B.A.A.S. in Kinesiology


The distinguishable feature of applied degree programs is that degree credit may be awarded for prior learning experiences. The BAAS in Kinesiology is an alternative pathway to the bachelor’s degree for students who have acquired substantial content knowledge and requisite skills as a result of documentable technical training and professional work experience in a field or fields related to Kinesiology. Students and prospective students with such experience are encouraged to disclose this information to academic advisors and/or contact the program coordinator directly.

What is Kinesiology?

Kinesiology is the study of human movement and encompasses a diverse group of academic sub-disciplines, including exercise science, sport management, human performance, physical education, biomechanics, human ergonomics, recreation, sport performance, wellness and more.

What Can You Do With Your Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology?

With marketable and employable job skills, from design and technical skills to communication and problem-solving skills, you’ll be prepared to work in a variety of fields related to sport, exercise science, human performance and allied health. Our kinesiology majors work for elementary and secondary schools, colleges and universities, sport commissions, club and professional sports organizations, nonprofit organizations, country clubs, municipalities and more.

Several of our concentrations are also great stepping stones to professional school programs such as physical or occupational therapy and exercise physiology or graduate degrees such as Tarleton’s MS in KinesiologyMS in Athletic Training or EdD in Educational Leadership.

Why Major in Kinesiology?

We offer a variety of opportunities to learn by serving others, participate in the process of creating new knowledge, build an extensive peer and professional network, master knowledge and skills through practical application and customize your degree program.


Program Objectives

  1. Oral Communication: Students will present a professional presentation.
  2. Written Communication: Students will prepare professional written documents.
  3. Ethics: Students will analyze ethical dilemmas to make appropriate decisions.
  4. Critical Thinking: Students will solve problems specific to Kinesiology
  5. Technology: Students will use technology commonly used in Kinesiology and related fields.
  6. Global: Students will apply a global perspective to make decisions.
  7. Discipline: Students will demonstrate an understanding of discipline-specific knowledge.

How Do You Get Started on Your Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology?

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Kinesiology Schools

With two departments, six concentrations and three minors, Tarleton’s School of Kinesiology has a proud tradition of excellence, as well as a culture of community and teamwork.

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