Kinesiology Program

Kinesiology Program - General Track

Welcome to the Kinesiology Department at TAMUT. Kinesiology is the study of the principles of mechanics and anatomy in relation to human movement. Kinesiology, as an integrative discipline, focuses on the studies of human movement related to physical activity and sport, incorporating the scientific areas of anatomy, physiology, neuroscience, biochemistry, biomechanics, psychology, epidemiology, history and sociology, and encompassing such professional fields as clinical exercise physiology, Physical Education and coaching, physical therapy, athletic training and sport management.  The Kinesiology program at TAMUT is established in response to the significant needs from local schools and communities, and the challenge of various health related problems among our young/old people in our community. around Texarkana area.  Students graduate from our Kinesiology program will play a very important role in providing health related physical activities and rehabilitation services to the public, and contribute to the health promotion in the area of Texarkana, nearby cities and the greater Northeast of Texas region. 

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Career Options and Professional Development

Graduates from the Kinesiology program will find a wide range of career and further education pathways, including: Teachers, Exercises Science Educator, Health & Wellness Expert, Sports Science Consultant, Sports & Fitness Consultant, Community/Schools, even Sales & Marketing!

Graduates may also obtain teacher certificate, coaching, personal trainer certificate and other qualifications by further study on these certificate programs offered on/off campus in the future. 

Program Internship

The program internship is designed to assist students to engage in the real-life workplace environment in related local school and community, including private companies with international exposure. The internship will be conducted during second last or last semester of students’ final year of studies.  This is a credit-bearing learning experience.

Featured Courses


KINE 1354 - Concepts of Physical Activity

This course emphasizes the fundamental concepts of physical activity with a focus on the relationships of health, fitness, exercises, and athletic performance. Topics include information related to the need for continuing physical activity and its contribution to well-being, including procedures for assessing fitness levels in the various components of physical fitness and techniques used in developing physical fitness and optimal lifelong health and wellness among students. Physical activity is required.

KINE 314 - Teaching Methods in Physical Education I

A study of the movement approach to teaching physical education to elementary children with emphasis on developing content and methodology, teaching theories, and practices related to the learning of children's movement skills are discussed. Contents include the scientific basis for motor skill performance, curricular organization, and pedagogical methodology related to the elementary school physical education program. Students will engage in pre-practicum experience with children in an on-campus setting, focusing on improving teaching strategies and curriculum and teaching material development. 

KINE 316 - Administration of Kinesiology and Sports Programs

This course provides students with an understanding of the complexity involved in sport facility, event, and program management. An integrated study of the administration of traditional and contemporary kinesiology and athletic programs will be discussed. Philosophies and principles of the administration of kinesiology and athletic programs are applied to important areas such as personnel policies, leadership, facilities, equipment, record keeping, finance, legal implications, and program promotion.

KINE 331 - Motor Development

This course focuses on human motor development including motor pattern characteristics, human growth, perceptual motor development, and fitness development across the lifespan. Socio-cultural influences on motor development will also be discussed. Theories and models of motor development are also featured in this course. Topics include physical factors that influence growth, maturation, and aging, process underlying perceptual-motor performance, and the interpretation and applications of motor research to human movement. The course will engage students through lecture, laboratory work, and problem-based learning activities.