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Kinesiology Degree Programs

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Kinesiology
Degree Options:
  • Major (BS)
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TLU's Kinesiology program is specially designed to develop student:

CAPABILITIES for success in professional employment and graduate studies

COMPASSION for helping others live productive, healthy, and meaningful lives

CONNECTIONS with employers, graduate schools, and internship sites

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

    Our Alumni - Where They Are Now

    Cedric Whitaker
    Cedric Whitaker, TLU Kinesiology alumnus, 2015

    "The small community and intimate atmosphere at Texas Lutheran University made a huge impact on my personal and professional growth today. The relationships and memories that were created will last a lifetime."

    - Cedric Whitaker, 2015 TLU graduate and Assistant Special Teams Coach for the Carolina Panthers

    Hands-on Learning & Research Opportunities

    Kieffer labTLU's Kinesiology students use our motion analysis equipment in the Kieffer 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.

    During the last semester of their senior year, Kinesiology students take a capstone course that is a culmination of their experience at TLU. The course (KINS 434) includes the application of knowledge learned in the discipline and a reflection on leadership and service. Students demonstrate knowledge and ability in written and oral communication, ethical reasoning, and research presentation skills appropriate for a graduating senior.
    Capstone class
    Pickleball class

    TLU offers a Pickleball class at Seguin's new Pickleball courts about one mile from campus. The complex features nine tournament ready courts with LED lighting. Courts are open from 8 am to 10 pm daily and available on a first come first served basis.

      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
      • Chiropractor/Airrosti

      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
      • 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
      Military / Law Enforcement / Fire Fighting / EMT
      • Military - officer, special forces
      • Police officer, highway patrol, border patrol, FBI
      • Fire fighter, paramedic

      Kinesiology Club

      Enchanted Rock in Fredericksburg, Texas
      Enchanted Rock

      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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      Kinesiology Faculty

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