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Your Path to Recreation and Sports

Sports and Recreation require hard work and people devoted to sharing their passion. For those with that calling, follow your path in the College of Education.

Explore Your Options

Allied Health

Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology

Kinesiology is the study of human movement and is a major that's experiencing tremendous growth.

Kinesiology-Allied Health prepares students for graduate programs for physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician’s assistant or other medical professions or careers in health and wellness.

Physiotherapist and senior patient working on the parallel bars at a physical rehabilitation clinic.

Fitness Leadership

Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology

Kinesiology is the study of human movement and is a major that's experiencing tremendous growth. 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.

Students exercise in the Pohl Recreation Center

Sport and Exercise

Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology

Kinesiology is the study of human movement and is a major that's experiencing tremendous growth. Kinesiology-Sport and Exercise prepares students for careers in coaching, exercise leadership and health and wellness. Depending on the specialization, options include:

  • Fitness instructor
  • Coach
  • Personal trainer
  • Strength and conditioning specialist
  • Exercise physiologist

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

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Kinesiology — All-level Teacher Certification

Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology

A teacher’s impact extends far beyond the academic classroom. As a teacher, you can affect your students in a positive way every day. If you’ve ever dreamed of making a difference in a child’s life by helping learners become more physically active, a Kinesiology major with teacher certification at the University of North Texas is the path for you.

A Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology is the next step toward your career goals. With an EC- 12 teacher certification, career options may include:

  • Elementary Physical Education Teacher
  • Middle or High School Physical Education Teacher

Recreation, Event and Sport Management

Bachelor's Degree in Recreation, Event and Sport Management

Students with a Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation, Event and Sport Management are prepared to enter the recreation services industry. The provision of recreation services is one of the largest industries in the world, whether measured in dollars spent, persons served, hours of time devoted, or resources used. There are a number of opportunities available to graduates depending on their area of focus. Recreation and leisure are essential to the total well-being of every person. They can also be a reflection and expression of the cultural values of a society, or an important therapeutic treatment modality.

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