Bachelor Program (B.S.)

UCF Division of Kinesiology

Overview

The Division of Kinesiology offers a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology with two distinct tracks: Exercise and Sport Physiology track; and the Sport and Athletic Coaching track 

BS Exercise and Sport Physiology Track

The Exercise and Sport Physiology Track is appropriate for students interested in pursuing careers in sport science, health promotion, medicine, wellness, sports medicine, and clinical healthcare careers such as athletic training, occupational therapy, physical therapy, cardiac rehabilitation, and corporate wellness. Students planning to continue their education toward a clinical or medical degree should consider pre-requisite requirements for graduate school when choosing certain classes and meet with a Kinesiology advisor regularly to discuss your immediate and future education and career goals. 

The curriculum combines classroom coursework as well as practical field and laboratory experiences. The capstone portion of the program includes a culminating course aligned with a Practicum (9 credit hours) with high-quality program partners that provide invaluable knowledge and hands-on experiences in the student’s chosen field. A student may also elect to take three courses (9 credit hours) in place of the Practicum in order to develop their course of study to meet specific career or academic needs (e.g., admission to medical school). Students are encouraged to complete professional certification(s) from NSCA and ACSM, as the coursework provides the educational foundation for these exams. 

Foundational Education for Careers In:
  • Clinical healthcare provider: Physical Therapy, Athletic TrainingOccupational Therapy 
  • Medicine 
  • Health Promotion 
  • Sport Science 
Emphasis on:
  • Anatomy  
  • Exercise Physiology 
  • Biomechanics 
  • Assessment and Evaluation 

BS Sport and Athletic Coaching Track

The Kinesiology B.S. Sport and Athletic Coaching track is appropriate for students interested in coaching at all levels of competition, in a variety of sports, including strength and conditioning. Students are provided with a combination of course content, as well as practical field and laboratory experiences.  

Sport and Athletic Coaching includes coursework leading to partial fulfillment of the Athletic Coaching Endorsement. Full eligibility for the endorsement may require additional criteria (e.g., exams, portfolio review, years of supervised experience) outlined by the Florida Department of Education. Our program meets the educational eligibility criteria for Athletic Coaching Endorsement/Certification in the State of Florida. If you intend to pursue such credentialing in another state, we advise you to contact the applicable state credentialing authority to familiarize yourself with its specific requirements and determine if our program meets its eligibility criteria. 

The Division of Kinesiology Sport and Athletic Coaching track is accredited through the National Committee for Accreditation of Coaching Education, which ensures that coaches are trained to effectively meet the unique developmental needs of every athlete.

Foundational Education for Careers In:
  • Coaching 
  • Strength and Conditioning 
Emphasis on:
  • Coaching methodologies and theory  
  • Health and wellness 
  • Human performance
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