Active Bodies fuel Active Minds
Encouraging a fit and active community is vital. With a bachelor's degree in Kinesiology and Sports Studies with a Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) concentration, you will be prepared to teach K-12 students. Our program emphasizes engagement and hands-on experience in the field. Learn from award-winning faculty and instructors as you grow your passion for physical education. Completing the program and becoming a certified teacher opens career pathways in education. Take a step toward your future and apply today!
See Yourself Succeed with a Degree In Kinesiology and Sports Studies
Participate in excellence-driven programs that empower you with the knowledge and skills needed to thrive in a variety of settings. Our faculty are dedicated to providing you with the tools needed to excel.
Enjoy the opportunity of learning with award-winning faculty. Our instructors have the
knowledge and passion needed to help you succeed.
Foster your education with a space designed for innovation and collaboration. The new Nursing and Health Sciences Building features state-of-the-art equipment and facilities that provide you with an unmatched experience.
Teachers matter. That's why we created a bachelor’s degree that emphasizes educational and professional goals. When it comes to fieldwork and pedagogy, our program is designed with you in mind.
TExES Educator Certification Examination
As a student in the BS Kinesiology & Sports Studies Teaching Emphasis program, you will be required to take the TExES educator certification examination.
The purpose of the examination is to ensure educators have the necessary content and professional knowledge to perform satisfactorily in Texas public schools. The tests are criterion-referenced multiple-choice examinations designed to measure a candidate’s knowledge in relation to an established standard of competence rather than to the performance of other candidates.
Registration will not be allowed without academic department approval. Examinees who are completing requirements for certification through an educator preparation program will be required by their program to complete additional requirements established by the program before authorization to retest is granted. You may not register to take the same test more than once on the same day.
Visit the Office of Educator Certification and Academic Services online to register for your exam.
Internship provides the foundation you need for successful employment. For the PETE concentration, students take pre-internship classes followed by an internship semester which includes a practicum and residency in teaching. This emphasis will also prepare you for the TExES certification exam.
Gain the skills you need by earning your bachelor's degree in Kinesiology and Sports Studies (PETE concentration). Our program opens many opportunities within the community.
Career Possibilities and Current Median Salaries
Data from the US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2018
A course designed to provide knowledge related to individuals with disabilities and the effects of these disabilities upon motor development and the performance of motor activities.
A course designed to enable the student to learn the process of movement and skill acquisition for elementary children. Principles and practices related to the learning of children’s movement skills, fitness and active lifestyles will be investigated.
Resident teachers perform all aspects of student teaching in a public school setting. Working closely with a public school mentor teacher and under the supervision of a university liaison, the resident teachers learn the process and concepts of teaching in the real-world setting.
The study of the acquisition of psychomotor skill and neuromuscular function in the control of movement and the application of the principles of motor learning and performance to teaching, rehabilitation and sports training.
Phi Pi Delta, the organization for Health and Human Performance majors, provides many benefits to its members:
- Meet new people that share common interests
- Network with key professionals in your field of study
- Receive financial assistance for attending professional conventions
- Engage in social activities with faculty and other students
- Gain valuable experience that will help your professional career
Undergraduate Program Costs
Tuition and fees for undergraduate students taking 12 credit hours are $4,212 for Texas residents and $9,108 for non-residents.