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On Campus
Est. time to complete:

4 years
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Prepare for a career in physical therapy and allied health with a kinesiology degree from UNT.
UNT's Kinesiology with Pre-PT, Allied Health undergraduate degree program will train you for a career in helping people achieve their health goals. You will be able to encourage the mental health, physical health and overall quality of life of our modern, diverse society.

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Why Earn a Kinesiology Pre-PT/Allied Health Degree?

Establish the foundation needed to be successful in physical therapy school and beyond. Whether participating in a human anatomy course or analyzing physics, students will leave UNT equipped with skills needed for physical therapy school. This degree will also prepare students for careers in the applied and clinical preventive settings, including, but not limited to cardiac rehabilitation, hospital-based wellness programs, community fitness centers, or university and corporate wellness programs.

Marketable Skills
  • Apply knowledge of physical activity
  • Demonstrate effective teaching skills
  • Determine strategies for prevention of injuries
  • Develop and coordinate fitness programs
  • Multi-cultural/diversity competencies

Kinesiology Pre-PT/Allied Health Degree Highlights

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College of Education ranked 1st in the North Texas region among public graduate schools, 3rd among public graduate schools in Texas, 68th among public graduate schools and 89th overall in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
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The Pediatric Movement and Physical Activity Laboratory positively influences the physical activity engagement of school-aged children to improve the health of students through empirical research, increasing public awareness and policy advocacy.
The Applied Physiology Laboratory includes more than 8,000 square feet of state-of-the-art facilities for the measurement of bioanalytical outcomes following various exercise or nutritional treatments.
You'll learn from faculty members who've been recognized for their teaching and research by the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE America), the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Association for Girls and Women in Sport.

What Can You do With a Kinesiology Pre-PT/Allied Health Degree?

Kinesiology-Fitness Leadership prepares students to help people lead active and healthy lives and career options including:

  • Fitness instructor
  • Wellness Coach
  • Personal trainer
  • Strength and conditioning specialist

Many of our students pursue graduate opportunities in exercise physiology or sports psychology.

Kinesiology Pre-PT/Allied Health Degree Courses You Could Take

Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory (1 hr)
Laboratory studies examining the functional anatomy and physiology of the human body including cell morphology, tissue histology, musculoskeletal anatomy and nervous system anatomy.
Introduction to Kinesiology (3 hrs)
Survey of the foundations underlying the scientific basis of kinesiology. Units include curricula, historical, philosophical, sociological, psychological, physiological, biomechanical, pedagogical and motor behavioral components essential to the study of kinesiology. Students are introduced to the skills and knowledge required to become a successful practitioner, researcher or teacher in the psychomotor domain. Students are expected to complete this course prior to enrolling in kinesiology core courses.
Sociology of Sport(3 hrs)
Study of social behavior in sport with particular emphasis on its relationship to the cultural perspectives of socialization, minorities, economics, politics and current issues.
Psychology of Sport (3 hrs)
Survey of the literature concerning the relationship of psychological processes and motor performance. Topics include motivation, communication, anxiety management, youth sports, concentration, confidence and group dynamics.
Physiological Bases of Exercise and Sport (3 hrs)
Applied physiology course of study including bioenergetics, neuromuscular factors, and cardiovascular and pulmonary dynamics during exercise. Emphasis is placed on acute and chronic responses of human physiology to exercise stress.
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Functional anatomy and physiology of the human body including biological chemistry, cell morphology, membrane and tissue physiology, musculoskeletal system and the nervous system.

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