What is Kinesiology?
Kinesiology is an academic discipline that involves the science and study of human movement, which is more important to society today than ever before due to the increasing rates of chronic illnesses and obesity. Areas of study in this field include exercise science, sport management, athletic training, physical education teacher certification, biomechanics and pre-professional training for physical therapy, occupational therapy, and other related health fields.
Kinesiology is one of the fastest growing majors in the country. This demand is fueled by the need for professionals in allied health sciences, for which Kinesiology is the appropriate undergraduate degree. Reports show that the demand for Kinesiology-related professions will increase for years to come. The Kinesiology program at South Plains College is designed to help prepare students for transfer to a university in pursuit of an undergraduate degree in this field.
Among the numerous opportunities available, an associate degree in our program will equip students with the necessary skills for a variety of professions, including athletic training, sport-health-fitness management, coaching, teaching, as well as working in physical or occupational therapy careers.
This transfer guide is designed to prepare a student for academic transfer to a university to complete requirements for a baccalaureate degree in health, physical education or recreation. Students should consult the faculty advisor about foreign language requirements for some university programs. The recommended courses meet the requirements for the Associate of Science degree.
Faculty advisor is Jon Marc Moore, professor of Kinesiology.
Suggested Transfer Guide
*Although not a requirement, students are strongly encouraged to take EDUC 1100 during
the first semester of enrollment.
South Plains College is a great place to start your education. Leaving SPC for a University to finish a four-year degree can be an intimidating process. We have all heard the stories of someone who has lost a great deal of credits in transfer. It is our goal to help students lose as few credits as possible when entering another school. In fact, with careful planning a student can transfer seamlessly into a university.
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Scholarships are available for students enrolling in many of our majors. A list of scholarships is below. To apply, students must submit a scholarship application by the March 1 deadline. Applicants must indicate their intended major area of study on the scholarship application in order to be considered for these scholarships. Some programs require applicants to submit ACT or SAT scores with the application as required for college-wide scholarships. Applications are screened by a departmental scholarship committee. All scholarship awards are subject to availability of funds.
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E. Wade and Lori Oswalt Wilson Scholarship
Judy Bryant Scholarship
Dennis Patton Memorial Athletic Scholarship
W.A. Wise Memorial Athletic Scholarship
Larry Roberts Physical Education Scholarship
Physical Therapist Assistant
Ray and Donna West Scholarship