The LBCC Kinesiology Program will provide you with relevant educational opportunities, prepare you to make healthy choices throughout your lifespan, and develop your career opportunities.  Choosing Kinesiology for a class or as a major provides you with the ability to explore movement and investigate wellness. Undergirding the entire Kinesiology program is the concept that the study of exercise is relevant to almost any human endeavor.  You will not only exercise but also will be introduced to topics related to exercise such as movement mechanics, nutrition, injury prevention, and wellness enhancement. This program serves all students, regardless of age, fitness level, or previous experience.


Kinesiology has many practical applications leading to a variety of rewarding careers as a physical education teacher, athletic trainer, personal fitness trainer, athletic scout, lifeguard, or camp counselor. Applications in the sport and exercise industries include sports management and marketing, sports psychology, coaching, and specialized fitness training in the commercial health and fitness industry.  Many kinesiology majors go on to graduate programs in exercise science and physical therapy.

Degrees & Certificates

Kinesiology (AA-T) Curriculum Guide
Kinesiology (AA + Cert) Curriculum Guide

Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T), Kinesiology 

Plan Code: 5004B/5004C – The Associate in Arts in Kinesiology for Transfer (A.A.-T.) degree is designed to prepare students with a general education in the principles, concepts, and methodologies of Kinesiology. This degree is designed to increase students’ awareness, understanding and knowledge of the broad range of career paths within the field of Kinesiology and to prepare them for seamless transfer to a California State University. 


  • Demonstrate proficiency in skills needed in activities commonly included in a human movement program. 
  • Examine and evaluate physical activities and their relationship to wellness and fitness. 
  • Recognize various career opportunities in the field of human movement. 

Associate in Arts (AA), Kinesiology 

Plan Code: 1701 – A Kinesiology Associates Degree prepares students for entry-level positions as physical activity specialists in fitness, health, and medical settings (i.e. health clubs, rehabilitative exercise centers, sports medicine clinics); educational settings (i.e. elementary and secondary schools); and community service agencies (e.g. YMCAs, Boys and Girls Clubs, neighborhood recreation centers, private and public camps). 


  • Demonstrate knowledge of rules, strategies, techniques, and etiquette of various activities to promote lifelong fitness. 
  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic aspects of a training/fitness program. 
  • Recognize various career opportunities in the field of human movement. 

Certificate of Accomplishment, Athletic Coaching 

Plan Code: 4701 – This certificate is recognized in the greater Long Beach area for enhanced employment opportunities in the field of coaching.


  • Develop a statement of philosophy for athletic coaching.

Certificate of Accomplishment, Personal Trainer

Plan Code: 4700 – This certificate prepares students for national certification testing and is recognized in the Greater Long Beach area for enhanced employment opportunities in the field of personal training.

Course Descriptions

Activity Courses


Do you enjoy sports, skilled movement activities, or exercise? Would you like to develop your own performance skills? Would you like to improve your physical well-being? You can by enrolling in a Kinesiology Activity Course.

Physical activity is an essential component of a healthy lifestyle. Kinesiology activity courses will provide you with opportunities to gain current knowledge of physical fitness facts, healthful living practices, leisure time pursuits, stress management techniques, and to receive instruction in the skills necessary for your successful participation in activities necessary maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle. 

Most activity courses are offered for 1-unit credit each. Students may apply these course units toward fulfillment of various degree requirements, the local general education requirement, or add one to your schedule to reach a total unit value need. Activity courses are found in the schedule of classes under these headings.

  • KINPF – Exercise/Physical Fitness
  • KING – Sports and other Physical Skills

See the schedule of classes for more course information.

Course Repetition

Course Repetition and Activity/Movement Courses


How long does it take to complete the program?

Depending on the number of units you take and whether you are a full-time or part-time student, completing a certificate program can take as little as one semester and completing an associate degree program can take about two years.

Make a 30-minute appointment with an academic counselor to receive services in educational plans, transcript evaluation, and career planning.

How much does the program cost?

Please visit Financial Aid for tuition cost and Federal Work Study information.

Who are the counselors for Kinesiology major?

Schools/Program Counselor Location
Kinesiology Roarke O’Leary LAC

Please visit the Counseling Office for Academic Counseling, Career Exploration, Educational Planning, College Transfer, Student Resources, and many others to help you achieve your educational goals.

How to transfer and lookup comparable course listings.

To help determine if courses taken at other schools are comparable to Long Beach City College courses, please visit LBCC Transfer Evaluation System (TES).

For more information, please visit LBCC Transfer Center.

How do I receive my degree or certificate after I finish the coursework?

You will need to complete an application for your degree or certificate and submit that application to the LBCC Admissions & Records office. Visit Admissions & Records for more details.