Minor in Kinesiology and Health Education

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The Department of Kinesiology and Health Education (KHE) offers a minor which allows students to study areas related to health, exercise and physical culture. The minor gives undergraduate students from outside the Kinesiology and Health Education major the opportunity to take courses studying health behavior, human movement, physical culture, sport, and much more.

A transcript-recognized minor in KHE requires 15 hours of coursework in KIN and HED with a minimum of 6 upper-division hours. Prerequisites for classes must be met and some classes have limited spaces available.

A minor in Kinesiology and Health Education can complement studies in nutrition, business, communication, natural sciences, pre-med, social work, and education.


Kinesiology and Health Education is a diverse department with a wide variety of classes and topics related to sports, physiology, and health. This unique minor offers students the chance to design a broad-based minor by taking almost any combination of KIN or HED classes. Students also have the option to focus on an area of interest. Recommendations for focused tracks include:

  • Coaching
  • Disability Studies
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Health Behavior and Health Education
  • Health Care Professions
  • Human Movement Science
  • Personal Training and Fitness
  • Sport Management and Physical Culture in Sport
  • Strength and Conditioning Coaching



Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 at UT to declare a minor in Kinesiology and Health Education. To declare the minor*, 

  • Visit your IDA (Interactive Degree Audit) page
  • Click on Minors
  • Select "Education" from the school dropdown
  • Choose the KHE Minor
  • Click “Apply”
  • You should see a confirmation message at this point

*The Kinesiology and Health Education minor and IDA page will become active in the Fall of 2018. Students can register for classes during registration in the Spring of 2018 and then declare the Kinesiology and Health Education minor in the Fall of 2018. Only students using the ’18-’20 catalog can complete a KHE minor. Students under another catalog, i.e. ’16-’18, would need to move up to the ’18-20 catalog, if they wanted a KHE minor.

If you have additional questions about the minor, you should contact your undergraduate advisor or email Kinesiology and Health Education Undergraduate Advisor Jessica Silva.