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College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Kinesiology


Kinesiology is the study of physical activity and its impact on health, society, and quality of life. At Huston-Tillotson University, the kinesiology curriculum is flexible and may be tailored to meet each student’s needs and interests to prepare them for careers in the field of kinesiology and/or post-graduate study in kinesiology or other areas of interest.

The mission of the Department of Kinesiology at Huston-Tillotson University is to prepare a diverse population of students for careers and graduate studies related to teaching physical education, human performance and exercise science by preparing them with the necessary knowledge, skills, and dispositions to exhibit, educate others and promote physical activity and healthy living.

Degrees Offered

The Department of Kinesiology offers a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Physical Education and Human Performance and a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Science. Students can also minor in Kinesiology. Our degree options serve a variety of students within the university by providing preparation for careers in physical education, coaching, personal trainers, recreation and physical activity leaders, and professional schools in allied health fields such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training, as well as other health professions. Please see the program descriptions below for degree plans and course descriptions.


Degree Plans for Students in Catalog Years Prior to 2021
(Students Who Enrolled at HT Prior to Fall 2021)


Degree Plans for Students in Catalog Years After 2022
(Students Who Enrolled at HT on or After Fall 2022)


Message from the Department Chair

Welcome to the Department of Kinesiology at Huston-Tillotson University! After navigating our website, whether you are a first-time freshman, a transfer student, a curious parent, or a colleague from another college or discipline, we hope you have an idea of the range of opportunities that we can offer within kinesiology at HT.

The Department of Kinesiology is committed to the university’s mission, vision, and I.D.E.A.L core values. Other institutions also provide similar degree options as we do at the Department of Kinesiology at HT. However, what sets us apart is our commitment to our students. Teaching is at the heart of what we. All our classes are small, and students have the opportunity to work closely with faculty in the classroom, laboratory, and clinical settings. Faculty members serve as academic advisors to students in all programs. We also have a student organization (Kinesiology Student Association) that is sponsored and mentored by faculty members. The Kinesiology Student Association provides additional opportunities for students to develop leadership skills, interact with professionals in the field, and serve the community. We also have a strong relationship with the University’s Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.

I invite you to learn more about our department, and what we have to offer, and explore HT! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me by email or telephone. We strive to provide outstanding educational opportunities to our students where diversity of thought matters.

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Helpful Resources

Click here to download the “Careers in Kinesiology: A Career Guide to HT Majors in Kinesiology.”