Bachelor Program (B.S.)

UCF Division of Kinesiology

The Division of Kinesiology offers a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology with the Exercise and Sport Physiology Track or the Strength and Conditioning Track.

Kinesiology B.S. Degree

Exercise and Sport Physiology Track
The Exercise and Sport Physiology Track is appropriate for students interested in pursuing careers in exercise, sports medicine, exercise physiology, health promotion, and clinical healthcare.

Strength and Conditioning Track
The Strength and Conditioning Track focuses on training students to understand and apply fundamental principles of human movement as it relates to careers in rehabilitation and recovery, human performance, and sports science.

Foundational Education for Careers In:

  • Athletic Trainer
  • Physical Therapist
  • Sport Coach
  • Strength & Conditioning Coach
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Personal Trainer
  • Physician Assistant
  • Medical Doctor
  • Registered Dietitian
  • Sport Scientist
  • University Professor
  • School Teacher

Emphasis on:

  • Anatomy  
  • Exercise Physiology 
  • Biomechanics 
  • Assessment and Evaluation
  • Health and Wellness
  • Human Performance

Undergraduate Internship

An internship with the Division of Kinesiology is an exciting, hands-on work experience that allows students to apply classroom learning to real-world settings. Students work closely under the guidance and support of an approved preceptor who is an expert in the field of kinesiology or exercise science.

Student Outcomes & Accreditation

First Time Pass Rate for the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) exam

YearNumber of CandidatesNumber of Passing CandidatesPass Rate
2024TBDTBDTBD

First Time Pass Rate for the Certified Exercise Physiologist (ACSM-EP) exam

YearNumber of CandidatesNumber of Passing CandidatesPass Rate
2024TBDTBDTBD

Accreditation

The UCF Division of Kinesiology is currently applying for program-level accreditation of the Kinesiology BS – Strength and Conditioning track through the Council on Accreditation of Strength and Conditioning Education (CASCE).

Frequently Asked Questions

The Kinesiology B.S. degree is appropriate for students interested in pursuing careers in sport science, health promotion, medicine, wellness, sports medicine, and allied health (i.e., physical therapy, athletic training, occupational therapy, clinical exercise physiology, and corporate wellness).

  • Athletic Trainer
  • Physical Therapist
  • Sport Coach
  • Strength & Conditioning Coach
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Personal Trainer
  • Physician Assistant
  • Medical Doctor
  • Registered Dietitian
  • Sport Scientist
  • University Professor
  • School Teacher

Students may also meet with Career Services to learn about other career opportunities.

You are welcome to email [email protected] for further assistance.

The Kinesiology major is a four-year degree program that includes 120 credit hours. Full-time students who transfer with an AA degree from a Florida public state college or university complete the degree in an average of two to three years. Upon graduation, students are conferred a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology.

The Kinesiology B.S. degree offers two tracks: the Exercise & Sport Physiology Track and the Strength and Conditioning Track.

  • Exercise and Sport Physiology Track is appropriate for students interested in pursuing careers in exercise, sports medicine, exercise physiology, health promotion, and clinical healthcare.
  • Students in the Exercise & Sport Physiology track are prepared for certification by the American College of Sports Medicine.
  • Strength and Conditioning Track focuses on training students to understand and apply fundamental principles of human movement as it relates to careers in rehabilitation and recovery, human performance, and sport science.
  • Students in the Strength & Conditioning track are prepared for certification by the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Yes, the Kinesiology B.S. degree is a restricted access program. Students must meet the following admissions requirements:

  • Complete the University General Education Requirements or its equivalent, i.e. an AA degree from a Florida College System or State University System institution
  • Complete the State General Education Core Requirements
  • Have a minimum 2.5 overall GPA
  • Meet the Gordon Rule requirement
  • Meet the Foreign Language Admission Requirement
  • Meet the Civic Literacy requirement

Once you have met all the admission requirements, you may change your major and select your desired track via myUCF. For instructions on this process, please visit: https://registrar.ucf.edu/change-of-major/.

Students can register for GEP courses, common program prerequisites, basic level core requirements and several restricted electives as a pending student.

No. Most courses are offered face-to-face or mixed mode; however, some courses have online versions. To identify the mode of instruction for a particular course, visit myUCF. Log on using your NID and NID password. Click on Student Self Service and select Search at the top left of the page.

Students are given an enrollment time that indicates when they can register for courses. Your “enrollment appointment” is the date and time you may begin to enroll in courses for the subsequent semester(s). Enrollment is possible from the beginning of the enrollment appointment until the Add Deadline of the term. Students are encouraged to register as soon their “enrollment appointment” opens as courses fill quickly. You can find your enrollment date and time by logging in to myUCF and navigating to your Student Self Service area.  You will see an “Enrollment Appointment” box on the right side of your screen.

  1. Log on to myUCF using your NID and password.
  2. Click on “Student Self Service” located under the myUCF Menu.
  3. Once in the myUCF Student Center portal, select “Intent to Graduate: Apply” from the “Other Academics” drop-down menu.

You must be registered for all remaining courses and have filed an intent to graduate. Then you may email your assigned academic advisor to register for APK 4950 Capstone in Kinesiology.

Pending students should email [email protected].

Once admitted into the major, academic advisors are assigned by last names.

A-G, M: [email protected]

H-L, S-Z: Lana Gidusko 

N-R:  Monica Smith 

Yes, APK 4926 –Undergraduate Internship in Kinesiology is available as a 3, 6 or 9 credit hour course. Enrollment is by application only, and juniors and/or seniors in the Kinesiology major may apply. To learn more about the internship click here: https://healthprofessions.ucf.edu/kinesiology/undergraduate-internship/

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