UAH Kinesiology

UAH Kinesiology

Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology

This new degree program will offer concentrations in two areas: Exercise Science and Physical Education (P-12).

Exercise Science

The Exercise Science concentration prepares students for both graduate school and entry into fitness and wellness professions in segments like fitness training and instruction, corporate wellness, sports and strength coaching, and fitness and wellness center management. Program outcomes align with the standards of key professional associations such as the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE).

Summary of courses required for the Exercise Science concentration

Physical Education (P-12)

The Physical Education (P-12) concentration prepares students to obtain the licensure required to teach physical education in Alabama. Students will be required to meet all Alabama Quality Teaching Standards and specific physical education standards established by the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE). These standards are aligned with the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) teacher education standards and the Alabama Course of Study for Physical Education. Program coursework will also include sufficient health education content to prepare students to take the health education Praxis exam. Students who pass this exam and, after graduation, complete two years of successful teaching will be eligible to apply for health education licensure, a desirable complement to a physical education license.

Summary of courses required for the Physical Education concentration

Program Requirements

Exercise Science students must successfully complete 60-80 hours in assigned locations (e.g., medical fitness center, public fitness center) as part of a senior-level internship.

Physical Education students must successfully complete a 12-credit-hour internship in assigned public school classrooms as outlined by ALSDE requirements for teacher licensure. Physical Education students must also earn passing scores on the Praxis II teacher licensure exams required for physical education.

Summary of program requirements for Physical Education

Careers in Kinesiology

Download our PDF career guide to explore career options in the field of kinesiology.

Activity Courses

Our activity courses provide fun ways for students to improve overall health. Check out the variety of courses available!

Group Fitness

Butts and Guts Workout
Weight Training

Sports and Recreation

Ballroom Dance
Kung Fu
Ladies’ Self-Defense

Sports and Recreation

Rock Climbing
Speed and Plyometrics
Tai Chi

Ability Sport Network

The ASN is an adapted youth sport league focusing on Paralympic sports and intended for middle and high school students with functional limitations based on physical disabilities. Its purpose is twofold: to encourage participation among North Alabama middle and high school students with physical disabilities in adapted physical activity, and to provide UAH students in the Department of Kinesiology with real-world experience in the oversight, maintenance, and growth of adapted physical activities and sports.

Ability Sport Network

Interested in science relating to health? Join the UAH Kinesiology Club by contacting


Department of Kinesiology

Wilson Hall 311
301 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville, AL 35899



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