MAKE EVERY CHILD healthier
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!
No foreign language credits required
No thesis required
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.Back to menu
Kinesiology & Sports Studies (BS) Teaching Emphasis:: INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
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.
Kinesiology & Sports Studies (BS):: Student Organizations
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 (ex. school activities, homecoming, Texas Rangers games and much more)
- 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.