Kinesiology and Human Performance at Sul Ross State University provides professional training with a broad application. Through research, quality teaching, and service, it prepares a diverse student population and community for several professional careers in health, fitness, recreation and sports.
The Bachelor of Science with a major in Kinesiology and Human Performance offers three concentrations and a teacher certification track:
- Athletic Training Concentration
- Pre-Professional Concentration
- Sport and Recreation Management Concentration
- All-Level Physical Education Teacher Certification
The Pre-Professional Concentration is designed for students interested in applying for admission to Physical Therapy School and therefore requires several courses (prerequisites) for the pre-physical therapy student to consider taking as part of their chosen degree plan. Recommended courses for pre-physical therapy students may include: Anatomy/Physiology, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and Statistics. Information and specific prerequisite course work for each physical therapy school can be obtained from your adviser. Students are should also contact the physical therapy school of choice for the most up-to-date information on entrance requirements to ensure that the courses taken at Sul Ross State University will be accepted.
A minor is offered in Kinesiology and Human Performance. It requires 18 semester credit hours of Kinesiology or Physical Education course work including at least 6 hours of upper division (3000 or 4000 level) courses.
A minor is offered in Recreation Administration. The 18-hour minor provides students with knowledge in recreation and leisure services, outdoor skills, leadership and specific training in recreation administration. Students will learn to be effective partners in their community to support others of all ages in the pursuit of active, healthy lifestyles. Required courses include KES 2311, KES 2330, KES 3316, KES 3318, KES 3321 and KES 3330.