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UT Arlington Undergraduate Catalog Fall 2008
The Department of Kinesiology

112 Physical Education Bldg. • Box 19259 • 817-272-3288 • www.uta.edu/coed/kinesiology
Degree Requirements-Faculty-Course Descriptions

The mission of the Department of Kinesiology is to pursue the study and practice of exercise, sport, dance, and health. The programs of instruction, research, and service are conducted within the context of fitness, sport performance, dance, aquatics, preventative and rehabilitative activities, and health promotion and education. This mission is achieved through educational and research activities related to cultural, biomechanical, physiological, psychological, and educational principles of human behavior.

The following degree and certification programs are offered in the Department of Kinesiology:

Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology All-Level Teacher Certification in Physical Education

Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science Fitness/Wellness Track Clinical/Research Track

Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training All Level Teacher Certification Non-Teacher Certification

Bachelor of Arts in Athletic Training Non-Teacher Certification

Minor in Health Education Fitness Track (non-Kinesiology majors) Wellness Track (Kinesiology and non-Kinesiology majors)

Degree and certification programs are offered for physical education teachers, health teachers, and athletic trainers. In addition, there are degree programs for students interested in exercise science as preparation for fitness management, clinical exercise physiology, athletic training, allied health careers, and graduate school. Other curricular options provide offerings for recreational leadership, coaching, sport-related business, dance, performance, health, and promotion.

Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Kinesiology

(All-Level Teacher Certification)

In order for students to be admitted into the Bachelor of Arts degree program in Kinesiology in preparation for all-level teacher certification, the following must be fulfilled:

Maintaining Major Status: Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA (overall and Kinesiology courses). If a student falls below a 2.0 GPA, the student will be on departmental probation. In order to take additional Kinesiology or Health Education Courses at The University of Texas at Arlington, approval must be granted by the Department Chairperson. If the student is unable to make up the deficiency in the semester immediately following the probation, the student will lose status as a Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology (all-level certification) major. Courses to make up a GPA deficiency must be taken at The University of Texas at Arlington. If the student is able to make up the GPA deficiency in the semester immediately following loss of major status, the student can be reinstated as a major by making application to the Departmental Advisor when grades are released. No courses on the degree plan may be taken as pass/fail.

Application to the College of Education: In order to qualify to enter the College of Education's Teacher Education Program, students must do the following:

Application for Residency: Students must apply to the field office in the College of Education by the appropriate deadline to begin KINE 4647 Teacher Residency. Students must also submit any applicable background checks at registration. The residency will be performed in both elementary and high school or middle school levels.

English

1301, 1302.

Literature

Three hours of English or modern and classical languages literature or other approved substitute.

Liberal Arts Elective

COMS 2304 or 2305.

History

1311, 1312.

Mathematics

1302, plus three hours (level of college algebra or higher).

Political Science

2311, 2312.

Natural Science

BIOL 1441, 2457, 2458.

Fine Arts

Three hours from architecture, art, dance, music, or theatre arts.

Social/Cultural Studies

Three hours of designated courses in archaeology, classical studies, communication, economics, history, humanities, linguistics, political science, social or cultural anthropology, social/political/cultural geography, social psychology, sociology or women's studies.

Computer Literacy

To be advised.

College of Education Professional Sequence

EDML 4300, KINE 4320, KINE 4321, LIST 4343, EDUC 4352, and KINE 4647

Academic Core

KINE 1315, 1400, 2301, 2330, 3300, 3301, 3304, 3306, 3315, 3325, 3388, 4319.

Second Concentration Area Electives

15 hours.

Total

121 hours, 36 of which must be 3000/4000 level.

Requirements for a Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Science

Requirements for Admission into the B.S. Degree in Exercise Science include:

Maintaining Major Status: Students accepted as Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science majors in the Department of Kinesiology must maintain an overall GPA of 2.25 in all courses in the Kinesiology Department. If a student falls below a 2.25 overall GPA in Department of Kinesiology courses, they will be on departmental probation. In order to take additional Kinesiology courses, approval must be granted by the Department Chair. If the student is unable to make up the deficiency in the semester immediately following the probation, the student will lose status as a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science major. Courses to make up the GPA deficiency must be taken at The University of Texas at Arlington. If the student is able to make up the GPA deficiency in the semester immediately following loss of major status, the student can be reinstated as a major by making application to the Departmental Advisor when grades are released. No courses on the degree plan may be taken as pass/fail.

Fitness/Wellness Track

This track is designed for individuals who plan to work in corporate or commercial fitness, recreation or in wellness/health promotion.

English

1301, 1302.

Literature

Three hours of English or modern and classical languages literature or other approved substitute.

Liberal Arts Elective

Three hours above the freshman level of literature, or social and cultural studies designated as taught in the College of Liberal Arts, or fine arts or philosophy, or technical writing.

History

Six hours U.S. History or three hours U.S. and three hours Texas.

Mathematics

1302, plus three hours of statistics.

Fine Arts

Three hours from architecture, art, dance, music, or theatre arts.

Speech

COMS 1301.

Political Science

2311, 2312.

Social/Cultural Studies

Three hours of designated courses in archaeology, classical studies, communication, economics, history, humanities, linguistics, political science, social or cultural anthropology, social/political/cultural geography, social psychology, sociology or women's studies.

Natural Science

BIOL 1441, 2457, 2458, CHEM 1441 plus three hours of science electives (may include KINE 4300, 4335, 4391 or 4396)

Major

(42 hours)

Academic Core

KINE 1400, 2330, 3300, 3301, 3302, 3315, 3325, 4315, 4316, 4317, 4330, (4329 or 4335), 4589.

Health Education

HEED 1316, 3301, 4330, 4340 and six hours from HEED 3303, 3305, 3330, 4310, 4312, 4320,4330.

Electives

Sufficient to bring the total number of hours required for the degree.

Total

128 hours, minimum of 36 hours must be 3000/4000 level.

Many of the courses in the Kinesiology curriculum require prerequisite courses which are identified in the course description.

Clinical/Research Track

This track is designed for individuals who plan to attend graduate school, pursue degrees in allied health professions or work in the area of cardiac rehabilitation.

English

1301, 1302.

Literature

Three hours of English or modern and classical languages literature or other approved substitute.

Liberal Arts Elective

Three hours above the freshman level of literature, or social and cultural studies designated as taught in the College of Liberal Arts, or fine arts or philosophy, or technical writing.

History

Six hours U.S. History or three hours U.S. and three hours Texas.

Mathematics

1302, plus three hours of statistics.

Fine Arts

Three hours from architecture, art, dance, music, or theatre arts.

Speech

COMS 1301.

Political Science

2311, 2312.

Psychology

1315.

Social/Cultural Studies

Three hours of designated courses in archaeology, classical studies, communication, economics, history, humanities, linguistics, political science, social or cultural anthropology, social/political/cultural geography, social psychology, sociology or women's studies.

Natural Science

BIOL 1441, 2457, 2458, CHEM 1441, 1442, PHYS 1441 plus 12 hours of science electives (may include KINE 4317, 4335, 4391 or 4396)

Major

(40 hours)

Academic Core

KINE 1400, 2330, 3300, 3301, 3315, 3325, 4300, 4315, 4316, 4317, (4329 or 4335), 4388 plus three hours of Kinesiology electives.

Health Education

HEED 3301 plus six hours from HEED 3303, 3305, 3330, 4310, 4312, 4320,4330.

Electives

Sufficient to bring the total number of hours required for the degree.

Total

128 hours, minimum of 36 hours must be 3000/4000 level.

Many of the courses in the Kinesiology curriculum require prerequisite courses which are identified in the course description.

Athletic Training Education Program

The mission of the Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) is to provide an active learning environment for students to acquire and master the knowledge, skills, clinical proficiencies, and attitudes necessary for success as an Entry-Level Athletic Trainer. The ATEP goals and objectives include:

Program Description

The University's ATEP is accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Students within the ATEP are able to choose from among three possible degree plans:

The athletic training major is a four-year program that is divided into two phases: a one-year pre-professional phase (Level I) followed by a three-year professional phase (Levels II-IV).

In addition to formal classroom instruction, athletic training majors also receive structured clinical education to acquire and master the hands-on skills required of the Entry-Level Athletic Trainer. Both the classroom and clinical components of the program are structured around the Competencies in Athletic Training Educational Competencies published by the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) Education Council and the Role Delineation Study conducted and published by the BOC. The clinical education component of the major includes six clinical courses. These courses provide formal instruction of clinical skills within a structured laboratory environment and require students to complete clinical experience rotations under the supervision of a Certified and Licensed Athletic Trainer or other health care professional. Students are evaluated on their mastery of clinical skills and proficiencies through written tests and oral practical examinations. Students are also evaluated on their ability to integrate the clinical proficiencies into their daily clinical practice.

Prior to placement in a clinical education/field experience rotation, all athletic training students (Levels I-IV) must meet the following requirements:

*The hepatitis vaccination is a series of three shots, with the first given initially, the second at one month, and the third at six months. Students must receive the first shot prior to clinical placement.

NOTE: Some clinical rotation assignments may also require students to obtain a personal background check and a TB test.

Pre-Professional Phase

The Pre-Professional Phase is typically completed during the student's freshman year at UT Arlington and includes formal classroom and laboratory instruction, as well as directed clinical experiences in a variety of athletic training settings. The Pre-Professional requirements* include:

Transfer students may complete the Pre-Professional course requirements at their current junior or senior college (must be able to transfer them for credit) or complete them upon arrival to UT Arlington.

Professional Phase

The Professional Phase of the program requires a minimum of three years of classroom study and clinical education. Each semester, students are assigned to an approved clinical instructor (ACI) or clinical supervisor who is responsible for providing comprehensive health care services to athletes, patients, or physically active individuals within a variety of clinical sites. All students will be required to complete at least three off-campus clinical rotations, therefore students will need suitable transportation. Outside of their clinical practicum courses, students are expected to work closely with their ACI/CI to practice and refine their skills. Students are required to complete a minimum of 1500 hours of clinical experience under the supervision of an ACI, CI or other licensed or certified health care professional over the course of the three-year professional phase of study. Completion of the program requirements will enable students to be eligible for the Board of Certification (BOC) Exam and the Texas Advisory Board of Athletic Trainers' Licensing Exam.

Admission Criteria

Admission to the Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) at The University of Texas at Arlington is selective and competitive. A limited number of students are admitted each year based upon the number of returning students and the number of clinical instructors. Prospective students must complete a Pre-Professional Phase of study that includes formal classroom and laboratory instruction and directed clinical experience before they can apply for admission to the ATEP. The technical standards set forth by the ATEP establish the essential qualities considered necessary for students admitted to this program to achieve the knowledge, skills, and competencies of an Entry-Level Athletic Trainer, as well as meet the expectations of CAATE. The technical standards are printed in the ATEP handbook and are available on the ATEP Web site.

Admission to the Pre-Professional program is based on the following criteria*:

Admission to the Professional Phase of the UT Arlington ATEP is based on the following criteria:

*Completion of the Pre-Professional requirements does not guarantee admission to the Professional Phase of the ATEP.

Retention Criteria

Students must maintain an overall GPA of 2.5. Additionally, students must earn a C or better in all athletic training courses (athletic training courses with an earned grade of D or lower must be repeated) and maintain an athletic training GPA of 3.0. If a student fails to maintain either of the GPA requirements, they will be placed on probation. A student will be afforded two semesters, at most, to raise their GPA to the required 2.5 overall and 3.0 within the major. During the first probationary semester, the student will be allowed to continue accruing clinical experience hours; however, he/she will be required to attend mandatory tutorial sessions. Should a second probationary semester be necessary, the student will be removed from the clinical aspect of the program, preventing him/her from accruing any clinical experience hours. Should the student fail to raise their GPA during the second probationary semester, he/she will be removed from the ATEP.

Graduation Requirements

To receive a degree in athletic training, students must:

Requirements for a Bachelor of Science Degree in Athletic Training

(All-Level Teacher Certification)

English

1301, 1302.

Literature

Three hours of English or modern and classical languages literature or other approved substitute.

Liberal Arts

COMS 2304 or 2305.

Fine Arts

Three hours from architecture, art, dance, music, or theatre arts.

History

1311, 1312.

Political Science

2311, 2312.

Math

1302, 1308.

Social/Cultural Studies

Three hours of psychology or sociology.

Science

BIOL 1441, 2457, 2458.

Additional Required Science

KINE 3325, 4329, HEED 3301.

Athletic Training Academic Core

KINE 1400, 2120, 2320, 3300, 3301, 3315, 3320, 3324, 3330, 3333, 4293, 4233, 4336.

Athletic Training Practicum

KINE 2130, 3130, 3131, 4130, 4131, 4132.

Education Sequence*

KINE 3304, 3388, 4320, 4321, 4647, EDML 4300, EDUC 4352, LIST 4343.

*Students interested in Texas Teacher Certification should consult the College of Education section of this catalog for the most recent changes in requirements regarding admission to teacher education, completion of University programs in preparation for certification, and eligibility for certification after graduation.

Total

126 hours, 36 of which must be 3000/4000 level.

Requirements for a Bachelor of Science Degree in Athletic Training

(Non-Teaching)

English

1301, 1302.

Literature

Three hours of English or modern and classical languages literature or other approved substitute.

Liberal Arts

COMS 2304, 2305.

Fine Arts

Three hours from architecture, art, dance, music, or theatre arts.

History

1311, 1312.

Political Science

2311, 2312.

Math

1302, 1308.

Social/Cultural Studies

Three hours of psychology or sociology.

Science

BIOL 1441, 2457, 2458, PHYS 1441, CHEM 1441.

Additional Required Courses

KINE 3325, 4329, HEED 1301.

Athletic Training Academic Core

KINE 1400, 2120, 2320, 3300, 3301, 3315, 3320, 3324, 3330, 3333, 4293, 4233, 4336.

Athletic Training Practicum

KINE 2130, 3130, 3131, 4130, 4131, 4132.

Electives

Sufficient to complete degree requirements.

Total

120 hours, 36 of which must be 3000/4000 level.

Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Athletic Training

(Non-Teaching)

English

1301, 1302.

Literature

Three hours of English or modern and classical languages literature or other approved substitute.

Liberal Arts

COMS 2304 or 2305.

Fine Arts

Three hours from art, dance, music, or theatre arts.

History

1311, 1312.

Political Science

2311, 2312.

Math

1302, 1308.

Psychology/Sociology

Three hours of psychology or sociology.

Science

BIOL 1441, 2457, 2458.

Modern and Classical Languages

1441, 1442, 2313 or equivalent, 2314.

Athletic Training Academic Core

KINE 1400, 2120, 2320, 3300, 3301, 3315, 3320, 3324, 3330, 3333, 4293, 4233, 4336.

Athletic Training Practicum

KINE 2130, 3130, 3131, 4130, 4131, 4132.

Additional Required Courses

KINE 3325, 4329, HEED 3301.

Electives

Sufficient to complete degree requirements.

Total

120 hours, 36 of which must be 3000/4000 level.

Oral Communication Competencies

All students declared as majors in the Department of Kinesiology are required to complete a designated speech course, which stresses "...the development of an individual's speaking abilities…"

Computer Use Competencies

All students declared as majors in the Department of Kinesiology are required to pass the University computer competency exam or complete KINE 1400, Introduction to Exercise Science, early in their specialization. Embedded in this class are tasks requiring familiarity with the word processor, spreadsheet and Internet browsing programs common on personal computers. Additionally, the department's core curriculum requires the demonstration of computer use competencies for completion of the majority of assignments.

Option for Minor in Health Education

Students desiring a Health Education Minor as part of their undergraduate curriculum can choose either the Fitness Track or the Wellness Track. Students selecting the Health Education Minor should first consult with advisors in their department for approval, then with Kinesiology advisors.

Kinesiology Faculty

Chair

Professor Buckwalter

Professor

McKeown

Associate Professors

Fincher, McDonough, Reeves, Ricard, Wilson

Assistant Professors

Blevins, Keller, Nelson, Ray, Trowbridge

Clinical Assistant Professors

Coari, Crow, Evans, Hawkins, Heddins, Krawietz, Ptak, Yilla

Lecturers/Clinical Instructors

Giammanco, Homuth

Professor Emeritus

Stafford


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