching in elementary and secondary Physical Education. Candidates who wish to certify in Biology as a second teaching field will be placed in Biology for student teaching experiences as well.

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