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2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Kinesiology, BS


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Degree Requirements

Hours Required and General/College of Education 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 “General University Requirements ” in the Academics section of this catalog and the College of Education  requirements.

Major Requirements:


All kinesiology tracks except teacher certification:


Physical Performance Courses, 5 hours:


Non–Teacher Certification:


PHED 1211  and one course from Group I, Section D are required of all students in the non–teacher certification option. In addition, students must choose two additional sport activities from Group I (each from a different section) and one selected from Group II. At least one activity must be at the intermediate or advanced level.

Group I:

Group II:

All-Level Teacher Certification:


Students must choose two different sport activities selected from Group I (A-D); select one sport activity from Group I (E); and select two sport activities from Group II (A-C). At least one activity from Group I or II must be at the intermediate or advanced level.

Group I:

Group II:

Other kinesiology requirements:


General (Non–Teacher Certification):


Students select 15 hours from the following kinesiology electives:

Health Fitness Interest Area (Non-Teacher Certification):


9 hours

Note:

KINE 3080  is a prerequisite to KINE 4300  and KINE 4320  , and students must complete KINE 3080  prior to enrolling in these courses.

Other Course Requirements:


Minor:


General (Non–Teacher Certification), Minor:


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

All-Level Teacher Certification, Minor:


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

Electives:


General (Non-Teacher Certification):


14 hours, most of which must be advanced.

Health Fitness Interest Area (Non-Teacher Certification):


Non-teacher certification students selecting the health fitness interest area must complete 8 hours of electives.

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 minor must be advanced.

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

All kinesiology majors:


A minimum grade of C is required in MATH 1100 , 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 courses.

Athletic Training:


1800 internship hours during university enrollment (to be administered through the North Texas Athletic Training Program).

Non–Teacher Certification:


A minimum grade of C is required in each course in the major; a minimum GPA of 2.75 in the major, 2.0 in UNT courses, and overall is required for graduation. (Overall GPA includes all course work transferred plus that taken at UNT.)

Teacher Certification:


Admission. To be admitted to teacher education, students must have:

  • Completed 60 semester hours, including all general education requirements, with at least a 2.75 GPA
    1. in all UNT work attempted, and
    2. overall. The overall GPA includes all course work transferred plus that taken at UNT;
  • Passed the THEA test (with scores of 240 reading, 230 math and 220 writing; contact the Student Advising Office in Matthews Hall, Room 105, for further information on the THEA requirements); and
  • Submitted a completed application for admission to the teacher education program (available in the Student Advising Office, Matthews Hall, Room 105) prior to enrolling in the first education course.

Completion. To receive final approval for teacher certification, students must have:

  • Fulfilled all requirements of an approved 127-hour degree plan;
  • Received a grade of C or better for each kinesiology course and each PHED course;
  • Obtained a 2.75 GPA in each of the following areas: each teaching field, all education courses, all UNT work, and overall;
  • Successfully completed student teaching (see Eligibility for Teacher Certification requirements listed in the Department of Teacher Education and Administration in this catalog for details); and
  • Passed 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 and/or 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.

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