Department of Kinesiology
and Health Fitness

McMurry University
Abilene, Texas 79697-0368


You’ll gain the necessary skills to thrive in careers like physical education, fitness instruction and athletic training — or to pursue advanced studies.

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What Sets Us Apart

When you study physical education at McMurry, you’re immersed in the X’s and O’s – both in your classroom studies as well as hands-on sports education. You’ll learn from well-respected faculty, and small class sizes ensure you’ll receive personal attention. You’ll complete your degree and demonstrates your knowledge of physical education and prepares you as a stand-out as you pursue a career or further studies.

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What You Can Earn

Bachelor of Science in Physical Education – All Levels

You’ll be ready to start your career as a phys-ed teacher, fitness trainer, or coach. You’ll be equally prepared to continue your studies in a master’s program in your chosen area of interest. A minor in Curriculum and Instruction is required for the B.S. degree.

Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and Human Performance

The B.S. in exercise science and human performance prepares you well for an immediate career in the healthcare, fitness or sports performance. The degree also serves as the foundation of a pre-professional program in physical therapy, occupational therapy, or athletic training by tailoring your upper-level courses to your professional interest.

Bachelor of Science in Sports Leadership and Management

If you see your future in health and wellness leadership, this degree offers a broad and balanced knowledge base. Encompassing the science of physical fitness and the impact of communications and leadership style on performance and well-being, you’ll be an effective coach wherever your career takes you.


Your degree in physical education, with a minor in curriculum and instruction, prepares you to teach in the Texas public school system at the elementary and secondary level. You’ll also be prepared for a host of related careers, such as fitness instructor, health educator, wellness coordinator, coach and more.

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