Physical Culture and Sports

Physical Culture and Sports (PCS) explores sport and exercise through a humanities/social science approach. Graduates choose to pursue careers such as writing and journalism, youth sport development, sport law, public relations, governmental and sport agencies, community-based sports programs, and coaching outside the public schools.


Degree plans and Four-Year Guides

Available Catalogs

The first and second year course listings in these documents are to be used as guides to assist you with selecting a schedule, and should be used with the degree plan. These courses can be taken during the fall, spring or summer terms. Twelve to fifteen hours are recommended during the fall and spring semesters.


Minors and Specializations:

Students in Physical Culture and Sports are required to choose either a minor or specialization in order to complete their degree requirements. A student can minor in almost anything they are able to major in at The University of Texas at Austin, aside from Kinesiology. Some of the most popular minors for a Physical Culture and Sports major include business, communication, economics, education, history, psychology, or sociology. Students who are interested in furthering their education in Kinesiology are encouraged to choose a specialization. The Department of Kinesiology and Health Education offers eight specializations. For details, please visit our KHE Specializations page.

Foreign Language requirement:

Students majoring in Physical Culture and Sports may choose one of three options to fulfill the foreign language requirement:

  1. Complete second semester proficiency at the college level in any language other than English,
  2. Take an exam to reach second semester proficiency in any language other than English,
  3. Complete three of the foreign language substitution courses from our approved list (PDF).