BS Exercise Science - Public Health Track
The Public Health Track is a specialty track of the Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science. Although this track remains open, new students are encouraged to consider the Bachelor of Science in Public Health.
The Public Health Track addresses a specific state-wide focus to increase graduates that reflect population demographics of Texas in allied health careers and other critical areas of public health. The program incorporates individual health/wellness and prevention with population-based health perspectives through inclusion of relevant coursework, accompanied by experiential and service learning activities anchored throughout the curriculum. Students will have the flexibility to individualize components of their academic pathways, which will allow for exploration of their own personal areas of interest and passion. The degree track aligns well with the current climate in our society today, with a strong emphasis on prevention of chronic disease through evidence-based practices.
All incoming freshmen and transfer students wishing to major in Exercise Science are initially classified as Exercise Science pre-majors (EXSS_Int). To be classified as an Exercise Science—Public Health major, students must satisfy the following requirements:
- Completion of 12 hours at UT Arlington
- Completion of KINE 1400 with grade of C or better
- Overall GPA of 2.50 and KINE GPA of 2.50
To ensure that all students develop a solid academic foundation, all first time, first-year freshman students (regardless of intended major) must obtain academic advising and clearance for registration from a University College academic adviser. After the first year, students should seek advisement from the Exercise Science Adviser in the Department of Kinesiology prior to each semester and summer sessions. Transfer students must seek academic advising from the Exercise Science Adviser in the Department of Kinesiology immediately.
Maintaining Major Status
As of Fall 2013, students accepted as Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science majors in the Department of Kinesiology must maintain at least a 2.50 cumulative GPA and a 2.50 in the major or they will be placed on departmental probation. Students who are on departmental probation are not allowed to take additional Kinesiology courses unless approved by the Department Chair. If students are unable to make up the GPA deficiency in the semester immediately following the probation, they will lose status as a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science major. All courses taken to make up the GPA deficiency must be completed at UT Arlington. If students are able to make up the GPA deficiency in the semester immediately following their loss of major status, they can be reinstated as a major by making application to the Exercise Science Advisor when grades are posted. No courses on the Exercise Science—Public Health Track degree plan may be taken as pass/fail.