Frequently Asked Questions
What is Kinesiology?
Kinesiology is the study of movements of the body.
How do I become a teacher/coach?
Can I do anything besides coach?
Yes. There are many options to choose from within Kinesiology. With a degree in Kinesiology, graduates can pursue careers in personal training, recreation, allied health, nutrition, and sports medicine, to name a few.
What can I do with a Fitness Management concentration?
Will this help me get my prerequisites for PT/OT/Med School?
The Kinesiology department offers many classes that are beneficial to those wanting to pursue careers in healthcare. With a major in Kinesiology, there are only a few other classes required by Medical schools, Physical Therapy schools, and Occupational Therapy schools that are not included in the degree plan. These classes, however, are offered the Tarleton College of Science and Technology and can fit into your degree plan as electives. Tarleton State University does not have a Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, or Medical School; however the professors in the Kinesiology department are eager to help students pick a school to help them continue their education.
Can I get a Masters or Doctorate degree?
Yes! The Kinesiology Department offers a Masters program. A Doctorate degree can be also obtained in a Doctor of Education (D.Ed.)
What are PD points?
How do I get PD points?
What do I do with my PD points?
How do I schedule an appointment with my advisor?
Who is my advisor?
Do I have to be advised?
How can I become an athletic trainer?
Athletic Trainers in Texas must be licensed by the Texas Department of State Health Services. Tarleton offers all coursework (approximately 10 courses) and clinical experience (5 semesters/1800 hours) required to be eligible to take the Texas Advisory Board of Athletic Trainers state board exams. Successful completion of all coursework, clinical experiences and exams allow the student to practice as a Licensed Athletic Trainer (LAT). The first step to becoming a LAT through Tarleton State University is the completion of KINE 212, Introduction to Athletic Training.
The Tarleton Sports Medicine program is currently working towards the start of an accredited entry-level master’s program for athletic training with plans to start in the summer of 2016. With completion of this new program, students will be eligible to sit for both the Texas licensure exam and the national certification exam (BOC) for athletic training, providing students the opportunity to work anywhere in the country and even abroad.
How can I get a personal training certification?
How can I get my teaching certification?
You can obtain you teaching certificate through the Kinesiology Department by choosing a concentration in All-level certification. You also have the option to add an additional teaching field to make yourself more marketable to employers. This option includes a semester of student teaching.
You can also obtain a teaching certificate through the Tarleton Model for Accelerated Teacher Education (TMATE). TMATE is a year-long graduate-level program that certifies students interested teaching. The TMATE program prepares students to teach in a semester and then is followed by an internship year of teaching with a probationary certificate.
Another option is through iTeach Texas. iTeach Texas is a graduate-level program that is completely online. A teaching certificate is obtained over a year-long period and includes online course-work and field experience. Field experience can be gained through an internship year as a full-time teacher or in clinical teaching, which is similar to student teaching.
How do I get a pool pass?
Are the tennis courts available to the public? When?
What is the Champion’s Club?
What is the Lab for Wellness Motor Behavior?
The Lab for Wellness and Motor Behavior is a lab that focuses on rehabilitation of those who have been paralyzed, either by stroke or accident. Those interested in allied health can also do their internships in this lab. The lab is located in the Kinesiology building in room 175.