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Kinesiology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Corpus Christi, TX, United States
The Kinesiology program at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi prepares you for a professional career in health science-related fields, including athletic training, exercise science, physical education, sports management, sports coaching, or strength/conditioning.

Overview

The Kinesiology Department at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi offers four specializations within its Bachelor of Science degree:

  • Exercise Science
  • Physical Education Certification
  • Pre-Allied Health
  • Sport Management
  • Athletic Training
  • Minors in Kinesiology.

Accreditation

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    20 semester hours alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Specializations

Exercise Science

The exercise science specialization prepares you for careers including fitness trainer, exercise technologist, and strength and conditioning coach. This program is also good preparation for graduate studies in exercise science (including exercise physiology, kinesiology, biomechanics, and measurement/evaluation).

Student Learning Outcomes

Within this specialization, you will learn to:

  • Apply the principles of exercise physiology to prescribe safe and effective strength and conditioning programs
  • Apply the principles of biomechanics to assess the quantity and quality of human motion
  • Apply the principles of sport psychology to enhance human performance
  • Apply the principles of measurement and evaluation to collect, analyze, and interpret data
Physical Education Certification
The EC–12 teacher certification specialization prepares you to be a physical education teacher.Student Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  • Create safe, equitable, developmentally-appropriate and enjoyable movement experiences which benefit the participant and encourage life-long participation in movement;
  • Model a healthy, physically active lifestyle and model a life-long learner seeking opportunities to grow professionally;
  • Serve the community as a knowledgeable practitioner of the kinesiology profession who meets the needs of all students in a diverse society.
Pre-Allied Health

Pre-Allied Health is an excellent preparatory program for graduate study in physical or occupational therapy as well as post-baccalaureate study in exercise physiology, biomechanics, and cardiac rehabilitation.

Student Learning Outcomes

Within this specialization, you will learn to:

  • Identify procedures for immediate care for injuries, including standard emergency procedures and wound care
  • Apply the principles of measurement/evaluation as they relate to injury assessment and rehabilitation
  • Apply the principles of biomechanics related to injury assessment and rehabilitation
  • Apply the principles of exercise physiology to prescribe safe and effective rehabilitation programs
  • Identify preventative techniques, bracing, and/or taping to reduce the frequency or severity of performance injuries
Sport Management

Student Learning Outcomes

This specialization prepares you for careers in recreation, including positions as intramural director, outdoor education teacher, camp leader, ropes course manager, and other administrative positions. Specifically, you will learn to:

  • Demonstrate general sport management principles
  • Ethically apply legal, marketing, and finance issues to the sport industry
  • Incorporate interdisciplinary knowledge to sport management concepts
Athletic Training
The Athletic Training Program (ATP) (transitioning to master's degree in 2019) prepares health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to optimize activity and participation of patients and clients. Athletic training encompasses the prevention, diagnosis, and intervention of emergency, acute, and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations, and disabilities

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

Freshmen

High school requirements for Top 10%

The State of Texas Uniformed Admission Policy and Texas Education Code (TEC) 51.803 - 51.809 requires all first-time freshmen seeking admission at a public Texas four-year institution to meet one of the following college readiness standards.

  • Successfully complete the Recommended or Advanced/Distinguished high school programs or a pre-college high school curriculum equivalent in content and rigor; or
  • Satisfy ACT’s College Readiness Benchmarks (English-18, Reading-22, Mathematics-22, and Science-23) on the ACT assessment; or
  • Earn at least a 1500 out of 2400 SAT assessment score (score considers: Verbal, Math, & Writing) or the equivalent.

Automatic admission standards

If you graduated in the top 25% of your high school class and successfully completed the required pre-college curriculum above, you will gain automatic admission without minimum SAT or ACT score requirements. You are, however, still required to submit official scores on either exam to the Office of Recruitment and Admissions.

The SAT scores reflected in the tables below include the combination of the Critical Reading and Math Sections. Our current test score requirements do not include the writing section component.

  • Class rankSAT

Top 25%

  • Composite ScoreACT

No minimum

  • Composite Score

No minimum

If you graduated in the top 25% and did not successfully complete a required pre-college curriculum or an equivalent, you must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Satisfy ACT’s College Readiness Benchmarks (English-18, Reading-22, Mathematics-22, and Science-23) on the ACT assessment; or
  • A minimum SAT score of 1500 out of 2400 (score considers: Verbal, Math & Writing) or the equivalent.
  • Those applicants who do not meet Regular Admission Requirements may be considered for admission under ourAlternative Admission Procedure.

High school requirements for all other graduates

The State of Texas Uniformed Admission Policy and Texas Education Code (TEC) 51.803 - 51.809 requires all first-time freshmen seeking admission at a public Texas four-year institution to meet one of the following college readiness standards.

  • Successfully complete the Recommended or Advanced/Distinguished high school programs or a pre-college high school curriculum equivalent in content and rigor; or
  • Satisfy ACT’s College Readiness Benchmarks (English-18, Reading-22, Mathematics-22, and Science-23) on the ACT assessment; or
  • Earn at least a 1500 out of 2400 SAT assessment score (score considers: Verbal, Math, & Writing) or the equivalent.
International freshmen
  • ApplyTexas International Freshman Application for Admission
  • $75 application fee
  • International Transcript Evaluation Report
  • Official U.S. college transcripts
  • SAT or ACT scores
  • Affidavit of Support.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13133 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13133 USD per module and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    13133 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13133 USD per module and a duration of 48 months.
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13133 $ per 25 credit hrs

Living costs for Corpus Christi

  • 894 - 1660 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi offers a variety of academically competitive scholarships for all students. The Scholarship Office assists students with the application process. The liaison also coordinates the process of manages and awarding scholarships.

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