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Kinesiology Degree Programs

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Kinesiology
Degree Options:
  • Major (BS)

TLU’s Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology offers hands-on, practical experience to prepare you for a fulfilling career aimed at improving the physical performance in athletes as well as promoting and enhancing wellness for optimal health and disease prevention.

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We offer four areas of specialization
with our B.S. in Kinesiology degree:

    Hands-on Learning & Research Opportunities

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    TLU's Kinesiology students use our motion analysis equipment in the Keiffer Kinesiology Lab for exercise testing, writing exercise prescriptions, and creating personal fitness regimens for faculty, staff, and students. Students also work with professors as lab assistants on major research projects and then present their research at regional conferences such as the Texas American College of Sports Medicine conference.

      What Can You Do With A Kinesiology Degree?

      Therapeutic Exercise
      • Athletic trainer
      • Occupational therapist
      • Physical therapist
      • Cardiac rehabilitation specialist
      • Exercise therapist/physiologist at orthopedic clinic

      Sport & Fitness Management

      • Program director of corporate fitness center
      • Owner of exercise/health facility
      • Director of youth sport programs or camps
      • Sports/recreation director at resort
      • Athletic director or administrator in high school or college
      • Front-office administration in professional or semi-pro sports
      • Sports marketing, promotion, information, or media
      • Sports officiating
      • Aquatics director
      • Sports facility supervisor
      Instruction
      • Physical education teacher - high school or college
      • Varsity coach - high school or college
      • Adapted physical education teacher
      • Strength and conditioning coach
      • Professional sport instructor - private practice
      • Sport psychologist for performance enhancement
      • Sports/recreation director at resort
      Scholarly Study or College-Level Teaching
      • Professor of: Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics, Motor Learning, Motor Development, Sport & Exercise Psychology, Sport History, Sport Sociology, Sport Administration, Coaching Theory, Wellness
      • Research scientist

      Kinesiology Club

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      Enchanted Rock in Fredericksburg, Texas


      TLU’s student-led Kinesiology Club takes advantage of the many outdoor recreational opportunities in the Texas Hill Country including climbing Enchanted Rock in Fredericksburg, hiking at Pedernales Falls State Park, or kayaking and paddle boarding the Guadalupe River in Seguin. Kinesiology Club students also give back to the community by hosting a field day service project for students with disabilities.


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      Master of Athletic Training Program

      TLU also offers a competitive entry, professional level program in which students earn a Master of Athletic Training (MAT). The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) and upon completion, students are eligible for national certification through the Board of Certification (BOC) and for Texas State Licensure.

      Learn More About a Degree in Athletic Training

      Meet the Faculty

      Timothy Kent

      Assistant Professor and Clinical Education Coordinator

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