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2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Kinesiology, BS (teacher certification)

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A Bachelor of Science with a major in kinesiology shows that you are committed to best practices within the field of human movement and wellness. You will also graduate prepared to take the examination for all-level physical education certification. This track requires admission to the Teacher Education program.

Degree requirements

The following requirements must be satisfied for a Bachelor of Science with a major in kinesiology (teacher certification).

Hours required and general/college requirements

A minimum of 120 semester hours (127 semester hours for those seeking all-level teacher certification), of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree as specified in the “University Core Curriculum ” in the Academics section of this catalog and the College of Education  requirements.

Major requirements

Capstone, 3 hours

Physical performance courses, 3 hours

Students must complete a total of 3 courses. (Students are encouraged to select courses that will expand their competence in a variety of physical activities.)

  1. At least one course from Group I
  2. At least one course from Group II
  3. One of the courses must be at the intermediate or advanced level.
  4. Only one course can come from each section (i.e., A, B, or C within Group I and within Group II).

Group II

Other course requirements

For all-level teacher certification:


Minimum of 18 hours, 6 of which must be advanced.


Hours required for electives may vary based on course selection and the University Core Curriculum requirements. Electives may be required to satisfy the advanced hour requirement (42) and/or the minimum total hours required for the degree. For specific information see an academic advisor in the College of Education.

Other requirements

  • 12 hours of KINE must be taken at UNT.
  • 42 hours must be advanced, 24 of which must be taken at UNT.
  • 6 hours minimum of the minor must be advanced.

Following recommendations for courses listed in the University Core Curriculum may be necessary to avoid taking excess hours. Consult the Student Advising Office, Matthews Hall, Room 105, for details.

All kinesiology majors

A minimum grade of C is required in MATH 1680 , BIOL 2301  and BIOL 2302 . A 3.0 GPA is required in PHED 1000 , KINE 2030  and KINE 2050  prior to a kinesiology major being allowed to take any KINE 3000- or 4000-level theory core courses.

Teacher education

Admission to teacher education

  • Junior standing (minimum of 60 earned hours)
  • A 2.75 overall GPA and a 2.75 UNT GPA
  • Acceptable scores on the THEA (240 reading, 230 math, and 220 writing) or exemptions based on SAT, ACT or TAKS/TAAS or STAR scores
  • Approved online interview questionnaire
  • An official degree audit with certification
  • A signed Application for Admission to Teacher Education

Contact the College of Education Student Advising Office, 940-565-2736; Matthews Hall, Room 105; or go to for additional information.


To receive final approval for teacher certification:

  • Completion of all requirements of an approved 127-hour degree plan.
  • Grades of C or better for each kinesiology and each PHED course.
  • Minimum 2.75 GPA in each of the following areas: each teaching field, all education courses, all UNT work, overall.
  • Successful completion of student teaching (see Eligibility for teacher certification requirements listed under the Department of Teacher Education and Administration in this catalog for details).
  • Successful scores on appropriate sections of the Texas Examinations of Educator Standards (TExES).

Students should visit the Student Advising Office in Matthews Hall, Room 105, for additional information regarding degree audits. Questions about student teaching should be addressed to the Clinical Practice Office in Matthews Hall, Room 207. Questions regarding the TExES exam should be addressed to the TExES Advising Office in Matthews Hall, Room 103 (940-369-8601).

Students are encouraged to see their academic or faculty advisor each term/semester for help with program decisions and enrollment.

Additional information

Prior to completion of the semester of admission to teacher education, students must purchase TK20.

Once admitted the student will take the following teaching courses:

Additional requirements:

Prior to student teaching, students must provide verification of current certifications in First Aid, CPR and Bloodborne Pathogens training. The certifications must be maintained through the duration of student teaching.

Student teaching (KINE 4102  and KINE 4104 ).

The student may not receive credit for education courses until after admission to teacher education.

KINE 4102  will serve as a capstone for all-level teacher certification students.

Spring Fall Spring Fall
Complete online admission interview, if successful the student must apply for admission this semester or complete an interview again the next semester     KINE 4100
Complete admission application to teacher education once the student has a successful interview Back-up application for admission to teacher education Apply for Early Field Experience Early Field Experience


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