Bachelor Program (B.S.)

UCF Division of Kinesiology

Overview

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 outlined by the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE). This program Kinesiology B.S -Sport and Athletic Coaching Track has potential ties to professional licensure or certification in the field

At this time our program meets the educational eligibility criteria for Athletic Coaching Endorsement/Certification in the State of Florida. Please note that meeting additional eligibility criteria may also be required (e.g., exams, portfolio review, years of supervised experience).

We are unable to confirm the educational requirements for licensure and certification of other states not listed above. If you intend to pursue such credentialing in your state or elsewhere, 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.

You are welcome to contact Dr. Jeff Biddle at jeffrey.biddle@ucf.edu with questions in this regard and he will do his best to assist you in your career planning.

The Kinesiology B.S. Exercise and Sport Physiology track 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, cardiac rehabilitation, and corporate wellness).  Students who may be continuing on to graduate school in a clinical or medical area should consider pre-requisites for graduate school when choosing certain classes.

While in the program, students are encouraged to complete professional certification(s) within their track. Students are provided with a combination of course content 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).

Advising

Please refer to the current UCF Undergraduate Catalog for a description of the program, degree requirements, and course descriptions for the current academic year. When locating program courses, please note that typical Kinesiology course prefixes include: ATR, PET; PEO, and PEM.

While in the Kinesiology B.S. program, students must periodically schedule meetings with their faculty advisor to review degree requirements and their program of study. Students are responsible for continually reviewing their MyKnight Degree Audit to assure that they are following their personal program of study. Students can access their degree audits in MyUCF.

Identifying Your Advisor

Pending Students: Kinesiology@ucf.edu

Current Students:
A-G: Jennifer Farran
H-Z: Lana Gidusko

Current Coaching Track Students:
Dr. Jeffrey Biddle and Dr. Jeff Duke

Frequently Asked Questions

Pending Students

Sport and Exercise Science Pending Students (Spring 2019 and prior)
Students are eligible to get out of pending and be admitted to the program when the audit shows:

  • All General Education Requirements are satisfied OR AA from Florida public institution is earned.
  • Foreign language requirements have been met with a high school transcript or proficiency exam
  • Gordon Rule Writing and Mathematics Requirements are met.
  • 2.5 GPA or higher
  • Completion of BSC 2010C or 1010C with a grade of “C” or better (must be 4 credits)

Kinesiology Pending Students (Summer 2019 and forward)
Students are eligible to get out of pending and be admitted to the program when the audit shows:

  • All General Education Requirements are satisfied OR AA from Florida public institution is earned.
  • Foreign language requirements have been met with a high school transcript or proficiency exam
  • Gordon Rule Writing and Mathematics Requirements are met.
  • 2.5 GPA or higher

Sport and Exercise Science students:

  • BSC 2010C
  • PET 3005
  • PET 3097
  • PET 4050C
  • PET 3765 – Coaching track students only

Kinesiology students:

  • APK 2300
  • PET 3005
  • PET 3765 – Sport and Athletic Coaching track students only
  • PET 4050C – Exercise and Sport Physiology track students only
  • Common Program Prerequisites – Please see catalog

If you are a Kinesiology student, you must change your major from pending to Kinesiology, BS and declare a track.

Admitted Students

PET 3351 is a prerequisite for the PET 4550C and PET 4552

No, official grades in the prerequisite classes must be posted to your audit before you are able to enroll. (Example: If you are taking BSC 2010C, you cannot get an override to enroll in ZOO 3736C)

System errors can happen; you will need to contact your advisor for a permission form.

Students MUST have a 2.5 GPA or higher to take all classes in the program.  If they do not, they cannot move forward.