The Department of Kinesiology offers programs of study designed to provide students with the educational background necessary for admission to graduate studies in related fields, and for the pursuit of careers in a variety of movement-based professions.
In addition to the major requirements, students must take TCU Core Curriculum and elective course to accumulate a minimum of 124 hours for the bachelor of science degree. We emphasizes learning experiences beyond the classroom environment, and Students are either required or encouraged to participate in research, internships, and special projects arranged through academic advisors.
We also offer minors in Movement Science, Health, Physical Education and Fitness. A variety of activity courses (PEAC) are also offered by the department.
Our athletic training program is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). In order to pursue a degree in the Athletic Training Program (ATP), each student must submit a secondary application in addition to the TCU undergraduate application. This application and more information can be found on the ATP website.Undergraduate Resources
The mission of our graduate program is to provide students an opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of the theoretical basis of human movement. You will are able to specialize in one of the subdisciplines within kinesiology, although the departmental core curriculum also gives students cross-disciplinary exposure to the study of human movement. Along with classroom studies, involvement in original laboratory research constitutes a major means by which students gain a broad understanding of their specialty area. At the completion of the master’s degree you should be able to:
- Provide strategies for solving both practical problems and research questions within the disciplines
- Integrate movement-based principles into a variety of activities taking place in laboratory, educational, clinical and athletic settings