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Applied Movement Science

Major in the College of Education

Major Applied Movement Science

The Applied Movement Science major prepares students to become health and fitness professionals.

Students interested in personal training, strength and conditioning coaching, sport performance coaching, sport coaching, teaching physical education, physical activity public health specialist, and other fitness related fields will be prepared to sit for various certification exams that lead to these positions.

Declaration Requirements


Prospective University of Texas at Austin students should visit UT Admissions to learn about the application process and how to declare a major.

How to Declare


The College of Education has established specific GPA requirements that students must meet in order to transfer into the Department. View the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education Internal transfer policy for additional information.

Current undergraduate students at UT Austin who would like to transfer into the College of Education should attend a transfer information session and then meet with an academic advisor in the SZB 216 Advising Center to go over a proposed degree plan and complete the form to change colleges.

Required Courses


View a degree plan to see the required courses for the Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and Health Education, applied movement science major.



The Department of Kinesiology and Health Education also offers six specializations available to Kinesiology and Health students. The following specializations could be added to this major as a compliment to the curriculum:

  • Coaching
  • Community Health and Wellness
  • Disability Studies
  • Health Fitness Instructor
  • Strength & Conditioning Coaching



The desire to learn, to teach, and to lead others would be foremost. Also, students need the ability to participate in rigorous human body science courses as well as physically demanding movement activity courses. Students in this major would need to be outgoing/extroverted, patient, friendly, and motivated to be physically active.



Students will develop:

  • Strong knowledge about the human anatomy.
  • Knowledge and ability to participate in, to teach, and to coach many movement competencies.


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