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MAKE EVERY CHILD healthier

Encouraging a fit and active community is vital. With a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and Sports Studies with a Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) concentration, you will be prepared to teach K-12 students. Our program emphasizes engagement and hands-on experience in the field. Learn from award-winning faculty and instructors as you grow your passion for physical education. Completing the program and becoming a certified teacher opens career pathways in education. Take a step toward your future and apply today!

Where It Is Offered Commerce
Duration

4 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language credits required

Delivery Combination, Face-To-Face
Total Credit Hours

120 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

Kinesiology & Sports Studies (BS) Teaching Emphasis :: Big Easy Links

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Kinesiology & Sports Studies (BS) :: SEE YOURSELF SUCCEED WITH A DEGREE IN KINESIOLOGY AND SPORTS STUDIES

SEE YOURSELF SUCCEED WITH A DEGREE IN Kinesiology and Sports Studies

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Kinesiology & Sports Studies (BS) :: WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

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What You Will Learn

A bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and Sports Studies (PETE concentration) will offer you the opportunity to:

  • Learn basic and relevant human body function and movement
  • Engage in program planning, teaching methods and evaluation
  • Master concepts of fitness
  • Acquire skills in a variety of physical activities
  • Achieve an acceptable level of physical fitness
  • Teach a wide variety of skills and concepts to children and adolescents
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Kinesiology & Sports Studies (BS) Teaching Emphasis:: Careers

Careers

Gain the skills you need by earning your bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and Sports Studies (PETE concentration). Our program opens many opportunities within the community.

Career Possibilities and Current Median Salaries

High School Teachers
$61,660
Middle school teacher
$59,660
Kindergarten and elementary school teacher
$59,420

Data from the US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2018

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Kinesiology & Sports Studies (BS) Teaching Emphasis:: INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Internship opportunities

Internship provides the foundation you need for successful employment. For the PETE concentration, students take pre-internship classes followed by an internship semester which includes a practicum and residency in teaching. This emphasis will also prepare you for the TExES certification exam.

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Kinesiology & Sports Studies (BS) :: FEATURED COURSES

Featured Courses

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Kinesiology & Sports Studies (BS) :: Course Delivery

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Course Delivery

Designed for full-time students and working professionals, some classes are offered online, while more practice-based classes are face-to-face or hybrid.

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Kinesiology & Sports Studies (BS):: Student Organizations

Student Organizations

Phi Pi Delta, the organization for Health and Human Performance majors, provides many benefits to its members:

  • Meet new people that share common interests
  • Network with key professionals in your field of study
  • Receive financial assistance for attending professional conventions
  • Engage in social activities with faculty and other students (ex. school activities, homecoming, Texas Rangers games and much more)
  • Gain valuable experience that will help your professional career

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Undergraduate Program Costs

Program Costs

Tuition and fees for undergraduate students taking 12 credit hours are $4,126 for Texas residents and $9,034 for non-residents.

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Kinesiology & Sports Studies (BS) Teaching Emphasis:: RELATED DEGREE PROGRAMS

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