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    May 31, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Kinesiology, BS (All-Level Teacher Certification)

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Hours required and general/college requirements

A minimum of 120 semester hours (124 semester hours for those seeking all-level teacher certification), of which 36 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.

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

Minor, 18 hours

Minimum of 18 hours from area other than Kinesiology, 6 of which must be advanced.

Admission to Teacher Education (2.75 GPA);

  • Junior standing (minimum of 60 earned hours)
  • 2.75 overall GPA and 2.75 UNT GPA
  • Acceptable scores on SAT, ACT, Praxis
  • 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.

Required Courses, 35 hours

Other requirements

  • A minimum grade of C is required in each course in the major; a minimum GPA of 2.75 in the major, a 2.75 in UNT courses, and overall is required for graduation. (Overall GPA includes all course work transferred plus that taken at UNT.)
  • 12 hours of KINE must be taken at UNT.
  • 36 hours must be advanced; 24 of which must be taken at UNT.
  • 6 hours minimum of minor must be advanced.

Total number of hours may be reduced if student follows recommendations for courses listed university core. (Consult the Student Advising Office, Matthews Hall, Room 105, for details.)

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

Teacher education

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


To receive final approval for teacher certification:

  • Completion of all requirements of an approved 122-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.

All Kinesiology majors

A minimum grade of C is required in MATH 1680 , BIOL 2301 /BIOL 2311  and BIOL 2302 /BIOL 2312 . A 3.0 GPA is required in KINE 2030, KINE 2050, KINE 3080, and PHED 1000 prior to a Kinesiology major being allowed to take any Kinesiology theory core courses.

A  Kinesiology course may be repeated one time in order to improve grade to the requirement of a C or better.  Following the second attempt, approval for a third attempt must be sought from the Program Coordinator or Department.

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