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Students who aspire to enter the fields of commercial and corporate fitness or Graduate Kinesiology programs should select the exercise science area of specialization. This degree plan focuses on the care and prevention of athletic injuries and the analysis of human movement and concepts of strength and conditioning.

Careers for Exercise Science Majors:

The skills you develop here will prepare you for nearly any field of exercise science including:

  • Wellness programs
  • Clinical rehabilitation
  • Exercise specialization
  • Conditioning coaching
  • Personal training
  • Sports coaching

Kinesiology Degree Requirements

  • Complete at least 120 semester credit hours.
  • 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.
  • Students majoring in Kinesiology are required to complete an academic minor.
  • 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.

Exercise Science Major Requirements

  • Complete at least 37 semester credit hours in Kinesiology courses.
  • Students are required to complete KINE 2370, KINE 3340, KINE 3350 and KINE 4310 as prerequisites to this degree plan.
  • Students must complete 15 semester credit hours of electives—four lower level and one upper level.

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