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The Kinesiology department integrates the liberal arts and sciences with the development of values and attitudes associated with a healthy and well-disciplined body. 

The department offers advanced theory courses in kinesiology leading to a major or teaching field and personal well-being courses in support of the general university curriculum.

Texas Lutheran University offers students the opportunity to better their bodies as well as their minds in our liberal arts-focused kinesiology program. TLU offers a wide variety of programs; students can specialize in teaching or coaching, exercise science, sport & fitness management, or a general kinesiology focus. Unlike other kinesiology schools, TLU’s program offers a balanced university experience, encouraging students to develop advanced knowledge and skills in a variety of disciplines while pursuing their kinesiology goals. The kinesiology program offers credit for sports such as volleyball and golf and recreational activities such as hiking and kayaking.

Kinesiology offers Skill Activities Courses that allow you to get credit for the sports and recreational activities you love!

  • Team Sports: Basketball, Softball, Volleyball
  • Individual and Dual Sports: Aerobic Fitness, Golf, Racquetball, Tennis, Weight Training
  • Dance and Aquatics: Folk Dance, Lifeguard Training, Scuba Diving (Basic, Advanced, Master Diver Certification), Swimming and Emergency Rescue
  • Outdoor Recreation: Canoeing and Kayaking, Hiking and Backpacking, Mountain Biking

Why TLU?

Kinesiology students at Texas Lutheran University have access to state-of-the-art motion analysis equipment in the Keiffer Kinesiology Lab. This kind of cutting-edge technology prepares kinesiology graduates with experience relevant to their career goals. Students can use advanced 3-D equipment to film, digitize, and analyze a subject’s performance and aptitude. Students may also work alongside faculty as lab assistants on major research projects, seek internships with sports medicine or kinesiology professionals in the community, or draft their own independent research projects for possible publication. The Kinesiology Professional Organization (KPO) offers kinesiology students additional opportunities to get involved and network within the field.

Major in Kinesiology for a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree

Customize your bachelor’s degree in kinesiology:

View the Degree Plan for a B.S. in Kinesiology (Exercise Science)

View the Degree Plan for a B.S. in Kinesiology (Rehabilitation Science)

View the Degree Plan for a B.S. in Kinesiology (Sport & Fitness Management)

     View the Degree Plan for a B.S. in Kinesiology (Teaching/Coaching All-Level Certification)

Major in Athletic Training

To learn more about the program download the kinesiology fact sheet.

Kinesiology Faculty

James Newberry

Professor and Department Chair

Brian Coulombe

Assoc. Professor, Dir. of Athletic Training

Erika Deike Short

Assoc. Professor, Kinesiology

Casi Helbig

Professor of Kinesiology

Timothy Kent

Asst. Prof, Clinical Coordinator

Monica Matocha

Assistant Professor

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