Kinesiology

From the Greek work "Kinein" to move, and also known as Human Kinetics, is the scientific study of Human Movement.

Careers in Kinesiology

  • Adapted Physical Activity
  • Personal Trainer
  • Aquatics Director
  • Physical Education Teacher or Kinesiology Professor
  • Athletic Administration
  • Physical Therapist
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Physician's Assistant
  • Coaching at School or College
  • Recreation Leader or Sports Director
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Sports Management or Sports Psychologist
  • Fitness Instructor/Program Director
  • Sports Information Director or Journalist
  • Massage or Occupational Therapist
  • Sports Officiating or Strength & Conditioning Coach

Associate in Arts Degree in Kinesiology for Transfer

The Kinesiology major consists of courses appropriate for an Associate in Arts in Kinesiology for Transfer degree, which provides a foundational understanding of the discipline, a breadth of coursework in the discipline, and preparation for transfer to any CSU that accepts the AA-T. Students who complete the Associate in Arts in Kinesiology for Transfer degree receive priority admission with junior status to the California State University system, though admission to a specific campus is not guaranteed. While an associate degree may support attempts to gain entry-level employment or promotion, a baccalaureate or higher degree is recommended for those considering professional careers, which can be achieved through transfer.

Please refer to the college catalog for more information on transfer degree requirements.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a beginning level of knowledge, skill, theory and strategy in at least one sport or physical activity.
  • Explain and apply basic physiological principles of human movement in exercise and sports settings.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the structure and function of the body in human performance.
  • Recognize the principles of physical fitness development and maintenance as well as the body's responses to physical activity.
  • Acquire an understanding of those factors instrumental in the development and performance of motor skills.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the value and significance of physical activity for human interactions, and quality of life.
  • Analyze the history, research, and current information in Kinesiology and their current applications.
  • Use campus and/or community resources to participate actively in their own education.
  • Display leadership, cooperation, sportsmanship and integrity through active participation in fitness and sports.
  • Encourage and promote the value of lifelong learning and quality of life through health, sport, fitness and physical activity.

Please refer to the college catalog for information on required courses.

 

Kinesiology Associate Degree Program

The curriculum in the Kinesiology Associate Degree program is designed to provide the transfer student the opportunity to achieve an Associate degree. While a baccalaureate or higher degree is recommended for those considering majors related to this field, earning the Associate degree may support attempts to gain entry-level employment or promotion.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate cognitive knowledge of fitness terminology and training in a specific subject area.
  • Correctly perform the skills or strategy for a particular fitness activity or sport.
  • Display effective gains through social interactions, teamwork, and sportsmanship in Kinesiology courses.
  • Distinguish and articulate fundamental concepts or skills of a specific activity or sport.

Please refer to the college catalog for information on required courses.

 

Athletic Training Occupational Skills Award

The Athletic Training Occupational Skills Award prepares the student for careers in Athletic Training and Physical Therapy for skills necessary for entry level positions in Physical Therapy Clinic or acceptance to an Athletic Training program at a four-year college or university.

Please refer to the college catalog for information on required courses.

 

Coaching Occupational Skills Award

This Occupational Skills Award is designed to prepare students for gaining employment in coaching in a scholastic setting or Sports management in youth sports at community centers, after school programs, and/or city and state sports activities. The students will gain a variety of experiences, skills and knowledge that will cover a multitude of sports.

Please refer to the college catalog for information on required courses.

 

Yoga Teacher Training Occupational Skills Award

Yoga Teacher Training is designed to deepen students' understanding of yoga by investigating the biomechanics of yoga postures, learning to use anatomical cueing for proper alignment in poses, examining effective teaching techniques for a variety of settings, and exploring the history and philosophy of yoga. Upon successful completion of the Yoga Teacher Training Occupational Skills Award, students will be eligible to apply for their Yoga Alliance 200-hour instructor certification and will be prepared for employment as a trained yoga teacher in public and private settings. Yoga Alliance is the largest and most influential governing body in the yoga field, thus providing our Yoga Teacher Training students with a prestigious certification. A minimum grade of "C" in all courses is required to receive this award, and 10 additional hours of practice teaching hours and feedback forms are mandated for those students applying for the Yoga Alliance credential.

Please refer to the college catalog for information on required courses.