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 Kinesiology, MS 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.
A B.A.A.S. in Kinesiology is designed for hardworking students that want to learn the skills they will need in today’s competitive job market. A Kinesiology degree opens career opportunities such as:
- Athletic training
- Fitness professional
- Athletic administration
- Occupational therapist
- Physical therapist
- Clinical exercise physiologist
- Recreation administration
Kinesiology majors must earn a total of 15 Professional Development (PD) points before completing student teaching or an internship. Points may be earned in different categories with a maximum of 5 points per category. After earning the require PD points, students must also complete the internship and/or student teaching requirement before graduation. This will ensure that all students gain professional, hands-on experience in their desired area of Kinesiology.
Learn more about PD points.
Career Services offers students a wide variety of professional development opportunities that can translate into careers. A few of these programs include:
- Career counseling and My Plan
- DEI - Delta Epsilon Iota, Career Services Honor Society
- Mock interviews
- Resume assistance
And much more!
- Oral Communication: Students will present a professional presentation.
- Written Communication: Students will prepare professional written documents.
- Ethics: Students will analyze ethical dilemmas to make appropriate decisions.
- Critical Thinking: Students will solve problems specific to Kinesiology
- Technology: Students will use technology commonly used in Kinesiology and related fields.
- Global: Students will apply a global perspective to make decisions.
- Discipline: Students will demonstrate an understanding of discipline-specific knowledge.
How Do You Get Started on Your Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology?
Take the next step toward earning your bachelor’s degree in kinesiology. We have the resources to help you get started.
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.
The Clinical Exercise Research Facility (CERF) is a great way to gain real experience. The primary objective of CERF is training students for professions in clinical, corporate, and research settings in exercise science as well as other allied health professions. A secondary objective is to provide service that are comprehensive, cost effective, and satisfactory in meeting the needs of the client.
The Tarleton State University Laboratory for Wellness and Behavior prepares students for careers in the emerging field of exercise and wellness for those with physical disabilities. The program is open to anyone desiring to gain the benefits of physical training. To learn more, visit the LWMB website
The Texan Corps of Cadets are instilled with values that are essential for the service of our nation, and are exceptionally qualified to succeed in several areas of business, government, and the military. Corps members can benefit from scholarships, corporate internships, and graduation reward opportunities, as well as with the option to minor in Leadership Studies.