2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog


The Department of Kinesiology offers programs of study designed to provide students with the educational background necessary for the pursuit of careers in a variety of movement-based professions. The Bachelor of Science degree is offered with majors in:

  • health and fitness
  • movement science
  • physical education
  • physical education with strength and conditioning
  • Movement science/MS Athletic Training (MOSC 3+2)

In addition, the department offers minors in movement science, health, physical education and fitness. The department also offers a variety of activity (PEAC) courses.

The curriculum for each major comprises the following components:

I. Kinesiology core courses common to all majors (14 hours)

II. Foundation courses specific to each major (18-37 hours)

III. Emphasis courses (6-18 hours)

IV. Associated requirements intended to supplement the departmental courses (11-27 hours)

In addition to the major requirements, students must take core curriculum and elective courses to accumulate a minimum of 120 hours for the Bachelor of Science degree. The department emphasizes learning experiences beyond the classroom environment. Students are required and/or encouraged to participate in research, internships, clinical experiences and special projects that are arranged through academic advisers.

Departmental Policies

  • Pass/No-Credit. No kinesiology core, foundations, emphasis or associated requirements courses may be taken on a P/NC basis.
  • Grades and GPA. All students pursuing a major in the Kinesiology Department must earn a minimum of a "C-" in all courses within the kinesiology core, foundations, emphasis and associated requirements areas of their major. In addition, in order to graduate with the BS degree in MOSC or HEFI, students must earn a minimum of a 2.5 GPA for all courses satisfying the kinesiology core foundations and emphasis areas of their major. In order to graduate with a BSAT, PEAL, or PESC degree, students must earn a minimum 2.75 GPA.
  • Progression Policy. Once students pursuing a major in the Kinesiology Department have earned 54 hours toward the bachelor of science degree, to enroll in KINE or HLTH courses at the 30000 level or higher, they must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA.
  • Transfer Policy. Any course considered university core, associated requirements (excluding science courses), or an elective can be taken at any accredited college/university approved through the transfer credit process. Any science course included in the associated requirements must be taken at a four-year college/university approved through the transfer credit process. All KINE major coursework (KINE or HLTH prefix) must be taken at TCU. Transfer credits from another university will not be approved if the student is completing courses at TCU in that same semester (no concurrent enrollment).