Congratulations for choosing to pursue a career in Kinesiology here at The University of Texas. It promises to be a fulfilling and exciting one! As you know, Kinesiology plays an integral part in the total educational process for the children and young people in our schools today. One of the most important responsibilities we face in our profession is to instill in each child, and adults, too, the importance of living a healthy lifestyle, which includes the participation in lifetime sports and fitness activities. This can be accomplished by providing sound programs in Kinesiology based on quality instruction, best teaching practices, and the application of current research. To that end, the Department of Health and Human Performance at UTB strives to provide you with the training and educational background needed to become a highly skilled and knowledgeable educator and/or exercise science specialist.
Do know that the department faculty looks forward to providing you with the guidance and assistance necessary for you to reach your academic goal---to obtain a degree in Kinesiology. You are strongly encouraged to visit with your faculty advisor on a semester basis or at least annually. The department staff is also ready to serve you upon request. If you should have questions at any time regarding the programs or just need additional information, do not hesitate to call the department office at (956) 882-8290.
In closing, best wishes to you and much success on your quest to become a professional kinesiologist.
Zelma D. Mata, Ed.D
Health & Human Performance Department Chair