Exercise, physical activity, health, and sports: Whether competitive or recreational, choosing a class or a major, this department is about movement, health, and wellness. The Department of Kinesiology and Health students are provided interdisciplinary training in the science of human movement, health promotion, the study of exercise, and public health practice. Kinesiology and Health courses include fitness and conditioning, adapted physical education, physical activity courses, first aid, contemporary health studies, coaching and officiating, and other professional training.
The department offers multiple associate degrees and certificates that provide a broad array of professional possibilities for transfer to four-year institutions, to enter the workforce, or move up the professional ladder. The Kinesiology and Health Department prepares students to be physical activity specialists or community health educators who pursue careers in biomedical settings (e.g. health clubs, rehabilitative exercise centers, hospitals, worksite wellness programs); educational settings (e.g. K-12 schools, higher education); and community service agencies (e.g. YMCAs, Boys and Girls Clubs, non-profit organizations, neighborhood recreation centers, community clinics).